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Trump's Budget to Preserve the Swamp? New at Reason

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., told Mulvaney that cuts to food stamps, payments to the disabled , and other programs are "astonishing and frankly immoral". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is defending the aggressive spending cuts in President Donald Trump's budget. Trump's plan calls for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama's health care law, cutting Medicaid , eliminating student loan subsidies and sharply slashing food stamps.


Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Cohn describes the conversation among the leaders was "very robust" and said there was a "lot of give and take". Putting a positive spin on it, French President Emmanuel Macron said he was sure Trump, who he praised as "pragmatist", would back the deal having listened to his G7 counterparts.


Russia 'Attempted to Dissuade' Syrian Army From al-Tanf Before Coalition Strikes

Russia 'Attempted to Dissuade' Syrian Army From al-Tanf Before Coalition Strikes

There was no immediate comment from the government or its allies. Syria today condemned a US-led coalition strike on pro-government forces as a "brazen attack " and said it would "not be intimidated" after the surprise assault. There were US advisers operating at the base at the time of the airstrikes. Coalition warplanes targeted a convoy of Syrian government forces and Iranian-backed militia close to the Iraq border on Thursday.


Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria, says source

Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria, says source

Regarding Kushner, former FBI agent Jim Treacy said Friday: "If there is an investigation on anybody, would other folks around that person be of interest to the FBI as far as being interviewed?" US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former US officials told Reuters.


White House refuses to comment on Kushner's Russian Federation ties

White House refuses to comment on Kushner's Russian Federation ties

On his first trip overseas, the president has been unable to escape ongoing developments back home related to the FBI Russia investigation. The committee is also looking for ways to obtain documentation of Trump's conversations with top intelligence and law enforcement officials involved in a separate federal Russian Federation probe.


Iran dismisses Trump's allegations as delusional

Iran dismisses Trump's allegations as delusional

Some former Israeli officials, however, expressed concern that the incident might cause a "loss of faith" between the two allies and reluctance by Israel to share information with the new administration. Trump kindly offered himself as an honest broker between Israel and the Palestinians, while hinting at an alliance among the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia against Iran.