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NSA Hit With Furloughs Starting Next Week

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency, the spy agency thrown into the public eye following former contractor Edward Snowden's ...

Cuts Put Damper On Big Celebration

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Fourth of July won't have a patriotic boom in the sky over some military bases because budget cuts and furloughed workers also mean ...

WIll Republicans Feel the Sequester Pain?

Larry Hirsch | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

The first effects of the sequester were felt by most Americans when air traffic controllers were furloughed. Flights were delayed and Congress got ala...

Joy Resmovits

Another Federal Agency Avoids Sequester Furloughs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

As some federal workers face furloughs because of sequestration budget cuts, the U.S. Education Department's approximately 4,700 employees can breathe...

This Department Won't See Furloughs

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its ...

GOP Rep: Budget Cuts Priorities Were Out Of Order

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) appeared on Wednesday's edition of "All in With Chris Hayes," admitting that the government's priorities on sequestration ...

Obama Signs FAA Furloughs Bill Into Law

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic...

Obama Chides Republicans For 'Band-Aid' Fix To Big Problem

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chided Republicans on Saturday for approving a p...

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...

Airline Service Improves, Delays Still Likely

AP | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 06.23.2013 | Travel

NEW YORK -- A day after flight delays plagued much of the nation, air travel was smoother Tuesday, but the government warned passengers that the situa...

Furloughs Kick In Causing Delays At U.S. Airports

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2013 | Travel

By Alwyn Scott NEW YORK, April 21 (Reuters) - Travelers waited more than an hour for flights in New York and experienced delays at oth...

No Delays Yet As FAA Furloughs Take Effect

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs re...

Airlines To Sue FAA Over Furloughs

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Predicting a nightmarish air travel snarl that will stretch from coast to coast, the airline industry and the nation's largest pilo...

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...

Pentagon Considers Cutting Furlough Days

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon leaders are taking another look at sharply reducing the number of unpaid furlough days that department civilians wi...

Dave Jamieson

'Furloughed, Frozen And Fed Up': Federal Workers Pan Obama Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget plan released by President Barack Obama on Wednesday includes a renewed proposal to hike the pension contributions of governm...

Napolitano Says Cuts Won't Affect Border

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a new congressional budget should ease the need to furlough or cut overtime hours fo...

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...

Holder Averts Furloughs Of Key Staffers

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, moving $150 m...

What Hiring Freeze? Federal Government Continues To Post Job Openings

The Baltimore Sun | Eileen Ambrose | Posted 05.23.2013 | DC

While hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for unpaid furloughs starting next month, Uncle Sam is still looking to hire. In one week alone ...

OOPS: National Guard Mistakenly Sent Out Furlough Notices

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Guard mistakenly sent out furlough notices to Guard members in up to 21 states, despite the Pentagon's decision to del...

Amanda Terkel

Workers Lose Jobs As Pink Slips Go Out Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republican politicians insist that the Obama administration has "exaggerated" the effects of sequestration, people around the country...

'Disruption' Predicted As Cuts Take Effect

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-b...

Dave Jamieson

Customs And Border Agents Receive Furlough Notices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Customs and Border Protections agency started sending furlough notices out to its employees on Thursday, warning them they may ...

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama's Golf Trips

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) proposed an amendment to the continuing spending resolution that would prevent the government from paying for President B...