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Sequestration 2013

Sequestration Re-Emerges As Budget Battle Issue

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — The broad, automatic spending cuts known as sequestration have re-emerged as a central issue in efforts to end the p...

Travelers Left Waiting After Big Cuts

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

-- Commercial airline flights started backing up and delayed some travelers Monday, a day after air traffic controllers started going on furlough bec...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Claims Constituents Are 'Glad' About Sequestration; Constituents Disagree

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he heads home for recess over the next two weeks, Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) says he's not worried about facing blowback from his co...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Sequestration Makes Government Dumber, Especially On Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not only do leaders on both sides of the aisle think sequestration is stupid, the automatic spending cuts that went into effect March 1 ...

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...

'Disruption' Predicted As Cuts Take Effect

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-b...

Legislators Scramble To Avoid Government Shutdown

Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republic...

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...

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 ...

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...

Romney Slams Obama Over The Sequester

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday that Republicans were right to feel hurt after President Barack Obama gave speeches on the l...

Looming Cuts Make Workers Anxious Miles Away From Washington

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

KITTERY, Maine -- They don't care which side caused Washington's latest crisis. Five hundred miles from Capitol Hill, the men and women of the Portsm...

Powerless Boehner Subjects Himself To Pain

Salon | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Why does John Boehner subject himself to this?...

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...

Obama Hopes For Big Deal Amid Blown Deadline

Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big...

Bad News For Blue Angels Fans

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

By Kaija Wilkinson MOBILE, Ala., March 1 (Reuters) - Blue Angels pilot Dave Tickle said he is focused on practicing maneuvers for an ...

Looming Fight Draws Yawns From Crisis-Weary Americans

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pulling out all the stops to warn just what could happen if automatic budget cuts kick in. Americans are ...

Katy Hall

How Many Teachers Could Your State Lose To Sequestration?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Sequestration could cost thousands of teachers their jobs, according to a grim report the White House released Sunday. That's just one possible impact...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Releases Reports Detailing Sequester Impacts By State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking increasingly like the government is about to impose on itself $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts. So as part of ...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Sequestration: 'There Is No Fix'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. ...

Meat Ax Approach Will Not Cause Sky To Fall

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

* Washington operations to continue March 1 amid budget cuts * Layoff notices most likely first move * Democrats, Republ...

Sam Stein

Republicans Call Obama's Sequester Bluff

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As members of President Barack Obama's economic team surveyed the fiscal landscape following the 2012 election, they were haunted by spe...