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By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 21st, 2018
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Senate passes massive $854 billion spending bill with no funding for Trump’s ‘wall’

There will be no government shutdown, or even talk of one headed into the midterm elections. The Senate, by a 93-7 vote, passed an $854 billion spending bill, the bulk of the funding going to the departments of More...

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 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 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 Robert Herriman On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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What is a neoconservative? Neocons and liberals are two sides of the same coin

Occasionally when I participate in political message boards, someone (certainly a liberal) will respond to my post by calling me a neoconservative. That is truly offensive to me because I am so far from that philosophy, More...

By Zach Jones On Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Robert Gates attacks President Obama over his ‘centralized’ power, arrogrance

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to promote his new book on leadership and Gates was asked what leadership qualities he would look for in the next president and Gates responded More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 20th, 2015
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Marco Rubio skips Senate vote on $1.8 trillion spending bill

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday’s Senate vote approving a $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package after telling supporters on the presidential campaign that he may try to slow the legislation More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, December 5th, 2015
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Air Force says their running out of bombs, need more money

The U.S. military says its 15-month bombing campaign on the Islamic State is depleting its munitions supply and that additional money and other support is “critical” for “the long fight.” “We’re More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 20th, 2015
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President Obama shocks Israeli press with ‘New America’ remarks

Israeli television and print reporters said that “jaws dropped” following President Obama’s apparent defense of a Russian decision last week to lift a ban on selling high-tech anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 6th, 2015
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$10 billion missile defense program dead after many failures

The US “wasted” $10 billion on missile defense projects which were “doomed for failure from the beginning,” due to a lack of analysis, a report by the Los Angeles Times says. The article More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Pentagon reveals new railgun technology

The Navy’s latest weapon is an electromagnetic “railgun” designed to fire projectiles fast and far without using gunpowder as a propellant, the Washington Post reports. Unveiled at a Navy expo 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 Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
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Liberal Bill Maher and Neocon Bill Kristol spar over war and defense spending

Let’s get ready to rumble!! Image/Video Screen Shot On Friday evening’s Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, the liberal host took the son of the founder of Neoconservatism to task on the topic of defense More...

By Brian Attenberg On Thursday, April 7th, 2011
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Government Shutdown will mean paid vacation for workers

Government Shutdown. That’s the topic du jour in the Newsiverse. But is a government shutdown as terrifying as these talking heads are leading us to believe? Maybe it is a very bad thing if you are one of the More...

By Paul Huebl On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
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Government Shutdown? That Thought Makes me Giddy!

Washington, DC—The Socialists in our Congress forgot the will of the American people was to stop the bankrupting of America. Rather than cooperate they want to let the government shut down. That of course would More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010
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How US Military Supremacy is a Soviet-Style Poison Pill

The federal budget has swelled to over $3 trillion and the $700+ billion per year military has been a target of Democrats and liberals in the war weary America after the Bush administration. A Rocky Vega article More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
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More hypocrisy: the raising of the federal debt ceiling

Two weeks ago when the Congress agreed to raise the debt ceiling another $1.9 trillion dollars all I could do is shake my head. Yes, Mr Obama and the current Congress is way out of control and heading in the direction More...


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