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Hot mic catches GOP congressman’s adviser planning spin about ‘un-American’ protesters

Rep Dave Trott (R-MI) had just wrapped up a boisterous town hall meeting in Novi, northwest of Detroit, and he was headed backstage — where a member of his team brainstormed an angle for the news media.

Public broadcasting shouldn’t get a handout from taxpayers anymore

[Commentary] Now that President Trump has unveiled his budget and put public broadcasters on notice that he plans to zero-out the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, alarm bells have gone off.

The 19 agencies that President Trump’s budget would kill, explained

Some of the 19 agencies President Donald Trump's budget would kill:

A coal miner’s plight: Paying for public broadcasting is less than a dollar of his taxes

"When you start looking at places that we reduce spending, one of the questions we asked was can we really continue to ask a coal miner in West Virginia or a single mom in Detroit to pay for these programs? The answer was no.

If Trump really wants to unify American culture, he should fund public broadcasting

[Commentary] I care deeply about cultural literacy, the idea that we should all have access to a shared set of core concepts that will not only make it easier for children to learn to read and write, but that will give Americans at least some comm

Trump federal budget 2018: Massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor

President Donald Trump unveiled a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor,

Dan Coats confirmed as nation’s new spy chief

Former Indiana Republican Sen Dan Coats was confirmed as the country’s top spy chief, taking over as Congress demands more information from the intelligence community about alleged contacts between the president’s advisers and Russian officials.

The crucial service President Trump left out of his massive infrastructure goals, and how the FCC wants to fix it

When politicians talk about infrastructure, they typically mean the basics: Roads, bridges, ports. The electric grid. Maybe rail, if it's lucky.

President Trump’s budget will probably slash public media, but the biggest losers won’t be PBS and NPR

President Trump's impending budget proposal is expected to include deep cuts to public media, among other things, which would surely delight Republican lawmakers who have been trying, on and off, to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting f