Trump’s Military Budget Won’t Pass – But It Might Not Have To

Analysts agree that Trump’s military-heavy budget “is dead on arrival,” but the effects of its proposal may still be significant. The proposal has already stoked concerns about possible cuts to valuable domestic programs, as well as lined the pockets of defense contractors.

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after speaking to Navy and shipyard personnel aboard nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP/Steve Helber)

NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump plans to request a massive shift in funding from the civilian sector to the military in his first budget proposal to the United States Congress. “President Trump’s budget would pay for a 54 billion dollar increase to defense -- relative to legally-mandated budget caps for for fiscal year 18 -- by decreasing

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Israel, Saudi Arabia, Defense And Oil Spent Nearly One Trillion Urging DC For More War In 2015

The defense industry spent $56,272,948 to influence Washington last year, but they weren’t the only ones urging Congress and Obama for more war.

Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov aims a weapon during the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov aims a weapon during the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.

WASHINGTON --- The defense industry spent millions lobbying the federal government last year, but they weren’t the only ones urging the country toward more war. Countries like Israel and Saudi Arabia, and even oil and computer industry representatives, also got in on the act. According to OpenSecrets, a project of the Center for Responsive

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US Attack On Syria Would Circumvent Constitution, International Law

War drums grow louder as familiar tactics used to garner support for military action that only 9 percent of Americans support.

As a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, support for further U.S. military involvement in Syria—whether called by its real name, "war," or the government's preferred euphemism, "intervention"—stands at a mere 9 percent. Well aware of its own citizens' reluctance to embark on yet another military misadventure in the Middle East region after more

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House Legislation To Curtail NSA Fails By Narrow Margin

A proposed amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill would defund the NSA unless it curtails its collection activities against American citizens.

UPDATE: The Amash amendment to the annual defense appropriations bill narrowly has failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 205 in favor versus 217 against, reports the Guardian. The legislation, which would have curtailed the National Security Agency's ability to operate secret "dragnet" surveillance, had been proposed by Rep. Justin

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Government Scores Win For Indefinite Detention, But Opponents Say They’ll Press On

A group of journalists and academics is crying foul after a federal appeals court ruled they had no case against the NDAA.

A group of journalists and academics is crying foul after a federal appeals court ruled they had no case against the federal government for provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act that could put American citizens at risk of indefinite detention. On Wednesday, a lawsuit filed by journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Noam

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Short-Sighted: NCLB Taking Students In Wrong Direction By Cutting Recess, PE

Studies are increasingly revealing the connection between physical exercise and performance in the classroom.

Fourth-grade student Kevin Killion listens attentively to his daily class lesson, all the while walking at a moderate pace on a classroom treadmill. “It gets oxygen in your brain,” the fourth grader told Mint Press News. “I feel like I get a lot of oxygen so I can go back to work and work better.” Killion is among a generation of learners who are

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