Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump Tuesday is unveiling a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts to programs for the poor in a bid to balance the government's books over the next decade.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR and MARTIN CRUTSINGER , Associated Press

Ethics office blasts Trump refusal to disclose lobby waivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The message from a senator to the government ethics office: Use your authority to force the president to reveal how many waivers he's granted to ex-lobbyists in his new administration.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ , Associated Press

Former CIA head to answer questions about Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director John Brennan is set to testify publicly about the intelligence underpinning the Obama administration's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election and could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN and DEB RIECHMANN , Associated Press

Education secretary pushes school choice, gives no specifics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing "the most ambitious expansion" of school choice in American history, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday while giving few details on how the program would work.

  • Written by MARIA DANILOVA , Associated Press