Government Budgets

US budget deficit sets February record of $234 billion

Mar 22, 2019

US federal budget deficit hits record for month of $234 billion in February

GOP Sen. Enzi proposes modest deficit curbs in new budget

Mar 22, 2019

A senior Senate Republican has unveiled a five-year budget that would modestly curb budget deficits that would soon breach $1 trillion while rejecting President Trump's gimmick of using war funding to sustain big increases for the Pentagon

Marines cut training to fund hurricane costs, border mission

Mar 21, 2019

The U.S. Marine commandant is warning that some unexpected costs are forcing him to cancel training exercises and will degrade combat readiness

Poll: More Americans say too little spending on health

Mar 21, 2019

A growing majority of Americans want greater government spending on health care, and the increase is being driven by both Democrats and Republicans

Frontier attendants, airline reach tentative deal

Mar 20, 2019

Frontier Airlines flight attendants celebrated reaching a tentative contract deal with the Denver-based budget carrier Wednesday, calling off a demonstration by flight attendants from 20 airlines in town for a union convention

Palestinian agency urges donors: Match 2018 funds in 2019

Mar 19, 2019

AP Interview: The head of the U.N. agency that helps 5.3 million Palestinian refugees is urging donors who filled a $446 million hole in its budget last year after the United States drastically cut its contribution to be equally generous this year.

US bristles at Germany's reduced defense budget plans

Mar 18, 2019

The United States is bristling at the suggestion Germany might miss its own defense spending targets, already short of the 2 percent of gross domestic product target agreed by NATO allies

Hungarian leader tussles with EU as corruption concerns rise

Mar 17, 2019

As the Hungarian prime minister's conflicts with the European Union appear headed to a breaking point, calls are increasing for greater scrutiny of his government's spending of EU funds

Where's Mick? Trump acting chief of staff has low-key style

Mar 16, 2019

Where was Mick Mulvaney as the Senate headed toward a showdown vote over President Donald Trump's border wall move? Trump's acting chief of staff was in Las Vegas for an annual getaway with friends and family, a sign of his low-key approach to his job

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Mar 16, 2019

To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon's new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China, China."

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