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Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

More and more it's looking like the Trump administration might not be able to get everything done in its first 100 days.

  • Healthcare: GOP Hill sources told Axios that putting all the "replace" parts of health reform in place could take years. In his interview with Bill O'Reilly, which Fox News is spacing out over three nights, Trump hinted that a new healthcare law might not be rolled out within the year. As the NYTimes points out, the president's admission of replacing Obamacare is sure to be a serious disappointment to Trump's most fervent supporters.
  • Tax Reform: When asked whether Americans can expect tax cuts by the end of 2017, Trump told O'Reilly, "I think so, yes. And I think that before the end of the year I would like to say yes."
  • Infrastructure wish lists: In a process that began during the transition, governors from at least 44 states this week will send the administration a wish list of 300 infrastructure projects, ranging from dredging to light rail to safe water to Interstate widening. McClatchy has 20 examples.
  • Risks of Trump infrastructure bank: AP's Joan Lowy and David Lieb describe how economists and transportation experts are concerned that the government may end up rewarding investors in projects that would have been built without credits.

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