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5:50pm IST

Trump seeks to slash government spending in budget plan

WASHINGTON The White House on Tuesday will ask Republicans who control the U.S. Congress - and federal purse strings - to slash spending on healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor as they push ahead on plans to cut taxes and trim the deficit.

7:07am IST

Trump budget plan slashes food stamps, healthcare for poor

WASHINGTON The White House is set to deliver President Donald Trump's first full budget to lawmakers on Tuesday, a plan that would slash funding for healthcare and food assistance programs for the poor while it trims the deficit.

2:18am IST

Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs

WASHINGTON The White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending.

22 May 2017

Trump budget poised to slash healthcare for poor, other programs

WASHINGTON The White House is set to release President Donald Trump's first full budget on Tuesday, a plan that will include a cut of more than $800 billion from the Medicaid program for the poor and reductions in other social spending.

19 May 2017

Trump denies asking Comey to drop probe, decries 'witch hunt'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump, striking a defiant tone on Thursday after days of political tumult, denied asking former FBI Director James Comey to drop a probe into his former national security adviser and decried a "witch hunt" against him. | Video

14 May 2017

Trump pledges to move quickly to name new FBI director

WASHINGTON/LYNCHBURG, Va. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will move quickly to nominate a new FBI director, after he sparked a political firestorm by firing the man investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign. | Video

05 May 2017

Trump to wade into Middle East politics on first foreign trip

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will travel to Saudi Arabia and Israel this month, kicking off his first foreign trip, where he will work to reinvigorate traditional alliances in the region.

24 Apr 2017

Pence trims Asia trip to deal with domestic priorities

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has cut short the final leg of his Asia trip to race back to Washington, where the Trump administration faces a critical week on tax reform and a funding plan to keep the government running, an aide said on Sunday.

24 Apr 2017

U.S. Vice President Pence tries hand at koala diplomacy Down Under

SYDNEY U.S. Vice President Mike Pence crouched down in the shade of a eucalyptus tree on Sunday at Sydney's Taronga Zoo where Penny, a red kangaroo, dozed in the midday heat, scratching her behind the ears before she lazily rolled onto her back. | Video

22 Apr 2017

Pence says United States will honour refugee deal with Australia

SYDNEY U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday the United States would honour a controversial refugee deal with Australia, under which the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers, a deal President Donald Trump had described as "dumb". | Video

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