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Mattis testified this year, "No enemy in the field has done more to harm the combat readiness of our military than sequestration." (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Jim Mattis: Congress should get back in defense budget 'driver's seat'

By Jamie McIntyre, Travis J. Tritten |
Mattis testified this year, "No enemy in the field has done more to harm the combat readiness of our military than sequestration."

The accounting fraud behind the debt ceiling

By Sheila Weinberg |

For all the stories we saw about Trump's budget deal, very few hinted at the dishonest accounting tricks behind the granite façade of the Tr...

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Mick Mulvaney walks back Trump's idea of forgiving Puerto Rico's debt

By Pete Kasperowicz |

Mulvaney said he took Trump's comments to mean that Puerto Rico will have to address its huge debt problem.

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Trump to Puerto Rico: 'You've thrown our budget a little out of whack'

By Gabby Morrongiello |

"I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we've spent a lot of money," Trump said, making...

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