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Defense Sequester

Defense Department Makes Change On Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilia...

Ben Hallman

Defense-Dependent State Braces For 'Catastrophic' Firings As Sequester Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business

In a few months, Técnico Corp. is supposed to begin repair work on the USS Oscar Austin, a naval destroyer that recently returned to its home port of...

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...

Budget Office Issues Dire Warning On Sequester

Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

Lawmakers’ political wrangling could cost Americans hundreds of thousands of jobs. The $1.2 trillion across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to...

To Cut Wasteful Spending, Start With Nuclear Weapons

Richard Klass | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

Those who argue that we need more nuclear weapons for national security are trapped in a Cold War mindset. The world has changed since the Soviet Union collapsed -- and our strategy must change, as well.

David Wood

Chuck Hagel, Armed Services Committee Leave Out Strategy Post-Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In roughly eight hours of often heated discussions with the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, defense secretary-nominee Chuck Ha...

Christina Wilkie

Debt Lobbying Group Has Major Conflicts of Interest

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to fix the national debt opened a new front this week, when a group of retired foreign policy...

Sarah Bufkin

Estate Tax Reform Could Be Key To Avoiding 'Fiscal Cliff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the estate tax is restored to a level similar to its rate before the Bush-era tax cuts went into effect, the federal government could...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Now Denies Having Voted For Act He Heralded As A 'Huge Cultural Change' For Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

If you want to tell me that the so-called "super committee" -- empaneled last year as a last-ditch attempt to reach a compromise on budget alignment -...

Patrick Svitek

Swing State Senate Democrats Ignore GOP Roadshow On Defense Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Thanks, but no thanks. That's the message some Democratic lawmakers are sending to Senate Republican hawks as they hit the road to warn constituent...

Patrick Svitek

Top Republican Says More Attention Could Be Paid To Democrats' Sacred Cows

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Worry less about looming defense budget cuts, and more about the ones that will hurt regular people and families, leading Democrats argu...