Federal funding provides nearly 40 percent of all government revenue.
Some agencies have dealt with budget cuts by shifting money and cutting back. Other predictions were outright false.
President tells reporters he can still do stuff. Except when he can’t.
Some Democrats say the White House should draw the line after fixing flight delays. White House keeps its options open.
Support for Friday’s flight delay vote was the latest White House move on sequester that’s left Democrats on Capitol Hill grumbling. Meanwhile, the White House says Democrats in Congress don’t have the spine to take a political risk.
”The Panel Crasher” freeloads across Washington.
4.8 million Americans have access to classified information, and thousands of them are getting pay cuts. Is the sequester making us vulnerable to spies?
Advocates for the poor say Obama’s bungled sequester messaging has led to public apathy. The worry: “Sequester’s a secondary story to them. You know? It’s like we’re moving on to ‘14 now.”
The president will give back 5% of his salary each month as a show of support for government workers hit by the sequester.
Federal employees were rallying to end the effects of the sequester before furloughs and layoffs take place.
The most powerful voting bloc: annoyed airplane passengers.
There’s more to this than the tours, White House says.
Congressman Underwood, Zooey Barnes is on line one.
Hoping to break sequester deadlock, Obama and Republicans are sitting down for dinner at hotel with a $1,776 “tasting menu” option.
Some of these are stupider than others…
And now, the story of a wealthy country that lost everything and the government that had no choice but to keep the nation together. Arrested Development quotes help us understand the sequester.
At a press conference Monday, the New Jersey Governor chastised lawmakers for their handling of the sequester. “Real leadership would get this fixed,” Christie said.
This isn’t really all that different from how politicians are explaining the sequester.
When you think Radiohead, you probably don’t think of astonishing physical grace. But that… that is about to change.
Communities across the country brace for the impact of the sequester.
“This is not a win for anybody. This is a loss for the American people,” Obama says as cuts are set to begin taking effect.
Where did all the compromisers go? “Every time a group of us get together to try and work on a problem, we get labeled a gang and then it becomes a political issue and we never get to finish the job,” complains Isakson.
What really scares progressives isn’t the automatic spending cuts; it’s the grand compromise that may replace them. “Entitlements may get ensnared when we go to an alternate fix,” says Rep. Nadler.
The issue of sequestration has led to lots of petty finger-pointing but little action in D.C. while regular Americans struggle.
Many of the areas hit hardest by the coming sequester are those with Republican representatives in Congress. A BuzzFeed original analysis.
“Passing these sort of things has never helped us in the press in the past,” a House Republican aide says. Efforts to maintain a fragile conference equilibrium.
The automatic spending cuts set to take effect March 1 would cause Hawaii to reduce full-time employment at the Naval base. “The plain fact is, that will undermine our capacity for readiness at Pearl Harbor,” Abercrombie says.
Stop trying to make “#Obamaquester” happen, says the internet.
Meanwhile, the federal government has left states in the dark about how to plan for the cuts.