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Trump sees to slash government spending in budget plan 1:03am EDT

WASHINGTON The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.

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Justice Department asks U.S. judge to reconsider ruling against Trump sanctuary order

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Justice Department on Monday asked a federal judge to reconsider a ruling which blocked President Donald Trump's attempt to cut off federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities, citing a new memo from the attorney general.

Election 2016 May 22 2017

Trump asked two top intelligence officials to deny Russia collusion: Washington Post

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump urged two senior intelligence officials in March to publicly deny there was any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing current and former officials.

Election 2016 May 22 2017

Trump close to picking outside counsel for Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is seeking outside counsel to help him during investigations into his campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, and has narrowed the search to four prominent attorneys, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

Election 2016, Russia May 22 2017

Senate confirms Iowa Governor Branstad as ambassador to China

WASHINGTON The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Monday to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, one of the U.S. politicians most closely acquainted with China, as President Donald Trump's ambassador to Beijing.

Election 2016, China May 22 2017

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