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How Washington Chose Not To Be Careful With Spending Cuts

No rational person would try to cut nearly all government spending by a fixed amount, regardless of the individual merit of any given program. That's kind of the point.
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Singer/Songwriter, Author And Activist Carole King

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King on her decades-long career in music, her work for women’s rights and environmental advocacy.

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Dealing With Sequestration Fallout

Assessing the economic and political damage from the tax and spending impasse: The price to be paid and who pays it.

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Democrats Move To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

The Senate held its first hearing on an assault weapons ban Wednesday, with activists pushing for tighter gun regulations sharing a table with gun-rights activists. They are seizing on public outrage over the December gun massacre at a school in Connecticut.
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Sequester Cuts Could Affect Air Safety

At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, FAA administrator Michael Huerta explained to lawmakers what the sequester means to the aviation industry. He said he has limited ability to avoid furloughs for key personnel, such as air traffic controllers. That could lead to delays for passengers and the closing of towers.
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Sequester Countdown Clock Keeps Ticking

Automatic spending cuts are scheduled to take effect Friday. Over time, the across-the-board spending cuts could slow economic growth and lead to hundreds of thousands of government employees going out on furlough.

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