Bernie Sanders delves into all the things Trump got wrong about the economy, health care, immigration and more in his online response to the president's address.
Republicans like to believe it increases efficiency and reduces taxes. But more often than not, it simply boosts corporate bottom lines.
To the extent that the Trump administration has a plan at all for public investment, it involves pumping up Pentagon spending, not investing in roads, bridges, transportation, better internet access or other pressing needs of the civilian economy.
The president is calling for a $1.5 trillion boost in infrastructure spending but proposing just $200 billion in federal funding.
Two freight trains collide and derail, injuring several and igniting a fire that forces nearby residents to evacuate.
The bipartisan measure is loaded with political victories for both sides, including a budget increase for the Pentagon long sought by Republicans and funding for infrastructure, the opioid crisis and a host of domestic programs backed by Democrats.
"It's a bigger decline than we expected," one scientist says, and is considered likely to cause water shortages that cannot be managed by building new reservoirs.
The president suggests that his proposal—aimed at spurring $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade—is not as important to him as administration efforts to cut taxes and boost military spending.
The president signs a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown.