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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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Americans To Washington: Delay The 'Steep' Sequestration Cuts

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business

Politicians have said they may have no choice but to let automatic spending cuts kick in next Friday. But the American people say they better find a w...

Eroding Our Foundation

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

Reducing the budget deficit is important, but it should not and does not have to come at the expense of growth-inducing investments in areas like federal support for R&D.