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By: Rebecca Aguilar on January 14, 2016
Bernie Sanders opposes the one trillion nuclear weapons plan and addresses wasteful spending in the Department of Defense. “I don’t know what the world looks like at the end of 2,000 nuclear weapons going off. I don’t know that you’ll need another 3,000. You know what we could do for education with 30 billion dollars a year?"
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 13, 2016
Following Martin O'Malley's answers at the "Putting Families First" Presidential Forum in Des Moines, I asked him the one trillion dollar question on new nuclear weapons. He told me, “I’d like to see us reduce our nuclear arsenal... spend less money on the nuclear deterrence."
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By: Miranda Myers on January 12, 2016

Tweet the moderators of the next #GOPdebate about Governing Under the Influence!

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By: Hector Salamanca Arroyo on January 7, 2016
When asked whether his cabinet would be free of people who made careers out of the revolving door between government service and service to corporate interests, Governor Mike Huckabee stated "To every degree I could."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 7, 2016
The Defense Logistics Agency wasted $7 billion on things they didn't need. Senator Marco Rubio said, "We need accountability in every form of government. Whoever mismanaged that money will be fired."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 6, 2016
When asked if Hillary Clinton opposes the $1 trillion nuclear weapons plan on a new generation of nuclear weapons systems that will enrich military contractors and set off a new global arms race, she said "Yeah I’ve heard about that. I’m going to look into that.That doesn’t make sense to me."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on January 6, 2016
Gov. Kasich was asked about President Eisenhower's warning of the military-industrial complex and it's excessive influence in politics. After mentioning his work in Congress to reduce B-2 bombers during Cold War and rebuilding military, "But we don’t need to rebuild it by doing things that just put money in somebody’s pocket and I’ve never done that in my lifetime."
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By: Kevin Rutledge on December 31, 2015
Chris Christie War Profiteering in Waukee, IA
Gov. Chris Christie calls for appropriate oversight from the Pentagon when asked how he would assure defense contracting does not become war profiteering. Christie added he doesn't mind people making a profit, but only if it's appropriate profit, and "certainly not profit either on war or on the taxpayers."
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By: Judy on December 21, 2015
When Jeb Bush emphasized the need for lobbying reform in his stump speech, Judy asked if a 6-year ban on lobbying would also apply to ex-military officials. "That’s a good question," he said, and added that the military procurement system is "lobbied up beyond belief." In response to another question, Bush advocated maintaining the nuclear weapons "triad" and building a new generation of nuclear submarines.
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By: Kevin Rutledge on December 1, 2015
I questioned Gov. Jeb Bush about corporate lobbyists contributing to wasteful spending in the military, including the $1.5 trillion F-35 fighter jets and $1 trillion nuclear weapons plan. Bush called defense contractors aggregators and says “we need procurement reform, plain and simple.”
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