CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


The speaker of the House, the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman and the ranking Democrat on the committee said Thursday that they’ve seen no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s accusation that he was wiretapped last year by his predecessor.

Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr and ranking member Mark Warner issued a statement, saying “based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”

Press secretary Sean Spicer is scheduled to take questions at the White House daily briefing. Watch CNN now.

House Speaker Paul Ryan is set to appear later on CNN’s “The Situation Room.”

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“How much does Trump want to screw over those in need? His budget eliminates Meals on Wheels”


DAILY KOZ

IS TRUMP GEARING UP FOR WORLD WAR III? (The end of the world as we know it.) [sic]


“President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the wholesale elimination of other federal programs.” (CNN)

CNN BREAKING NEWS . . .


President Donald Trump released a $1.1 trillion budget outline Thursday that proposes a $54 billion increase in defense spending and corresponding cuts to non-defense spending at the State Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Environmental Protection Agency and the wholesale elimination of other federal programs.

Presidential budget plans outline the administration’s priorities but must be approved by Congress and are always changed in the process.

The blueprint features the broad strokes of Trump’s plan to dramatically remake the federal government, slashing EPA funds by 31%, State Department by 28% and HUD by 13.2%, while zeroing out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Arts and the United States Institute of Peace, among others.

The proposal would also reduce funding for multinational organization like the World Bank by $650 million.

Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, described the proposal as a “hard power budget” in a Wednesday briefing with reporters, meaning the Trump administration will prioritize defense spending over diplomacy and foreign aid.

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“Can We Believe Anything Trump Says?: A Closer Look”


CARTOON


“Trump Goes To Friendly Territory For Campaign Rally And Can’t Even Fill The Room”


POLITICUS USA

It looks like the Trump train is losing steam.

CARTOON


“Cloudy vision: Jeff Sessions wants to revive Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign with a renewed focus on weed”


SALON

The attorney general called marijuana a “life-wrecking dependency…that’s only slightly less awful” than heroin.

CARTOON