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Trump making his mark on federal courts

Politics | Democrats campaign on undoing the president’s effect on the judiciary
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/21/19, 05:08 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump campaigned on selecting conservative judges for federal courts—and he’s delivered. Now Democrats want to hit copy and paste on his playbook for 2020.

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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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