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  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

    Mnuchin Spins a False Claim About Tax Cuts and the Deficit

    The Congressional Budget Office projected last week that the federal government’s fiscal 2018 deficit would total $782 billion. The final numbers will be released by the Treasury Department, but...

  • Pentagon Grounds All F-35s

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Defense Department grounded all F-35 jets on Thursday, on the heels of a crash on September 28 in South Carolina. Investigators examining the loss of an F-35B, the Marine Corps’ version of...

  • FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump hosts a lunch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan at the White House in Washington

    Trump’s Border Wall: A Christmastime Clash Is Coming

    There won’t be much holiday cheer on Capitol Hill this year, Politico’s Playbook warns : “Over the last few days, we’ve seen a massive ramp-up of the ‘build-the-wall’ rhetoric from key Hill...

  • How GOP Rhetoric on Entitlements Has Changed

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The Washington Post’s David Weigel describes how Republicans have changed their tune on Medicare and, for this year at least, largely abandoned the idea of entitlement reform: “[O]ver eight years,...

  • How the Army ‘Found’ $25 Billion

    By Michael Rainey

    The U.S. Army has been combing through its existing programs to identify potential sources of funding that can be applied to its ambitious modernization program, and according to Army Secretary Mark...

  • U.S. President Trump participates in tour of U.S.-Mexico border wall prototypes near Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California

    Bye-Bye to Trump’s Border Wall?

    President Trump indicated Wednesday that he won’t seek to shut down the government at the end of the month and would sign the spending bills sent to his desk by Congress. By doing so, he might be...

  • U.S. President Trump and Italy's Prime Minister Conte hold joint news conference at the White House in Washington

    Plenty of DC Drama, Just Not About a Shutdown

    The intensifying D.C. dramas this week over Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s fate — both likely to crescendo on Thursday — are overshadowing a...

  • F-35 Bravo Lightning II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for day two of the first phase operational testing in the Atlantic Ocean

    US F-35s Could See Combat Soon

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    The U.S. may send its most expensive weapon system into combat in the coming weeks, according to Pentagon officials who spoke to CNN . The Marine Corps version of the stealth Lightning II – the F-35B...

  • FILE PHOTO: California Governor Brown speaks in Sacramento

    Four States That Will Founder When the Next Recession Hits

    By Orphe Divounguy

    While the U.S. is enjoying stock market highs and steady GDP growth, the current economic expansion — which is currently in year 10 — can’t last forever. Many economists predict the next recession...

  • FILE PHOTO:  U.S. President Trump displays signature after signing tax bill into law at the White House in Washington

    Column of the Day: ‘Why Are Republican Policy Ideas Falling So Flat?’

    By The Fiscal Times Staff

    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that “Republicans have decisively lost the battle of ideas” given that “their major policy moves, on health care, taxes and tariffs, are playing badly...

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