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Defense Spending The Top Priority, Critics Fear: 05/30/2010

Yana Kunichoff - truthout

As the United States retains its place as the world's largest defense spender for another year, and the Cost of War counter inches toward the $1 trillion mark, community activists bemoan the priorities of the Obama administration.


Ohio Share Of Iraq, Afghan Trillion War Costs Better Spent On Quality Of Life, Research Group Says (Sic) : 05/29/2010

John Michael Spinelli - Examiner

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At mid-morning Sunday, on Memorial Day weekend when the nation remembers and honors those who have given their full measure in service to their nation, the Cost of War counter will roll over to $1 trillion, the total amount of funds appropriated by Congress since 2003 to ...


Plight Of Black Poor Worsens: 05/29/2010

Sherwood Ross - OpEdNews / Veterans Today

"The conditions now, in my view, are unquestionably worse in the inner cities," attorney and civil rights stalwart David Ginsburg told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Education is worse. Housing is worse. Unemployment is worse. We now have a drug problem that we didn't have in 1967 and 1968. There are ...


The Cost Of War: 05/28/2010

Krista Brewer - Georgia WAND

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Crossing The $1 Trillion Cost Of War: 05/28/2010

- Common Dreams

ORTHAMPTON, Mass. - May 28 - On May 30, 2010, at 10:06am, the National Priorities Project Cost of War counter - designed to count the total money appropriated for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars - will reach the $1 trillion mark.


What Have We Bought With $1 Trillion?: 05/28/2010

Rep. Jan Schakowsky - Huffington Post

As of 10:06 on Sunday, May 30th, we will have spent $1 trillion in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Brave New Foundation Releases 'How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?': 05/26/2010

- Democratic Underground

Brave New Foundation Releases 'How Would You Spend $1 Trillion?' to Highlight $1 Trillion Spent on Iraq and Afghanistan Wars


$1 Trillion For Wars Makes No Sense By Any Measure: 05/25/2010

Mary Zerkel - Huffington Post

What is $1 trillion really worth?


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.