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Federal Aviation Administration Furloughs And Flight Delays

Airline passengers are beginning to feel the effects of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. The FAA has ordered one-day furloughs every other week for all of its 47,000 employees, including air traffic controllers, beginning this week. On Monday, more than 1,200 flights were delayed as a result. The White House blames Republicans and botched budget negotiations. But Republicans accuse the administration of mismanagement and using flight delays for political advantage. Diane and her guests take a look at how the fight over budget cuts is affecting air travel.

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