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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to reporters during a daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump budget shouldn’t surprise anyone, says OMB director

- The Washington Times

The Trump administration’s budget chief said Monday that the president’s budget blueprint reflected the increased defense spending and cuts to domestic program that the president promised during the campaign, describing the plan as an “America-first budget.”

Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, is a counterterrorism adviser. (Associated Press via The Washington Free Beacon)

Sebastian Gorka, Trump’s counterterrorism adviser, glad to take media flak

World War II bomber pilots liked to say that taking flak proved you had arrived at the target. By any measure, Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism adviser to President Trump, is in the eye of an unprecedented flak storm from liberal press outlets. The enemy fire proves he must be doing something right.

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Protestors chant during a rally in Portland, Ore., Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Immigrants and their supporters met outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in downtown Portland to protest President Trump's immigration policies. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Immigrants in US illegally stage a rally by ICE building

- Associated Press

Openly defying President Donald Trump's plans to step up deportations of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, several hundred of them and their supporters staged a rally next to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland.

Central Wisconsin police aim to ease deportation fears

Associated Press

Law enforcement agencies in central Wisconsin are making an extra effort to reach out to people in the Hispanic community to address possible anxiety over the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's deportation efforts.

Maryland's Cardin hits Trump on Russia policy, immigration

- Associated Press

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin on Monday criticized Donald Trump on a broad range of foreign policies, saying the president has failed to take on a belligerent Russia, is pursuing a border wall that is damaging relations with Mexico and is trying to impose a travel ban that violates American values.

Wisconsin Democrats looking to make statement with guests

- Associated Press

Wisconsin Democrats are looking to make political statements with guests they bring to President Donald Trump's first speech before a joint meeting of Congress, while Republicans are taking the more subdued approach of inviting their relatives and interns.

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the law firm Public Counsel shows Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, who was was brought to the U.S. illegally as a child but was protected from deportation by President Barack Obama's administration. A federal magistrate in Seattle said Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 that he will not hold an immediate hearing on whether to release Ramirez, who was arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in federal program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. (Daniel Ramirez Medina/Public Counsel via AP, File)

Court denies immediate hearing to release Seattle 'dreamer'

- Associated Press

A federal magistrate in Seattle said Monday he will not hold an immediate hearing to consider releasing a man arrested by immigration agents despite his participation in federal program to protect people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Tucson urging high court to overturn law penalizing cities

- Associated Press

The city of Tucson wants the Arizona Supreme Court to find that a 2016 law requiring the state to withhold funding from cities with ordinances that conflict with state laws violates the state Constitution.

Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone applauds before he is introduced at his campaign event in the Pennsylvania Capitol to formally declare his candidacy for U.S. Senate in 2018, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 in Harrisburg, Pa. Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is seeking a third six-year term in office. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)

Pennsylvania's 2018 US Senate race gets going with GOP entry

- Associated Press

Pennsylvania's 2018 race for U.S. Senate is getting underway, with Monday's entry of a fiery Republican state lawmaker from suburban Pittsburgh who has become known for his conservative and outspoken style in his six years in office.

President Donald Trump, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, participate in a meeting with health insurance company executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Trump warns health care system will "implode" unless fixed

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the nation's health care system was in danger of imploding and said Congress must make fundamental changes to the sweeping health law passed by his predecessor.

Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

Associated Press

A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn't have legal permission to live in the U.S. and has been detained by immigration officials.