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Trump's doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

Trump's doublespeak in Saudi Arabia

On his maiden foreign tour since taking office in January, Trump is already showing signs of fatigue from a packed schedule. Trump knocked Iran in his speech Sunday, saying other nations should work to "isolate" the country. The tough talk on Iran will continue as the U.S. President travels to Israel Monday. Mr Trump made one symbolic gesture in bridging the gap between Israel and the Arab world.



HHS Secretary Price Statement on CBO Report

The GOP bill would lower average premiums, but in part that would be because coverage would typically be skimpier. The CBO says the bill would reduce the federal deficit by $119 billion, result in 23 million fewer Americans being insured, and lower insurance premiums in the next 10 years.



DC Area Lawmakers Reject Proposed Trump Budget

Trump's balanced-budget goal depends not only on the growth projections that most economists view as overly optimistic but also a variety of accounting gimmicks, including an nearly $600 billion peace dividend from winding down overseas military operations and " double counting " $2.1 trillion in revenues from economic growth - using them to both pay for tax cuts and bring down the deficit.


Fact check: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Fact check: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

In fact, they would impede economic growth. Rep. Mike Simpson said the administration "deserves credit for taking our nation's fiscal crisis seriously", but said the budget proposal did not address "real drivers of our debt, which remain untouched by the yearly appropriations process".



CBO: 23 Million More Uninsured Americans Under GOP Bill

The remaining half of the country would live in areas that would retain Obamacare's protections. Periodic reminder that, right after Rs passed a disastrous bill to rip insurance away from 23M and raise premiums 20% next yr, they laughed...