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New York launches immigrant defense initiative

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

After Trump tweet, Pentagon chief explains NATO funding

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

In Defense of ETFs: A Response To Mad Money’s Jim Cramer

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 say much of the money from PLO fund deemed a terrorist organization by Liberman goes to Israel

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

Trump’s Science Budget Slash Will Impact Business, Too

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.

Study: Natural Gas Power Plants Emit up to 120 Times More Methane Than Previously Estimated

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

Hedge Fund CIO: "The Odds Of Trump Succeeding Are Zero In The Absence Of A New War"

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

Germany Slams Trump's Claim That It Owes "Vast Sums" To NATO And The U.S.

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

Trump cuts to HUD rental assistance would affect millennial, urban and black renters most

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...

Dan Rather: People Are Going to Die From Trump's Budget Plan, You Know

President Trump released his first budget proposal Thursday morning, which called for significant increases to defense spending, funded in large...

Federal Funding For NPR Threatened Under Trump's Budget

last weekNews : The Lookout

The president proposed cutting funding for arts programs in an effort to increase defense spending.

Where Trump wants the Pentagon to spend its extra billions

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

Read Julie Andrews’ Passionate Plea to President Trump to Keep Funding the Arts

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 »

Biggest Gainers And Losers In Trump's First Budget

last weekNews : Trending Now

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.

The biggest winners and losers in Trump's proposed budget

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

Celebrities Are Heartbroken Over Trump's Proposed Arts Funding Cuts

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

Trump's proposed budget guts domestic spending to boost military

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The budget calls for $30 billion in new Defense Department spending and billions more for homeland security funds.

Trump’s budget slashes funding for arts and sciences, increases defense spending by $54 billion

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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 Wants to Cut Foreign Aid, Boost Defense Spending

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…

Cuomo's Proposed Immigrant Defense Fund Has Yet To Materialize

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 › ]

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