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The Sequester

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...

'The Whole Thing Is Just Sad'

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Patty Wagstaff is a Hollywood stunt pilot, three-time U.S. aerobatic champion, inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame...

The Sequester's Major Effect On U.S. Education

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Schools near military bases and tribal lands will face a $60 million shortfall between now and September and aid to college student...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Hits Blind Workers | Sam Stein | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In one of the more dramatic examples of budget cuts affecting the most vulnerable in society, non-profit groups that employ the visually...

Sam Stein

Head Start Families Left With No Good Options Due To Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ripple effects of sequestration are taking hold. And among the first and most affected are hundreds of lower-income parents forced t...

FAA To Close 149 Air Traffic Towers Because Of Budget Cuts

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final l...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Guts Program For Low-Income Children | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing budget cuts caused by sequestration, a Head Start program near Fayetteville, Ark., has decided to take the dramatic step of closi...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Hits Home On Capitol Hill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appears to finally be feeling the effects of federal budget sequestration. On Wednesday, Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Ga...

Amanda Terkel

Uproar Over Military's Suspension Of Tuition Assistance Program | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While many in Washington continue to obsess over the fact that White House tours are being canceled due to sequestration's budget cuts, ...

Sequester Solution: Lock Up the U.S. Congress

Daryl Rowland | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Daryl Rowland

How about a trans-Atlantic task swap? Simply have the Cardinals hammer out a deficit reduction deal and let the U.S. Congress select the next pope. Remove the political context in both cases, reason and compromise prevail and everybody's home in one day.

Americans Want Austerity But More Spending

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As President Barack Obama and lawmakers spar over huge federal deficits, they're confronted by a classic contradiction: Most Americ...

Zach Carter

Tour-niquet: Flow Of Tourists Soon To Stop Through White House | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

A few dozen visitors went to the White House on Friday for what may prove to be the final spin through the presidential palace on the government's dim...

Sam Stein

Local News Covers Sequestration's Impacts While Washington Focuses On Canceled White House Tours | Sam Stein | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over sequestration this past week has come down to two questions: Was the administration exaggerating the impact of the spend...

Dem: Obama Administration 'At Times' Overstated Damage

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.) claimed the Obama administration has "at times" overstated the potential damage of sequestration. “Maybe at times the...

Obama, GOP Quietly Working To Blunt Impact Of Big Cuts

Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and congressional Republicans are quietly working in tandem to blunt th...

General: Enemies Shouldn't Assume Budget Cuts Are Causing Military Setbacks

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior U.S. general is urging Congress to resolve the uncertainty surrounding the military's budget, but he cautioned U.S. enemies in ...

Congressional Republicans and the Sequestration Squeeze

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Peter J. Ognibene

Republicans on Capitol Hill have dug themselves into a deep and narrow chasm whose walls are about to close in. In a matter of weeks, they may find themselves squeezed mercilessly between their implacable right wing and constituents feeling the pain of sequestration.

Consequences Of Massive Cuts Nothing New

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not the first time that government economic engineering has produced a time bomb with a short fuse. Back in 2011, few lawmake...

Obama, GOP Brace For Next Fight

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 03.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpa...

Obama: Crisis Will 'Inflict Pain'

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) - Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President ...

State Saves As Washington Squirms Under Pressure

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- While Washington DC squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne – so...

Boehner Makes Big Declaration After Meeting With Obama Over Mess

AP | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner, emerging Friday from a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and congressional leaders, decla...

Obama, Leaders Meet At White House Over Sequester

Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Obama met with congressional leaders Friday to discuss looming automatic budget cuts. Republican House Speaker John Boehner was among the leaders w...

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...