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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Senate passes massive spending bill to avoid government shutdown

Senate leaders rolled out a massive two-year budget deal Wednesday, pleasing both parties and preventing a government shutdown, but increases the federal government’s spending. The plan heads to the House. Majority More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, September 30th, 2017
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Tom Price resigns HHS after travel scandal, $1 million wasted since May

The Politico report appears to have doomed Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, resigned yesterday after backlash for traveling on government-funded private jets, a waste of at least $1 million More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Air Force releases MOAB video of targeted attack in Afghanistan, NY Times and Business Insider offer up more fake news

The Pentagon has released video footage of MOAB — i.e. the “Mother of All Bombs” — as it was dropped by the U.S. military’s C-130 aircraft Thursday, targeting ISIS fortifications in Afghanistan. The 20-second More...

By Guest Author On Friday, March 31st, 2017
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Improving Life and Business Through Minimalism And Waste Management

There are a few different ways to approach improving your life on a macro level. The first is by adding things and/or doing more. The second is be either removing excess or learning to manage your wasted energy More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Conservatives praise Trump’s budget slashing of departments, agencies while others attack

President Trump unveiled his first budget, cutting various domestic programs and increasing spending for defense, homeland security and the building of his southern border wall. Some conservatives are praising the More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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Transcript: President Trump speech to the Joint Session of Congress

President Trump on Tuesday delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress on February 28, 2017. The following is a transcript. Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Trump’s budget unsurprisingly increases military spending, cuts into some domestic programs

The White House said Monday that President Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The 10 percent More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
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Defense Secretary Ash Carter says US ready for ‘direct action on the ground’ against ISIS

The US is prepared to use “direct action on the ground” against Islamic State targets, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told lawmakers and the US ramps up airstrikes and support for Iraqi forces besieging Ramadi. “We More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 12th, 2015
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US ends Syrian rebel training, the ‘failure’ should be a wake up call for Congress says Barbara Lee

The Obama administration abandoned its efforts to build up a new rebel force inside Syria to combat the Islamic State, acknowledging the failure of its $500 million campaign to train thousands of fighters and announcing More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Pentagon blamed for ‘live anthrax’ shipped all over the globe

New reports are pointing to the Pentagon and “ineffective sterilization methods for killing the deadly bacteria” as reasons for live anthrax shipped to over 192 chemical labs over the past ten years. As More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 30th, 2014
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U.S. GDP soars 3.5% as Pentagon spending climbs to 5-year high

The Obama administration may be patting themselves on the back with the news that the GDP exceeded positive predictions and rose 3.5% during the third quarter. On Thursday, the US Commerce Department announced that More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 6th, 2013
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California Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduces the ‘Audit the Pentagon’ bill

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced today a bill to “Audit the Pentagon” in an effort to increase the transparency and accountability of the Department of Defense. Congresswoman Barbara LeeImage/US More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, December 14th, 2009
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Stimulus Wasteful Spending: Ants, Puppet Shows and Bobber the Safety Dog

Remember the first 1,000 page bill that no one in Washington read? The one that Congress didn’t even author as it was later revealed that Apollo Alliance drew up. Here’s a little nugget to make your More...


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