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WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 19: A statue of the first United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton stands in front of the U.S. Treasury September 19, 2008 in Washington, DC. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced that the Treasury will insure money market mutual funds as one part of a massive …

Federal Budget Deficit Rises 17 Percent

Spending jumped higher in 2018, so the budget deficit is higher despite a rise in tax revenue. There are no signs that this poses a risk to the Trump boom.

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Pollak: Democrats Opposed Every Policy Boosting the Economy

Former President Barack Obama tried to claim credit for President Donald Trump’s economic success. Obama admitted that the U.S. economy was “great,” but mocked Republicans for calling it a “miracle” after trashing his own economic policies.

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Jerry Brown to Leave Office With $13.5 Billion Rainy Day Fund

California Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted his May revised 2018-2019 budget, which indicates he will leave office in January with the maximum $13.5 billion rainy-day fund. Brown, a liberal Democrat, has complained that no politician should face the type of

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Mo Brooks: I’d Rather Spend Money on Soldiers Than on a Parade

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL) slammed the Senate budget deal and argued that federal dollars should be spent on improving the military and not a military parade. Brooks said, “When you have the kind of

Migrants stand behind a fence at the Nizip refugee camp in Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey, Saturday, April 23, 2016. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials, under pressure to reassess a migrant deportation deal with Turkey, are traveling close to Turkey's border with Syria on Saturday in a …

U.S. to Cut Millions in Aid to Turkey over Misuse, Mismanagement of Funds

The United States government is cutting off millions of dollars worth of aid and is launching a probe into a network of NGO’s, companies, and employees in Turkey that have colluded to overcharge the U.S. government for basic aid it is providing to Turkey, as it settles thousands of Syrian refugees.

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Kids Pay Big Money for AAU Officials’ Bloated Paychecks

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) touts itself as “dedicated exclusively” to amateur sports, but a new investigation shows that the amateurs are floating some awfully big-league paychecks for the union’s officials, including a million-dollar golden parachute to a former president.

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Watch: Jindal, Huckabee Spar Over Spending Records

Republican presidential candidates Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee sparred over their spending records during Tuesday’s GOP undercard presidential debate on Fox Business Network. After Jindal said he was the only candidate who has cut government

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Kamala Harris: Raising Money—and Spending It

In the last three months, California Attorney General Kamala Harris has pulled out all the stops in her campaign for the U.S. Senate, spending $1.4 million of the $1.8 million she raised while amassing another $400,000 in debts.

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Club for Growth and Populist Taxes

Donald Trump is currently involved in a vicious argument with the Club for Growth over tax policy. The Club for Growth is running ads against Trump in Iowa accusing him of several offenses against growth-oriented conservatism, including a proposal to raise taxes. They added a bare-knuckle punch proclaiming Trump to be more liberal than Hillary Clinton, or even Bernie Sanders, and called him “the worst kind of politician.”

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Jeb: W Wasn’t Aggressive Enough In Reigning In Spending

Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that his brother, former President George W. Bush “didn’t control the Republican Congress’ spending” on Tuesday’s broadcast of CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Jeb was asked, “in what

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Ballot Measure Will Require Public Vote on Statewide Spending Projects

Activists enraged by California’s runaway spending have begun a campaign for the “Stop Blanks Check” ballot initiative. The measure, sure to make the ballot next November, thanks to $3 million in contributions and loans from wealthy Stockton-area formers and business owners Dean and Joan Cortopassi, aims to make sure that big-ticket multi-billion dollar spending projects have to be approved by the voters before they can move forward.

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Left Tries to Push Jerry Brown to Spend More

Left-wing Democrats in California are demanding that Governor Jerry Brown increase spending as he attempts to keep the state budget in the black. The battle allows rank-and-file Democrats to pose as champions of various issues dear to their constituents while Brown can be seen as a fiscal moderate.