Government spending

In this photo taken Feb. 28, 2017, a flag flies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers return to Washington this week to a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his border wall. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 22, 2017 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Trump's GOP allies control...
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April 18, 2017 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has created a new organization to analyze government spending and revenue to make it easier to understand. He says he created USAFacts because he was frustrated he couldn't find a single source that combined all the relevant state and federal...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 16, 2016, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington. A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended, according to the IMF, which predicts that the world economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2017, up from 3.1 percent in 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 18, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended. That's the picture sketched Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 16, 2016, file photo, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks during a news conference after the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) conference at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings at IMF headquarters in Washington. A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended, according to the IMF, which predicts that the world economy will grow 3.5 percent in 2017, up from 3.1 percent in 2016. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
April 18, 2017 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A resilient China, rising commodity prices and sturdy financial markets are offering a sunnier outlook for the global economy and helping dispel the gloom that has lingered since the Great Recession ended. That's the picture sketched Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund,...
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In this Sunday, April 16, 2017 photo, workers prepare to load cables at a building construction site as a propaganda banner reads "The Party Secretary General Xi Jinping" on display at the Central Business District in Beijing. China's economic growth ticked higher to 6.9 percent in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. The official data released Monday, April 17, 2017, show that the world's second-biggest economy grew at a slightly faster pace in the January-March period compared with the previous quarter's 6.8 percent expansion (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 17, 2017 - 2:32 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economic recovery is gaining traction, with growth rising to its fastest pace in over a year in January-March. The 6.9 percent annual pace of expansion for the world's second-largest economy, reported Monday, surpassed economists' forecasts and was an improvement from a 6.8...
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April 12, 2017 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government ran a budget deficit in March that was sharply higher than a year ago, largely because of a hitch in the calendar. Through the first half of this budget year, the deficit is running almost 15 percent higher than the same period a year ago. The Treasury...
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, before the House Armed Services Committee hearing: 'Damage to the Military from a Continuing Resolution.' (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 05, 2017 - 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's top officer admonished Congress on Wednesday for its inability to approve a defense spending bill for the current fiscal year and rejected the notion the legislative breakdown represents a new reality on Capitol Hill that the armed forces should become accustomed to. "...
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The Capitol, with a statue of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, left, is seen at dawn in Washington, Thursday, March 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 30, 2017 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The last thing President Donald Trump needs on his 100th day in office is a government shutdown. So with four weeks to go, Trump and Republican leaders are trying to salvage priorities like his wall along the Mexico border and immediate increases in defense spending without...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 25, 2017 - 11:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax...
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Copies of President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington, Thursday, March, 16, 2017. Trump unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget on Thursday, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 16, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year (all times local): 4:55 p.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says the Trump administration is cutting spending for climate change efforts because "we consider that to be a waste of your...
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