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  • America's Staggering Defense Budget in One Chart

    The military news site Defense One examined the White House’s budget request for the Pentagon and mapped it against levels seen since the second world war. The site found that, “According to...

  • U.S. President Trump sits at his desk before signing bills at the White House in Washington

    Tax Overhaul Gaining Support

    The public is slowly warming to the Republican tax overhaul, according to a new survey from The New York Times . Approval has risen to 51 percent, up from 46 percent in December, likely driven at...

  • Trump’s Historic Shift on Medicaid

    Requiring able-bodied adults to work for their Medicaid is just part of the Trump administration’s drive to remake the decades-old health insurance program for the poor. The administration signaled...

  • A War Within the VA

    A White House official emailed a political appointee to the VA late last year about ways to oust Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, The New York Times reports. Shulkin says people in his...

  • Air Force One

    Air Force One Isn’t Getting Any Cheaper

    Even before taking office, Trump cited the presidential jet as a telling example of government waste, the kind that he was uniquely capable of dealing with as a world-class negotiator. In December of...