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Federal Budget Cuts

Investing in the Underdog

Matthew Melmed | Posted 09.10.2015 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

As champions for the underdog, one would assume that, as a nation, we would try to increase babies' odds for success. Yet, the opposite is true. We have actually put a lid on opportunities that help young children thrive and learn starting at birth.

Austerity Is Poisoning The Economy, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business

Austerity is like a bad tattoo: It's going to be with us, causing misery, for years to come. The broad spending cuts that were the fruits of the Re...

IMF Chief: U.S. Budget Cuts Are 'Inappropriate'

Reuters | Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - The U.S. federal budget cuts are an inappropriate measure that will weigh on potential growth, IMF chief Christine...

Changing the Sequester for the FAA Adds Insult to Injury for Cancer-Affected Families

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Deborah J. Cornwall

Now we've learned what it takes to get legislators to do something smart about at least a part of the sequester: make them wait for hours on the tarmac because air traffic controllers are on furlough caused by mindless budget cuts.

FAA Official: Expect Flight Delays Due To Furloughs

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government's top aviation official says the public should expect flight delays as furloughs kick in Sunday for air traffic controlle...

Pro-Beyonce, Anti-Space Program, Libertarian Toastmasters Have A Lot To Say

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Aaron Fitzgerald used to help coordinate a group called Liberty on the Rocks. "A monthly happy hour," he says. "It's a group of liber...

Sequester Hits The Smithsonian

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.16.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON — Budget cuts from Congress will soon reduce the number of free exhibitions on view each day at the Smithsonian Institution and will ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequestration Austerity Hits 'Ultra-Conservative Utopia' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As across-the-board federal budget cuts ripple across the country, local officials in Kansas have been left scrambling to fund air traff...

Ryan Grim

Obama Hits Wealthy On The Runway | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the super wealthy are not directly affected by cuts to government services. Private security guards, private schools ...

Sequestration Concerns Send Fans Flocking To Blue Angels Practice

AP | MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics

PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. — Thousands of fans are worried they will no longer be able to watch the U.S. Navy Blue Angels elite flight de...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pennsylvania District Protests Toll Of Sequestration Cuts | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact ...

How Congress Is Creating A Brain Drain

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 03.17.2013 | College

BOSTON -- At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, faculty fret about the future of the school's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Thirty miles ...

Student Airmen GROUNDED

AP | MICHAEL BIESECKER | Posted 05.12.2013 | College

RALEIGH, N.C. — The U.S. Air Force joined other military branches Tuesday in suspending tuition assistance that thousands of active-duty service...

SHOCK: Who In The D.C. Area Isn't Suffering Under Sequester

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.06.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. — To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is ...

Federal Budget Cuts Target Needy Students

AP | Posted 05.05.2013 | College

WASHINGTON — A coalition of universities and college professionals is asserting the automatic budget cuts could end up costing some students hun...

The Path to Second-term Success Goes Through Space

Jim Bell | Posted 05.04.2013 | Science
Jim Bell

Pursuing the goals of the U.S. space program presents an extraordinary opportunity for the administration's second-term agenda. A path to a strong manufacturing base, STEM education, advances in clean energy, and ultimately a thriving middle-class, goes through space.

Every University Is Bracing For Massive Cuts This Week

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.27.2013 | College

The impending federal budget cuts known as the sequester, which will go into effect on Friday without action by Congress, are poised to have a signifi...

Virginia Stands To Suffer

Richmond Times-Dispatch | John Reid Blackwell | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC

The U.S. economy likely won't face a major threat from sequestration, but Virginia is among the states that stand to suffer the most from the $85 bill...

The Threat of Sequestration: What Federal Leaders Should Be Doing Right Now

Tom Fox | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

There is a general assumption, or at least the hope, that reasonable heads will prevail and sequestration will be avoided after several dramatic rounds of brinksmanship.

Greg Rosalsky

IMF Report Warns Against Austerity In U.S. | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

The U.S. economy will continue to grow at a sluggish rate in the coming year as government spending cuts threaten its recovery, according to a new rep...

Max J. Rosenthal

Veterans Shielded From Massive Budget Cuts | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Office of Management and Budget, a White House agency, ruled on Monday that the Department of Veterans Affairs would be exempt from ...

Non-cents! Pennies To Go Away

CP | Posted 05.29.2012 | Business

OTTAWA -- There may still be pennies from heaven, but they won't be coming from the mint much longer. The humble one-cent piece is set to disappea...

Janell Ross

Cancer Screening Budget Cuts May Prove Deadly for Some Women | Janell Ross | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business

Government budget cuts may prove deadly for low-income women who are increasingly unable to get critical cancer screenings that once were offered free...

Janell Ross

Federal Budget Cuts Imperil Social Services In Florida City | Janell Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

In the three decades that Fred Marinelli has spent leafing though grant applications from nonprofit groups in Hialeah, Fla., assessing their performan...

Minister Volunteers Department For Deepest Cuts

CBC | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home

Canada's heritage minister says his own department will be cut first and perhaps deepest in order to give more money to arts groups durin...