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Obama Sequester Cuts

Sam Stein

White House, Hill Dems Contemplate Short-Term Sequester Fix | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Adding a new wrinkle to fall budget negotiations, the White House and top congressional Democrats expressed new openness on Wednesday to...

Obama Signs Order For Billions In Future Sequester Cuts

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2013 | Home

* U.S. discretionary spending to fall to 2004 levels * Obama proposes replacing sequester cuts, boosting spending By Dav...

Ryan Grim

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

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

Congressional Republicans and the Sequestration Squeeze

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
Peter J. Ognibene

Republicans on Capitol Hill have dug themselves into a deep and narrow chasm whose walls are about to close in. In a matter of weeks, they may find themselves squeezed mercilessly between their implacable right wing and constituents feeling the pain of sequestration.

Obama Continues To Press Sequestration Alternative

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON, March 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that government agencies would need to make "very difficult decisions" as a re...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Calls Out GOP For 'Dumb,' 'Arbitrary' Sequester Cuts | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.01.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama blamed Republicans Friday for the failure of Congress to reach an agreement to stave off the automatic budget cut...

The Sequester Debacle: Who Takes the Fall?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.26.2013 | Home
Robert Kuttner

The sequester, and all the sequential sequesters over the next decade, deprive Democrats of the resources that they need to be, well, Democrats. Obama can proclaim big, bold initiatives as he did in the State of the Union Address, but they are all mere gestures -- because there is no money to spend on any of them, thanks to the bipartisan obsession with budget cutting. Even worse, Democrats end up colluding in eviscerating very popular and necessary signature programs like Medicare and Social Security, which literally define the core differences between the two parties. So by 2016, and even by 2014, nobody will much remember who was more at fault in the sequester battle of early 2013. The voters will be looking at their own economic situation, and it won't be pretty.