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Brainerd Dispatch
Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons to fall to next pre...on Monday, Carter said that most people do not realize that spending on the nuc
Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons to fall to next pre...
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 3 hours ago
on Monday, Carter said that most people do not realize that spending on the nuclear program is a small percentage of total defense spending. At its peak, nuclear spending would make up about five percent of the Pentagon's budget, which is now... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Fact-checking the first Clinton-Trump presidential debateNorth American Treaty Organization. But the volume of the US defense expenditur
Fact-checking the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate
Lowell Sun / Posted 4 hours ago
North American Treaty Organization. But the volume of the US defense expenditures effectively represents 73 per cent of the defense spending of the Alliance as a whole. But that does not mean that the United States pays 73 percent of the costs of... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Analysis: Trump and Clinton didn't discuss Aleppo once as the city faced another day of carnagea nuclear power in the long-term. Both candidates refrained from mentioning Is
Analysis: Trump and Clinton didn't discuss Aleppo once as the city faced another day of carnage
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted 5 hours ago
a nuclear power in the long-term. Both candidates refrained from mentioning Israel even as Trump criticized that U.S. defense spending has provided security to many allies. "Just to go down the list, we defend Japan, we defend Germany, we... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Fact-checking the first Hillary Clinton v Donald Trump presidential debateNorth American Treaty Organization. But the volume of the US defense expenditur
Fact-checking the first Hillary Clinton v Donald Trump presidential debate
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 hours ago
North American Treaty Organization. But the volume of the US defense expenditures effectively represents 73 per cent of the defense spending of the Alliance as a whole. But that does not mean that the United States pays 73 percent of the costs of... Read more
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Reuters
Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons to fall to next presidenton Monday, Carter said that most people do not realize that spending on the nuc
Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons to fall to next president
Reuters / Posted 15 hours ago
on Monday, Carter said that most people do not realize that spending on the nuclear program is a small percentage of total defense spending. At its peak, nuclear spending would make up about five percent of the Pentagon's budget, which is now... Read more
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Roll Call
Not Your Father's GOP: The Deficit Debate Has Disappearedand the budget deal last year covering the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years all raise
Not Your Father's GOP: The Deficit Debate Has Disappeared
Roll Call / Posted 20 hours ago
and the budget deal last year covering the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years all raised the caps. Congress has further sheltered defense spending, which was supposed to shoulder half the burden of the sequester, by placing money in a Defense Department... Read more
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The Washington Times
Donald Trump releases white paper on economic planlisting energy restrictions. Mr. Trump also has vowed to bolster the military
Donald Trump releases white paper on economic plan
The Washington Times / Posted 21 hours ago
listing energy restrictions. Mr. Trump also has vowed to bolster the military by lifting the so-called “sequester” caps on defense spending and said he will not touch Social Security or Medicare, the two biggest drivers of federal spending. The... Read more
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Zero Hedge
What Do We Know?good. He will expand government childcare subsidies. Sounds expensive. Not a pe
What Do We Know?
Zero Hedge / Posted 22 hours ago
good. He will expand government childcare subsidies. Sounds expensive. Not a peep about Social Security, Medicare, or defense spending. In fact, Trump declares he will rebuild the military. Cutting taxes and regulations, while starting a trade... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. election campaignof protection for its dairy industry, which U.S. producers strongly dislike. A
Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. election campaign
The Globe and Mail / Posted 22 hours ago
of protection for its dairy industry, which U.S. producers strongly dislike. Another potential area of concern is Canada’s defense spending, which is 0.98 per cent of gross domestic product, far below the 2 per cent commitment agreed on by NATO... Read more
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The Brown and White
How Clinton and Trump stand on issues that will dominate first presidential debatehas said the budget caps agreed to by President Barack Obama and congressional
How Clinton and Trump stand on issues that will dominate first presidential debate
The Brown and White / Posted 22 hours ago
has said the budget caps agreed to by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans should be scrapped and defense spending should be increased. Clinton, a former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also supported... Read more
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NJ.com
How Clinton and Trump stand on issues that will dominate first presidential debatehas said the budget caps agreed to by President Barack Obama and congressional
How Clinton and Trump stand on issues that will dominate first presidential debate
NJ.com / Posted 23 hours ago
has said the budget caps agreed to by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans should be scrapped and defense spending should be increased. Clinton, a former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also supported... Read more
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Reuters
Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. campaigndairy industry, which U.S. producers strongly dislike. MILITARY SPENDING Anot
Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. campaign
Reuters / Posted yesterday
dairy industry, which U.S. producers strongly dislike. MILITARY SPENDING Another potential area for concern is Canada's defense spending, which is 0.98 percent of gross domestic product, far below the 2 percent commitment agreed on by NATO... Read more
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The Hill
Is Trump's isolationist world view a bunch of 'globaloney?'GDP on defense, but this is a byproduct of a pacifist, U.S.-imposed constitutio
Is Trump's isolationist world view a bunch of 'globaloney?'
