National Portrait Gallery unveils Obama portraits


WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, both painted by African-American artists who were personally chosen by the Obamas.

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  • Written by By ASHRAF KHALIL , Associated Press

Trump's plan to rebuild US roads relies on local dollars

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday launched what he calls a "big week" for his infrastructure plan, which envisions $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade to rebuild roads and highways. The plan would fulfill a key campaign goal but rely heavily on state and local government budgets to become a reality.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press

Trump's $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press

Trump aide confident Democratic memo will be released


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee are prepared to black out parts of their memo about the FBI's Russia investigation to ensure there's no harmful spilling of secrets, then try again to get President Donald Trump to let it come out. A White House aide said he's confident it will be released once Democrats "clean it up."

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press