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Reid Blasted For Invoking Tragic Accident Amid Sequestration Talk

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised questions on Tuesday about the effects of sequestration, moments after invoking a Monday training ac...

Sam Stein

Air Traffic Controller Furloughed Just One Week After Winning Safety Award | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On March 6, Louella Hollingsworth was presented with the League Medal of Safety Award by the National Air Traffic Controllers Associatio...

Amanda Terkel

Workers Lose Jobs As Pink Slips Go Out Due To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Republican politicians insist that the Obama administration has "exaggerated" the effects of sequestration, people around the country...

Black Women Go to Washington to Assert Political Power

Debbie Hines | Posted 05.19.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

Whether risking their lives freeing slaves, fighting for voting rights, sparking the civil rights movement, speaking before the DNC, running for Democratic nomination for president, chairing a Democratic presidential campaign or fighting for civil rights, black women have been at the forefront in U.S. politics.

Dow Hits Record High: It's Time for Slow Money, Experts Say

Woody Tasch | Posted 05.19.2013 | Small Business
Woody Tasch

There is an economic truth -- or, as E.F. Schumacher used to say, a "meta-economic" truth -- that is bigger and deeper and, oh, so much more durable than any truth that will ever be discerned from the most expert reading of the Dow Jones tea leaves.

Congress Finally Cleaning Up Unfinished Business

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A dispute over budget cuts that threaten dozens of smaller control towers with closure slowed Senate progress Tuesday on legislatio...

Workers At Nation's Most Contaminated Nuclear Site Fired Due To Sequestration

AP | SHANNON DININNY | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green

YAKIMA, Wash. — Pink slips went out Monday to nearly 250 workers and more than 2,500 others were notified that they face furloughs of several we...

WATCH: McCain Shows He's 'Moss Covered' And Proud

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took notice when his colleague and Senate floor sparring partner Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called Republicans li...

John Celock

Lawmakers: Iraq Anniversary Good Time To Address Sequestration Impact | John Celock | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers introduced legislation Monday with the hope that the state can become the first to end the effe...

Hagel Orders Review Of Obama Strategy

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to the budget cuts that took effect March 1, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a re-evaluation of the underpin...

Emily Swanson

Poll Reveals Which Spending Americans Want To Cut | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics

Polls repeatedly show that while Americans want to cut government spending in the abstract, they oppose nearly all the specific cuts needed to actuall...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: White House Tours Remain The Only Sequestration Casualty Anyone Cares About | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Life isn’t easy. It’s filled with many inconveniences. The train doesn’t run on time. You shelled out a few hundred bucks to see a Broadway show...

Reading, Writing and Recklessness

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Some of the sequester's harshest cuts target programs that are critical for children who are disadvantaged or have special needs. These actions weren't unavoidable; they were concocted in the halls of Congress.

How the Sequester Is Killing Passion Where We Need It Most

Mercy Mascreen Davidson | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Mercy Mascreen Davidson

The sequestration will devastate US science research for decades by freezing American ideas while the rest of the world moves forward and gaps in the innovation pipeline would cost billions of dollars and hurt the national economy for decades.

Sequestration Has Scary Consequence For Airplane Pilots

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO — The planned shutdown of up to 238 air traffic control towers across the country under federal budget cuts will strip away an extra lay...

Make Wall Street Pay, Not Main Street

Arshad Hasan | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

With this tax, we hold the Wall Street Bankers accountable, all the while making our communities stronger. And that's why we're taking action.

Dave Jamieson

Organized Labor Willing To Buck White House On Entitlements | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the White House showing openness to cuts in Social Security, officials with the AFL-CIO labor federation said Friday that they woul...

Jason Linkins

Alan Grayson Reads HuffPost Article Into The Congressional Record | 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...

Another Washington Tradition Falls To Sequestration

AP | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Archives is canceling reservations for late afternoon and evening tours due to automatic federal budget cuts taking effect....

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.

Joy Resmovits

The Good News About Teacher Layoffs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.14.2013 | Los Angeles

After years of threatening to lay off tens of thousands of teachers due to budget shortfalls, California has some relatively good news: less than one-...

Sequester: The Prisoners Have Become the Guards

Stanley Hainsworth | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Stanley Hainsworth

The newly activated sequester feels very much like the perfect prison. We could walk out of this situation if we wanted to with a friendly handshake or a conciliatory reaching-out, but the prisoners are guarding themselves and only allowing inaction.

Sam Stein

This Is Obsessing GOP Lawmakers While Sequestration Hits Back Home?!? | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans have upped their campaign to pressure the White House to reopen its doors to tour-goers after shutting them in...

Free Trade, Economic Growth and Population Aging - huh?

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the early outlines of a U.S.-European free trade dialogue is being crafted, American and European leaders ought to explore common trade agreement-type solutions to this 21st century challenge of the profound population shift from young to old.

You Reap What You Sow: Sequestration

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Ana Garcia-Ashley

I urge people to pay close attention to our elected officials, those who are working toward a solution on sequestration and those whom are "doing nothing" or are obstructionists. Let us all make a note of it and vote them out of office as soon as possible.