BUDGET/DEMS/GOP/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As Republicans run into a buzz saw of conservative criticism over a deficit-expanding new budget, GOP leaders and the White House are looking for ways to undo the damage by allowing President Donald Trump to rescind some of the spending he signed into law just 10 days ago. Rolling back the funds would be a highly unusual move and could put some lawmakers in the potentially uncomfortable position of having to vote for specific spending opposed by a president from their party. But it would also offer Republicans a way to save face amid the backlash over the bill that conservatives, and Trump himself, complain gives too much money for Democratic priorities.”

Lisa Mascaro, “Facing heat at home, GOP leaders may rescind some spending,” The Associated Press, April, 3, 2018 2:50pm