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Sequester 2013

Cutting Biomedical Research $$ Shortens Americans' Lifespans

Paul E. Klotman, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paul E. Klotman, M.D.

Access to health care and advances in health care are two sides of the same coin, and we must not shortchange one side while funding the other side.

Army Competition Rocked By Major Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Some contestants for the Army's soldier of the year no longer compete against one another in person, but now must be judged ...

After Disaster, Obama Officials Deny Cuts Affected Fire Response

AP | SHAQUILLE BREWSTER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials say the automatic budget cuts called "sequestration" have not yet affected the government's ability to fi...

Sam Stein

Life Under Sequestration Creates Nightmare Scenarios For Head Start Moms | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rhonda Reynolds was paying bills in downtown Pratt, Kan., on a hot and sunny mid-June afternoon when the second call came from her daugh...

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 ...

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...

Earth to Washington: Repeal the Sequester

Robert Reich | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

What is Washington doing? Worse than nothing. It has now adopted the same kind of austerity economics that's doomed Europe -- cutting federal spending and reducing total demand.

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...

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...

Congress Slows Military Efforts To Save

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Parked around the airstrip at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are more than a dozen massive C-5A Galaxy transport planes. There is ...

Travelers Left Waiting After Big Cuts

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

-- Commercial airline flights started backing up and delayed some travelers Monday, a day after air traffic controllers started going on furlough bec...

Issa Claims Official Feeds Fears Of Big Cuts

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Facing withering criticism from House Republicans, the director of the National Park Service Tuesday rejected suggestions the agenc...

Air Force Begins Grounding Combat Aircraft Due To Steep Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. — The Air Force began grounding about one-third of its active-duty combat aircraft on Tuesday because of automatic federal spending...

'Hoopla' Continues Over Airport Tower Closures As New Info Comes To Light

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The closings of control towers at 149 small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being...

Sam Stein

Head Start Families Left With No Good Options Due To Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ripple effects of sequestration are taking hold. And among the first and most affected are hundreds of lower-income parents forced t...

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...

Pentagon Waste Undermines Readiness, Proves Need for Audit

Pete Hegseth | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics
Pete Hegseth

Virtually no one contests the fact that, with U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, defense budgets will also contract. But the across-the-board cuts under sequestration don't address the need for smart, targeted spending reform at the Pentagon.

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...

Major Cuts Will Force Universities To Scale Back In Key Area

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Obama Embarks On First Golf Outing Since Major Cuts Took Effect

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is on his first golf outing since automatic spending cuts known as the sequester went into effect on March 1...

Airports Suing FAA Over Planned Tower Shutdowns

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 03.30.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Airport operators are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration's decision to cut funding for 149 air traffic contr...

Lawmakers 'Drastically' Tighten Belts In Attempt To 'Lead By Example'

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress are traveling less and worrying more about meeting office salaries. Their aides are contending with long lines to ge...

FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Because Of Budget Cuts

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final l...

GOP Chastizes 'Shameful' Obama Administration

Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

By HENRY C. JACKSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Republicans are accusing the Obama administration of poorly preparing for the $85 bi...

Reid Blasted For Invoking Tragic Accident Amid Sequestration Talk

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised questions on Tuesday about the effects of sequestration, moments after invoking a Monday training ac...