Top air combat commander against splitting up F-35 ownership

(link to post)The leader of Air Combat Command told Congress on Wednesday that he does not support part of the Senate’s defense policy bill that would put services in charge of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter once it progresses past a certain point. Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle said he is against the part of the…

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Healthcare spending rising faster than inflation

(link to post)U.S. spending on healthcare in the Obamacare era is growing faster than inflation, on track to make up one-fifth of the economy by 2025. The latest health spending data indicate that in the first few years of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, there has been a moderate decline in the number of uninsured…

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Healthcare spending rising faster than inflation

(link to post)U.S. spending on healthcare in the Obamacare era is growing faster than inflation, on track to make up one-fifth of the economy by 2025. The latest health spending data indicate that in the first few years of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, there has been a moderate decline in the number of uninsured…

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Trump doesn't mind being 'free agent' if Senate GOP majority falls

(link to post)What does Donald Trump think about Republicans maintaining their Senate majority? “Well, I’d like them to do that. But I don’t mind being a free agent, either,” Trump replied when that question was posed to him. As the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump is set to become the titular head of the party…

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Trump doesn't mind being 'free agent' if Senate GOP majority falls

(link to post)What does Donald Trump think about Republicans maintaining their Senate majority? “Well, I’d like them to do that. But I don’t mind being a free agent, either,” Trump replied when that question was posed to him. As the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump is set to become the titular head of the party…

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Republican introduces Social Security reform that would raise revenue

(link to post)An outgoing conservative House Republican introduced legislation Wednesday that would reform Social Security to stabilize its finances, partly by raising tax revenue, despite Republican opposition to tax hikes. The bill’s author, Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, has said he will retire at the end of this year. The reform plan is co-sponsored by…

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Republican introduces Social Security reform that would raise revenue

(link to post)An outgoing conservative House Republican introduced legislation Wednesday that would reform Social Security to stabilize its finances, partly by raising tax revenue, despite Republican opposition to tax hikes. The bill’s author, Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin, has said he will retire at the end of this year. The reform plan is co-sponsored by…

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Senate confirms first female Librarian of Congress

(link to post)The Senate voted 74-18 to confirm Carla D. Hayden to become the Librarian of Congress over the objections of some GOP conservatives. Hayden currently heads the Baltimore public library. She’ll replace David S. Mao, who has served as acting librarian after James H. Billington retired in October. Hayden will be the first female…

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Senate confirms first female Librarian of Congress

(link to post)The Senate voted 74-18 to confirm Carla D. Hayden to become the Librarian of Congress over the objections of some GOP conservatives. Hayden currently heads the Baltimore public library. She’ll replace David S. Mao, who has served as acting librarian after James H. Billington retired in October. Hayden will be the first female…

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Historians launch Facebook page denouncing Trump

(link to post)The Facebook page “Historians on Donald Trump” has emerged as a new medium for historians to voice their opposition to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Historians Ken Burns and David McCullough created the page after Burns gave the commencement address at Stanford University on June 12. In that speech, Burns called Trump “glaringly…

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