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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.

By the numbers: Trump's budget, the largest in history, would make cuts to the following programs and departments ...

  • Agriculture Department: -14.8%
  • State Department and other international programs: -23.3%
  • Interior Department: -11%
  • Education Department: -12%
  • Justice Department: -2.3%
  • Energy Department: -10.8%
  • Labor Department: -9.7%
  • Health and Human Services: -12%
  • Transportation Department: -21.5%
  • Environmental Protection Agency: -31%
  • Social Security Administration: -3.5%
  • Medicaid: $1.5 trillion in cuts over 10 years
  • Medicare: $845 billion in cuts over 10 years

These departments and programs would receive increases in funding ...

  • Commerce Department: +0.4%
  • National Nuclear Security Administration: +8.9%
  • Department of Homeland Security: +7.4%
  • Treasury Department: +1.5%
  • Veteran Affairs: +7.5%
  • NASA: +1.4%

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Off the Rails

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 2: Trump stops buying what his professional staff are telling him, and increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear.

President Trump plunked down in an armchair in the White House residence, still dressed from his golf game — navy fleece, black pants, white MAGA cap. It was Saturday, Nov. 7. The networks had just called the election for Joe Biden.

Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.

Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kidstech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.