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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks about the Green New Deal in Washington, D.C., on May 13. She has shined a spotlight on a once-obscure brand of economics known as "modern monetary theory." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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This Economic Theory Could Be Used To Pay For The Green New Deal

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The House Budget Committee displays copies of President Trump's new budget proposal on Capitol Hill on Monday morning. Presidential budget proposals are typically political documents, with Congress taking the lead to set federal spending levels. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Seeks More Border Wall Funding In New Budget

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President Trump holds a picture labeled "typical standard wall design" as he hosts a roundtable discussion on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Craig Byron, a biologist at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., opens a drawer of preserved mammal specimens he found when the department was packing up to move to a new building. Grant Blankenship/Georgia Public Broadcasting hide caption

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Old Animal Specimens May Hold The Key To New Discoveries

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President Trump is unveiling his 2019 fiscal year budget proposal on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Offers Spending Blueprint, But Congress Already Wrote The Check

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney (second from right) holds a copy of the president's 2018 budget at the Government Publishing Office's plant in Washington, D.C. Mulvaney describes the plan as "taxpayer first." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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White House Proposes Deep Cuts To Safety Nets With 'Taxpayer First' Budget Plan

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A new water tank in Strong City, Kan., (at right) sits next to one that was part of an old leaky system on a hill just outside the city limits. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 monitors how the climate is changing. Trump's budget would eliminate some satellites, including OCO-3, a next-generation carbon-monitoring spacecraft. NASA hide caption

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Trump's Budget Slashes Climate Change Funding

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President Trump released his budget blueprint on Thursday, calling for a boost in military spending and deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other programs. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Unveils 'Hard Power' Budget That Boosts Military Spending

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