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Islam: Myth Vs. Fact

In the wake of President Trump’s proposed immigration ban targeting largely Muslim countries, The Onion separates myth from fact regarding the religion of Islam.

Trump’s Budget Proposal: What You Need To Know

President Trump has revealed his first budget blueprint, which contains $54 billion in cuts while accommodating increased spending on defense and security. The Onion details the major elements of Trump’s proposed budget:
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The Budget Surplus

The 1998 fiscal year ended with a federal budget surplus of $70 billion, the first surplus in three decades. What do you think?
  • "We must've gotten all that money when we stopped buying those $3,000 hammers."

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  • "I propose that a gold-doubloon-filled national vault be built in which all U.S. citizens may frolic and shout 'I'm rich! I'm rich!'"

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  • "This is great. Now we can finally pay off .0000002 percent of the interest on the national debt."

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  • "Imagine that–all this happening right before an election. What luck."

    Jim Nettles Science Teacher
  • "Seventy billion might seem like a lot but just wait until the government finds out how much tax it'll have to pay on it."

    Rick Randolph Systems Analyst
  • "Do you think we should put that money toward bailing out our bankrupt Social Security system? Me neither. PlayStations for all!"

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