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It is unconscionable that Congress would continue to waste billions of dollars a year on outdated and unnecessary weapons systems like the F-35, while asking everyone else to make do with less.

Dave Jamieson

House Dems Push For Sequester Repeal | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With automatic budget cuts set to kick in Friday, a group of progressive Democrats in the House has launched a late-game bid to repeal t...

Blame Game Gets Louder

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - A day before sweeping budget cuts begin, the White House and Re...

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.

9 Ways The Sequester Hits Miami

Posted 02.28.2013 | Miami

Call it a perverse game of chicken or a kabuki dance but after much push-pull, the Republicans and Democrats have failed to reach a compromise that wo...

'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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Fails To Avert Major Spending Cuts | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate voted down opposing plans to avert the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration on Thursday, just a day befor...

19 Cuts Florida Will Suffer Under Sequestration

Posted 03.01.2013 | Miami

As the deadline for Congress to avoid automatic austerity cuts March 1 looms, the White House has released a report detailing what the sequester would...

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.

Lew Set To Start New Gig As Crisis Looms

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jacob Lew is scheduled to be sworn in Thursday as Treasury secretary and will have to hit the ground running. He is taking over the job...

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...