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Asia and Australia Edition: Jacob Zuma, North Korea, Julian Assange: Your Wednesday Briefing

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This Vintage Looking Speaker Actually Delivers Great Audio

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This Vintage Looking Speaker Actually Delivers Great Audio

What’s in the White House Budget Request?

SubscribeLog In SubscribeLog InAdvertisementPoliticsWhat’s in the White House Budget Request?ImagePresident Trump’s budget proposal would increase military spending by $195 billion over the next two years.CreditAndrew Renneisen/Getty ImagesBy The New York Times Feb. 12, 2018WASHINGTON — The White House released its fiscal 2019 budget on Monday, outlining the administration’s fiscal priorities at a moment when Congress is already moving ahead with its own spending plan. The blueprint is largely a political statement and is unlikely to influence lawmakers, who control the federal pursestrings and just passed a bill, which President Trump signed into law last week, raising spending caps by about $300 billion over two years.That deal, which briefly forced a government shutdown, increases military spending by $195 billion over the next two years and increases nondefense spending by $131 billion over that period. Mr. Trump’s budget proposal calls for a different approach and says Congress should not spend all of those additional nondefense funds […]

News Analysis: G.O.P. Squirms as Trump Veers Off Script With Abuse Remarks

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Europe Edition: Winter Olympics, Wall Street, Syria: Your Friday Briefing

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trump presidency: State of the Union Fact-Check

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trump presidency: State of the Union Fact-Check

SubscribeLog In SubscribeLog InAdvertisementPoliticstrump presidencyState of the Union Fact-CheckImagePresident Trump at The State of the Union on Tuesday night.CreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York TimesBy Linda Qiu Jan. 30, 2018Reporters from The New York Times checked the facts, falsehoods and statements in need of context from President Trump’s first State of the Union address. Watch a replay along with real time analysis here and an annotated transcript of the speech.economy“Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone.”The math is correct, but context matters.The economy has added about 169,000 jobs a month since the 2016 election, but that is somewhat slower than the 185,000 jobs per month that the economy added over the previous seven years.—Binyamin Appelbaumeconomy“African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever recorded.”True, but needs context.It’s true that the black unemployment was the lowest recorded, 6.8 percent in December. But also the culmination of a longer-term trend. Moreover, it’s an open question how much credit a president, especially in his first year, can take for the economy.—Linda Qiueconomy”After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.”False.Wages are, in fact, rising — but at a slower rate than they were at the end of President Obama’s second term.— Jim Tankersleyhealth care“We eliminated an especially cruel tax that fell mostly on Americans making less than $50,000 a year — forcing them to pay tremendous penalties simply because they couldn’t afford government-ordered health plans. We repealed the core of disastrous Obamacare — the individual mandate is now gone.’’True, but needs context.In the newly-passed tax law, Congress eliminated penalties for people who go without health insurance, starting in 2019. An estimated 4.5 percent of taxpayers paid the penalty in 2015, and nearly 60 percent of those who did earned less than $50,000 in 2015 — though the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a sizable amount of low-income Americans paying the penalty could find coverage for less.People could, in many cases, obtain exemptions from the penalties that were indeed a major element of the Affordable Care Act. Other elements of the health care law remain intact.—Robert Peareconomy”Apple has just announced its plans to invest a total of $350 billion in America, and hire another 20,000 workers.”This needs context […]