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2013 Sequester

Army Competition Rocked By Major Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Some contestants for the Army's soldier of the year no longer compete against one another in person, but now must be judged ...

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Life Under Sequestration Creates Nightmare Scenarios For Head Start Moms

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rhonda Reynolds was paying bills in downtown Pratt, Kan., on a hot and sunny mid-June afternoon when the second call came from her daugh...

Sam Stein

Obama: I Can't Force Congress To Behave

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday chastised Congress -- mainly Republicans -- for moving quickly to end flight delays caused by sequestr...

Top Dems Back Measure To Ease Furloughs

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With flight delays mounting, the Senate approved hurry-up legislation Thursday night to end air traffic controller furloughs blamed...

Congress Slows Military Efforts To Save

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Parked around the airstrip at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is ...

Issa Claims Official Feeds Fears Of Big Cuts

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing withering criticism from House Republicans, the director of the National Park Service Tuesday rejected suggestions the agenc...

Air Force Begins Grounding Combat Aircraft Due To Steep Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — The Air Force began grounding about one-third of its active-duty combat aircraft on Tuesday because of automatic federal spending...

'Hoopla' Continues Over Airport Tower Closures As New Info Comes To Light

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being...

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Head Start Families Left With No Good Options Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ripple effects of sequestration are taking hold. And among the first and most affected are hundreds of lower-income parents forced t...

Kerry Follows In Obama's Footsteps

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three Cabinet secretaries became the latest senior administration officials to give back part of their salaries, in the spirit of govern...

Major Cuts Will Force Universities To Scale Back In Key Area

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Obama Embarks On First Golf Outing Since Major Cuts Took Effect

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on his first golf outing since automatic spending cuts known as the sequester went into effect on March 1...

Lawmakers 'Drastically' Tighten Belts In Attempt To 'Lead By Example'

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are traveling less and worrying more about meeting office salaries. Their aides are contending with long lines to ge...

FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Because Of Budget Cuts

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final l...

Reid Blasted For Invoking Tragic Accident Amid Sequestration Talk

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised questions on Tuesday about the effects of sequestration, moments after invoking a Monday training ac...

Dem: Obama Administration 'At Times' Overstated Damage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) claimed the Obama administration has "at times" overstated the potential damage of sequestration. “Maybe at times the...

Obama, GOP Quietly Working To Blunt Impact Of Big Cuts

Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt th...

General: Enemies Shouldn't Assume Budget Cuts Are Causing Military Setbacks

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. general is urging Congress to resolve the uncertainty surrounding the military's budget, but he cautioned U.S. enemies in ...

GOP Seeks To Avert Some Cuts, Not Others

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are moving to take the roughest edges off across-the-board ...

Irate Constituents Give Congress An Earful

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is getting an earful about the big spending cuts beginning to hit ...

Consequences Of Massive Cuts Nothing New

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not the first time that government economic engineering has produced a time bomb with a short fuse. Back in 2011, few lawmake...

Obama: Crisis Will 'Inflict Pain'

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President ...

State Saves As Washington Squirms Under Pressure

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- While Washington DC squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne – so...

Boehner Makes Big Declaration After Meeting With Obama Over Mess

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner, emerging Friday from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, decla...

Obama, Leaders Meet At White House Over Sequester

Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Obama met with congressional leaders Friday to discuss looming automatic budget cuts. Republican House Speaker John Boehner was among the leaders w...