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    Budget Deficit Growing Ahead of Tax Cuts

    The federal budget deficit is expected to grow as the $1.5 trillion tax cut begins to kick in this year, but it got a running start this past fall, before the tax bill had taken effect. According to...

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    Kentucky Gets the Go-Ahead on Medicaid Work Requirements

    Just a day after the Trump administration issued new rules allowing states to enforce work requirements for Medicaid recipients, Kentucky received permission to begin doing so Friday. The approval is...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump is seen before signing a proclamation to honor Martin Luther King Jr. day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

    Tensions Rising as Shutdown Looms

    It’s understandable if you’re experiencing a bit of shutdown fatigue, given the many dire warnings about impending closures of the federal government coming out of Washington over the last few months...

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Paul Ryan Throws in the Towel on Entitlement Reform

    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has long wanted to restructure entitlement programs, and there was some speculation that Republicans might try to reform Medicare and Social Security in the wake of...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Americans Still Don’t Like the GOP Tax Plan

    If Republicans are going to sell the public on their tax overhaul before the midterm elections, they've got a long way to go. From the Quinnipiac University National Poll released Thursday: “Voters...