Ask your average American whether the defense budget should go up or down in 2013, and by how much, and they’ll tell you to cut spending by a whopping 18 percent. Ask your average member of Congress the same question, and no matter which party they’re from, you’ll likely hear that defense spending should barely budge from where it is right now. Read full article >>

Sections:  news   politics   
RELATED ARTICLES
  • Portman among 47 GOP senators to sign letter to Iran
    WASHINGTON — In a move Democrats denounced as trying to sabotage the Obama administration’s foreign policy, Sen. Rob Portman and 46 other Senate Republicans yesterday warned Iran’s leadership that any agreement to limit Tehran’s apparent efforts to build a nuclear bomb would need Senate approval to stay in effect beyond 2016. More
  • Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan
    Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents. More
  • Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers
    The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
  • Coalition on immigration bill clears first testsCoalition on immigration bill clears first tests
    The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes Thursday, turning back challenges from conservative critics as the Senate Judiciary Committee refined legislation to secure the nation's borders and offer eventual citizenship to millions living illegally in the United States. More
  • Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan
    House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
BING NEWS:
  • Americans are still not 'taxed enough already' (TEA)
    While that is above the historical level of 17.4 percent dating back to 1974, it's well below the 20 percent level reached during the only five times Washington balanced its budget since 1969. The spending ... The GOP's slash-and-burn budget isn't just ...
    04/15/2014 - 12:01 am | View Link
  • ‘I wanted to show Americans what they’re paying for’–Max Blumenthal on why he wrote ‘Goliath’
    Max Blumenthal: I wrote this book because I wanted to show Americans what they’re paying for. Every American’s relationship ... is in the hands of the American people and Washington. And while Israel plants non-indigenous trees over destroyed ...
    10/30/2013 - 5:20 am | View Link
  • U.S. sees highest poverty spike since the 1960s, leaving 50 million Americans poor as government cuts billions in spending... so does that mean there's no way out?
    The private sector isn't going to fix these neighborhoods ... The cuts, which will also hit U.S. defense spending, were designed two years ago as an incentive for lawmakers to avoid a standoff over the federal debt and a potential government shutdown.
    04/2/2013 - 3:03 am | View Link
  • Defense cuts find plenty of love with public
    A vast majority of Americans from across the political spectrum think significant reductions in defense spending are in order ... The results of the survey come as lawmakers and other Washington insiders are convening a number of hearings and meetings ...
    07/17/2012 - 9:49 am | View Link
  • Americans want to slash defense spending, but Washington isn’t listening
    “It’s a sizable gap—perhaps even a missile-sized gap,” suggested R. Jeffrey Smith, an editor at the Center for Public Integrity and former Washington Post reporter, unveiling the findings Thursday morning at the Stimson Center. On average, Smith ...
    05/11/2012 - 3:04 am | View Link
  • More
BING SEARCH:
  • Antiwar Radio with Scott Horton – Interviews of foreign ...
    [audio:http://dissentradio.com/radio/12_07_05_scott.mp3] Scott says goodbye to Antiwar.com. MP3 here. (1:50) Scott Horton is the former host of Antiwar Radio.
    04/25/2016 - 1:57 pm | View Website
  • Reagan 2020
    ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON NATIONAL SECURITY. February 26, 1986. My fellow Americans: I want to speak to you this evening about my highest duty as President: to ...
    04/25/2016 - 12:32 pm | View Website
  • Political Commentary and Opinion | Washington Examiner
    Political opinion and commentary from inside and outside the Beltway.
    04/25/2016 - 7:24 am | View Website
  • U.S. News | National News
    ABC News reports on United States politics, crime, education, legal stories, celebrities, weather, the economy and more
    04/24/2016 - 9:08 pm | View Website
  • The Absurd Costs of American Health Care
    By Dr. Mercola. Americans spend twice as much on health care per capita than any other country in the world; in fact according to a series of studies by the ...
    04/24/2016 - 5:33 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Politics News