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The President’s Speech: Tonight at 9 EST, Donald Trump is scheduled to address Congress about his plans for the federal budget (follow our coverage on our Politics page). The budget will reportedly include a major increase in military spending, offset by cuts that spare Social Security and Medicaid—good news for Trump’s constituency of older white voters, though Dem demographics and GOP lawmakers will be dissatisfied. The conservatives, though, aren’t likely to push back. So, does that mean Trump has succeeded in making Washington bend to his agenda? Now that his first month in office is over, Molly Ball evaluates how he’s doing so far.

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