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Winners and losers in Donald Trump’s first budget plan

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Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Africa to Appalachia — would take big hits, among the many parts of the government he’d put on a crash diet. The budget proposal out Thursday is a White House wish list; it’ll be up to Congress to decide where money goes. If Trump gets his way, there will be more losers…

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Democratic donors, allies offer reward for Donald Trump tax returns

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The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that’s why they can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump‘s refusal to release his. In their suites at the Ritz Carlton hotel, where many are staying during this week’s Democratic convention, and at its auxiliary swanky parties, the supporters of Hillary Clinton are sounding the alarm about Trump’s break with decades of presidential campaign tradition. Clinton put out…

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2 more Florida men face prison in $100 million tax fraud case

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Two more South Florida men are facing prison time for their roles in an estimated $100 million federal income tax fraud scheme that prosecutors are calling one of the nation’s largest. A Fort Lauderdale federal judge is scheduled Wednesday to sentence 27-year-old Harlan Decoste and 25-year-old Andy Cherrelus. Both face a decade or more in prison after pleading guilty to fraud, identity theft and other charges. Three other men were sent to prison Tuesday. The ring was based in a…

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Wounded Warrior founder open to return

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Steve Nardizzi‘s entrepreneurial approach to charity work transformed the Wounded Warrior Project, which began as a shoestring effort to provide underwear and CD players to hospitalized soldiers, into an $800 million fundraising enterprise. It also led to his downfall. A lawyer by training who never served in the military, Nardizzi traded a career in the courts for one helping wounded veterans. He arrived at the Wounded Warrior Project in 2006 after nearly a decade at the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association…

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

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The Supreme Court convened Wednesday to hear arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama‘s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices will try to determine whether the law makes people in all 50 states eligible for federal tax subsidies to cut the cost of insurance premiums. Or does it limit tax credits only to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces? A ruling that limits where subsidies are…

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Criminal investigation launched into the Republican Party of Florida’s credit card abuses

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Federal law enforcement agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the use of American Express cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida to elected officials and staff, according to sources familiar with the probe. The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that The U.S. attorney’s office in Tallahassee, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are all involved in the probe, which grew out of the state investigation into former House Speaker Ray Sansom. He was indicted on criminal charges…

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Criminal investigation launched into the Republican Party of Florida’s credit card abuses

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Federal law enforcement agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the use of American Express cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida to elected officials and staff, according to sources familiar with the probe. The St. Petersburg Times is reporting that The U.S. attorney’s office in Tallahassee, the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service are all involved in the probe, which grew out of the state investigation into former House Speaker Ray Sansom. He was indicted on criminal charges…

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