The Hill / Posted yesterday
GDP on defense, but this is a byproduct of a pacifist, U.S.-imposed constitution. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has increased defense spending for five consecutive years. He has altered armed forces’ restrictions, committing Japan to engage in joint... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Foreign-policy unicornscollective defense efforts. NATO has repeatedly issued pious declarations calli
Foreign-policy unicorns
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
collective defense efforts. NATO has repeatedly issued pious declarations calling for its members to meet minimum levels of defense spending, and these targets are rarely met or sustained. And the problem is actually worse than that, because many of... Read more
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Zero Hedge
"Eight Election Trades For November 8th"fiscal stimulus. Best way to leverage fiscal stimulus under either president is
"Eight Election Trades For November 8th"
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
fiscal stimulus. Best way to leverage fiscal stimulus under either president is via infrastructure spending and defense spending. Clinton has proposed $1.65tn of additional fiscal spending and Trump has proposed $2tn, according to the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debateper the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Obama fiscal year 2
Your Cheat Sheet To The Issues That Could Come Up In The Presidential Debate
KPBS San Diego / Posted 3 days ago
per the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, the Obama fiscal year 2017 budget calls for $590 billion in Defense spending, including $58.8 billion for overseas contingency operations or war-fighting. Adjusting for inflation, the... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Kirk, Duckworth Embellished 9/11 Storieson New York during a separate meeting. Kirk was meeting with Rumsfeld and othe
Kirk, Duckworth Embellished 9/11 Stories
NBC Chicago / Posted 3 days ago
on New York during a separate meeting. Kirk was meeting with Rumsfeld and other members of Congress that morning about defense spending when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. However, a 2004 report of the 9/11 Commission gave a... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
TOM PHILPOTT: Congress again fails to pass defense budget on timeof Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps told the committee last week in urgin
TOM PHILPOTT: Congress again fails to pass defense budget on time
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps told the committee last week in urging Congress both to avoid five more years of defense spending caps and to shelve its destabilizing habit of passing late-hour “continuing resolutions,” or CRs, instead of... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
NATO and the EU aren't going anywhereold danger to the east and a new danger to the west. To the east, Russia has i
NATO and the EU aren't going anywhere
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 4 days ago
old danger to the east and a new danger to the west. To the east, Russia has invaded Ukraine, annexed Crimea, and tripled defense spending since 2000. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the creation of three new combat divisions --... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Pentagon spent $7,687 surveying Fort Leavenworth for Guantanamo transfersthis document raises new concerns for those who object to bringing detainees to
Pentagon spent $7,687 surveying Fort Leavenworth for Guantanamo transfers
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 4 days ago
this document raises new concerns for those who object to bringing detainees to the U.S. mainland,” Schmidt said. A defense spending bill passed by Congress and signed by Obama bars the use of federal funds to “transfer, release, or assist... Read more
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The Hill
Trump policies would push debt to near record level: analysisClinton and Trump’s lack of plans to reduce the debt, shore up Social Security,
Trump policies would push debt to near record level: analysis
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
Clinton and Trump’s lack of plans to reduce the debt, shore up Social Security, Medicare and highway trust funds, and lower defense spending. “Neither candidate has presented a proposal to address our growing national debt and put it on a more... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Trump v. Clinton: Comparing the costs of their plansprojected to cost $11.5 trillion – mostly through adjustments to his tax plan.
