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Sources: Swagel to Replace Hall as CBO Director Budget
Sources: Swagel to Replace Hall as CBO Director

WASHINGTON — Senate and House budget leaders have chosen Phillip L. Swagel, a University of Maryland economist and former Treasury official in the George W. Bush administration, as the next director of the Congressional Budget Office, according to several sources... Read More

Pompeo Meets Putin Amid Sharp Differences, Agreement on Better Ties Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Meets Putin Amid Sharp Differences, Agreement on Better Ties

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin told the United States’ top diplomat Tuesday that he was eager to repair relations between their two countries despite sharp differences over the escalating crisis in Iran. Putin spoke alongside Secretary of State Michael... Read More

Trump Tests Patience of Political Allies in His Approach to Trade and Tariffs Trade
Trump Tests Patience of Political Allies in His Approach to Trade and Tariffs

WASHINGTON — With a growing economy at his back and little resistance from Republicans, President Donald Trump has been free to impose tariffs on America’s trading partners with few political repercussions. Yet his protectionist approach — particularly his heavy-handed tactics... Read More

Dan Bishop Wins N.C. District 9 Congress GOP Primary North Carolina
Dan Bishop Wins N.C. District 9 Congress GOP Primary

RALEIGH, N.C. — State Sen. Dan Bishop won in Tuesday’s 9th District Republican primary, three months after North Carolina officials took the unprecedented step of throwing out an election marred by fraud allegations. Bishop will face Democrat Dan McCready in... Read More

Bill to Eliminate Neighborhood Blight in Cities Across the Country Finds Bipartisan Support Urban
Bill to Eliminate Neighborhood Blight in Cities Across the Country Finds Bipartisan Support
2019-05-14 23:07:35
by Sean Trambley

This week, U.S. Representative Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and U.S. Representative David McKinley, R-W.V., introduced the Clean Up Our Neighborhoods Act of 2019, authorizing the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make grants to states to eliminate residential and commercial... Read More

New Poll Finds GOP Voters in New Hampshire Sticking With Trump In The News
New Poll Finds GOP Voters in New Hampshire Sticking With Trump
2019-05-14 23:02:58
by Dan McCue

Seventy percent of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire plan to back President Donald Trump in the state's 2020 primary regardless of who might be challenging him by then, a new Monmouth University poll revealed. The poll, which was released... Read More

Alice Rivlin, First Woman To Serve As Budget Director, Dies Budget
Alice Rivlin, First Woman To Serve As Budget Director, Dies
2019-05-14 21:32:27
by Dan McCue

Alice Rivlin, the economist and centrist Democrat who as the first director of the Congressional Budget Office taught lawmakers to be more conscious of the cost of new legislation, has died after a battle with cancer. The Brookings Institution, where... Read More

California’s Tightened Rules Pay Off Against Measles Health
California’s Tightened Rules Pay Off Against Measles

LOS ANGELES — Four years ago, a public health nightmare unfolded in California: A person with measles visited Disneyland during the holiday season, likely exposing thousands to the highly contagious disease. Over the next few weeks, more than 145 people... Read More

Wary of ‘Medicare for All,’ Democrats Seek Easier Paths to Universal Coverage Health
Wary of ‘Medicare for All,’ Democrats Seek Easier Paths to Universal Coverage

WASHINGTON — Wary of the political risks and practical difficulties of “Medicare for All” proposals that would move every American into a government health plan, Democrats increasingly are embracing more modest plans to use Medicare to expand insurance coverage. This... Read More

Jared Kushner Wades Into the Immigration Debate, With Little to Show So Far Immigration
Jared Kushner Wades Into the Immigration Debate, With Little to Show So Far

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner’s plan to reform the U.S. immigration system by increasing money for border security and giving more visas for certain foreign workers while reducing family reunification has a little something for everyone — to hate. Even before... Read More

California on Track to Lose at Least One Congressional Seat After 2020 Census Elections
California on Track to Lose at Least One Congressional Seat After 2020 Census

WASHINGTON — California’s population is growing more slowly than expected, making it increasingly likely it will lose at least one congressional seat in 2020 — and maybe more. “Right now, the current numbers that are coming in look very much... Read More

Escalating US-China Trade War Roils Markets as Trump Promises Aid to Farmers Trade
Escalating US-China Trade War Roils Markets as Trump Promises Aid to Farmers

BEIJING — As China hit the U.S. with retaliatory tariffs and the stock market tumbled, President Donald Trump moved Monday to shield American farmers, but also expressed hope that a possible meeting next month with Chinese President Xi Jinping could... Read More

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