The Congressional Progressive Caucus' plan "invests in our neglected infrastructure, ends the systematic inequality in our tax system by making corporations pay their fair share, and stops the rising cost of drugs."
The spending priorities of everyday citizens are not reflected in the massive federal budget, according to a survey of 1,000 Americans taken in December.
A river of taxpayer money fills the coffers of defense contractors, not the pockets of armed forces members.
The Pentagon is awaiting final word from the president on a proposal to send nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Truthdig's editor in chief says the president is playing into the hands of the military-industrial complex by "jacking up the defense budget."
More than a generation after defeating the Soviet Union in the Cold War, the United States seems to be emulating some of the worst aspects of its former rival superpower.
The president spoke at a North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit in Brussels on Thursday morning, scolding member countries for "not paying what they should be paying."
President Obama wants to raise the Pentagon’s budget for fiscal year 2016 by $35 billion more than the law currently allows. Sen. John McCain wants to see Obama's $35 billion and raise him $17 billion more.
Somehow U.S. lawmakers have used a defense spending bill to sell Native American burial ground to mining giant Rio Tinto. Yay, capitalism!