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‘Promises kept’ mantra doesn’t always match Trump’s reality

By KEVIN FREKING | February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — “It's been three years of promises made and promises kept, but we’re just getting started, (insert state here)."That line from Vice President Mike Pence is a hallmark of how he introduces President Donald Trump to campaign rally...

Trump’s $4.8 trillion budget proposal revisits rejected cuts

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 10, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget...

Trump budget to face skepticism, overwhelming politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR | February 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with the threat of trillion-dollar-plus deficits for as far as the eye can see, President Donald Trump is offering a $4.8 trillion budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year that rehashes previously rejected spending cuts...

Budget deficit to break $1 trillion despite strong economy

By ANDREW TAYLOR | January 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — An annual congressional report says the U.S. budget deficit is likely to burst through the symbolic $1 trillion barrier this year despite a healthy economy.Tuesday's Congressional Budget Office report follows a burst of new spending...