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Sequester Cuts

What Is The Sequester?

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The sequester is what everyone, at least in Washington, seems to be talking about. But what is sequestration exactly? Set to begin March 1 at 11:5...

Instead of Delays at all Airports, Let's Sequester Congress and Shut Down All Airports Serving D.C.

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Peter Scheer

U.S. aviation officials are warning of severe flight delays due to furloughs of air traffic controllers triggered by the sequester's across-the-board budget cuts. I have a better idea.

The Sequester and the Tea Party Plot

Robert Reich | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The President should let the public see the Tea Partiers for who they are -- a small, radical minority intent on dismantling the government of the United States. As long as they are allowed to dictate the terms of public debate they will continue to hold the rest of us hostage to their extremism.

What Sequestration Means for My School

Hillary Linardopoulos | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Hillary Linardopoulos

We cannot continue to use our students as pawns in a political game. Every day, my students deserve more than what is given to them. It's unconscionable that some members of Congress want to give them even less.

No to Sequestration: It's Time to End 'Government by Crisis'

Rep. Joe Garcia | Posted 04.30.2013 | Miami
Rep. Joe Garcia

I hope my colleagues find it within themselves to compromise and learn how the rest of America works when people disagree and yet want to move forward.

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 ...

When Sequestration Hits, Women and Children Bear Heavy Burden of Cuts

Laura Reyes | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Laura Reyes

The across-the-board cuts that go into effect on Friday are going to impact every American family. But the poor and working families are about to be hit hard.

'I Think This Is A Crazy Idea'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The pending $85 billion in federal spending cuts would seem like a tea partyer's dream. Why, then, are tea party activists and other con...

Children and Schools Will Pay the Price for Sequestration

Randi Weingarten | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Our children -- the future nurses, educators, astronauts, presidents and CEOs who will heal, educate and lead our country -- are counting on Congress to act. And to act now.

Obama Warns Against 'Tumble Downward'

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says looming automatic budget cuts will cause a "tumble downward" for the economy. He acknowledges many peo...

Sequestration -- What the President and Congress Can Learn From School Districts

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Is it really possible that the president and Congress (who are the elected representatives of the people) cannot agree on any reasonable reductions that would not imperil the health and safety of the nation?

I Just Solved the Sequester!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

What if I offered you -- them -- a solution that scratched both of those itches at once... a way to simultaneously both cut spending and raise revenues? That would be irresistible, right?

Sequestration: Devastating to Kids

Billy Shore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Billy Shore

On Friday, if sequestration -- the term used for the pending across-the-board cuts to many federal programs -- goes into effect, the impact on low-income children will be devastating.

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...

Newt Gingrich: Obama Seeking To 'Maximize The Pain Level On The American People'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that he believes the sequester is part of President Barack Obama's "deliberate strategy of punishin...

The Sequestering of Barack Obama

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The sequester will cut economic growth in half this year. But it's now clear, one way or another, that we will get cuts in the $85 billion range that the sequester mandates this fiscal year. All that remains are the details.

White House Warns Of Sequester's Impact On Key Group

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

Three days away from Friday's sequester deadline, troops are among the groups facing worries over the automatic federal spending cuts. The White Ho...

Eliminate the Sequester

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Rep. Keith Ellison

If Congress cannot come up with a replacement to the sequester before the end of the week, we should eliminate the sequester entirely. One million wor...

The GOP's Bizarre Sequester Strategy

New York | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

Whether or not you agree with it, and whether or not it will work, President Obama's strategy on sequestration is perfectly obvious....

Sequester Threatens Top-Secret Military Research

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

One of the nice things about being a member of Congress is that I have security clearance, and you don't. (Sorry!) So I know about the threat that the looming sequester poses to a crucial top-secret military research project. Since we're friends, I'll tell you about it.

Another Way Forward

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

Some of our colleagues think sequestration is inevitable. Others actually think it's a good idea. We disagree.

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...

Aaron Sankin

How Will The Sequester Cuts Affect California? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.25.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the countdown to the $85 billion in federal spending cuts triggered by the sequester ticks down to less then a week, the Obama Adm...

The Sequester's Winners

Posted 02.25.2013 | Business

Of course, there are many people who will lose if lawmakers do nothing to avert the $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect o...

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

Sophia Kerby | Posted 04.27.2013 | Black Voices
Sophia Kerby

Sequestration will impact all Americans but will have a particularly harmful effect on communities of color, who were hit first and worst by the Great Recession and have yet to significantly feel the effects of the recovery.