House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. The House passed the $1.3 trillion spending bill despite concerns from fiscal conservatives.
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In August 2014, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talked with Doctors Without Borders staff during a visit to an Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia.
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A man walks by the Farragut Houses, a public housing project in Brooklyn, N.Y. The budget blueprint President Trump released Thursday calls for the cutting of billions of dollars in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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President Obama, shown speaking at the University Of Kansas on Jan. 22, defends his budget as an exercise in "middle-class economics." But forecasters at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center say the 60 percent of Americans at the middle of the income ladder will more or less break even, while most benefits will go to low-income families.
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