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Feb 17, 2017, 2:19pm EST
  • March 17, 2017

    Defunding the Corporation for Public Broadcasting won’t kill PBS. It will hurt Trump voters.

    Most of the organization’s money goes toward keeping rural PBS and NPR stations alive.

  • March 17, 2017

    Trump’s budget would cut funding for Appalachia — and his allies in coal country are livid

    A top House Republican from Kentucky calls the cuts "draconian, careless and counterproductive."

  • March 17, 2017

    Trump’s budget cripples the EPA’s ability to keep drinking water safe

    The EPA’s power to act on crises like lead pollution in Flint, Michigan would be hobbled.

  • March 17, 2017

    White House says Meals on Wheels is “not showing any results.” Research says otherwise.

    Shockingly, delivering meals to seniors leads to healthier, better-fed seniors.

  • March 16, 2017

    Trump's budget has a radical plan for remaking US foreign policy

    The budget won’t pass. But what it says about the president is really, really important.

  • March 16, 2017

    The Trump budget assault on science, in one chart

    “Make no mistake: These numbers would be crippling to much of the federal science apparatus.”

  • March 16, 2017

    4 winners and 4 losers from Trump's foreign policy budget

    A lot of money for guns, a lot less money for diplomacy and aid.

  • March 16, 2017

    Be skeptical of Trump’s claim that he’s adding $500 million to fight the opioid epidemic

    The funding, supposedly in Trump’s new budget, may actually come from a bill passed by President Barack Obama.

  • March 16, 2017

    Trump's budget on health: 3 losers and 2 winners

    Pro: a new pandemic response fund and renewed commitments to fight HIV. Con: Health research is crippled.

  • March 16, 2017

    Trump’s budget envisions a US government that barely deals with climate change at all

    His proposal includes sweeping cuts to the EPA, to clean energy programs, and even to NASA’s Earth monitoring.

  • March 16, 2017

    Trump’s budget is everything scientists have been fearing

    The outline cuts at least $7 billion for research on climate change, diseases, and energy.

  • March 16, 2017

    Budgets are moral documents, and Trump’s is a moral failure

    The poor, and the planet, suffer the most.

  • March 16, 2017

    Trump’s budget blueprint is a war on the future of the American economy

    Where we’re going, we won’t need science or education. Except we will.

  • March 16, 2017

    Donald Trump's first budget outline, explained

    Big cuts to climate change and programs for the poor.

  • March 16, 2017

    Trump’s budget has some good news for opponents of mass incarceration

    Trump talked a big “tough on crime” game on the campaign trail, but his budget has a more nuanced story.

  • March 16, 2017

    One important exception to Trump’s budget cuts: programs to fight AIDS

    The administration calls for some sharp health cuts, except to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention.

  • March 16, 2017

    Read President Trump’s proposed federal budget

    The president wants deep cuts to the EPA and State Department to fund increased defense spending.

  • March 15, 2017

    The long path President Trump's budget needs to take to become law, explained

    Trump’s budget is the beginning, not the end.

  • February 28, 2017

    Trump says he's boosting defense spending by $54 billion. The real number is $18 billion.

    The White House says defense spending will go up by $54 billion. The numbers say otherwise.

  • February 28, 2017

    “It’s dead on arrival.” Republicans in Congress are balking at Trump’s sweeping budget cuts.

    The budget reportedly slashes the EPA by 24% and the State Department by 30%.

  • February 27, 2017

    Trump’s plan to increase military spending by cutting EPA and foreign aid: what we know

    The EPA and foreign aid would be hit particularly hard. Here’s what we know.

  • February 17, 2017

    Report: Trump transition ordered government economists to cook up rosy growth forecasts

    The Trump University economics department strikes again.

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