Government Spending

Huge Manafort Payment Reflects Murky Ukraine Politics
www.nytimes.com

How did an organization that reported spending of less than $15 million over two years pay Donald J. Trump’s former campaign chairman $17 million?

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WATCH:  Gov. Christie lounges on a NJ state beach he shut down
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Photos of the New Jersey governor show him spending time with family on a stretch of beach shut down to the public.

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Paul: Senate health bill is 'lit up like a Christmas tree' with spending
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Washington Republicans are taking no July 4 holiday on the Senate’s ObamaCare overhaul bill — with President Trump calling senators and Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul pushing a conservative alternative to the existing measure that he says is “lit up like a Christmas tree” with spending.

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Inside the Health Care Bill: Trump Wanted 'Heart.' He Didn't Get It
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The Senate bill is easy to summarize: It cuts health spending and uses the savings to finance large tax cuts for wealthy Americans and medical companies.

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Trump Signs Order Seeking to Expand Apprenticeship Programs
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will double federal spending on apprenticeships and direct federal agencies to broadly review job-training programs.

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Mattis Takes Aim at Congress for Military-Spending Shortfalls
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis scolded Congress for a lack of leadership when it comes to funding the Pentagon and asked lawmakers to give the Defense Department long-term certainty about its budget.

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Trump Tells NATO to Pay Up for Military
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President Donald Trump issued tough new spending demands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization while withholding public support for a core tenet of the security alliance that an attack on one member nation is an attack on all.

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