sequester

The Sequester Is Inevitable. Prepare to Suffer.
Historically low discretionary spending will drop even further
February 25, 2013

The automatic spending cuts don't kick in until Friday, but they may already be slowing down the economy.

The Lindbergh-Baby Economy
The sequester wasn't some sneaky Obama ruse. It was ransom.
February 25, 2013

The sequester was a ransom payment to keep Republicans from wrecking the economy. But now they're blaming Obama for it.

Cancel the Sequester—or Virginia Gets It!
February 22, 2013

Republicans on Capitol Hill say the sequester wouldn't cost jobs. Republican governors aren't able to be so bold. Especially not the GOP governor of Virginia.

The GOP's Budget Denialism
The federal budget is going to increase, whether Republicans like it or not.
February 21, 2013

The federal budget is going to increase. Congress should get used to it.

Sequester Scare Tactics
The White House finally surveys the devastation to come
February 08, 2013

The White House finally surveys the devastation of budget cuts. The ball is now in Republicans' court.

Is the Fever Breaking?
On issues like Medicaid and military spending, signs of a Republican rift
February 08, 2013

The real Republican divide isn't about those messaging issues discussed by political strategists. It's about policy issues like Medicaid and defense spending, where a divide is emerging between conservatives who want to make a point in a long-term philosophical debate and conservatives who have to govern right now.

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