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Avis and Budget dump the NRA

A pair of major car rental companies are the latest to sever ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). Both Avis and Budget, car rental companies operated by the same parent company, offered up to 25 percent off base rate to NRA members. On Friday, the parent company, Avis Budget Group, announced those benefits would […]

Trump's Budget Is a Bonanza for Hawks

Christopher A. Preble Security, North America Over the next five years, the Trump administration expects to spend $3.6 trillion on the nation’s military. The Trump administration released its budget for FY 2019 on Monday, and the reviews are in: military spending advocates are pleased and deficit hawks are dismayed. Show More Summary

Trump’s Aid Cuts Risk Radicalizing a New Generation of Palestinians, Official Says

Donald Trump’s cuts to the United Nations refugee aid budget are putting more than 1 million lives at risk and threaten to radicalize a new generation of Palestinians, according to the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency.

Republicans Don't Want to Waste Money on Arts and Humanities that Could Pay for Donald Trump's Golf Trips

Donald Trump is proposing to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, as noted in a NYT column today. Each agency received just under $150 million in the 2017 budget, an amount that is equal to just under 0.004 percent of total spending. Show More Summary

A Russian troll factory had a $1.25 million monthly budget to interfere in the 2016 US election

The office of the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election announced charges Friday against 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russia entities. Among the entities are the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a troll...Show More Summary

Paul Krugman: The Bad Faith of Republicans Is Endless

Let's stop pretending the GOP ever cared about the national debt. Earlier this week, the Trump administration released a $4.4 trillion budget proposal that calls for a massive increase in military spending along with cuts to programs for food stamps and basic school safety, among other essential social services. Show More Summary

Trump's Budget Will Destroy National Parks

Lies, damned lies, and "fantasy" White House budget proposals

Trump is proposing cutting 248 weather forecasters from tornado alley — and red-state Oklahoma is freaking out

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Oklahoma voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and now the Republican leader is hitting back against his most loyal supporters, KFOR news reported. In his budget, Trump has proposed gutting the National Weather Service in an area of the country that depends on forecasters and...

Trump’s budget would make mass shootings even more common

last weekNews : The Raw Story

As a Florida community reels from the nation’s latest mass shooting—the 18th school shooting in the first 45 days of 2018—President Donald Trump is pushing for a new federal budget that would call for cuts to programs that aim to keep guns out of the hands of people with criminal records. The...

AANA Responds to President Trump's Proposed FY2019 Budget

In response to the release of President Donald Trump's proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has grave concerns about its potential far-reaching impact on the nation's nursing workfo...

ALARMING: Colorado GOP Stoke the Flames of Discrimination Against LGBTQ People and Other Minorities

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, called on Republican members of the Colorado General Assembly’s Joint Budget Committee toShow More Summary

Trump Wants To Fire 248 National Weather Service Forecasters

The White House budget proposal follows a record-smashing year of weather disasters.

Trump’s “Let Them Eat Cake” Moment Couldn’t Get More Stupid

In yet another eye-popping move, this week President Donald Trump called for sharply cutting and bizarrely restructuring the nation’s flagship program for providing food aid to to poor people. His 2019 budget proposal takes aim at the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. SNAP helps keep one in four US children and millions of […]

Trump Budget Proposes To Begin Shutting Down The National Endowment For The Arts

According to the new budget proposal, the NEA’s budget would be cut down to $29 million, and the NEH’s budget would be reduced to $42 million. Both organizations are currently budgeted at around $150 million; they account for well under 1 percent of the government’s budget. “The Budget proposes to begin shutting down NEA in […]

Trump wants more pipelines and fewer rangers in national parks

President Trump’s budget released Monday recommends extreme staffing cuts of nearly 2,000 National Park Service rangers at a time when national park visitation is at an all-time high. The president’s budget proposes a drastic 16 percent cut to the Department of the Interior, which houses the National Park Service, and a cut of seven percent […]

Trump Wants to Replace Food Stamps With Food Boxes

The “USDA America’s Harvest Box” would include canned fruits and vegetables Trump’s new budget proposal includes major cuts to the nation’s food stamp program, (now known as SNAP). POTUS wants to slash cash payments to program recipients,...Show More Summary

THE CRASH: Like so much else in Washington, the national debt is speeding out of control with no wo…

THE CRASH: Like so much else in Washington, the national debt is speeding out of control with no working brakes and no one apparently at the wheel. Well, Trump’s budget cuts $3 Trillion in spending over 10 years. So that’s something. But yeah, there’s no political pressure to bring the debt under control, and when […]

Trump budget abandons fiscal conservatism — and so does hypocritical GOP

Remember Republicans’ enduring commitment over most of our lifetimes to eliminate the federal budget deficit and trim the national debt? Well, forget it. In fact, with the GOP controlling the … Click to Continue »

Trump proposes ending federal funding for PBS and National Public Radio

Donald Trump has again proposed eliminating federal funding for news outlets like National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS). A newly unveiled budget proposal would stem the flow of public dollars to the Corporation...Show More Summary

Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Would Slash Arts Funding in Attempt to Close NEA and NEH

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Just like last year, Trump's budget proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The post Trump’s Proposed 2019 Budget Would Slash Arts Funding in Attempt to Close NEA and NEH appeared first on Hyperallergic.

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