Tag: Senate

Fact Check: Defending Cuts, Mulvaney Misleads on Food Stamps and Big Bird

Understating the Appalachian Regional Commission’s effect.The budget calls for the elimination of the Appalachian Regional Commission (known as ARC), a federal-state partnership created by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of…
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On Washington: Republicans Will Reject Trump’s Budget, but Still Try to Impose Austerity

“At least we now have common objectives,” Speaker Paul D. Ryan said, noting that the “last president never proposed, let alone tried, to balance the budget.” Document Read Trump’s 2018…
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Republicans, Pushing Aside Trump’s Budget, Find Few Alternatives

But the drastic reordering of government that Mr. Trump has embraced includes many measures long sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill, including adding work requirements for food-stamp eligibility and opening…
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Trump’s Budget Cuts Deeply Into Medicaid and Anti-Poverty Efforts

It would also cut by more than $72 billion the disability benefits upon which millions of Americans rely. Student loan programs that subsidize college educations for the poor and those…
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Writers From the Right and Left React to This Week’s Trump News

When Mr. McCarthy read our story reporting that Mr. Trump told Russian officials that James B. Comey was a “nut job,” he admits to being “slack-jawed.” Despite whatever flaws Mr.…
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Congressional memo: G.O.P. Highlights Alternate Legislative Universe as Trump’s Woes Pile Up

As the bricks of bad news about Mr. Trump pile up, Republicans have struggled to portray themselves as busy toiling away at the nation’s business even though their legislative agenda…
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How the Impeachment Process Works

Only three presidents have been subjected to impeachment proceedings. Two were impeached but acquitted and stayed in office: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 and 1999. A…
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Calls for Special Prosecutor Driven by Politics, Not Law

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERCalls for a special counsel to pursue a possible Russia investigation are dead wrong on the law, as are calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions not…
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Women Hold G.O.P. Senate Seats, but Little Influence

Republicans currently control the health care debate through a process that excludes Democrats in both houses of Congress, and in that equation, women lose power. (Republicans need no Democrats to…
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