Government budgets

April 23, 2019 - 8:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's budget performance in 2018 was better than expected following some revenue-boosting measures by the government. According to the country's statistical agency, Greece recorded a primary budget surplus, which excludes the cost of servicing the country's vast public debt...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2019 file photo, a sign is shown during a news conference to reintroduce "Medicare for All" legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The financial condition of the government’s bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remain shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026. That’s the word from the latest report by the government’s overseers of Medicare and Social Security, which paints a sobering picture of the programs, though it’s relatively unchanged from last year’s update. Social Security would become insolvent in 2035, one year later than previously estimated. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 22, 2019 - 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial condition of the government's bedrock retirement programs for middle- and working-class Americans remains shaky, with Medicare pointed toward insolvency by 2026, according to a report Monday by the government's overseers of Medicare and Social Security. It paints a...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members killed or disabled while on duty, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday. The move comes after President Donald Trump and Republican state lawmakers criticized a...
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, second left, shakes hands with Governor General Peter Cosgrove as he leaves Government House in Canberra, Thursday, April 11, 2019, after a meeting to dissolve parliament and head for a Federal Election. (Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 4:12 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday called a May 18 election that will be fought on issues including climate change, asylum seekers and economic management. "We live in the best country in the world," Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters after advising the...
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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 10, 2019 - 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress and the Russia probe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says he thinks "spying did occur" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may...
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FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. On Wednesday, April 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for March. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 10, 2019 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government reported a $146.9 billion deficit in March, causing annual debt to rise 15% for the first half of the budget year compared to the same period in 2018. The Treasury Department said Wednesday in its monthly report that the fiscal year deficit has so far...
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April 09, 2019 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Democrats are opposing a budget measure backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House party-leaders, saying not enough money is included for liberal priorities. The proposal would increase spending for both the Pentagon and domestic agencies. Progressives such as Rep...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack says Hollings died early Saturday, April 6, 2019. (AP Photo/APTN, File)
April 07, 2019 - 2:38 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman...
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, addresses a Joint Meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, having been invited by the bipartisan leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first address to Congress by a NATO head, Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday acknowledged serious divisions within the alliance and called for bigger defense budgets to cope with global challenges such as Russian assertiveness, the core reason NATO was created in Washington 70...
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Thailand's Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, thanks people for their support Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing Thanathorn of sedition and aiding criminals. The Future Forward Party ran a strong third in the elections last month that were also contested by a pro-military party. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
April 03, 2019 - 7:44 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals, a move that its target described as politically motivated. The party, Future Forward, ran a strong third in elections last month that were also...
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