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US Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve await aerial extraction during an exercise in Iraq. President Trump made an uneasy connection between veterans and violence that experts say is not supported by evidence.

The US has blown past $6 trillion in ‘war on terror’ spending since 2001 — and its cost to taxpayers will keep climbing for decades,...

Back in March, the Pentagon estimated the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria have cost each US taxpayer around $7,623 to date.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says her Green New Deal climate plan would cost at least $10 trillion

"I'm not excited to say we need to spend $10 trillion on climate, but ... it's just the fact of the scenario," she said.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Billionaires who hate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% tax on the superrich are adamant it will hurt the economy — but history suggests othe...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 70% tax on the ultrarich faced quick backlash. But a compelling case can be made that it's an optimal rate for the economy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% tax on the super-rich is more popular than Trump’s tax cuts, new poll shows

According to an INSIDER poll, a plurality of Americans support a 70% tax rate on income over $10 million.

Melania Trump spent $95,000 on a hotel during a one-day visit to Cairo, and she didn’t even sleep there

During first lady Melania Trump's visit to Africa in October, she went to Egypt and spent six hours in Cairo.
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Scott Pruitt gave his aides $66K and $48K raises — and now he’s changing his story about it

During congressional testimony on Thursday, EPA chief Scott Pruitt appeared to change his story regarding steep pay raises given to two of his top staffers, which he originally said he knew nothing about.

Trump wants Congress to do something nearly impossible to give him more power over government spending

Trump wants a line item veto on spending bills, but the Supreme Court already declared the power to be unconstitutional.

$20 billion startup Palantir has claimed victory in its unusual lawsuit against the US Army

Palantir sued for, and won, the right to bid on a huge project, and perhaps opened the door for others.