Food stamps, Medicaid on chopping block in Trump's budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will unveil a proposed budget this week that would drive millions of people off food stamps and cut Medicaid, targeting the social safety-net programs for the poor in a new wave of spending cuts.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Trump says he didn't mention Israel in meeting with Russians

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday defended himself against allegations he divulged classified information in a recent meeting with Russian diplomats, saying alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he never identified Israel in his Oval Office conversation.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE , Associated Press

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates record while abroad


In his speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday during his first foreign trip as president, Trump claimed to have accomplished record spending on the armed forces, even though Congress has yet to pass a budget that reflects his plans and promises. Trump releases a detailed budget proposal Tuesday after having come up only with an outline before, and nothing is achieved until and unless Congress passes something.

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press

Delay in court case deepens health insurance uncertainty


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and House Republicans on Monday asked a federal appeals court for an extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers. Democrats immediately called the move a cynical ploy.

  • Written by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press