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Budget Winners, Losers Reflect an Emphasis on Anti-Terrorism

President Bush requested large increases in federal funding for defense, domestic security and foreign aid in an otherwise tight budget submitted Monday. Reflecting his emphasis on fighting terrorism, stabilizing Iraq and Afghanistan and spreading democracy abroad, Bush asked Congress for 4.8% more for the Defense Department, nearly 7% more for the Department of Homeland Security, 17% more for the Justice Department’s counterterrorism and domestic defense programs, and nearly 16% more for State Department spending on foreign operations. Full Story

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