Trump v. Clinton: Comparing the costs of their plans
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 5 days ago
projected to cost $11.5 trillion – mostly through adjustments to his tax plan. Other modest savings come from cuts to non-defense spending. Although the report finds that Trump’s plan would be significantly worse for the debt than Clinton’s, it... Read more
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Fortune
Donald Trump’s Plans Would Add $5.3 Trillion to the National DebtIf you add up all of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s prelimina
Donald Trump’s Plans Would Add $5.3 Trillion to the National Debt
Fortune / Posted 5 days ago
If you add up all of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s preliminary policy proposals—from increasing defense spending to creating a new childcare program—then subtract the amount of money he plans to raise with his tax plan, the result... Read more
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Rutland Herald
What the spies think about Trumpdictatorial leadership and for Saddam Hussein�s nonexistent successes against t
What the spies think about Trump
Rutland Herald / Posted 5 days ago
dictatorial leadership and for Saddam Hussein�s nonexistent successes against terrorism. He also has said he is for using defense spending by NATO allies as the litmus test on whether the U.S. will keep its treaty commitments to them; for... Read more
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CBS News
Trump v. Clinton: Comparing the costs of their plansprojected to cost $11.5 trillion – mostly through adjustments to his tax plan.
Trump v. Clinton: Comparing the costs of their plans
CBS News / Posted 5 days ago
projected to cost $11.5 trillion – mostly through adjustments to his tax plan. Other modest savings come from cuts to non-defense spending. Although the report finds that Trump’s plan would be significantly worse for the debt than Clinton’s, it... Read more
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Daily Press
Battle cyberthreats with education, jobs, McAuliffe saysthat goal, he said, is sequestration, or across-the-board budget cuts imposed b
Battle cyberthreats with education, jobs, McAuliffe says
Daily Press / Posted 5 days ago
that goal, he said, is sequestration, or across-the-board budget cuts imposed by Congress, that sucked $9.8 billion in defense spending from Virginia from 2011 through 2013. Another round of sequestration could begin in October 2017, the... Read more
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Newsmax
NATO Secretary Gen. Scoffs at Trump's Claim He's Terror Policy CatalystNATO allies unless they pay more for their defense costs. "Our collective defe
NATO Secretary Gen. Scoffs at Trump's Claim He's Terror Policy Catalyst
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
NATO allies unless they pay more for their defense costs. "Our collective defense guarantees are not conditional on defense spending," Stoltenberg told FP. "They are absolute, and that is why they've been so successful." Trump first rattled... Read more
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The Hill
NATO chief: Trump did not change our policymore out of NATO countries in return for assured protection. “Our collective d
NATO chief: Trump did not change our policy
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
more out of NATO countries in return for assured protection. “Our collective defense guarantees are not conditional on defense spending,” said the NATO chief. “They are absolute and that is why they’ve been so successful.” Trump has softened... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Three Stages Of Empireof the discussion of Imperial lifecycles: the U.S. defense budget is roughly th
The Three Stages Of Empire
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
of the discussion of Imperial lifecycles: the U.S. defense budget is roughly the same size as the rest of the world's defense spending combined: Luttwak describes the first stage of expansion thusly: "With brutal simplicity, it might be said... Read more
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NJ.com
Trump's tax plan would cut money for veterans and border securityWashington-based research group with a focus on reducing poverty and inequality
Trump's tax plan would cut money for veterans and border security
NJ.com / Posted 6 days ago
Washington-based research group with a focus on reducing poverty and inequality. The reduction would add up: by 2016, non-defense spending would be reduced by more than a quarter below than current levels, accounting for inflation. That part of... Read more
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Reuters
Top CIA analyst sees likely Putin re-election bidgreatness and he definitely believes Russia needs to be a strong competitive mi
Top CIA analyst sees likely Putin re-election bid
Reuters / Posted 6 days ago
greatness and he definitely believes Russia needs to be a strong competitive military power,” said Clement. He said defense spending has soared under Putin, although there is a debate for the first time over cutting the military budget.... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Part V -- Psychological Warfare and the American Mindof tax dollars and investment capital would represent to the civilian economy.
