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DC Daily: President Trump pushes to make 'America First' in budget plan

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Posted at 8:55 AM, Mar 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-16 13:27:33-04

What's happening in the political world:

President unveils budget proposal
-- President Trump's budget proposal includes a $54 billion increase in military spending -- as he has previously promised -- and major cuts to federal agencies and services. The $1.1 trillion "America First" budget outline also includes a financing request for the president's proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border -- one of Trump's major campaign promises.

Presidential budget plans outline the administration's priorities but must be approved by Congress and are always changed in the process. The Trump administration will release its full budget in May.


GOP's Obamacare replacement clears major hurdle
-- Republicans' plans to repeal and replace Obamacare cleared a key procedural hurdle Thursday when the House Budget Committee passed a bill supported by GOP leadership and President Donald Trump, despite three conservatives voting against it.

The legislation now moves to the House Rules Committee where it can be amended.


Trump slams decision to block revised travel order
-- President Trump said a federal judge's decision to block a revised version of his travel order makes the U.S. look "weak" and felt the challenge to the travel ban was politically motivated.

"The order he blocked was a watered-down version of the first order that was also blocked by another judge and should have never been blocked to start with," Trump said during a rally in Nashville Wednesday. "This new order was tailored to the dictates of the 9th Circuit's -- in my opinion -- flawed ruling."


House Intelligence Committee leaders: No evidence that Obama spied on Trump
-- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and other committee leaders said they don't believe the Obama administration spied on Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"I don't think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower," Nunes said.

Both the committee's Republican chairman and its top Democrat told reporters Wednesday they haven't seen evidence the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower.

McDonald's mean tweets Trump, then hits delete

--The corporate account of McDonald's said it was "compromised" Thursday morning after a tweet was sent out about President Donald Trump that wasn't so nice. 

It read: "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands." 

The tweet was deleted after 20 minutes but not before causing a stir. 

One person said, "I assume somebody decided to quit their social media job in style," NPR noted