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Decapitating Defense

Christopher Holshek | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

The demise of defense is an historic opportunity as well as an inevitability. Managed the right way, it could lead to better peace and security, for example, by breaking us of our habit of seeing everything as threats and throwing money at them.

Michael McAuliff

Boehner: Raising Taxes Would 'Steal' From Americans | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) declared Thursday that seeking more revenue in order to reduce the federal deficit or to replace seq...

GDP Revised Up: Crosses Zero! Woo-Hoo!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We tend to obsess about whether the economy is growing (good) or shrinking (bad). But clearly, contracting at 0.1 percent last quarter, as in the initial GDP report, is hardly different than growing at 0.1 percent, as in today's revision.

Government Sequestration Cuts Pale in Comparison to Rampant Fiscal Abuse

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

Have you heard about the undisclosed amount of new un-circulated $100 dollar bills that seem to have disappeared on their way to the Federal Reserve? It seems no one in the federal government even knows how much was lost. Was it billions, maybe trillions? Nobody seems to know.

Unions Accuse McConnell Of 'Inflicting Pain On Millions'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Some of the largest public-sector unions in the country renewed their attack on congressional Republicans over sequestration Thursday, making a six-fi...

Rick Scott Sends Angry Message To Obama Over Potential Fail

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) sent an angry letter to President Barack Obama Wednesday, emphasizing the importance of the administration's role "in aver...

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.

Democrats, GOP To Stage Votes On Rival Cuts

Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Across-the-board spending cuts all but certain, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are s...

Washington To Economy: Drop Dead

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Mark Blumenthal

To Cut Or Not To Cut? Polls Point Both Ways | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To cut or not to cut, and if so, what? Those are critical questions facing President Barack Obama and congressional leaders as the autom...

Jason Linkins

And Now It's Not Clear That Bob Woodward Understands What 'Regret' Means | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

The hilarious sideline story to this week's coming season finale of "Sequestration: The Musical" continues to be the whole Bob Woodwardämmerung B-plo...

Eight Ways The Sequester Will Hurt San Franciscans

Posted 02.28.2013 | San Francisco

As the deadline looms for Democrats and Republicans in Washington to come to an agreement on the sequester, many Bay Area residents are left asking th...

Ben Hallman

Sequester Threatens To Push Federal Contractors Onto Government Assistance | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

In other circumstances, Darrell See could well find himself unemployed and dependent upon the government for his sustenance. A Navy veteran, he suffer...

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...

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?

Jeffrey Young

Fewer Medical Breakthroughs, More Brain Drain To Wall Street Thanks To Sequester | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Layoffs, hiring freezes and cutbacks are already starting at major medical research institutions as they face the impending across-the-board cuts to t...

After Spending Cuts Prompt Immigration Move, Official Steps Down

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting undocumented immigrant...

Elise Foley

Jay Carney Denies White House Involvement In Immigrant Release | Elise Foley | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Wednesday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement made its decision to release some immi...

Arthur Delaney

State Halts Jobless Benefits Because Of Sequestration, Then Reverses Course | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: 7:15 p.m. -- The Indiana state government has reversed its earlier decision to stop sending federal unemployment checks because of the looming...

Jason Linkins

It Would Seem That Bob Woodward Does Not Understand How The Constitution Works | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The threat of the looming sequester is a genuinely good reason to get very stressed out about what might happen to the domestic discretionary budget a...

Sequestration's Human Sorrows

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.29.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

I implore Congress and the White House to find a sensible and just solution to the current impasse with sequestration.

Mark Gongloff

Sequester Inventor Defends Sequester: 'The Nation Will Survive' | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

Everywhere you look lately it's sequester this, sequester that, sequester will wreck the economy, Kate Upton Ryan Gosling sequester. But don't worry, ...

Dave Jamieson

Unions Call For Scrapping The Sequester Entirely | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO union federation called on lawmakers Wednesday to repeal the so-called sequestration that will lead to $85 billion in automa...

#StopSequestration: Not All Cuts Are Equal

Edward Headington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

If ever there was a time to come together and remind ourselves that Peace Through (Economic) Strength is a virtue still embraced, it is now.

A Balanced Approach Works

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

There is not a country on earth that could get its fiscal house in order by shrinking opportunity and depressing growth. We need a better approach, one that balances cuts with targeted investments.