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If Sequestration Isn't The Apocalypse, What Is It?

Host Rachel Martin and NPR's Scott Horsley cover the three most important elements of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, which went into effect Friday.

As 'Devastating' As Sequester Is, Not 'Immediate Catastrophe'

Host Rachel Martin speaks with congressional scholar Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution about the economic and political impact of sequestration. He is the co-author of a book about political gridlock, called It's Even Worse Than It Looks.

Rove Tells Calif. GOP To 'Get Back In The Game'

Karl Rove had a sharp message to California's Republican Party Saturday. He implored party leaders to "get up off the mat" and work to revitalize the state GOP. Republicans hold no statewide offices in California and have given up a supermajority to Democrats in the state legislature.

Let The Cuts Begin: Sequestration Deadline Passes

A last-ditch meeting between the president and congressional leaders did not produce a deal, which means sequester cuts have begun.

Does President Obama Know When To Say When?

From The View to the Oscars, Barack and Michelle Obama's regular appearances on talk shows and at sports events raise the question of whether even a president can become overexposed.