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Mccain-022717.jpg President Donald Trump's first budget proposal calls for a $54 billion increase in defense spending, but Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., argued Monday that even more is needed. McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, noted Trump's defense budget request for $603 billion would be...

GeorgeBush-022717.jpg While President Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked the media in his early days in the White House, former President George W. Bush argued that a free press is "indispensable to democracy." Bush was asked about the role of the media in an interview with NBC's "Today" show on Monday after Trump recently...

Trump3-022717.jpg President Donald Trump's first budget proposal will include a substantial increase in defense spending, the White House revealed on Monday. White House budget officials told reporters Trump's budget would include a $54 billion increase in defense spending and a matching reduction in spending on domestic programs and foreign aid.

SeanSpicer-022717.jpg Amid President Donald Trump's repeated warnings about the threats posed by leaking information to the media, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is reportedly cracking down on members of his own staff. Spicer held a meeting with about a dozen of his communications staffers last week to express...

The theft of American intellectual property (IP) cost the U.S. economy as much as $600 billion a year, the bipartisan, independent Commission on the Theft of Intellectual Property (IP Commission) says. The theft of American intellectual property (IP) remains a systemic threat to the U.S. economy,...

Trump-nuclear-022717.jpg Greenpeace International has come out with sharp criticism of US President Donald Trump's statement calling for maintaining the United States' dominance among the world's nuclear powers. Commenting on President Trump's remarks that the US has fallen behind on its nuclear capacity and that he wants...

Trump1-022717.jpg Donald Trump's approval rating is comparatively low for a newly inaugurated US President, according to a new poll. According to a poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, published Sunday, only 44 percent approve of Trump's performance as president. 48 percent disapprove, while 8 percent say...

Moonlight-Oscar2017-022717.jpg "Moonlight," the coming-of-age drama directed by Barry Jenkins, won the best picture Oscar 2017 award defeating strong favorite "La La Land" after a shocking mix-up in the announcement at the 89th Academy Awards Sunday night. At first, "La La Land" which won six trophies including best director and actress, was incorrectly declared the best film by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. However,in the m

PriceWaterhouseCooper, which is responsible for counting the Oscar award ballots, apologized for the mix-up while announcing the winner of the best picture category at the 89th Academy Awards Sunday night. At first, "La La Land" which won six trophies including best director and actress, was incorrectly...

Oscars2017-moonlight-022717.jpg "Moonlight," the coming-of-age drama directed by Barry Jenkins, won best picture at the 89th Academy Awards, after a last minute fiasco that mistakenly awarded the top honor to "La La Land" initially. Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Award for "Manchester By The Sea," while Emma Stone took away the Best Actress Award for her performance in La La Land.

trump4-022417.jpg President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday continuing his efforts to eliminate government regulations he believes are killing jobs and driving companies out of the country. The executive order directs each federal agency to establish a task force to identify unnecessary regulations.

trump3-022417.jpg Continuing his assault on the press, President Donald Trump on Friday accused the media of making up sources in order to report false stories about his administration. Trump told the crowd at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that "fake news" is the enemy of the people, reiterating a recent claim.

flags-022417.jpg President Donald Trump has called the North American Free Trade Agreement the "worst trade deal in history," but a new Gallup poll found that Americans are split on whether the deal has been good or bad for the U.S. The poll found that 48 percent of Americans think NAFTA has been good for the U.S., while 46 percent think it has been bad for the country.

Lifeexpectancy-022317.jpg Life expectancy at birth in the U.S. is already lower than most other developed nations and is now projected to fall further behind by 2030, according to a new study. It also suggests that by 2030, national female life expectancy in South Korea could break the 90 year barrier.

Trump1-022417.jpg President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Friday over its inability to prevent leaks of classified information following media reports of contact between the White House and the law enforcement agency. Trump suggested that the ongoing leaks that have plagued his new administration represent a threat to national security.

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