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Sam Stein

Obama: I Can't Force Congress To Behave | 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...

Howard Fineman

George, This Is What Sequestration Does | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- George Will is a thoughtful guy, but he and other conservatives are wrong to accuse President Barack Obama of manipulating sequestration...

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 ...

Sequester the Tourists

Brian Rooney | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Brian Rooney

President Obama did the right thing when he decided to kick visitors out of the White House. The visitors budget was slashed by the sequester so they ended the tours, but they should have done it a long time ago. Tourists shouldn't be traipsing around the house where the president lives.

Think of Sequestration as an Unhealthy Fad Diet

Mary Buffett | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Sequestration is yet another in a long series of fad diets that Congress has produced because the Republican leadership is unable to move beyond their ideology and solve things in practical terms.

Zach Carter

Latest GOP Budget Plan Wouldn't Aid Poor, Students, Seniors ... | Zach Carter | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are proposing a short-term budget that would ease the impact of sequestration on defense, veterans, immigration and la...

Lucia Graves

Boehner Backtracks On Harm Caused By Sequester | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner isn't sure whether the sequester will damage America's economy. "I don't know whether it's going to hurt t...

What They Can't See

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Leadership isn't solely about outcomes -- plenty of great leaders (Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Vince Lombardi, Michael Jordan), suffered losses. Leadership is setting the right course. And the president is actually leading.

What The Sequester Could Mean To A Six-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP's New Focus Is Not The Sequester | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Congress whiffing on the bid to stop sequestration's automatic deep spending cuts, House Republicans have turned their focus to the...

This Is How Wars Start

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Once the sequester starts -- and everyone assumes that it will, on Friday -- there is a risk that things may spiral out of control. That is what sometimes happens in war. A spark starts a fire.

Michael McAuliff

Sequester Battle Flummoxes Senate GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans appeared flummoxed Tuesday by the impending sequestration budget cuts, unable to offer a consensus alternative and ar...

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Is Apparently Sick Of 'Stale' Debates | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Well, here's one for David Brooks' class on humility. In his most recent piece, the New York Times columnist moves a bit beyond his previous "I made t...

GOP Senator Says Boehner May Lose Speakership

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would lose his speakership if he agrees to new tax revenues to avert the across-the...

Sam Stein

Senate Republican Backs Sequester Compromise That Includes New Revenue | Sam Stein | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Monday said he would support a sequestration replacement bill that raises $600 billion in additional rev...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sequester Defense Cuts Feared By Contractors After Year Of Campaign Fawning | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 2012 campaign, politicians paid plenty of attention to defense contractors. They toured parts of the country that rely on the...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Releases Reports Detailing Sequester Impacts By State | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking increasingly like the government is about to impose on itself $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts. So as part of ...

Every Day the Sequester Continues, Obama's Power Grows

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

For the avoidance of doubt, I oppose the sequester, and I oppose budget cuts at this time in our economic recovery. One cannot help but observe, however, that the sequester is a political minefield for Republicans.

Dems Find Political Edge In GOP's Sequester Stance

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic leaders may be mounting a full-court press to head off the impending start of sequestration cuts, but their congressional cam...

'Obama's Sequester?' Pure Nonsense

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I get that both sides are trying to position themselves to not get blamed for this totally preventable, self-inflicted wound, but here are some facts that belie this ridiculous Republican disowning of a policy they supported.

Laura Bassett

Senator Says We Should Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid Sequester | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

To avoid a March 1 sequester, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested on Fox News Sunday that Congress save money by cutting the Affordable Care Act in...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Settle On Sequester Replacement Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats have settled on a final plan to replace 10 months' worth of sequestration cuts, aides said on Thursday. The plan, ca...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitch McConnell: Sequester Will Take Effect On March 1 | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday rejected the idea of a last-minute deal to avert the looming sequester, signal...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats To Offer Alternative To Sequester | Sam Stein | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats will produce a bill next week to stave off the sequester-related spending cuts until the end of December, multiple Sena...