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66 Programs That The 2018 Trump Budget Will Eliminate By
President Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget proposal would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, for a savings of $26.7 billion.   As The Hill reports, some of the programs would receive funding for 2018 as part of a phasing-out...
US Airstrikes In Syria Now Killing More Civilians Than Assad’s Air Force By
The number of civilians killed in air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria over the past month was the highest monthly toll since it began its campaign against the Islamic State (IS) group in 2014, a monitoring organization said on Tuesday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory...
US Arms Manufacturers Stocks Soar To Record Highs Following Saudi Weapons Deal By
The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to...
Will Venezuela Be The Battleground In The Next U.S.-Russia Proxy War? By
CHILE — There’s no denying that Venezuela is deeply embroiled in a significant crisis. While most are aware of the country’s recent string of violent protests, food shortages and government crackdowns on opposition protesters, few are aware of the opposition’s...
Study: Americans Dying From Preventable Causes At Shocking Rates By
Americans are dying at a shockingly high rate from preventable causes, found a first-of-its-kind global health study published late Thursday. The new research demonstrates that despite the fact that the U.S. has the largest economy in the world, healthcare for many of...
Will The Saudi Arabia’s $40B Infrastructure Gift Influence Trump? By
It’s “Infrastructure Week” in Washington, and foreign powers are taking note. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the Middle East, Saudi Arabia has promised to make $40 billion of its sovereign wealth fund available to the United States to bankroll...
The Strategy Behind Washington’s Destabilization Of Venezuela By
NEW YORK (Analysis)– The corporate media continues to churn out endless stories detailing repression, state violence and socioeconomic collapse in Venezuela. Conspicuously absent from their stories, however, is the fact that much of the turmoil in the Bolivarian Republic...
International Commission Investigating Border Patrol Killing Of Mexican Migrant By
SAN DIEGO – In the first case of its kind, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has given the United States three months to respond to charges of abuse of human rights, from the family of a man killed by Border Patrol agents in 2010. Border watchers consider...
New US Airstrikes Kill 30 Civilians Near Iraq, Syria Border By
Adding to the growing civilian death toll caused by US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the US overnight attacked the Syrian border town of Abu Kamal, along the key Iraqi border crossing, killing at least 30 civilians in the process. The US carried out the strikes at 3:00...
Militarization Of U.S.’ Asian Allies A Boon For Top U.S. Weapon Manufacturers By
MINNEAPOLIS— Last week, Taiwan issued a rare public comment announcing its plans to continue buying U.S.-made weapons, stating that the purchases are helping to boost the U.S. economy. The Taiwanese government elaborated, stating that its military purchases “have...