Trump Expected To Seek $8.6B For Border Wall In New Budget

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent   WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will seek $8.6 billion in his new budget to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall, an administration said Sunday, setting up another showdown with Congress, which has resisted giving him more money for his signature campaign promise. The request would more than double…

Mulvaney Hawks Trump Budget On Capitol Hill

By ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to sell President Donald Trump’s budget, but the administration’s allies in the Senate preferred to talk about last year’s tax cut rather than the trillion-dollar deficits contained in the new spending plan. The president’s…

Congress Votes To Reopen Government, Passes Budget Deal

By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House moved swiftly early Friday to reopen the federal government and pass a $400 billion budget deal, overcoming opposition from both liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives to endorse enormous spending increases despite looming trillion-dollar deficits. The 240-186 vote came in the pre-dawn hours, putting to bed…

Embattled Missouri Governor Proposes $68M In Higher Ed Cuts

By SUMMER BALLENTINE and DAVID LIEB, Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has made his first public appearance in nearly two weeks since acknowledging an extramarital affair, announcing a budget plan that would slice at least $68 million from public colleges and universities. Greitens pitched the cut on Monday while…