Government spending

In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, photo, people walk near the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center under construction, middle, and the Comcast Center, center right, in Philadelphia. On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the first of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 28, 2017 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result repeats a pattern that has characterized the recovery: lackluster beginnings to the year. The gross domestic product, the total...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 27, 2017 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans said they would push a short-term spending bill — essential to keeping the government open — through the House Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary. The brinkmanship came less than 30 hours before a midnight Friday deadline for a shutdown. At the same time, a House...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference after a GOP caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 26, 2017 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional Democrats on Wednesday defused a tense standoff over payments for the working poor under the health care law, keeping a massive government spending bill on track just days ahead of a shutdown deadline. President Donald Trump on Wednesday backed...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, a portion of the new steel border fence stretches along the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico. Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump’s border wall: It’s not really a wall at all. The issue arose this week as Congress squabbled over government-wide spending legislation including money for security measures along the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)
April 26, 2017 - 4:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have a new talking point about President Donald Trump's border wall: It's not really a wall at all. The issue arose this week as Congress squabbled over government-wide spending legislation including money for security measures along the U.S.-Mexico...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 8:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a media availability following a policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 4:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators on Tuesday inched toward a potential agreement on a catchall spending bill that would deny President Donald Trump's request for immediate funding to construct a wall along the Mexico border. The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and...
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., left, accompanied by, from second from left, Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, to discuss President Donald Trump's first 100 days. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 25, 2017 - 2:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional and White House negotiators made progress Tuesday on a must-pass spending bill to keep the federal government open days ahead of a deadline as President Donald Trump indicated that U.S. funding for a border wall with Mexico could wait until September. "We're moving...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, followed by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, leaves Capitol Hill Washington after rallying support for the Republican health care overhaul with GOP lawmakers. Going into this week’s federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump’s priorities: They just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed “Obamacare” subsidies. But a study out April 25, 2017, from a nonpartisan group suggests that could backfire. Stopping the Affordable Care Act payments at issue may actually wind up costing the federal government billions more than it would save. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 25, 2017 - 3:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into this week's federal budget battle, the White House toyed with a hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's priorities. They just might eliminate billions of dollars in disputed "Obamacare" subsidies. But a study out Tuesday...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2017 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York takes a question during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump could avert the risk of a government shutdown next weekend by stepping back from his demand that lawmakers fund his promised border wall with Mexico in a must-pass spending bill, Congress’ two top Democrats said Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped back Monday from demanding a down payment for his border wall in must-past spending legislation, potentially removing a major obstacle to a bipartisan deal just days ahead of a government shutdown deadline. Trump told a gathering of around 20...
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