PostPartisan: sequester


Posted at 08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013

The Insiders: As trust in government erodes, Obama's plans evaporate

The current scandals, combined with President Obama's lethargy and lack of planning, have driven trust in government to a recent new low.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, Republicans, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Insiders: Obama's blasé news conference

Obama filled a tired question and answer session with his usual slogans and platitudes.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, sequester, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The Insiders: Many dark clouds on the president's horizon

The economy, Obamacare and Syria are heavy anchors on the Obama presidency, but those are just some of the problems that Obama faces.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, obamacare, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Obama's insulting salary stunt

The $20,000 Obama is kicking back to the Treasury is a pittance that he won't even miss.

By Richard Cohen  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, sequester

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Phony cuts are still the most logical budget compromise

Phony spending cuts are the easiest way for everyone -- except for the very small number of real budget hawks -- to take care of their real priorities.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Deficit, sequester

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

The Insiders: President Obama could learn from Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

President Obama could learn a lesson from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on how to make decisions that will enact real change, even if making those decisions means facing criticism.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, marissa mayer, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: By the name of Democracy

With apologies to Edgar Allan Poe and "Annabel Lee."

By Carter Eskew  |  11:38 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annabel Lee, Democracy, Edgar Allan Poe, sequester, tyranny

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/28/2013

The Insiders: The buck stops with President Obama

The president has more to lose in the upcoming sequester.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/27/2013

The GOP's recycled sequester gambit

Their latest idea to dodge blame on across-the-board budget cuts sounds a lot like what the GOP embraced on the debt ceiling two years ago.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Republicans, sequester

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013

The two likely reasons for budget gridlock

If Republicans haven't ordered their own priorities, that would make negotiating with Democrats almost impossible

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 02/25/2013

The Insiders: Republicans have only themselves to blame for the sequester

The GOP has distracted themselves from the impact on the public with their total focus on who created the sequester. And they will pay the price.

By Hilary Rosen  |  02:38 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Ignore that poll question! ('Who will get the blame?' edition)

Asking people to predict who they will blame for something they've barely heard about is a waste of time.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/20/2013

The Insiders: Sequester offers an opening on defense

We have an historic opportunity to shrink defense spending. Maybe we shouldn't let it slip though our fingers.

By Hilary Rosen  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Defense Department, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/19/2013

The 'Washington Monument' sequester strategy

Politicians should be aware that the sequester, if it goes into effect, is really going to hurt -- and constituents won't be happy

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2013

James Clapper warns of sequester's impact on spy agencies

The sheer size of the cut will create an immediate national security crisis situation," he says.

By David Ignatius  |  12:24 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  intelligence, james clapper, national security, sequester

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Republicans want a 'balanced' approach to sequestration? Hardly.

Conservatives use rhetorical voodoo to justify their uncompromising position.

By Stephen Stromberg  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, sequester