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White House to Propose $54B Defense Spending Increase Padres may be awful but could be interesting (Yahoo Sports)

news The White House is expected to release a 'budget blueprint' Monday afternoon, adding $54 billion in defense and security funding while cutting that amount from 'lower priority programs' across government agencies. 'We're going to do more with less,' President Trump said Monday of the cuts to other departments. The budget blueprint marks the first step in what will be a lengthy negotiations process between the White House and Capitol Hill, with multiple rounds of discussions expected on the budget's specifics. Don't forget to tune in to MSNBC all day for updates and analysis.

MLB writer Tim Brown lets us know if there's any hope for the San Diego Padres in 2017.


Will the Academy — and the Internet — Ever Forgive PwC for Its Oscars Flub? Raptors suffer huge blow with Lowry surgery (Yahoo Sports)

news #Envelopegate is a giant headache for accounting firm PwC. They just had to get the right name in the right envelope, say experts.

Raptors suffer huge blow with Lowry surgery. (AP)

Toronto will be without its All-Star point guard for an extended period of time as it tries to dethrone LeBron James and Cleveland in the Eastern Conference.


'Moonlight' Makes History as 1st LGBTQ Best Picture Winner Georges St-Pierre is just what UFC needs (Yahoo Sports)

news The film's historic win at the 89th annual Academy Awards gives hope to the black and gay communities.

Georges St.-Pierre

Before he walked away from the sport, St-Pierre was a star of the highest magnitude. Now that he’s returned, who should he fight first?


George W. Bush: Free Press 'Indispensable to Democracy' Will Dominican Republic repeat as WBC champs? (Yahoo Sports)

news George W. Bush said 'we all need answers' on Trump campaign contacts with Russia but stopped short of calling for special prosecutor.

The Dominican Republic has its sights set on another WBC championship. (AP)

This well-rounded team has an opportunity to repeat history by joining Japan as back-to-back WBC champions.


Trump's Cabinet: What You Need to Know About the People Leading the Country Polian: Neither Moss nor Owens deserve HOF (Yahoo Sports)

news NBC News looks at Trump's Cabinet: Who they are, what their position means, and whether they've been confirmed.

Bill Polian. (AP)

Former GM Bill Polian, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015, said that if it were up to him neither Terrell Owens nor Randy Moss would be enshrined.




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Why U.S. Engagement Policy Is The Correct One

Invariably, when one thinks of the efficacy of a nation’s military, the mind’s eye is drawn to the ability of that country to deliver a \"warhead onto the forehead\" of their enemies. Indeed, owing to the Pentagon’s slick packaging of the First Gulf War, modern conflict, in the American mind, became synonymous with high-tech toys, grainy videos of successful missile shots, and a quick resolution of hostilities.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

In a Five to Four Decision, Voting Just Got Harder

In a five to four decision along party lines, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Shelby County v. Holder case. The ruling, believed by many sets the nation back decades in Civil Rights, while others see it as the fault of Congress dropping the ball on updating the act when it should have years ago.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 

 
 
 
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