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Trump budget seeks 5 percent cut in non-defense spending: OMB

Trump budget seeks 5 percent cut in non-defense spending: OMBThe Republican president’s proposal, slated for release at 11:30 a.m. (1530 GMT) on the Office of Management and Budget’s website, is expected to be the first volley in this year’s bitter funding fight with Congress, which has control over federal purse strings. Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate immediately panned Trump’s request for $ 8.6 billion to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, reported by Reuters earlier on Sunday. Congress’ refusal to grant him the funds led Trump to declare a national emergency so he could redirect funds approved for other purposes to the project.



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Poll: 64 percent of Americans think Trump has committed crimes

Poll: 64 percent of Americans think Trump has committed crimesMore U.S. voters also believe Michael Cohen more than they do the president.



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House OKs 2.6 percent pay raise for civilian federal workers

House OKs 2.6 percent pay raise for civilian federal workersWASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a pay raise for civilian federal employees, a step that lawmakers said shows respect for a workforce that just endured a 35-day partial government shutdown.



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Tesla announces 7 percent cut to workforce

Tesla announces 7 percent cut to workforceElon Musk’s electric car manufacturer Tesla announced Friday it is cutting its workforce by about seven percent as it works to meet its timetable for producing the Model 3. Musk said in a blog post that Tesla is making the staff cut as it aims to reach more customers who can afford its vehicles. “Attempting to build affordable clean energy products at scale necessarily requires extreme effort and relentless creativity, but succeeding in our mission is essential to ensure that the future is good, so we must do everything we can to advance the cause,” Musk wrote.



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74 percent of Americans say government shutdown is 'embarrassing for the country'

74 percent of Americans say government shutdown is 'embarrassing for the country'Americans are expressing shame and frustration at what is soon to be the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.



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The Unworkable 70 Percent Tax

The Unworkable 70 Percent TaxDuring the first week of her new job as a representative from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proposed a top statutory tax rate of 70 percent. What this means is that if you are a very high earner, such as a successful actor, musician, or business owner, you would need to pay 70 cents for every dollar you report in taxable income over $ 10 million. It’s not clear yet whether it would apply only to earned income, or if it would apply to all income, including capital gains, dividends, and business income.



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Ocasio-Cortez plans to impose taxes as high as 70 percent

Ocasio-Cortez plans to impose taxes as high as 70 percentWhite House office of public engagement associate director under President Obama Raul Alvillar and Stampede Consulting partner Holly Turner weigh in on newly elected Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s plans.



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Wall Street drops more than 2 percent on slowdown fears

Wall Street drops more than 2 percent on slowdown fearsStocks plunged on Thursday, with the S&P 500 down more than 2 percent, after slowing factory activity on the heels of a dire revenue warning from Apple.



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Trump Claims His Approval Rating Would Be 75 Percent If Not For Mueller's Investigation

Trump Claims His Approval Rating Would Be 75 Percent If Not For Mueller's InvestigationAs part of his incessant campaign to undermine special counsel Robert



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Wall Street drops 3 percent as confusion over U.S.-China trade truce mounts

Wall Street drops 3 percent as confusion over U.S.-China trade truce mountsWall Street tumbled more than 3 percent on Tuesday, led lower by bank and industrial shares, as investors worried anew about global trade.



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