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Sequester Could Hamper Nuclear Cleanup Efforts

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Cleanup of radioactive waste at nuclear sites across the country – including one in Washington state where waste tanks may be leak...

WATCH: Stephen Explains The Sequester Better Than Anyone

Posted 03.01.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert performed a very important public duty on Thursday's "Colbert Report": He explained the budget sequestration, which went into effect a...

Sequester: The Rise of Republican Anarchists

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The president has to hold firm, even if that means shutting down government for a spell. Perhaps then the mainstream Republican Party will expel the radicals and proclaim they are not against government, in general.

Sequestration Sums Up the Failures of Congress

Chris Williams | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Chris Williams

It may take weeks before Congress agrees to end the sequester, but until then, the financial future of America and her citizens swings back and forth like a pendulum.

Looming Cuts Make Workers Anxious Miles Away From Washington

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

KITTERY, Maine -- They don't care which side caused Washington's latest crisis. Five hundred miles from Capitol Hill, the men and women of the Portsm...

Rep. Conyers Needs our Support to Kill the Sequestration's Austerity

William K. Black | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
William K. Black

President Obama can easily break with this strategy of choking our economic recovery by supporting a clean bill that would kill the sequester instead of our economy.

Powerless Boehner Subjects Himself To Pain

Salon | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Why does John Boehner subject himself to this?...

Army Chief Of Staff Decries Budget Uncertainty

AP | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training. Gen. Ray Odie...

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.

Obama Hopes For Big Deal Amid Blown Deadline

Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big...

The Sequester And The Environment

Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

The federal budget sequester took effect on March 1 with a number of likely environmental impacts. With $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next decade and...

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 To Expect When You're Expecting A Sequester

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.01.2013 | 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...

Bad News For Blue Angels Fans

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., March 1 (Reuters) - Blue Angels pilot Dave Tickle said he is focused on practicing maneuvers for an ...

Sequester: The Finger on the Trigger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

We've criticized both the president's handling of this situation and the media's reporting of it. But, in the end, this is an act of Congress. Congress passed the bill that put these cuts into effect, and it can repeal that bill -- today, if it so chooses.

Worker: 'We Basically Put The American Dream On Hold'

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — They don't care which side caused Washington's latest crisis. Five hundred miles from Capitol Hill, the men and...

"Low Budget": A Rather Sad Soundtrack For Sequestration

David Wild | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

"Sequester" sounds significantly sexier than it is. As in, "Sequester"? I don't even know 'er. See, I was right.

LOOK: Adorable Ducks Take A Guided Tour Through D.C.

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.01.2013 | DC

Around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Harald Olsen, a Korean translator looking for work -- "casualty of the sequester," he says -- thought he was about to go h...

Obama Chides GOP For Killing Plan

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is chiding Senate Republicans for blocking a Democratic plan to replace automatic spending cuts that are set...

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.

I Hope This Sequester Won't Cut Funding for My Congressional Douchebag Detector App

James Napoli | Posted 04.30.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

It was going so well, too. My prototype software allowed you to wave your smartphone at your local representative and get back an instant evaluation of either "douchebag" or "half decent."

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 ...

Don't Save the Pentagon's Bacon

Sara Ackerman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Sara Ackerman

It is unconscionable that Congress would continue to waste billions of dollars a year on outdated and unnecessary weapons systems like the F-35, while asking everyone else to make do with less.