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Sack Sequestration

Lance Simmens | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Lance Simmens

In the end a budget is quite simply a statement of priorities. Budgets tell us a lot about what we value in our society. We must repeal this sequestration nightmare and we must replace the policymaking butchers with surgeons.

Sequestration Shuts Down The IRS

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

Spending cuts have left the IRS shuttered Friday as it faces a controversy over the targeting of tea party groups. The furloughs were put in place ...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Hits National Parks Just In Time For Tourist Season | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As people all over the world gear up for their vacations in America's national parks this summer, they should get ready for dirty toilet...

The Dream Deferred

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Tens of millions of Americans turned out to vote for a New New Deal in 2008. We turned out to vote against the nefarious budget-slashing of Mitt Romney in 2012. And what did we get?

Our Moral Obligation

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

From infants to seniors, the sequester affects at-risk Americans in every age bracket, and its cuts will harm families trying to put food on the table. Simply put, the sequester will erect road blocks along the pathways out of poverty.

How America Became a Third World Country

Mattea Kramer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

It's 2023 -- and this is America 10 years after the first across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration went into effect.

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Weakens Government Watchdogs, Making It Harder To Detect Waste And Fraud | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The government's inspectors general aren't well-known among the public, but they are essential in rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in ...

Jennifer Bendery

Ex-Senator Laments 'Unfair' FAA Budget Fix | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) said Monday it was wrong of lawmakers to unanimously pass legislation last month to ease the effects...

Amanda Terkel

Sequestration Hits Indian Land, Military Base Schools HARD | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Military families are always moving around, and those shifts can be tough for children who have to adjust to new surroundings. School di...

'The Whole Thing Is Just Sad'

AP | DAVID SHARP | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Patty Wagstaff is a Hollywood stunt pilot, three-time U.S. aerobatic champion, inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame...

'Green News Report' - May 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

This Year's Deficit: Don't Break Out the Bubbly Just Yet

Michael Farr | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics
Michael Farr

It is most unfortunate that it takes a severe crisis to get anything done on Capitol Hill, but we fear that a new one will be required to effect material change.

Africa and the Sequester: A Matter of Life or Death

Rev. Derrick Boykin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Derrick Boykin

Sequestration threatens more than flight schedules. For many people around the world, sequestration is literally a life-or-death issue. Its impact may be most deeply felt by those living in developing nations.

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: 'I Take All The Blame' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Senate voted last month to ease the effects of sequestration on the Federal Aviation Administration, not a single senator oppos...

Arthur Delaney

Sequestration Cuts Taking Money Out Of Unemployed People's Pockets | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thanks to federal budget cuts known as sequestration, Judy Cohagen of Arlington, Texas, recently saw her income shrink from $370 to $330...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Fixes May Cost Taxpayers Even More, Democrats Say | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Piecemeal efforts to ease the impact of federal sequestration budget cuts are counterproductive and may end up costing taxpayers more, ...

'Green News Report' - May 14, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

In Remote Alaska, Kids Sell Cookies to Keep School Doors Open

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 07.14.2013 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A student shortage has this year led to the closure of four schools in remote villages of Alaska -- the most in a decade -- but a handful of gutsy kid...

Defense Department Makes Change On Cuts

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilia...

Ryan J. Reilly

Sequestration Hits Nazi Jihadist's Sentencing | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The harsh furloughs being faced by federal public defenders because of sequestration are having an impact on the bizarre case of a 20-so...

In Search of the Next Crisis

Bill Schneider | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Bill Schneider

The deficit is going down. Woo-hoo! Let the celebrations begin. Oh, wait. That may not be altogether a good thing. Certainly not for Republicans. They need an out-of-control deficit to bludgeon Democrats into cutting more spending.

Joy Resmovits

Another Federal Agency Avoids Sequester Furloughs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

As some federal workers face furloughs because of sequestration budget cuts, the U.S. Education Department's approximately 4,700 employees can breathe...

More Blather on Benghazigate

Dennis Jett | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Dennis Jett

From the very first reports of the attack, Republicans have been trying to spin the story to maximize the damage to the president and to the most likely Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Means Less Science | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When politicians talk about the need to maintain America as the destination for the best and the brightest in science, they probably hav...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi: Annual Mother's Day Trip To Afghanistan Canceled Due To Sequestration | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- This weekend is Mother's Day, and right around this time last year, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was rounding up a grou...