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New book "Kushner Inc" portrays Jared and Ivanka as enablers-in-chief

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump head to Pittsburgh in October after the synagogue shooting. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump head to Pittsburgh in October after the synagogue shooting. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The New York Times' Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman get the jump on "Kushner Inc.," a book by investigative journalist Vicky Ward that's out a week from today:

She portrays Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner as two children forged by their domineering fathers — one overinvolved with his son, one disengaged from his daughter — who have climbed to positions of power by disregarding protocol and skirting the rules when they can. And Ms. Ward tries to unravel the narrative that the two serve as stabilizing voices inside an otherwise chaotic White House, depicting them instead as Mr. Trump’s chief enablers. ...

Trump proposes record $4.75 trillion budget, with $8.6 billion for border wall

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President Trump on Monday sent a record $4.75 trillion 2020 budget proposal to Congress, in which he called for a 5% increase in military spending, a $1.9 trillion cut to safety net programs and an additional $8.6 billion for his border wall.

Why it matters: Trump's budget won't balance for 15 years, and Capitol Hill will promptly reject this budget, as it does every year with every president. But the proposal nonetheless highlights the White House's priorities for 2020.

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