The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump Team to Focus on Defense

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President Trump will reportedly propose a federal budget that increases defense-related spending by $54 billion and cuts spending for other federal agencies. During a meeting with U.S. governors, Trump said his budget will put “America first” and stressed that health-care reform would come soon, adding that “nobody knew health care could be so complicated.” In an interview on NBC’s Today show, former President George W. Bush said “we all need answers” about the Trump team’s alleged contact with Russian intelligence officials and said that a free press is “indispensable to democracy.” Justice Department spokesman Mark Abueg said the administration will no longer argue that a Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate against minorities. Trump will