Part V -- Psychological Warfare and the American Mind
Op-Ed News / Posted 7 days ago
of tax dollars and investment capital would represent to the civilian economy. Galbraith insisted that accelerated defense spending and renewing the Cold War -- as the neoconservative right was demanding at that critical moment -- would... Read more
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The Hill
Pentagon comptroller says Pentagon 'hardball' memo should be no surprisethere's a "reasonable chance" Congress and the White House will work out some b
Pentagon comptroller says Pentagon 'hardball' memo should be no surprise
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
there's a "reasonable chance" Congress and the White House will work out some bipartisan agreement to raise defense and non-defense spending for 2017. "I think there's bipartisan agreement at this point that given the threats to U.S. security some... Read more
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Newsmax
McCain, Reed Target $29 Billion Littoral Ship for More Changesthat's reviewing whether the Navy's 308-ship inventory goal needs to increase.
McCain, Reed Target $29 Billion Littoral Ship for More Changes
Newsmax / Posted 8 days ago
that's reviewing whether the Navy's 308-ship inventory goal needs to increase. Ship numbers have also factored in the defense spending position of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Trump's campaign said he "will build a Navy... Read more
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The Hill
Negotiators near deal on defense billwar fund into its base budget. That maneuver would help circumvent budget caps
Negotiators near deal on defense bill
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
war fund into its base budget. That maneuver would help circumvent budget caps on the Pentagon's budget and raise defense spending. ADVERTISEMENT The Senate bill does not authorize shifting those funds. Democrats oppose the House GOP... Read more
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Daily Mail
Ivanka Trump goes apple-picking with the kidshill from there when she asked how the GOP candidate planned on paying for the
Ivanka Trump goes apple-picking with the kids
Daily Mail / Posted 8 days ago
hill from there when she asked how the GOP candidate planned on paying for the plan in addition to his promises to increase defense spending, provide tax cuts, and build a wall at the Mexican border. Ivanka then reiterated her previous statements... Read more
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The Washington Times
President Obama wary of generals, admirals commanding in waron the sidelines and watching this happen, taking a laissez-faire attitude that
President Obama wary of generals, admirals commanding in war
The Washington Times / Posted 8 days ago
on the sidelines and watching this happen, taking a laissez-faire attitude that, if you send me a bill that increases defense spending without increasing non-defense spending, I will veto it,” the senator said. “I find that is repugnant as... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
Space race redux: Despite SpaceX setback, a wave of Southern California rocket-makers capitalize on new economynext door to the Hawthorne Municipal Airport. Its home was vacated by legacy ae
Space race redux: Despite SpaceX setback, a wave of Southern California rocket-makers capitalize on new economy
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 9 days ago
next door to the Hawthorne Municipal Airport. Its home was vacated by legacy aerospace giant Northrop Corp. after Cold War defense spending dried up in the 1990s, leading to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region. Many of those... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Space race redux: Despite SpaceX setback, a wave of Southern California rocket-makers capitalize on new economynext door to the Hawthorne Municipal Airport. Its home was vacated by legacy ae
Space race redux: Despite SpaceX setback, a wave of Southern California rocket-makers capitalize on new economy
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
next door to the Hawthorne Municipal Airport. Its home was vacated by legacy aerospace giant Northrop Corp. after Cold War defense spending dried up in the 1990s, leading to the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the region. Many of those... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Maine will benefit from increased trade under the TPP, but those gains are very modestto the Margaret Chase Smith Center’s analysis. A buy-American provision under
Maine will benefit from increased trade under the TPP, but those gains are very modest
Bangor Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
to the Margaret Chase Smith Center’s analysis. A buy-American provision under debate in Congress for inclusion in a defense spending bill could buttress New Balance against competition from cheap footwear imports, Trostel said. That... Read more
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Reuters
commander says UK's 'withered' forces could not defend country: FTsaid in the private memo which the FT said it had obtained. Last year, the gov
