Trump's budget, immigration battle, and North Korea policy

President Trump speaks at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee on March 15, 2017.


“Skinny budget”

President Trump will roll out his first budget blueprint this morning. Dubbed the “skinny budget,” it would -- in the unlikely event it is approved by Congress -- increase defense spending by 10 percent and funding for Homeland Security by 6 percent, while dramatically slashing funds for the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency.

Foiled again

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted a temporary restraining order against key parts of President Trump’s new executive order on immigration. The judge effectively gutted the order, which is meant to temporarily halt people from six mainly-Muslim nations visiting the U.S. and suspend the U.S. refugee program. Mr. Trump is furious about the court’s intervention, and he’s vowing to fight it.

“Different approach”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Japan, meeting with U.S. allies and calling for a “different approach” to deal with an increasingly aggressive North Korea and its rogue leader Kim Jong Un. But he hasn’t offered any real suggestions as to what the new approach to the complex regional stanoff should be, and China is likely to push him for answers.

Miles per gallon

Since the 1970s, the so-called Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards have set federal mile-per-gallon targets for vehicles in the U.S. Now, the Trump administration is considering whether to roll back the latest goals established under President Obama. We look at what impact the fuel-efficiency standards have had on motorists, and how they might change.

Misleading forecast?

The National Weather Service is denying accusations it knowingly misled the public with its blizzard forecasts this week. Along the coast, where many of the big population centers are, it was less of a snow-maker than feared, leading some to ask -- what went wrong?

Grads’ earnings

By many measures, the U.S. economy is rounding into shape, with unemployment at its lowest point in years. But one key barometer of financial health offers a stark reminder of how far many Americans have fallen: Half of college grads earned less in 2016 than they did in 2000, new data show. We look at why.

Love or money

Have you ever run a credit check on a potential mate? It may seem intrusive, but research suggests most people do take a potential partner’s finances into account in making romantic choices. We explore just how much issues like debt and money enter into the picture when it comes to love.

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  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.