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Sequestration: So much for Obama’s second-term agenda

Sequestration: So much for Obama’s second-term agenda

Just hours after across-the-board spending cuts officially took effect, President Barack Obama pressed Congress on Saturday to work with him on a compromise to halt a fiscal crisis that threatens…

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association: ‘Go to hell’

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association:  ‘Go to hell’

Before the special election primary in late February to select a Democratic candidate to run for the seat  to replace disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., few political pundits gave Robin…

Budget debacle will not slow Obamacare rollout

Budget debacle will not slow Obamacare rollout

Airline schedules, food inspections, IRS taxpayer assistance and deployments of Navy ships could all be hampered by the government’s automatic spending cuts. But President Barack Obama’s health care law —…

Bernanke says Fed pullback could put economic recovery at risk

Bernanke says Fed pullback could put economic recovery at risk

Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said on Friday that pulling back on aggressive policy measures too soon would pose a real risk of damaging a still-fragile recovery.…

Hagel claims budget cuts puts Pentagon missions in peril

Hagel claims budget cuts puts Pentagon missions in peril

New Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Friday that budget uncertainty, including $46 billion in new defense cuts, jeopardizes the Pentagon‘s ability to effectively fulfill all its missions. Hagel, appearing…

With automatic cuts now in place, time to face next crisis

With automatic cuts now in place, time to face next crisis

Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged…

Military base schools will feel budget pinch first

Military base schools will feel budget pinch first

Public schools everywhere will be affected by the government’s automatic budget cuts, but few may feel the funding pinch faster than those on and around military bases. School districts with…

The last ditch summit on budget problems: A futile effort?

The last ditch summit on budget problems:  A futile effort?

  A fiscal deadline all but blown, President Barack Obama says he once again wants to seek a big fiscal deal that would raise taxes and trim billions from expensive…

Obama to Supremes: Overturn gay marriage ban

Obama to Supremes:  Overturn gay marriage ban

The Obama administration wants the Supreme Court to overturn California’s gay marriage ban, outlining a broad legal argument that could ultimately be applied to other state prohibitions across the country.…

Congress sents Obama a renewal of Violence Against Women act

Congress sents Obama a renewal of Violence Against Women act

The House on Thursday passed and sent to President Barack Obama a far-reaching extension of the Violence Against Women Act. The vote came after House Republican leaders, cognizant of divisions…