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Mar 24 2023
Biden visits Canada to discuss immigration, defense spending, Ukraine
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrived in Ottawa on Thursday for a two-day visit to the U.S.’s northern neighbor. The two attended a gathering hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Trudeau at their private residence on Thursday evening, said John Kirby, the coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council, in a press briefing. But Biden andDeseret News
Mar 16 2023
Defense Department Spends $130,000 A Day On Unused Border Wall Materials: Report
The Department of Defense (DoD) reportedly spends about $130,000 a day on border wall materials that are sitting in storage.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that the cancelation of the border wall contracts by the Biden administration in 2021 “left a variety of excess materials” and the “total costs to store, maintain, and secure allThe Daily Wire
Mar 14 2023
‘Watershed’ $1 trillion defense budget on the horizon
The $1 trillion American defense budget is in sight.
The U.S. government will spend that much on defense soon — maybe within just a couple of years, if recent trends continue.
The U.S. government is spending just 3 percent of America’s gross domestic product on defense, Pentagon Comptroller Mike McCord told reporters Monday — about half the share of U.S. wealth that theRoll Call
Mar 23 2023
Biden, Trudeau Meeting to Focus on Ukraine, Canadian Defense Strategy
President Biden will make his first official trip to Canada since his time as vice president at the end of the Obama administration. OTTAWA—President Biden will make his first visit to Canada as president Thursday for talks with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that are expected to focus on the war in Ukraine and a U.S. push for Canada to bolster its northern defenses and spend more on itsWall Street Journal (News)
Nov 30 2022
Russia to Ramp Up Defense Spending as Putin's Campaign Falters
Russia will be ramping up its defense spending in 2023, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Wednesday, as President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine continues to falter.
Shoigu said the country's state defense orders would increase in 2023 to nearly 1.5 times this year's figure, Russia's state-run news agency Interfax reported.
The amount of funding for Russia's stateNewsweek
Mar 26 2023
With depth and defense, San Diego State keeps surprising
The fifth-seeded Aztecs have made it this far — to the Elite Eight, a first for the program, and now have a chance to extend that history-making run to the Final Four if they beat No. 6 seed Creighton on Sunday in the South Region final — because of their depth. And that depth enables San Diego State to play with the frenetic defensive intensity that took down top-seeded Alabama in the SweetWashington Post
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Defense SpendingThe Heritage Foundation
Mar 20 2023
House passes abortion legal defense bill
Democrats look to provide legal shield for patients who may be targeted by other states for getting legal abortions in Minnesota. Example video title will go here for this video ST PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota lawmakers Monday moved to provide legal protections for patients and providers who risk being targeted by other states for legal abortions performed in this state. Rep. Esther Agbaje, aKARE11
Mar 20 2023
Georgia county spends $1.2 million to avoid spending money on sheriff deputy’s gender-affirming care
When a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia’s Houston County sought surgery as part of her gender transition, local officials refused to change the department’s health insurance plan to cover it, citing cost as the primary reason. In the years that followed, the central Georgia county paid a private law firm nearly $1.2 million to fight Sgt. Anna Lange in federal court — far more than it would haveAlterNet
Mar 06 2023
The Boomer spending boost
What explains this year's pop in consumer spending? Boomers might be at least partially to blame.
The big picture: Social security recipients (of which retirees make up an overwhelming share) received an 8.7% cost-of-living adjustment this year — the single-largest increase in more than four decades. That is helping support spending, according to new research from Bank of America.Axios