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White House backs off as lawmakers work to avert shutdown

Thursday  14:55,   27 april 2017
Associated Press

Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. It was the latest[...]

Tracking Trump's promises in his first 100 days

Thursday  14:51,   27 april 2017
USA TODAY

No candidate in history laid out a first 100-day agenda as explicit as the one President Trump announced last October. In a speech on the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, Pa. just 18 days before his surprise victory, Trump gave one of the[...]

Americans say Trump is keeping his promises – but do they like what he’s promising?

Thursday  12:37,   27 april 2017
CBS News

Although most think Trump is trying to keep his campaign promises, they also mostly don't approve of the policies he's trying to implement, according to a new CBS News pollHis own party has an especially positive outlook – three-quarters of[...]

CNN poll: Trump approval at 44 percent

Thursday  10:40,   27 april 2017
The Hill

A new CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday shows President Trump with the lowest approval rating of any newly elected president at the 100 days mark, with just 44 percent saying they approve of how he's handling the presidency.The CNN/ORC poll found[...]

Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

Thursday  07:51,   27 april 2017
Reuters

By Mica Rosenberg and Dan LevineEven if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal[...]

Lawmakers push one-week stopgap funding bill

Thursday  07:30,   27 april 2017
The Hill

Lawmakers have until Friday to prevent a government shutdown.On Wednesday night, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced the one-week bill to fund the government through May 5, predicting[...]

Trump says no plan to pull out of NAFTA ‘at this time’

Thursday  06:46,   27 april 2017
MSN

President tells leaders of Mexico and Canada that he wants to renegotiate the agreement.Trump spoke with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau late Wednesday afternoon after reports circulated during the day [...]

Difficult legal path forward for Trump in sanctuary cities case

Thursday  06:20,   27 april 2017
Reuters

<p>Even if President Donald Trump wins an appeal of a court ruling blocking his executive order on sanctuary cities, arguments made by the government in the case could permanently harm its efforts to cut off federal funding to targeted cities,[...]

Trump calls Mexican, Canadian leaders on NAFTA

Thursday  06:06,   27 april 2017
The Hill

President Trump spoke with Mexican President Enrique Pe a Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, according to a readout of the calls provided by the White House.&nbsp;The conversations were "pleasant and productive,"[...]

Winners and Losers in the Trump Tax Plan

Thursday  06:05,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

The plan lacks many details, but one group of losers seems to be upper-middle-income people in blue states. The plan would eliminate the federal tax deduction for state and local income tax. If you are in a place where such taxes are high, like New [...]

State and local governments express concerns about Trump tax plan

Thursday  05:35,   27 april 2017
The Hill

Groups representing state and local governments said that they are "extremely concerned" about an aspect of President Trump's tax plan.&nbsp;The president's plan, released Wednesday, would eliminate the deduction for state and[...]

Ivanka Trump Parts Ways With Her Father on Syrian Refugees

Thursday  05:15,   27 april 2017
The New York Times

In a pointed departure from one of President Trump’s bedrock populist positions, Ms. Trump said the United States might need to admit more refugees.Ms. Trump’s comments, which seemed to question the basis for President Trump’s two executive orders[...]

Analysis | Trump, in new tax plan, promises to do what Reagan couldn’t

Thursday  04:55,   27 april 2017
MSN

Trump is also promising to far, far outdo former President George W. Bush.If he succeeds in keeping that promise, Trump will have accomplished something his tax-cutting Republican predecessors failed to do, according to economists and tax policy[...]

From ‘build that wall’ to kick the can: Trump’s border promise might be hard to break

Thursday  04:52,   27 april 2017
MSN

The president’s decision to withdraw his demand for funding angers some of his supporters.Tim from Detroit called in to say he’s worried Trump will “kick this can down the road” like any other politician. Ray from Chattanooga, Tenn., wished he could [...]

Trudeau, Trump speak for second night about US-Canada trade

Thursday  04:30,   27 april 2017
The Hill

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump spoke again following reports the United States is considering withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Trump administration is weighing whether to issue an[...]