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Political Analysis for Friday, March 3, 2017

Trump uses Virginia, a state he didn’t carry, as a backdrop for his proposed military buildup. On Thursday (3/2), Trump visits Newport News Shipbuilding, one of the state’s biggest manufacturers; among its biggest employers and one likely to prosper under Trump’s call for a 10 percent increase in the Pentagon budget.

Democratic congressman whose district includes shipyard, Bobby Scott, welcomes the proposed buildup as jobs-generator, but objects to financing Defense Department with cuts in human services.

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