New York state launched an immigrant legal defense initiative with more than $1 million in public and private funding in response to "overwhelming" demand for help from non-profit organizations. A statewide coalition of 182 advocacyShow More Summary
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers Wednesday that NATO does not track "past money owed," days after President Donald Trump claimed Germany has shortchanged the alliance by massive amounts. "I cannot give you an accounting for past money owed, because that's not the way we do that in NATO," Mattis said at a Senate hearing in Washington. Show More Summary
Jim Cramer does not like exchange traded funds. On CNBC Mad Money, Cramer railed against ETFs, claiming that “they often create enormous distortions that can obliterate even the best of stocks” and questioned the vehicles’ diversification benefits. Investors should buy single stocks — the best in a growing sector — and avoid baskets that may contain […]
Palestinians are both scared and skeptical of the prospect of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman going through with his threat to seize money from the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Palestinian National Fund (PNF),...Show More Summary
President Donald Trump is living up to his campaign promises with a preliminary budget that puts heavy focus on defense funding and cuts back support for other things like science, health and education. The impact of these cuts will echo through the economy.
Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates. Published in the journal Environmental Science...Show More Summary
We present the latest weekly anecdote, From Eric Peters, CIO Of One River Asset Management “You know what I dislike about my own argument?” asked the CIO. “I sound defensive, like I can’t accept I’m wrong.” We all know that guy, and rarely want to be him. Show More Summary
The pleasantries, lack of handshake between Trump and Merkel notwithstanding, are officially over. One day after Trump returned to his favorite medium to slam Germany for abusing NATO's funding scheme, and US defense spending generosity, accusing Germany of owing "vast sums" of money to both NATO and the US, Germany has struck back. Show More Summary
In order to pay for a 50-percent increase to the nation's defense budget, the Trump administration this week proposed to cut funds from a number of other government areas -- including $6.2 billion, or 13 percent, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development...
President Trump released his first budget proposal Thursday morning, which called for significant increases to defense spending, funded in large...
The president proposed cutting funding for arts programs in an effort to increase defense spending.
President Donald Trump's 2018 budget outline includes an almost 10 percent hike in defense spending, which already surpasses that of the next seven countries combined. Overall Pentagon funding would swell from about $583 billion budgeted...Show More Summary
Much outrage has already arisen regarding the Trump administration’s proposed budget, which would slash major endowments for the arts and PBS (among many, many other things) in favor of defense spending and…well, that’s it, really. And while this budget is not yet a foregone conclusion, it’s likely that arts funding ... More »
Under the proposals to be released Thursday morning, Department of Defense will get a 9 percent increase, while funding to the EPA will be cut by 31 percent.
President Donald Trump proposed a $1.1 trillion budget. It would increase defense spending by $54 billion but other departments would see huge spending cuts. Funding for 19 agencies would be eliminated. Here are the biggest winners and losers. Show More Summary
President Donald Trump is officially at war with the arts. Late Wednesday night, the president released his budget proposals for the federal government’s spending in 2018. Apart from directing more funds to military and defense programs,...Show More Summary
The budget calls for $30 billion in new Defense Department spending and billions more for homeland security funds.
Donald Trump on Thursday will reveal his budget proposal for 2018, slashing spending for the departments of Agriculture, Labor and State, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, while increasing defense spending by $54 billion, the Washington Post reports. The proposal, entitled “America...
President Trump’s budget for 2018 will slash funding on everything from Big Bird to foreign aid, while boosting support for the Pentagon and the construction of a border wall, the White House said Wednesday. Trump is releasing his first “budget blueprint” Thursday morning, providing the clearest glimpse yet at his Administration’s war on the so-called…
On November 20th, Governor Andrew Cuomo stood at the pulpit of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem and delivered a rousing address. Citing his own family’s immigrant past—a grandfather who’d come to the US with little more than an unshakeable belief in “the promise of America”—Cuomo vowed to protect New York’s immigrants from the administration of Donald Trump. [ more › ]