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Budget battleground

Politics | President Donald Trump’s spending proposal ushers in the next election cycle
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/14/19, 05:46 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year outlines priorities that play to his base but are unlikely to satisfy lawmakers on either side of the aisle.

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All the president’s investigations

Politics | House Democrats subject President Donald Trump to death by a thousand hearings
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/07/19, 05:23 pm

WASHINGTON—After the 2018 midterm elections handed Democrats control of the House of Representatives, President Donald Trump warned lawmakers in his State of the Union address last month that “if there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation.”

But the applause had barely faded before House Democrats started flexing their oversight power. So far, nearly every House committee has opened, or plans to open, an investigation into some aspect of Trump’s world.

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The popular myth of Medicare for All

Politics | A Democratic plan that’s gaining traction could break healthcare—and the economy
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 2/28/19, 04:54 pm

WASHINGTON—Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., might not win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, but one of his signature proposals is already developing broad support on the left.

“I am running because the time is long overdue for the U.S. to … guarantee healthcare as a right, not a privilege, through our Medicare for All single-payer program,” Sanders said in his presidential campaign launch announcement last week.

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