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Ed Rendell Is Not Really a Democrat, He Just Plays One on TV

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

In addition to his current duties as professional-liberal-even-Joe-Sixpack-can-love on MSNBC, Ballard Spahr court jester, Rendell is currently co-chairing the steering committee of something called The CEO Campaign To Fix The Debt.

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Sequestration: 'There Is No Fix' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. ...

Top Dem: 'Managing From Crisis To Crisis' Is Absurd

AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer says Congress must "put aside ideological constraints" and resolve differences over taxes, budget and sp...

Obama Hits Highest Approval Rating In Three Years: Poll

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

As President Obama faces a tough showdown with congressional Republicans over the looming sequestration cuts, a new poll shows the commander-in-chief...

Obama Puts Pressure On Republicans Over Looming Cuts

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

* Speaks to eight TV anchors from across America * Pentagon describes plans for layoffs * Obama taken to task for corpor...

11 Drastic Sequester Cuts Threatening Average Americans

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

If you thought congressional gridlock ended with the 2012 election, think again. The government is scheduled to slash $1.2 trillion in spending sta...

Deficit Scolds Fail Big

New York Magazine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

It is obviously possible to agree with the Republican negotiating position over the budget sequester, which is that it would be better to replace the ...

Arthur Delaney

How The Sequester Would Hurt The Unemployed | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration take effect as expected at the beginning of March, long-term unemployed Americans ...

Boehner Doc Throws Cold Water On Talking Point

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

With deep sequestration cuts just days away, Congress is on vacation....

Virginia Stands To Suffer

Richmond Times-Dispatch | John Reid Blackwell | Posted 04.22.2013 | DC

The U.S. economy likely won't face a major threat from sequestration, but Virginia is among the states that stand to suffer the most from the $85 bill...

Boehner: Obama Raging Against Crisis He Manufactured

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Tuesday evening, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) blamed President Obama for the nearly $1.2 trillion in a...

Sequester Insanity

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Conventional wisdom currently is that the sequester deadline will pass and then Washington will come up with some sort of compromise solution. Perhaps just in time for the next self-inflicted crisis.

Meat Ax Approach Will Not Cause Sky To Fall

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

* Washington operations to continue March 1 amid budget cuts * Layoff notices most likely first move * Democrats, Republ...

No Meat For TWO WEEKS?

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

* Furloughs would temporarily shut US meat plants * Food aid to 600,000 mothers, infants in peril * USDA would close for...

Pentagon To Lay Out Massive Furlough Plans To Handle Sequester

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics

* Up to 800,000 civilian workers face 22 days unpaid leave * Notification to Congress required 45 days in advance * Prom...

Jason Linkins

Just In Time To Wreck The Chances Of A Sensible Budget Deal | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

In the coming weeks, legislators in Washington will take up two looming matters: the debate over the sequester and a debate over the budget. Everythin...

Murkowski Slams 'Tough Medicine'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) criticized the looming sequester cuts Monday, despite the fact that she voted for the bill that put the cuts into place...

Obama Pressing Case As Cuts Loom

Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Facing yet another fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans t...

'Would You Like to Buy a Pen?' She Asked Me

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

So here is one argument against the sequester that you're not hearing elsewhere -- it will cause a lot of pain. A lot of hunger, a lot of disease, a lot of death.

Laura Bassett

Senator Says We Should Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid Sequester | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

To avoid a March 1 sequester, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested on Fox News Sunday that Congress save money by cutting the Affordable Care Act in...

Intense Warnings May Prove Harsher Than Reality

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 04.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Get ready for two weeks of intensifying warnings about how crucial, popular government services are about to wither. Many of the th...

What Would Romney Do?

Daily Beast | Michael Tomasky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

One of the enduring mysteries of the contemporary Republican Party is whether they really believe all this gibberish that oozes out of their mouths. I...

NOAA Head: Budget Cuts Threaten Weather Forecasts

Posted 02.15.2013 | Green

By Climate Central's Lauren Morello: BOSTON — Automatic budget cuts set to take effect March 1 could add to the woes of the federal government’...

Sequester Cuts Could Have Scary Consequences For Troops

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan next year may see their war tours extended because budget cuts will drastically limit training for...

Sam Stein

Howard Dean On Sequester: 'Let It Happen' | Sam Stein | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Howard Dean is used to being an eccentric within his own party, so the fact that he's urging Democrats to address the impending sequeste...