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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Oh NATO They Didn't

Congressional leaders invited NATO’s secretary general to address Congress in April, amid the president's criticism of allies' defense-spending contributions.
Source: Francisco Seco / AP

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It’s Monday, March 11.

The White House released its 2020 budget proposal, which calls for budget cuts and work requirements across social-safety-net programs as well as $8.6 billion in funding for a wall across the southern border. Through invoking a national emergency last month, President Donald Trump has already moved to divert another several billion toward building the wall.

Meanwhile, congressional leaders a bipartisan invitation to NATO’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, to address a joint session of Congress in April. The president has vocally

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