Ivanka Trump to be Assistant to US President

From BBC News:

The US first daughter bowed to pressure following an outcry from ethics experts at her initial plans to serve in a more informal capacity.

Ms Trump, 35, said she had “heard the concerns some have with my advising the president in my personal capacity”.

Her husband, Jared Kushner, is a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.

In a statement, the White House said it was “pleased that Ivanka Trump has chosen to take this step in her unprecedented role as first daughter”.

Trump Proposes Slashing Medical Research This Year, Too

We’re all going to die but at least we’ll do it from inside a nice wall:

President Donald Trump, who had just proposed slashing the National Institutes of Health’s budget for next year by 20 percent, suggested an immediate $1.2 billion cut to the agency Tuesday.


The 2017 budget year ends in October. Trump’s plan for this year would mean agency heads will have to move funding from programs that are already under way.

“His focus is on cutting science programs,” Charles Kieffer, Democratic staff director on the Senate Appropriations Committee, told a panel at the Bipartisan Policy Center on Tuesday.