commander says UK's 'withered' forces could not defend country: FT
Reuters / Posted 10 days ago
said in the private memo which the FT said it had obtained. Last year, the government committed Britain to meeting NATO's defense spending pledge of two percent of GDP until the end of the decade, and in its five-year defense plan announced last... Read more
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Newsmax
Economists: Trump's Economic Plan Is an Impossible Blendfar more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Tr
Economists: Trump's Economic Plan Is an Impossible Blend
Newsmax / Posted 11 days ago
far more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Trump's. Trump also vowed Thursday to not cut defense spending and to exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any reductions. Those programs make up two-thirds... Read more
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Daily Mail
Ivanka Trump enjoys a baking session with her kidshill from there when she asked how the GOP candidate planned on paying for the
Ivanka Trump enjoys a baking session with her kids
Daily Mail / Posted 11 days ago
hill from there when she asked how the GOP candidate planned on paying for the plan in addition to his promises to increase defense spending, provide tax cuts, and build a wall at the Mexican border. Ivanka then reiterated her previous statements... Read more
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Reuters
EU's Bienkowska proposes joint defense bonds after Brexittechnology. She wants to offer more VAT exemptions for joint EU defense program
EU's Bienkowska proposes joint defense bonds after Brexit
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
technology. She wants to offer more VAT exemptions for joint EU defense programs but opposes allowing deducting new defense spending from national debt, as some countries have proposed. Italy has called for financial incentives for both... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Trump offers his tax plan; Clinton backof each previous year’s total. Trump said that would reduce spending by $1 tril
Trump offers his tax plan; Clinton back
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 11 days ago
of each previous year’s total. Trump said that would reduce spending by $1 trillion over a decade. He vowed to not cut defense spending and to exempt Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from any reductions. In her appearance in North... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Economists Say Trump's Plan Is Impossiblefar more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Tr
Economists Say Trump's Plan Is Impossible
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 11 days ago
far more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Trump’s. Trump also vowed Thursday to not cut defense spending and to exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any reductions. Those programs make up two-thirds... Read more
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The Alliance Review
Economists: Trump's economic plans depend on unlikely growthfar more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Tr
Economists: Trump's economic plans depend on unlikely growth
The Alliance Review / Posted 11 days ago
far more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Trump's. Trump also vowed Thursday to not cut defense spending and to exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any reductions. Those programs make up two-thirds... Read more
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The Hill
Ryan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibusbill have panned Ryan’s mini-bus strategy, fearing that Republicans will use it
Ryan seeks to avoid Boehner fate on omnibus
The Hill / Posted 11 days ago
bill have panned Ryan’s mini-bus strategy, fearing that Republicans will use it to cut Democratic priorities while boosting defense spending. And even some GOP appropriators close to Ryan say the idea of trying to pass a series of contentious... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Clinton reboots goals; Trump pares tax cutsa plausible, though not necessarily conclusive, argument on how to pay for them
Clinton reboots goals; Trump pares tax cuts
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
a plausible, though not necessarily conclusive, argument on how to pay for them. Trump also vowed Thursday to not cut defense spending and to exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any reductions. Those programs make up two-thirds... Read more
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FOX Business
Economists Say Trump's Economic Plan Is An Impossible Blendfar more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Tr
Economists Say Trump's Economic Plan Is An Impossible Blend
FOX Business / Posted 11 days ago
far more of her spending proposals and lead to a deficit a tenth the size of Trump's. Trump also vowed Thursday to not cut defense spending and to exempt Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid from any reductions. Those programs make up two-thirds... Read more
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