(Carolyn Kaster / AP)
Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin
The plan is the opening salvo in the budget battle, now an annual ritual and a symbol of dysfunction.
Republicans have a strong incentive to get it done.
Juliet Eilperin and David Nakamura
The president’s plan would end the sequester by spending $74 billion more than the caps Congress mandated four years ago in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit.
Obama to call for rolling back sequester; Ebola czar leaving next month; Keystone cloture vote this afternoon; Mo. Auditor Schweich announces for governor; House GOP interviewing for CBO director.
The drop puts the jobless rate at 4.8 percent, ahead of the national rate of 5.6 percent.
(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)
The Washington economy continues to struggle following sequestration. Can it reinvent itself in 2015?
Congress’s insistence on gutting the IRS has already resulted in more headaches for taxpayers and, eventually, will likely necessitate higher statutory tax rates to make up for the government’s declining ability to collect revenue.
Listen to Ben Sasse: It’s time to stop fixating on the small stuff and go after entitlement spending.
The National Defense Authorization Act passes but the sequester cuts to the military must go.