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Donald Trump budget proposal to force millions off food stamps

Added: 24.05.2017 4:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

Millions of people will be driven off food stamps as part of the spending cuts being planned for Donald Trump’s first budget. The President’s proposals would cut up to $1.7trillion over the next ten years, with saving coming from cuts to programmes such as Medicaid, federal employee pensions, welfare benefits and farm subsidies. The Washington Post said Mr Trump would cut $800bn alone from Medicaid, the state-federal programme that provides health care to low-income citizens.

Appeals Court: Wikimedia Lawsuit Challenging NSA Spying Will Move Forward

Added: 24.05.2017 4:32 | 1 views | 0 comments

A lawsuit that makes a case that the National Security Agency spying on Americans with the "Upstream" program is illegal was allowed to move forwrd on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. The program collects communications as they move in and out of the country through the main cables of the internet, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appears for the 4th Circuit wrote that “Wikimedia has plausibly alleged that its communications travel all of the roads that a communication can take, and that the NSA seizes all of the communications along at least one of those roads."“Thus, at least at this stage of the litigation, Wikimedia has standing to sue for a violation of the Fourth...

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Mueller Cleared by DOJ Ethics Experts to Lead Russia Probe

Added: 24.05.2017 2:51 | 0 views | 0 comments

Justice Department ethics experts Tuesday cleared Robert Mueller to lead the Russia probe, The Washington Post reported.


Senate Intelligence Committee Rachets Up Pressure On Flynn

Added: 24.05.2017 0:46 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Senate Intelligence Committee stepped up the level of intimidation on retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn Tuesday, issuing two new subpoena for information from the former national security adviser’s companies and challenging his lawyer’s refusal to comply with an existing subpoena for documents detailing his contacts with Russian officials, The Washington Post reported. “A business does not have the right to take the Fifth (Amendment).” – Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.)Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC) pledged to “keep all options on the table” regarding Flynn.eport said Burr and Warner announced they would subpoena documents from the two Flynn businesses they were aware of, Flynn...

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WashPo's Marty Baron on covering Trump administration

Added: 23.05.2017 21:36 | 1 views | 0 comments

The Washington Post has been behind several of the biggest stories in recent political news, including the leaked "Access Hollywood" video of Donald Trump and the Justice Department's concern about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. On Monday the newspaper reported that Mr. Trump asked top intelligence officials to deny the existence of evidence that his campaign colluded with Russia. Washington Post's executive editor Marty Baron joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what questions still remain unanswered in relation to the Trump administration.

Proposed Trump Budget Slashes Safety Net Programs, Builds Up Defense, Mexico Wall

Added: 23.05.2017 18:57 | 1 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget is out and his budget priorities include dramatic changes to the federal government – cutting or eliminating numerous programs the administration says are a waste of money or create too much dependency, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The programs most affected by Trump’s proposed budget knife would be Medicaid and food stamps, which provide benefits for up to one-fifth of all Americans, the report said. Trump’s $4.094-trillion-budget proposal for the fiscal year beginning in October has already set off alarms in Washington as lawmakers from both parties warn the proposed reductions go too far, eported. White House...

US intel chief mum on possible Trump pressure on Russia probe

Added: 23.05.2017 16:02 | 1 views | 0 comments

US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Tuesday sidestepped questions about an explosive report which said President Donald Trump pressured him to help push back against the probe into Russian ties with his campaign. Coats told a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee that he would not comment on the Washington Post report late Monday that Trump pressed both him and National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers to publicly deny any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russia during last year's presidential election.

U.S. intel chief declines comment on any Trump request about Russia

Added: 23.05.2017 15:27 | 1 views | 0 comments

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats declined to say whether President Donald Trump asked him to help deny any collusion between his campaign team and Russia, as reported by the Washington Post, saying his talks with Trump were private.


Trump is running White House like a business. That's the problem

Added: 23.05.2017 11:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump asked two of his top intelligence officials to publicly knock down the idea that his 2016 presidential campaign had colluded with the Russians in the days after then-FBI Director James Comey revealed a federal investigation was underway into the matter, according to reporting by The Washington Post and CNN.

Sources: Trump asked intel officials to deny evidence of Russia collusion

Added: 23.05.2017 1:40 | 0 views | 0 comments

President Donald Trump asked two top intelligence community figures to deny there was evidence of collusion between Russia and his campaign, according to a report in The Washington Post Monday evening, citing current and former officials.

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