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  • Lawmakers Battle Over Veterans Health Funding

    A complicated fight over spending on a veterans health program is throwing a wrench into the congressional appropriations process for 2019. The showdown could force lawmakers to fall back on another...

  • F-35 Price Drops Below $90 Million: Report

    By Michael Rainey

    The Pentagon has made a preliminary deal with Lockheed Martin for the next batch of F-35 stealth jets, according to a Reuters report from the Farnborough Airshow in England. The “handshake agreement...

  • Immigrant children now housed in a tent encampment under the new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration are shown walking in single file at the facility near the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas

    The US Now Spends $1 Billion a Year Detaining Immigrant Kids

    Detaining immigrant children has become a $1 billion business, the Associated Press reported Friday. Grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “for shelters, foster care and other...

  • Is the War on Poverty Over?

    By Michael Rainey

    The White House declared this week that the war on poverty “is largely over and a success” as it pushes for stiffer work requirements for recipients of federal aid. In a paper released Thursday,...

  • Representative Tom Price has been named secretary of health and human services. 
REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Former HHS Secretary Tom Price Wasted More Than $300,000 on Travel

    By Michael Rainey

    President Trump’s former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price improperly spent at least $341,000 on travel, according to an Inspector General report issued Friday. The IG reviewed 21 trips...

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