Federal Budget

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on making Christmas great again

WASHINGTON/December 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  To hear Donald Trump talk, you’d think Barack Obama was the president who stole Christmas. Although Trump doesn’t generally single him out by name on this subject, the president’s meaning is unmistakable when he declares, as he has done since long before the holiday season, that’s he making it OK … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump on making Christmas great again

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘middle-class miracle’ favors wealthy

WASHINGTON /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — You wouldn’t know it from President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves “Obamacare” in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to achieve … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘middle-class miracle’ favors wealthy

US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

STOCKHOLM/December 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — An American researcher who shared this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards’ gala banquet Sunday night. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for his work on circadian rhythms — commonly called the body clock — expressed concern that U.S. government … Continue reading US Nobel laureate worries politics could undermine science

Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill

WASHINGTON/April 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats forged a hard-won agreement Sunday night on a huge $1 trillion-plus spending bill that would fund the day-to-day operations of virtually every federal agency through September, denying President Donald Trump funding for a border wall and rejecting his cuts to popular domestic programs. Aides to lawmakers … Continue reading Lawmakers seal deal on $1T plan government-wide funding bill