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Sequestration Cuts

Sam Stein

Head Start Cuts Services For More Than 57,000 Children Due To Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Head Start, the federal pre-K education service for low-income families, has eliminated services for more than 57,000 children in the co...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Scientist To Euthanize Genetically Modified Rabbits | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When The Huffington Post published an in-depth look at how budget cuts were affecting scientific research, we encouraged readers to offe...

Sasha Belenky

Silicon Valley Superheroes, Sci-Fi Meat, Fashion's Tragic Icon And More Great Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

1. The Would-Be Heroes Of Silicon Valley In New York magazine, Kevin Roose tags along with the inaugural class of the Draper University of Hero...

Sam Stein

The Coming Dark Age For Science In America | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- On the first floor of Jordan Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a 12-by-8 room that, at first glance, l...

Obama, Congress Under New Pressure To End Cuts

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

In a letter Wednesday organized by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, 165 college pre...

More Americans Say Sequester Has Hurt, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics

Nearly five months after Congress missed its March 1 deadline to avoid $85 billion in across-the-board budget cuts, a new poll finds that more America...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Forces Schools To Defund Key Programs, Cut Staff | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration slips from the minds of many in Washington, D.C., who marvel that the federal cuts were not as bad as predicted, stu...

IRS Nixes Agency Furlough Day

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said it was cancelling an agency shutdown that had been scheduled for Monday and r...

Sequestration Hurts Us All

Sally Steenland | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Our policymakers don't seem to be paying much attention to faithful Americans and advocates who are urging Congress to replace arbitrary spending cuts with a rational budget plan that promotes economic growth along with responsible spending.

Sam Stein

'Like A Slowly Growing Cancer,' Sequestration Cripples University Research | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Research leaders at some of the top American universities have held an annual gathering in Washington the last four years to discuss sci...

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...

Luke Johnson

GOP Governors Don't Like Sequestration Cuts | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three southern Republican governors called on President Barack Obama Monday to end National Guard furloughs resulting from sequestration...

Amanda Terkel

Happy Fourth Of July! Sequestration Cancels Celebrations Nationwide | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Expect fewer patriotic displays this July 4, thanks to federal budget cuts. Around the country, military bases are extinguishing fire...

Forest Service Faces Long Fire Season And Sequestration Cuts

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

As the U.S. Forest Service takes control of the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, it faces a challenging fire season ahead, due to a dry winter, ho...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid vs. Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past few weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately and publicly pushed his fellow lawmakers to replace cu...

Hillary Clinton Decries Sequestration Over Research Cuts

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration on Thursday, decrying the cuts' detriment...

Sam Stein

State's Republicans Are Beginning To Loathe Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

Midway through Wednesday's Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on cyber security, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) turned the conversation to the budge...

Jeff Flake: Fellow Lawmakers Relieved By Sequestration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Wednesday that some of his fellow lawmakers are glad sequestration allowed for spending cuts and that government age...

Sequester Slamming Shut Windows of Opportunity

Yasmina Vinci | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
Yasmina Vinci

The sequester has already done harm to early learning classrooms all across the country. The light which shines on every Head Start children has been obscured. But we cannot watch as sequestration robs more at-risk children of their brighter futures.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Will Cut $1.7 Billion From The NIH's Budget | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health released an updated projection of the cuts it must make to deal with spending reductions put in place ...

Arthur Delaney

Meals On Wheels Sequester Cuts Mean Layoffs, Waiting Lists, And Canceled Deliveries | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Budget cuts are stealing meals from elderly Americans all across the country, according to a new survey by the Meals On Wheels Associati...

EU Faces the Music: Congress Fiddles

Martha Burk | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

Is speedier air travel more important than lunch for senior citizens or early childhood education for pre-schoolers? How about cancer research, heating assistance, police protection, or special education? All have lost funding to the sequester.

Nearly 4 In 10 Americans Impacted By Big Cuts

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have felt the pain of automatic spending cuts, according to a poll released Friday by ABC News and The Washington Post. Mo...

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration Cuts Taking Money Out Of Unemployed People's Pockets | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to federal budget cuts known as sequestration, Judy Cohagen of Arlington, Texas, recently saw her income shrink from $370 to $330...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Fixes May Cost Taxpayers Even More, Democrats Say | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Piecemeal efforts to ease the impact of federal sequestration budget cuts are counterproductive and may end up costing taxpayers more, ...