The Sequester

Everything We Know About What’s Happened Under Sequestration

Everything We Know About What’s Happened Under Sequestration
When the annual White House Easter Egg Hunt faced cancellation this year due to the package of mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, the National Park Service kicked into high gear. It rescued the event — held since 1878.
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Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown

Sequester Here to Stay: Senate Locks in Cuts, Averts Government Shutdown
The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits — and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.
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Judging by Our Priorities, Weapons Are More Important Than Schools

Judging by Our Priorities, Weapons Are More Important Than Schools
While Philiadephia's school district is forced to save $20 million by closing 23 public schools, we're buying F-35 fighters that we don't need at a cost of $618 million each. Talk about misplaced priorities.
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Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare

Sequester: Starving Children to Protect Corporate Welfare
Here's a pop quiz for Congress: If you cut food assistance for needy families by $333 million, and allow corporations to dodge $183 billion in federal taxes in the same year, how much did you end up reducing the deficit?
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When Confronted with the Facts on Obama's Proposed Cuts, O'Reilly Yells 'Bull----!'

When Confronted with the Facts on Obama's Proposed Cuts, O'Reilly Yells 'Bull----!'
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly had a "do it live!" moment on his Thursday program, accusing guess Alan Colmes of lying about President Obama's proposed cuts.
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Romney Emerges from Seclusion to Whine About Obama 'Berating Republicans'

Romney Emerges from Seclusion to Whine About Obama 'Berating Republicans'
In his first public comments since his Election Day defeat, Mitt Romney is criticizing President Barack Obama for "berating Republicans" instead of leading. The former Republican presidential nominee tells Fox News that Washington's latest budget battle wasn't "a success" for the president.
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Conservatives Want to Impeach Obama Over Sequester

Conservatives Want to Impeach Obama Over Sequester
Fox Legal Analyst Andrew Napolitano told the crew on Fox News' Fox and Friends that President Obama could be impeached over spending cuts in the so-called "sequester."
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Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?

Congress and Cocaine: Do They Have More in Common Than We Think?
Congress' deadly addiction to corporate cash is the main reason Washington is unable to solve the myriad problems affecting our economy, environment and politics. If only we could help Congress kick the habit, our government could work for us again.
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Five Cartoons About the No Good, Terrible, World-Ending Sequester

Five Cartoons About the No Good, Terrible, World-Ending Sequester
800,000. That’s the number of Defense Department civilian employees who will be forced to take unpaid leave if the sequester goes through, according to the Washington Post. Sound like fun? While Congress seems intent on driving us over the latest fiscal cliff, some of the nation's top political cartoonists weigh in...
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