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Sequestration Hurts Us All

Sally Steenland | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Our policymakers don't seem to be paying much attention to faithful Americans and advocates who are urging Congress to replace arbitrary spending cuts with a rational budget plan that promotes economic growth along with responsible spending.

Sam Stein

'Like A Slowly Growing Cancer,' Sequestration Cripples University Research | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Research leaders at some of the top American universities have held an annual gathering in Washington the last four years to discuss sci...

Amanda Terkel

Furloughed Pentagon Workers Jog On Washington To Protest Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- There are few benefits to being furloughed because of sequestration. Hitting the snooze button without regret, plowing through your ...

Sequesteration's Impact on the Job Market

Jared Bernstein | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I was taken aback when some of the European austerity supporters used the American economy's experience with sequestration so far to defend their case: it doesn't seem to be hurting your economy, so keep your Keynesianism to yourself.

Sam Stein

Life Under Sequestration Creates Nightmare Scenarios For Head Start Moms | Sam Stein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rhonda Reynolds was paying bills in downtown Pratt, Kan., on a hot and sunny mid-June afternoon when the second call came from her daugh...

Luke Johnson

GOP Governors Don't Like Sequestration Cuts | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three southern Republican governors called on President Barack Obama Monday to end National Guard furloughs resulting from sequestration...

NSA Hit With Furloughs Starting Next Week

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - The National Security Agency, the spy agency thrown into the public eye following former contractor Edward Snowden's ...

Amanda Terkel

Happy Fourth Of July! Sequestration Cancels Celebrations Nationwide | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Expect fewer patriotic displays this July 4, thanks to federal budget cuts. Around the country, military bases are extinguishing fire...

Forest Service Faces Long Fire Season And Sequestration Cuts

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

As the U.S. Forest Service takes control of the deadly Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona, it faces a challenging fire season ahead, due to a dry winter, ho...

Four Months Later... How Bad Was the Sequester, Really?

Gene Marks | Posted 08.28.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Despite all the dire predictions and gloomy forecasts, the sequester has not had the negative impact on the economy that so many people predicted. In fact, I believe our March 1st sequestration has had the opposite effect.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Think Tank Scholar vs. Adorable 10-Year-Old | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not often you get to see a Heritage Foundation scholar testifying side-by-side with a 10-year-old girl over the impacts of sequestr...

PBS Affiliate's Warning About Popular Shows

Posted 06.26.2013 | Media

A local PBS affiliate is warning viewers that sequestration cuts could take away some of its most popular shows, including "Downton Abbey." Seques...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration May Lead To Layoffs Of Capitol Janitors | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress doesn't do something about sequestration this year, the workers who clean the U.S. Capitol could lose their jobs. Stephen...

Rand Paul Tells 'Kind Of Mean' Joke About Police

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took aim at the U.S. Capitol Police Thursday night, joking that those who previously guarded Senate entrances now blocked due t...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid vs. Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past few weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately and publicly pushed his fellow lawmakers to replace cu...

Austerity: Pain Without Progress

Diane Swonk | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics
Diane Swonk

For now, our political system appears to be broken, with our elected officials rewarded for winning political, not economic, battles. It's almost as if we have decided to deliberately ignore the lessons of our own Great Depression and Europe's debt crisis.

Jason Linkins

In The Future, All Opportunity Costs Will Be Measured In 'White House Tours' Units | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

I suppose this was inevitable: Critics are outraged at the price tag of President Barack Obama's trip to Africa this month, which is slated to cost...

Hillary Clinton Decries Sequestration Over Research Cuts

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration on Thursday, decrying the cuts' detriment...

'Green News Report' - June 13, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

John Celock

State Finances Uncertain | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics

State governments are seeing signs of recovery, but continue to face an uncertain economic future, according to a new report released Thursday. Th...

Jeff Flake: Fellow Lawmakers Relieved By Sequestration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) said on Wednesday that some of his fellow lawmakers are glad sequestration allowed for spending cuts and that government age...

'Green News Report' - June 11, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

The Collapse of Science, Not Housing, Ended the American Dream

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Science will bring us into the future and provide a better life for us and our children, but the need to support science goes beyond winning wars and practical rewards. Every human being is curious about the natural world around them.

'Green News Report' - June 6, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.06.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Will Cut $1.7 Billion From The NIH's Budget | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health released an updated projection of the cuts it must make to deal with spending reductions put in place ...