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Howard Fineman

George, This Is What Sequestration Does | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- George Will is a thoughtful guy, but he and other conservatives are wrong to accuse President Barack Obama of manipulating sequestration...

GOP Chastizes 'Shameful' Obama Administration

Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

By HENRY C. JACKSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — House Republicans are accusing the Obama administration of poorly preparing for the $85 bi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Passes Continuing Resolution To Fund Government, Protect Defense Against Sequester Cuts | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to keep the federal government funded through the end of the fiscal year, seeking to avert ...

House GOP Move Receives Backing From Military

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's military leaders on Tuesday welcomed a sweeping House Republican spending measure to keep the government operating thr...

GOP Seeks To Avert Some Cuts, Not Others

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are moving to take the roughest edges off across-the-board ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Woodward and Scalia -- Too Big to Care?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgSpitzer and Matalin find consensus on Sequester drama. But were Scalia and Woodward, with lifetime tenure and 16 best-sellers, respectively, blithely misleading in their prominent attacks? Watch Justice John C. Calhoun legislate on voting rights from the bench.

Sequestration Nation, and Remembering Robert Kennedy

Robert Reich | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago when I was an intern in his Senate office.

On Sequestration, Give the GOP a Dose of Its Own Medicine

Aaron Belkin | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Aaron Belkin

Every time Republicans mention a "spending crisis," we should remind them that our non-military spending is at historic lows (to say nothing of the fact that they were the ones who busted the federal budget with tax breaks for the rich, and who blocked the only path to significant cost savings, single payer health care.) It would help, as well, to be more forceful in driving home the message that the government spends (wastes) a lot more on tax breaks for the rich than assistance for the poor. The federal government spends about twice as much on the mortgage interest deduction, for example, than low income housing, and provides most of the mortgage interest gift to upper income people who don't need it. Is it really necessary to spend federal dollars (via tax expenditures) subsidizing multi-million dollar second homes?

Michael McAuliff

Sequester Battle Flummoxes Senate GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans appeared flummoxed Tuesday by the impending sequestration budget cuts, unable to offer a consensus alternative and ar...

The GOP's Bizarre Sequester Strategy

New York | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

Whether or not you agree with it, and whether or not it will work, President Obama's strategy on sequestration is perfectly obvious....

John Celock

GOP Governor: Budget Cuts Are 'Not Rocket Science' | John Celock | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's Republican governors called for President Barack Obama to "show leadership" on fiscal issues, while urging Obama and Congre...

Obama Puts Pressure On Republicans Over Looming Cuts

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

* Speaks to eight TV anchors from across America * Pentagon describes plans for layoffs * Obama taken to task for corpor...

GOP Lawmakers Offer Alternative To 'Dire Straits'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group of GOP lawmakers from House and Senate on Wednesday offered a plan to cut the federal workforce and use the savings to repl...

Patrick Svitek

Swing State Senate Democrats Ignore GOP Roadshow On Defense Cuts | 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...