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Trump budget theme: Working to qualify for welfare benefits

Tuesday  06:55,   23 may 2017
MSN

<p>For a period last year after he lost his food stamps, Tim Keefe, an out-of-work and homeless Navy veteran, used his military training to catch, skin and eat squirrels, roasting the animals over an open fire outside the tent he pitched in[...]

Trump budget theme: Working to qualify for welfare benefits

Tuesday  06:55,   23 may 2017
MSN

<p>For a period last year after he lost his food stamps, Tim Keefe, an out-of-work and homeless Navy veteran, used his military training to catch, skin and eat squirrels, roasting the animals over an open fire outside the tent he pitched in[...]

Budget Slashes Programs for Poor, While Largely Sparing Older People

Tuesday  06:20,   23 may 2017
The New York Times

Food stamps, Medicaid and welfare payments would all be slashed, but Medicare and Social Security retirement income would remain untouched in the proposal.Load[...]

Trump’s First Budget Works Only if Wishes Come True

Tuesday  05:15,   23 may 2017
The New York Times

The president’s first budget promises booming economic growth, sharp tax cuts and an end to federal deficits. Experts say it’s too good to be true.Load[...]

Analysis | Trump’s plans to cut food stamps could hit his supporters hardest

Tuesday  04:50,   23 may 2017
MSN

<p>President Trump’s anticipated cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as food stamps, will likely be felt most in regions of the country with chronic high rates of unemployment — from the rural Southeast to aging[...]

'Trumponomics': Cut Entitlement Programs, Boost Defense Spending

Tuesday  04:15,   23 may 2017
NBC News

President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes sweeping cuts to social spending for low-income Americans.Load[...]

Democrats, watchdog seek Trump's ethics waivers

Tuesday  03:30,   23 may 2017
Associated Press

<p>The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration.</p>Load[...]

Analysis | Trump is practically begging to be accused of obstruction of justice right now

Tuesday  03:15,   23 may 2017
MSN

Monday's big Washington Post report is the latest piece of pretty clear puzzle.Load[...]

Analysis | Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress? Yes — but he risks jail.

Tuesday  03:15,   23 may 2017
MSN

The Senate has the power to bring criminal charges against Flynn.Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s reticence to testify before Congress about his behavior before and after the inauguration of Donald Trump was always obvious. His[...]

Health insurers plan higher premiums as exasperation with Trump grows

Tuesday  03:06,   23 may 2017
MSN

<p>Health insurers across the country are making plans to significantly raise premiums or leave Affordable Care Act marketplaces as exasperation grows with the Trump administration's erratic management of the program.</p>Meanwhile, state[...]

Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence

Tuesday  02:10,   23 may 2017
MSN

<p>President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former[...]

Trump close to choosing outside counsel for Russia investigation

Tuesday  01:30,   23 may 2017
MSN

Four prominent lawyers have made the shortlist of candidates for the team.Load[...]

Chaffetz postpones Oversight hearing with Comey

Tuesday  01:30,   23 may 2017
The Hill

<p>Former FBI Director James Comey won't be appearing before any congressional committees this week.</p>Load[...]

Flynn May Have Lied in Security Review, Democrat Lawmaker Says

Tuesday  00:50,   23 may 2017
Bloomberg

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn may have lied in his application for a security clearance by saying that his paid speech at a Moscow gala for a Russian TV network in 2015 had been “funded by U.S. companies,” a Democratic lawmaker said [...]

White House Moves to Block Ethics Inquiry Into Ex-Lobbyists on Payroll

Tuesday  00:25,   23 may 2017
The New York Times

The Trump administration has disputed the authority of the top ethics watchdog to request the names of former lobbyists working in the White House or federal agencies. Load Error The latest conflict came in recent days when the White House,[...]