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The skinny on Trump's skinny budget

The President came out with his version of the budget — which he called a "skinny budget" — last week, and everyone's either freaking out or really happy. But this week we ask: What is a skinny budget, and does it really matter?

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Seven things to know about the health care vote

The House of Representatives on Thursday is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, the Republican legislation intended to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, and t he outcome is about as easy to predict as the November elections were.

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Washington's farewell address is relevant today

The warnings George Washington made in his  farewell address  — about  hyperpartisanship , excessive debt and foreign wars — have incredible resonance today, says John  Avlon , the author of “Washington’s Farewell.” 

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