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Jeffrey Freeland with the House Budget Committee displays President Trump's 2019 fiscal budget for the media on Monday. (Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE). President Trump’s budget , first and foremost, is a messaging document . Take it from White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, who in a Monday briefing told reporters, “This is a messaging document.” But there is some truth in advertising . The administration’s spending blueprint finally acknowledges what every mainstream economist insisted last year over the Trump team's objections: The $1.5 trillion tax cuts won’t pay for themselves. The top lines help tell the story. The White House predicts stronger economic growth, kicking in sooner, than i... Full story

13 February