Government finance

March 28, 2019 - 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel has approved a GOP budget plan that would curb federal benefit programs by $551 billion over the next five years and rejects President Donald Trump's plan to use budget tricks to pad the Pentagon budget. The Budget Committee approved the nonbinding measure by a...
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A billboard promotes an estimated $750 million Powerball jackpot in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, March 27.2019. (AP Photo/Scott McFetridge)
March 28, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — A single ticket that matched all six Powerball numbers to win the estimated $768.4 million jackpot — the third-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history — was sold in a Milwaukee suburb, Wisconsin Lottery officials said Thursday. The ticket, worth a cash option of $477 million...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
March 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (KLOH'-buh-shar) is proposing an infrastructure plan she says will provide $1 trillion to fix roads and bridges, protect against flooding and rebuild schools and other projects. The plan announced Thursday is the first policy proposal from the...
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 8:22 pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday defended a proposal to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics, pushing back against a storm of criticism from athletes, celebrities and politicians who rallied to support the organization. DeVos became a target on social media after Democrats slammed...
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March 27, 2019 - 8:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to serve on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors had a lien of more than $75,000 filed against him in January 2018 for unpaid taxes. The president said last week he intends to nominate Stephen Moore to fill a vacancy on the Fed's seven-member...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 27, 2019 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers are blasting the Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified Wednesday on Capitol Hill about the plan to cut his agency's budget by 23 percent...
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In this March 24, 2019 photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens to actress Connie Britton speak before taking the stage to deliver a speech at the kickoff of her presidential campaign, in New York. Gillibrand has released her tax returns for 2018, showing she paid $29,170 in federal taxes on an income of $214,000. (AP Photo/Julius Constantine Motal)
March 27, 2019 - 12:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday released her tax return for 2018, showing she paid $29,170 in federal taxes on an income of about $214,000. The New York Democrat became the first 2020 presidential candidate to disclose the latest tax filing. Her income included her $167,000...
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Greek pensioners take part in an anti-austerity protest in Athens, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. About 2,000 pensioners protested in Athens demanding a return of funds lost as part of austerity measures. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 27, 2019 - 12:18 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Lawmakers in Greece begun Wednesday to debate tougher regulations to deal with household insolvency in the wake of the country's financial crisis. The debate started at a parliamentary committee even though the government has so far failed to finalize an agreement with bailout...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks to a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Pelosi and leading House Democrats are unveiling broad legislation today to shore up the Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 27, 2019 - 7:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Republicans to revive the effort to quash the Affordable Care Act, handing Democrats an opportunity to unite in defense of the law as they try to move past the Russia investigation and win the White House in 2020. Trump's administration is...
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry pauses while speaking during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 26, 2019 - 12:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday defended the Trump administration's plans to collect and store nuclear waste from around the country in a site northwest of Las Vegas, saying that the current system of scattered storage sites in dozens of states was unacceptable. Perry held...
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