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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (second from right) holds a copy of the president's 2018 budget at the Government Publishing Office's plant in Washington, D.C. Mulvaney describes the plan as "taxpayer first." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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White House Proposes Deep Cuts To Safety Nets With 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan

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A new water tank in Strong City, Kan., (at right) sits next to one that was part of an old leaky system on a hill just outside the city limits. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 monitors how the climate is changing. Trump's budget would eliminate some satellites, including OCO-3, a next-generation carbon-monitoring spacecraft. NASA hide caption

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Trump's Budget Slashes Climate Change Funding

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President Trump released his budget blueprint on Thursday, calling for a boost in military spending and deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other programs. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Unveils 'Hard Power' Budget That Boosts Military Spending

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Attendees wear t-shirts in support of presidential candidates committing to Social Security for all generations during a town hall meeting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Jan. 29. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Issues: Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On Social Security And Medicare

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House Plans Vote On Year-End, Must-Pass Tax And Spending Deal

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House Speaker John Boehner has said he wants to "clean the barn" before he leaves Congress. And it appears he's edging closer to a two-year budget deal that would take some pressure off his successor. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Needs Of Retirees Take A Smaller Center Stage At White House Forum

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