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us military spending set to increase for 5th year nearing record highs of iraq war era trump wants 750 billion
US military spending set to increase for 5th year, nearing record highs of Iraq War era.

Trump wants $750 billion for FY 2020
Dems propose $733 billion

Either amount would be highest since WWII, except for height of Iraq War
https://t.co/FL04hBwhrW via @JStein_Vox #budget
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the other report trumps usmca trade agreement would have limited but positive impact on us economy independent
The OTHER report: Trump’s USMCA trade agreement would have limited but positive impact on US economy, independent report says

-GDP ⬆️ $68.2 billion (0.35%)
-Employment ⬆️ 176,000 jobs (0.12%)
-Lower trade deficit w/Mexico by ~$2 billion (3%)
https://t.co/eYYlp8RIMd @davidjlynch
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sunning stat from latest census data without immigration 44 of the us population would be in shrinking countie
Sunning stat from latest Census data: Without immigration, 44% of the U.S. population would be in shrinking counties, instead of the current 27%.

https://t.co/KyFFYgmYCu via @JedKolko #economy
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obama cea chair christina romer calls economy relatively stable economic fluctuations dont follow a regular pa
Obama CEA chair Christina Romer calls economy “relatively stable”

“Economic fluctuations don’t follow a regular pattern and expansions don’t simply die of old age. Something has to knock us away from full employment...right now...the US economy appears to be relatively stable.”
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new a recession looks less likely in 2020 boosting trumps reelection chances if unemployment is still 35 to 4
NEW: A recession looks less likely in 2020, boosting Trump’s reelection chances

“If unemployment is still 3.5 to 4% and gas is still ~$2.75 and the stock market is still near a record high...Trump wins or it’s close."
https://t.co/V5xyOqkiuZ #election #economy
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why is so popular obama campaigned on hope and trump campaigned on fear i think mayor pete may campaign on car
Why is @PeteButtigieg so popular?

“Obama campaigned on hope, and Trump campaigned on fear. I think Mayor Pete may campaign on ‘care.’” - Carolyn Engelhard of UVa

https://t.co/4clS1sSYS5 via @byamberphillips
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as wages in the us rise black workers see the smallest gains via
As wages in the US rise, Black workers see the smallest gains.

https://t.co/gnARELM3Cu #jobs #wages via @EricMorath @SooOh
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bernie sanders is getting a lot of applause and cheers at this town hall in bethlehem pa massive cheers for i
Bernie Sanders is getting A LOT of applause and cheers at this @FoxNews town hall in Bethlehem, PA.

Massive cheers for: “I believe health care is a human right.”

“We’ve got to raise that minimum wage to a living wage.”

Raising taxes on wealthy and large corporations
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over 100 conservative economists amp business leaders signed a short statement supporting stephen moore for th
Over 100 conservative economists & business leaders signed a short statement supporting Stephen Moore for the Fed. https://t.co/N6mgWTPf4U

It’s telling how different Moore’s list is to the bipartisan list of top economists that backed Kevin Hassett https://t.co/dlnYdtw94h
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stunning stat from the latest new york fed labor market survey the average starting salary for a full time job
Stunning stat from the latest New York Fed labor market survey:
The average starting salary for a full-time job hit $66,415 in March, up from $58,035 this past November.

https://t.co/SFpxkbYGjW #jobs #pay
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jonathan smith 30 saved 30 people last night before he was shot in the neck he might live w the bullet for res
Jonathan Smith, 30, saved ~30 people last night before he was shot in the neck. He might live w/the bullet for rest of his life. #vegasstrip
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andthat s a wrap brazilian president bolsonaro spoke for less than 15 minutes big fail he had the entire world
And...that's a wrap. Brazilian President Bolsonaro spoke for less than 15 minutes. Big fail. He had the entire world watching and his best line was to tell people to come vacation in Brazil.

Bolsonaro is billed as "South American Trump" but he appeared tepid.
#Davos #WEF19
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aarp comes out against the tax bill they are deeply concerned this bill won t leave us with enough for medicar
AARP comes out against the tax bill. They are "deeply concerned" this bill won't leave US with enough $$ for Medicare and Medicaid. They also say the bill will "likely increase taxes" for many older Americans. #TaxBill
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the 1st layoffs from trump s tariffs are here mid continent nail laid off 60 employees june 15th amp expects t
The 1st layoffs from Trump's tariffs are here.

-Mid-Continent Nail laid off 60 employees June 15th & expects to lay off 200 more in coming days.
-Harley-Davidson just announced it will move production (and likely jobs) offshore b/c of tariffs

https://t.co/lUrgWjJ19T
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Heather Long
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breaking a record 7 million americans are 90 days behind on their auto loan payments a red flag for the econom
BREAKING: A record 7 million Americans are 90 days+ behind on their auto loan payments, a red flag for the economy, @NewYorkFed reports.

It's a million more people behind than during the financial crisis era. Many are under 30 years old.
https://t.co/bgpsPgghcK #economy
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wow several current and former trump administration appointees inc rick perry promoted sales of nuclear power
Wow.

Several current and former Trump administration appointees (inc. Rick Perry) promoted sales of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia despite repeated objections from H.R. McMaster and other Nat'l Security Council Members.

https://t.co/8RmjCfF74n @StevenMufson @thamburger
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what makes s perfect 10 this weekend even more inspiring is that she almost quit the sport a few years ago b c
What makes @katelyn_ohashi 's "perfect 10" this weekend even more inspiring is that she almost quit the sport a few years ago b/c she was so burned out from Olympic training.

Today her joy is back.
She took care of herself and found her passion again.

https://t.co/UDHrrIlocK
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Heather Long
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hillsdale college endowment 528 million hillsdale college enrollment 1500 endowment per student over 350000 ea
Hillsdale College endowment: $528 million
Hillsdale College enrollment: ~1,500
Endowment per student = over $350,000 each
Does Senator Pat Toomey really think this college needs a special tax break?
Heather Long
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a big takeaway of 2018 there are still americans left behind even in a strong economy 40 don t have 400 in sav
A big takeaway of 2018 = There are still Americans left behind, even in a 'strong economy'

-40% don't have $400 in savings for an emergency
-45% still rate the economy as 'poor' or 'only fair'
-4.8 million stuck in part-time jobs
-129 suicides/day

https://t.co/PRPUjCRxcT
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Heather Long
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just in us treasury predicts 11 trillion deficit for fy 2019 according to latest monthly treasury statement re
Just in: US Treasury predicts $1.1 trillion deficit for FY 2019, according to latest monthly treasury statement released today.
The deficit was $665.4 billion in FY 2017.

https://t.co/tq8ds3HDFO #debt
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