Post Politics: sequester


Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Hillary Clinton decries sequester for deep cuts to scientific research

The former secretary of state urges "citizen action" to bring attention to the cuts in research funding and the consequences it will cause.

By Philip Rucker  |  10:53 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013

White House chief of staff meets with Senate Republicans on budget deal

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough met Thursday with about a dozen Senate Republicans in hopes of charting a path toward a potential budget deal, but aides cautioned that the session was mostly informational and unlikely to produce significant progress.

By Lori Montgomery  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, President Obama, sequester, White House

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/28/2013

In message to House Republicans, Boehner quotes Lincoln

Speaker quotes from a book about Lincoln's service in Congress.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/21/2013

Measure approved to keep government open extends pay freeze for feds

Stopgap budget keeps furloughs, pay freeze for federal workers

By Lisa Rein  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Could a government shutdown doom the White House Easter Egg Roll?

Sequestration may end up dooming the Easter Egg Roll this year--but probably not.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  04:40 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Obama cracks a sequester joke

The president suggests the sequester might have claims his host's chairs.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Obama's charm offensive needs a bit of backup

Why doesn't Rep. Tom Cole -- and other Republicans willing to negotiate with the White House -- know who to talk to?

By Juliet Eilperin  |  09:07 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/11/2013

Dem Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Sequester has 'silver lining'

"We're cutting spending, which we need to do," Blumenthal says.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Senate Democrats prepare their own measure to fund government

Senate Democrats prepare their own measure to fund government.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  05:32 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Paul Ryan gets a call from Obama

House Budget Committee chairman and former GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told reporters Wednesday that he had received a call from the president this week.

By Lori Montgomery  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Obama invites Republican senators out to dinner

President Obama has invited a group of Senate Republicans to dinner on Wednesday evening, one guest confirms.

By Rachel Weiner  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Obama's approval still down post-sequester, but ticks back up

It had dropped from 53 percent to 46 percent, but it bumped back up to 49 percent on Tuesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Chris Christie: A sequester deal 'should be pretty easy'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Monday continued his attacks on the state of play in Washington, D.C.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 03/04/2013

House members' office budgets to be cut by 8.2 percent under sequester

House Administration Committee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-Mich.) made the announcement Monday.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:48 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/04/2013

New ad hits Obama's claim that sequester is a 'meat cleaver approach'

The ad notes that the sequester only cuts 3 percent of the budget.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 03/04/2013

Jeb Bush says revenue increase could be part of budget deal

"There may be (room for revenue) if the president is sincere about dealing with our structural problems," Bush said.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:50 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Where are congressional leaders as sequester begins?

Not all congressional leaders will be in Washington this weekend as the budget cuts begin.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:33 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Conservatives mixed on continuing resolution to avoid government shutdown

Some conservatives want party leaders to use the continuing resolution to secure concessions.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Boehner describes 'nice, polite' sequester discussion at White House

Despite a good meeting, still no deal.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Sequester prompts (some) closed doors at U.S. Capitol

Budget cutbacks are hitting Capitol Hill also -- and it means fewer ways to get in and leave.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:07 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 03/01/2013

When does the sequester start?

The president has to determine when the cuts start going into effect, and he's got to do it some time today.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:39 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/28/2013

GOP and Democratic sequester bills both fail in Senate

Neither attained the 60 votes necessary, and neither got unified support from its own party.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 02/28/2013

New labor ad campaign targets Republicans on sequester

The six-figure ad buy called "Remembered" targets Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, among others.

By David Nakamura  |  10:49 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Tammy Duckworth to take 8.4 percent pay cut if sequester happens

Illinois lawmaker says she's doing so to feel the pain of her constituents.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:18 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Air traffic controllers bracing for furloughs

The sequester would significantly and perhaps permanently undermine the capacity of the system"

By Lori Aratani  |  04:01 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Bloomberg: Kelly win a harbinger of future campaigns

Bloomberg was visiting the capital the day after a major victory for his super PAC.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Boehner to curb codels due to sequester

Only delegations headed to review ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq would be allowed to continue.

By Paul Kane  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/27/2013

The tale of the sequester start time

Does the sequester start Friday morning or Friday night?

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/27/2013

TSA: Sequester will impact spring, summer travel

Busy airport times will be harder to staff with cuts.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Air traffic controllers: Sequester to have 'long-lasting consequences'

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) said in the report that increased delays, higher costs and lags in air traffic upgrades would be felt.

By Mark Berman  |  12:31 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2013

OFA asks followers to speak up against sequester

OFA has previously used its massive mailing list to support the White House's proposals to curb gun violence.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Head of FAA echoes warnings about flight delays

Flights to major cities could be delayed and that could cause ripple effects.

By Mark Berman  |  11:10 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Chart: How sequestration would affect government agencies

Based on information from the Senate Appropriations Committee.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:36 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Bipartisan coalition calls for reforming sequester's defense cuts

The groups say the defense budget needs to be cut -- just in a different way.

By Aaron Blake  |  06:04 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Reid says it's the House sitting on 'posterior'

Sequester debate comes to this: an argument about who is sitting on their butts.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:40 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Obama: Uncompromising GOP will be to blame for massive cuts

Obama spoke before hundreds of workers at a submarine factory in Virginia

By Zachary A. Goldfarb and David Nakamura  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Napolitano, Holder warn of cuts to law enforcement, security

"It's going to have an impact on law enforcement," Holder said, including FBI, DEA and ATF officials.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:21 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Boehner: Time for Senate to 'get off their --'

Boehner raises rhetorical heat, calls on Senate to "get off their ass" on sequester.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:59 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Poll: More would blame Congress for cuts

Only 30 percent of Americans thought the cuts would have a major effect on their personal finances,

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:41 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Anxiety, anger over the sequester in Newport News

Anxiety, anger over the sequester in Newport News

By Michael Laris  |  08:06 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 02/25/2013

House Republican leaders speak out -- but nowhere closer to a deal

House Republicans have a message for President Obama: If you want to avert the sequester, stop calling us, and start calling Senate Democrats.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:31 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Congress opens with little sign of work on sequester

Congress opens with little sign of work on sequester

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  03:56 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 02/25/2013

NIH head warns cuts will stall its research

He also expects to have to turn away patients.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  03:51 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama trying to 'scare' Americans, Jindal says

A trio of Republican governors said Monday that President Obama is trying to scare the American people about the impact of the deep federal spending cuts set to begin this week, and continued urging him to pursue alternate spending reductions.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Napolitano warns that sequester would affect border security

Napolitano says her agency would be forced to furlough 5,000 border control agents under mandatory spending cuts,

By David Nakamura  |  02:20 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Obama to governors: Keep pressing Congress

"At some point we've got to do some governing," Obama said of Congress.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The sequester: A tea party victory

The tea party is about to get what they wanted.

By Zachary Goldfarb  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Graphic: A state-by-state guide to the sequester

See what the White House says will happen to your state if sequester cuts to through.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:22 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Sunday show sequester primer

A roundup of the Sunday show sequester news.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:46 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 02/24/2013

Jindal: Delaying Medicaid expansion, health care exchanges could avert sequester

Jindal says delaying Medicaid expansion, health care exchanges could avert the sequester.

By Sean Sullivan  |  02:52 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 02/24/2013

O'Malley, McDonnell protest sequester-related defense cuts

The Democrat and Republican pledged to work together to head off the worst of the cuts.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:36 PM ET, 02/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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