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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...

Weather Agencies To Suffer Cuts, Furloughs During Hurricane Season

Sun Sentinel | By William E. Gibson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Miami

The nation's cash-strapped weather-forecasting system, though partly spared from federal budget cuts known as sequestration, is about to get pinched o...

Sam Stein

GOP Blames Obama For Delaying Flights | Sam Stein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest attempt by the Republican Party to blame the consequences of sequestration on the president quickly followed reports Monday o...

Delays Ahead At O'Hare, Midway As Sequester Furloughs Begin

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

Significant delays are being anticipated at Chicago's two major airports after sequestration-related furloughs went into effect nationwide Sunday. ...

Arthur Delaney

11 States May End Unemployment Benefits Due To Sequestration | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- States are having such a hard time implementing congressional cuts to long-term unemployment insurance that some workforce agencies migh...

This Party Is 'Out Of Touch,' 70 Percent Say

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans see both major political parties as out of touch, but especially the Republican Party, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll fin...

Joy Resmovits

Sequestered Military Schools Get Temporary Reprieve | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

For the last few months, teachers in America's military schools have scrambled to understand how across-the-board cuts to the Department of Defense, o...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Could Force Federal Courts To Use More Expensive Lawyers | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sequestration is having such a harsh effect on federal public defenders that it’s forcing them to examine whether they have the resour...

Dave Jamieson

'Furloughed, Frozen And Fed Up': Federal Workers Pan Obama Budget | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget plan released by President Barack Obama on Wednesday includes a renewed proposal to hike the pension contributions of governm...

Sequestration, Gun Violence and GMOs -- Oh My!

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

As a mom whose son's growth and well-being is reliant on publicly funded benefits, I am deeply concerned about these sequestration cuts. But as a citizen, I'm absolutely infuriated by the way in which our society mishandles the dangers our children face.

GOP Senator: Salary Donations Are 'Childish'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) told reporters Tuesday that he doesn't applaud the politicians who are donating portions of the their paychecks back to th...

Changing the Story on Sequestration

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

Parents, seniors, business owners, and workers are already sharing experiences with their elected leaders that make it clear sequestration must be replaced. And these stories are changing the one that's being told in Washington, D.C.

The Stealth Sequester

Robert Reich | Posted 06.08.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

With the sequester, America has adopted austerity economics. Yet austerity economics is the wrong medicine at exactly the wrong time. Look what it's done to Europe.

Why Sequestration Would Increase Homelessness

Joel John Roberts | Posted 06.08.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

When the federal government seized part of the funding of numerous important public programs, subsidized housing was one of them. Nearly 140,000 impoverished families and individuals would be affected.

Jason Linkins

Looks Like Obama's Sentimental Gesture Isn't Going To Work | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

The hot new thing in sequestration-based sentimental gestures is for lawmakers and government officials to give away part of their salary, to show "so...

Jason Linkins

Rush Limbaugh Gets On-Air Sequestration Schooling From Oncologist | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

Thursday's big foray in the world of trying to get Beltway pundits to maybe notice that the effects of the sequestration are actually real and kind of...

Lawmaker Returns Salary In Sequestration Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

As the effects of sequestration ripple through communities nationwide, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that she has returned a porti...

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...

Eric Holder To Take Pay Cut

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will take a symbolic pay cut if Justice Department employees are furloughed as a result of sequestration, a...

White House Issues Warning On Sequestration

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

By Gabriel Debenedetti WASHINGTON, April 4 (Reuters) - The White House budget office on Thursday urged federal agencies to be flexible...

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...

Despite Sequestration, Government's Still Hiring. So How Do We Help People Get Hired?

Steve Ressler | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Steve Ressler

Is government still hiring? The short answer is "Yes." While concerns around hiring during sequestration and budget cuts are realistic, the government will always need smart, passionate people.

The Need Is High and the Funds Are Low

Sandi Vidal | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

Keeping in mind that these organizations are the places that help to lift people out of poverty and work to meet the emergency needs of the poor, unemployed, veterans, and those most in need of a hand up, the news from the sector is not warm and fuzzy.

Arthur Delaney

Pink Slips, An Anniversary, And 50 Million Gallons Of Radioactive Sludge | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

When Travis Stephens first heard the word "sequestration," he thought it was nothing to worry about. "They said the sequestration -- they talked a...