Mulvaney warns lawmakers on borrowing authority deadline


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney warned lawmakers on Wednesday that they may have to vote to increase the government's borrowing authority sooner than previously thought.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan told Congress Tuesday he personally warned Russia last summer against interfering in the U.S. presidential election and was so concerned about Russian contacts with people involved in Donald Trump's campaign that he convened top counterintelligence officials to focus on them.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to slash food stamps by a third will be a hard sell in Congress, even as Republicans have tried repeatedly to scale back the program's $70 billion annual cost.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast


WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said Tuesday it's the Obama administration that went overboard in its forecasts for growth. His indictment glosses over significant differences in the economy now and then.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer