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Murray argues that Democrats got a bit and gave up basically nothing.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Dec 18, 2013
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A closer look at why Republicans may actually agree to increase spending (somewhat) next year.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 9, 2013
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The deal under discussion would provide some relief from sequestration in exchange for cuts elsewhere and possible new revenues.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 6, 2013
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Everything you need to know about sequestration.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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Grover Norquist isn't a big Ted Cruz fan.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 2, 2013
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A guide to what was supposed to happen, and what did.

About 37 percent of Americans now say they've felt the sequester's impact. We took a look at who's actually being affected so far.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 29, 2013
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The Federal Reserve chairman thinks Congress is getting it backwards on deficit reduction.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • May 22, 2013
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Yes, Democrats are losing on sequestration. But that doesn't mean Republicans are winning.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Apr 29, 2013
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That's the simple reality of Friday's vote to ease the pain for the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 26, 2013
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We talk to Partha Mitra, a neuroscientist at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, about his concerns about the Obama administration's BRAIN project.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 3, 2013
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Advocates for domestic violence victims are thrilled about the legislative victory, but the celebration has been cut short by fiscal austerity.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Mar 1, 2013
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Markets aren't worried about sequestration. Should they be?

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Feb 28, 2013
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National security would remain a priority, but it would mean a more porous border and longer waits for business travelers and prospective legal immigrants.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Feb 27, 2013
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In 2001, the military budget was $287 billion. In 2012, after accounting for the war spending, it was about $700 billion. Perhaps big defense cuts aren't the worst idea in the world.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 26, 2013
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The automatic budget cuts would exacerbate the backlogs and staffing problems that have slowed down our ability to deal with both legal and undocumented immigrants.

  • Suzy Khimm
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  • Feb 24, 2013
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"I asked, 'Do you do anything with the buoys?' And they said, 'Twice a year we send somebody to scrape off the bird poop.' So I said, 'Scrape five percent less poop.'"

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 22, 2013
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Elias Zerhouni on how the sequester will set back biological and medical research and keep smart young people from becoming scientists.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 21, 2013
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