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U.S. House Readies For Battle Over Fighter Engine: 05/24/2010

Andrea Shalal-Esa - Reuters

General Electric Co (GE.N) and Britain's Rolls Royce (RR.L) on Monday stepped up a drive to safeguard their alternate F-35 fighter engine as lawmakers introduced an amendment that would cut $485 million of funding for the embattled program in fiscal year 2011.The U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, defying ...


The True Cost Of Oil: 05/22/2010

Anita Dancs - Dollars & Sense

When Americans pull up to the pump, the price they pay for a gallon of gas does not begin to reflect the true costs of extracting, transporting, and burning that gallon of fuel.


Tomgram, Christopher Hellman, Is The Pentagon Finally Overmatched?: 05/20/2010

Chris Hellman - TomDispatch.com

When it comes to the Pentagon and the U.S. military, wherever you look, there's money being handed out. Wildly and in staggering amounts. Early this month, for instance, the U.S. Army announced that it had awarded KBR, the private contractor which was once part of Halliburton, a contract worth up ...


Veterans Demand Peace: 05/19/2010

- Western Front

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National Priorities Project Says Cost Of War Set To Hit Trillion Dollar Mark: 05/19/2010

Alan Gray - News Blaze

The National Priorities Project "Cost of War" counter, that counts the total money appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will reach the $1 trillion mark by the end of this month.


Bullets And Bombs Are Bringing Destruction To Foreign Lands And To America: 05/18/2010

Michael Payne - OpEdNews

Can bullets and bombs cause severe destruction in foreign lands and in America at the same time? Is that not impossible? It's not only possible, but it's happening right before our eyes. While bullets and bombs are raining destruction upon the nations of Afghanistan and Pakistan they are also, in ...


Tough Budget Choices Non-Security Discretionary Programs Are Being Squeezed By Our Nation's Rising Military Spending: 05/17/2010

Chris Hellman - Institute for Policy Studies

With the health-care legislation completed and the climate-change debate derailed by the BP oil disaster, Congress should get to work on the federal budget. Yet Capitol Hill has been slow to tackle this perennial challenge. Even though entitlement programs--Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security--and other mandatory spending absorb two-thirds of the ...


War Costs Nears Trillion Dollar Mark: 05/17/2010

Jackie Bruno - 22 News

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - According to the National Priorities Project, we'll reach the trillion dollar mark for money spent on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on May 30th of this year.


Cheney On Gay Marriage: 'Freedom For Everyone': 05/14/2010

- Associated Press / MSNBC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday he supports gays being able to marry but believes states, not the federal government, should make the decision.


Gourmet Eating With Food Stamps: 05/14/2010

- Decline of the Empire

Every month the BLS announces the latest the unemployment number. Every quarter, the BEA tells us what GDP was in the previous quarter. These are the headline numbers, the ones you're most likely to hear about. A statistic you're not likely to see on the Front Page is the number ...