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George Will Blasts Sequestration For Damaging 'Basic Science'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Conservative columnist George Will criticized the government on Friday for its actions on sequestration, specifically the "public health hazard" that...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Scientist To Euthanize Genetically Modified Rabbits | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When The Huffington Post published an in-depth look at how budget cuts were affecting scientific research, we encouraged readers to offe...

Sasha Belenky

Silicon Valley Superheroes, Sci-Fi Meat, Fashion's Tragic Icon And More Great Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

1. The Would-Be Heroes Of Silicon Valley In New York magazine, Kevin Roose tags along with the inaugural class of the Draper University of Hero...

Medical Research: Don't Let This Pillar of National Pride Crumble

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Americans believe medical research is important for reducing healthcare costs and feel the current spending on biomedical research is insufficient. The message is clear, yet America's voices are not being heard in the budget deficit reduction debate.

Sam Stein

The Coming Dark Age For Science In America | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- On the first floor of Jordan Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a 12-by-8 room that, at first glance, l...

Is Ted Cruz Lying and/or Is Eric Cantor Delusional?

Jason Sattler | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

"No one is advocating a government shutdown," Cantor told the National Review's Robert Costa on Friday. Maybe he's calling these three prominent senators "no one" or maybe he hasn't been paying attention.

Sequestration Forces Shutdown Of Space Surveillance System

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force will shut down its space surveillance system that tracks satellites and other orbiting objects by ...

Where Has All the HIV Funding Gone?

Janet Weinberg | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

I am outraged. We all knew sequestration was coming, but most people really did not know what those words meant. For GMHC's clients it means cuts to the food that they need in order to take their medicine. It means less support for mental health and substance abuse.

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Forces Federal Agency To Turn Thermostat Up To 80 Degrees | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Beyond the table-thumping, the congressional hearings and the big political speeches, government employees are quietly dealing with the ...

Pentagon Takes Action To Ease Pain From Harmful Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon moved Tuesday to ease the pain of mandatory, unpaid furloughs that civilian employees have had to bear for a month bec...

Obama, the Economy and the Movement

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Congressional Budget Office last year warned that the increase in payroll taxes coupled with the $85 billion Sequester would cut the growth rate for 2013 in half. That's happening. Instead of furloughing public employees, the government should be adding new public jobs. Obama's tour to promote a recovery from the "middle out" is a good start, but there is nothing in his agenda that would fundamentally change the pitifully slow recovery. His proposed grand bargain on taxes would cut the corporate tax rate in exchange for closing loopholes, yielding net new revenues in the short run but no new revenue over time. Instead, we need corporations to start paying their fair share. The claim that corporate America is over-taxed is nonsense. For Obama to embrace this idea plays once again to right-wing ideology.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Cantor Looks To Entitlement Cuts For Sequester Compromise | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said Sunday that Republicans might be willing to compromise on sequester cuts in exchange for talks on reduc...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Lindsey Graham: Sequestration Could Hurt America's Response To Threats | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

The current major budget cuts known as sequestration could make America less safe in the event of a future terrorist threat, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S...

Obama, Congress Under New Pressure To End Cuts

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

In a letter Wednesday organized by the Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, 165 college pre...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Stands Tall For Sequestration | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) served notice Thursday that the deep cuts under t...

Hagel Denies Overhyping Big Problem

AP | DONNA CASSATA and RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senior Pentagon leaders offered a sober assessment Thursday of the impact of automatic spending cuts on the military, arguing that ...

Sam Stein

White House, Hill Dems Contemplate Short-Term Sequester Fix | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Adding a new wrinkle to fall budget negotiations, the White House and top congressional Democrats expressed new openness on Wednesday to...

Sequestration To Blame For NSA Leaks

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

In an interview with the Washington Post, Lon Snowden -- father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden -- said sequestration can be blamed ...

Budget Cuts Set To Hit Pentagon Hard

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Wednesday that the Pentagon may have to mothball up to three Navy aircraft carriers and order ...

McCain On Sequestration: 'The Worst Vote I Have Cast In Many Years'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

When the Obama administration and congressional Republican leadership crafted the policy of sequestration in the summer of 2011, the idea was relative...

Army Competition Rocked By Major Cuts

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Some contestants for the Army's soldier of the year no longer compete against one another in person, but now must be judged ...

Top Dem On Harmful Cuts: 'We Cannot Continue Like This'

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate panel on Tuesday approved a defense spending bill for the 2014 fiscal year that seeks to reverse the most severe impacts of the...

U.S. Fiscal Policy: A Tough Balancing Act

Deniz Igan | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Deniz Igan

The federal government budget deficit has fallen sharply in recent years. But if the choice and timing of policy measures is not right, the deficit reduction may turn out to be too much in the short run -- stunting the economic recovery -- and not enough in the long run.

Some Relief From Harmful Budget Cuts May Be Coming

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Defense department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned, as Pentagon leaders scrimp ...

Amanda Terkel

Army Chief Of Staff Says Sequestration May Mean More Military Casualties | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno on Monday issued a dire warning about sequestration, saying that unless Congress replaces the across-the...