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Dave Jamieson

Sequestration, Now Possible Shutdown, Shatter Federal Worker Morale | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Lytle has already forgone six days of work this year due to the automatic government cuts known as sequestration. The unpaid f...

Jared Gilmour

Sequestration Bake Sale Offers Multimillion-Dollar Cookies | Jared Gilmour | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a bake sale doomed to fail, with several cookies priced at more than $100 million. But the lack of sales was expected. The real g...

Here We Go Again, Playing That Old 'Government Shutdown' Song

Pearl Korn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Like a broken record that just keeps on spinning, the Tea Party is threatening to shut down the federal government if Obamacare is not de-funded. How many times will this crowd go to the same empty well?

American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network Takes it to Congress

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
SidneyAnne Stone

There is a growing need for palliative care programs, which may be attributed to the increasing number of people living with chronic illness in the United States and the need for education and training of healthcare providers is rapidly growing as well.

Obama, Tea Parties, and Apocalyptic Aggression

Chip Berlet | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Chip Berlet

When President Obama talks about the Congressional budget showdown as apocalyptic... what does that mean? What is Apocalyptic Aggression? The merger o...

Sequester Shenanigans

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

We are stuck in a recurring nightmare inflicted by a few individuals with an agenda of undermining government no matter the cost. That nightmare is ignored by too many who seem oblivious to the real consequences of this stalemate for those less fortunate.

Sam Stein

Wyoming Courthouse May Be Sold Because Of Budget Cuts | Sam Stein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- To adjust to tightening budgets in the federal judicial system, lawyers have been furloughed, investigators fired, travel budgets slashe...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Is Making It Harder For Government Watchdogs To Do Their Jobs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress and the Obama administration rely heavily on the work of inspectors general to root out waste, fraud and abuse in th...

Think Again: Austerity Kills, and So Will the Sequester

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.19.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

Almost all Americans have been or are about to be negatively affected by the sequester in significant ways, though this may not be apparent from anecdotal reporting in the mainstream media.

Boom and Bust: Economic Recovery Falling Short for Kids

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Mark Shriver

How this economic recovery is going depends very much on who you talk to. New figures out today show that our nation's poorest children -- the most vulnerable among us -- remain caught in a bust.

The Forgotten Man

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

The rich are getting richer, while the poor are getting poorer. America will soon have to find its way. This disparity between rich and poor plays out on many levels.

Celebrating Forty Years for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

On September 30th friends and supporters of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) will gather at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to celebrate CDF's 40th anniversary and honor our best known alum, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Amanda Terkel

Flu Season Just Got Worse Thanks To Sequestration | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force will no longer be giving free flu shots to civilian employees this year, due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestra...

New FBI Director Says Sequestration Has Had A 'Huge' Impact

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newly installed FBI Director James Comey said this week that sequestration is having a "huge impact" on the ability of the FBI to accomp...

Why Troops Are Against Syria Strikes

Jon Soltz | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Jon Soltz

Military members, above all, know that use of force -- short of an imminent danger -- is a last resort. And we're not at that point yet.

Sequestration Could Threaten Potential Syria Strike

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American warships lie in wait across the eastern Mediterranean Sea ready to strike Syria if ordered, and Pentagon officials insist they'...

Cutting Biomedical Research $$ Shortens Americans' Lifespans

Paul E. Klotman, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Paul E. Klotman, M.D.

Access to health care and advances in health care are two sides of the same coin, and we must not shortchange one side while funding the other side.

Sam Stein

100,000 Federal Jobs Could Be On Chopping Block Because Of Sequestration | Sam Stein | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The budget cuts brought on by sequestration could end up costing another 100,000 federal jobs in the next few quarters, according to a n...

Creating the right work atmosphere

Tom Fox | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Former astronaut Dr. Kathryn Sullivan became the acting under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the acting administrator of the Nati...

Are U.S. Stocks the Best Investment in the World? Interview With Liz Ann Sonders, the Chief Investment Strategist of Schwab

Natalie Pace | Posted 11.04.2013 | Business
Natalie Pace

"Syria is one of those exogenous things, and it is tough to judge the implications. Military events that tend to be short-lived, like this one might be, have actually proven to be phenomenal buying opportunities."

Sam Stein

Sequestration Has Nearly 20 Percent of Scientists Contemplating Moving Overseas | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving le...

Boehner Grabs a Random Hostage to Stop the GOP From Pulling the Trigger on Itself

Jason Sattler | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
Jason Sattler

Speaker John Boehner did something extraordinary this week, something akin to a parent posting a positive drug test on his or her child's Facebook page.

Republicans Eye Scary Consolation Prize

Salon | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

The good news is Republicans aren’t going to shut down the government, let alone allow the country to default on the national debt, later this year....

Sam Stein

NIH Director On Sequestration: Lives Are On The Line | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- In his first-floor office in the main building of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the institu...

Key Federal Services Get Hit While Big Oil Sucks Down Tax Subsidies. What's Up With That?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tore into sequestration during a meeting with constituents on Wednesday, attacking the automatic spending cuts as a ca...