In new White House security agenda, climate change is not a threat

Dec 18, 2017
One noticeable different between this White House agenda for national security, and that of the previous two administrations? This one includes zero mention of climate change as a national security threat. That may not mean funding cuts for defense or other programs that deal with climate change. But it does mean the White House is […]

Silicon Valley CEOs meet with Trump for second tech summit

Jun 19, 2017
Has the relationship soured as the president takes unpopular positions?
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Trump's trips are expensive. Can Congress step in?

Mar 23, 2017
His living arrangement with the First Lady is costly too. Are taxpayers on the hook for all of it?
President Donald Trump walks down the stairs after arriving on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend part of the weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 17, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
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Which areas will see cuts under Trump's budget?

Mar 16, 2017
One big winner: people who want to see a smaller government.
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Trump’s spending plan isn’t all that new

Feb 27, 2017
In his speech to a joint session of Congress tomorrow night, President Donald Trump will outline his approach to budgeting: a big boost to defense spending and no cuts to entitlements like Medicaid or Social Security. That means reductions for domestic programs. But Trump’s budget proposal really changes very little about the nation’s federal spending […]

Does Donald Trump dislike economists?

Feb 10, 2017
The chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers is usually part of the president’s cabinet, but that won’t be the case in Donald Trump’s White House. Plus, Trump hasn’t even nominated anyone for the slot yet. What’s the upshot of this demotion? Some suspect it has more to do with politics than anything […]

Why President Trump will keep lobbyists especially busy

Jan 26, 2017
In Washington, D.C., lobbyists are in a frenzy.
President Donald Trump signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security with Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and other officials on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.
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Dippin' Dots attempts a fresh start with Sean Spicer

Jan 23, 2017
The White House Press Secretary tweeted his harsh critique of the company for years.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during a daily briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House January 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
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WhiteHouse.gov already has a new list of issues

Jan 20, 2017
Mentions of climate change have been scrubbed.
U.S. President Donald Trump waves to supporters as he walks the parade route with first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump past the main reviewing stand in front of the White House during the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald J. Trump was sworn in today as the 45th president of the United States. 

 
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How the Council of Economic Advisers serves the president

Dec 26, 2016
They have the ear of the president when it comes to economic policy, but what do they even do?
Shaun Donovan, OMB Budget Director, Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Cecilia Muoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Jeff Zients, Director of the National Economic Council, participate in a briefing on President Obama's FY 2017 budget request, at the White House, February 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. 
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