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Sam Stein

McConnell's Sequester Deal Would Replace 'Crappy Cuts With Crappy Cuts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats aren’t jumping at the latest offer from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the two parties' sti...

Sam Stein

Democrat Says A Government Shutdown Would Be Better Than More Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

One of the top Democrats in the House said Friday that his party should be willing to shut down the government this fall unless the spending cuts brou...

Sam Stein

Obama Says Gridlock Is Getting Worse, Urges Congressional Action On Economic Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Against the backdrop of a stable but still lethargic economy, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Congress to end what he deemed w...

Sam Stein

Can't Stop Cancer Clinic Sequester Cuts, Obama Administration Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government does not have the power to stop federal budget sequestration cuts to cancer treatments for certain Medicare patie...

Sam Stein

Obama, House Dems At A Loss Over How To Move Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over a two-and-a-half hour dinner at the Jefferson Hotel in downtown Washington Wednesday night, President Barack Obama and nine House D...

Sam Stein

Weather Services Struggle With Sequester On Eve Of Hurricane Season

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reeling from budget tightening that is being compounded by sequestration, the National Weather Service has begun making operational deci...

White House Making Changes To Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House budget office is recalculating how to apply automatic spending cuts for a handful of agencies, freeing up almost $4...

Why the Sequester Is Working

Gene Marks | Posted 07.03.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The sequester, which went into effect on March 1, is reality. And believe it or not, it's working too. It is forcing our government to make hard choices and, like generations before, we are being asked to make sacrifices. And this is a good thing. Why?

Sam Stein

Pat Toomey Urged Obama To Fix Sequester Cuts To Cancer Clinics

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With cuts from sequestration forcing private cancer clinics to turn away Medicare patients, several fiscally conservative Republicans ha...

Sam Stein

Obama: I Can't Force Congress To Behave

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday chastised Congress -- mainly Republicans -- for moving quickly to end flight delays caused by sequestr...

Muddling Through Won't Do

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Muddling through will not do. The deal on the air traffic controllers last week, which was a jerry-built contraption if ever I saw one, offers a discouraging preview of what is in store as Congress scrambles to deal with specific budget crises without addressing the underlying big issues.

Earth to Washington: Repeal the Sequester

Robert Reich | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

What is Washington doing? Worse than nothing. It has now adopted the same kind of austerity economics that's doomed Europe -- cutting federal spending and reducing total demand.

Sam Stein

Senate Deal Would End FAA Furloughs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a quick and unanticipated session on Thursday night, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution that would allow the Federal Aviation Admi...

Howard Fineman

George, This Is What Sequestration Does

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

GOP Blames Obama For Delaying Flights

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest attempt by the Republican Party to blame the consequences of sequestration on the president quickly followed reports Monday o...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Cancer Patients To Travel Thousands Of Miles For Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials in rural areas will have to travel thousands of miles to continue their treatments as a...

Obama Cutting His Own Pay

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with fe...

Hannity, Powers Clash Again

Posted 04.03.2013 | Media

Sean Hannity and Kirsten Powers tried to make amends on the Fox News host's Tuesday night show but found themselves on opposite sides once again. A...

Ryan Grim

Obama Hits Wealthy On The Runway

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the most part, the super wealthy are not directly affected by cuts to government services. Private security guards, private schools ...

Jason Linkins

Politico Articles On Sequestration Effects Ignore Actual Impact On Public

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

One thing that's important to understand is that sequestration is doing exactly what it was designed to do -- slowly grind away at the basic services ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pennsylvania District Protests Toll Of Sequestration Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Guts Program For Low-Income Children

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jason Linkins

Alan Grayson Reads HuffPost Article Into The Congressional Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

After Zach Carter and I wrote our article about how the glorification of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's new highs masked a whole host of larger co...

Common Ground for Aircraft Carriers and Health Care

Peter Merriman | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Merriman

When disagreeing parties attempt to compromise, the first step is to find common ground. Perhaps the Democrats and Republicans have stumbled on a tiny patch of common ground and failed to recognize it.

From the Sequester to Jay-Z: Is This Okay Anymore?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

It is now that we need to pass our time seriously. This sort of behavior is not only unnecessary, but also just downright deleterious. Do we really want people like Sen. Paul populating our halls of power?