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Pentagon Ready To Ask Congress For Break From Sequestration

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

* Officials have been citing Syria, Korea * Request would follow exceptions for airlines By David Lawder and David Alexa...

The Sequester Might Force You To Go Vegetarian

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Business

* Meat inspector furloughs may be non-consecutive days * USDA seeks ways to minimize impact on industry, consumer * Meat...

White House Warns Of Sequester's Impact On Key Group

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Three days away from Friday's sequester deadline, troops are among the groups facing worries over the automatic federal spending cuts. The White Ho...

Demand GOP Hostage Takers Put Down the Gun They Have Pointed at the American Economy

Robert Creamer | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

This current manmade crisis is one in a series of Republican hostage-taking episodes. In each case the GOP threatens blow up the economy if it doesn't get what it wants. We simply can't allow the GOP to force its unpopular austerity proposals on the country through these undemocratic means.

Bill Clinton: Austerity Can't Solve Debt Problem

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

With automatic spending cuts scheduled to begin March 1, former President Bill Clinton urged Congress today to seek alternative options to solve the d...

Key Democrat Backs Obama On Surprise Debate Claim

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A U.S. senator pushing to find a solution to automatic, across-the-board government sp...

White House To Detail Backup Plan For Congressional Failure

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The Obama administration plans to deliver a report to Congress late next week that details spending cuts th...

Are You Ready for Taxmaggedon?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Martin Sullivan

A combination of spending cuts and tax increases could bring the economy to its knees at the end of 2012.

Government Report Contradicts GOP On Dire Situation

Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A new government report said spending cuts scheduled to go into effect in 2013, coupled with the simultaneous expiration of Bush-era tax cuts, will sh...