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The Takeaway

Are Manufactured Crises the New Norm?

Friday, March 01, 2013

Two seasoned D.C. watchers join The Takeaway to discuss federal money management in the days ahead. Andrea Seabrook hosts the DecodeDC podcast, and Todd Zwillich is the Takeaway Washington correspondent.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sequester Hits

Friday, March 01, 2013

Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, talks about the sequester's dramatic impact on the military.

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The Takeaway

Washington Braces for Sequestration

Friday, March 01, 2013

Today's deadline for a deal on the sequester is expected to come and go without an agreement between Congress and President Obama. Todd Zwillich spoke to some small business owners in Washington, D.C., where cuts are felt particularly hard.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sequester; Poverty in New York; LIPA; Solo Twin

Friday, March 01, 2013

Slate's Fred Kaplan discusses why the sequester is worse for the military than you might think. Plus: Whether LIPA should be public or private; Verizon coverage post-Sandy; poverty and the Mayor's race; sustainable fashion; and the story of an identical twin lost.

Money Talking

Money Talking: Stock Market Rises as Sequester Looms

Friday, March 01, 2013

The Dow is hovering near record highs even as massive federal spending cuts are coming.  Is there a bubble in the making?

+ Hospitals, Researchers to be Hard Hit by Sequester

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The Takeaway

Live Chat: Explaining the Looming Sequester

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The background and implementation of sequestration can get pretty complicated, so we're partnering with The Guardian U.S. on a live chat to help answer your questions.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaway | February 28, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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The Takeaway

Sequester Cuts Felt in American Classrooms

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Those automatic spending cuts, known in Washington and beyond as the "sequester," just won't go away. And unless Congress stops it from happening, the "sequester" will kick in this Friday, affecting educators — and class sizes — nationwide.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sequester Meets Sandy

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

WNYC's Bob Hennelly discusses how the automatic spending sequester cuts will affect local services, including some of the money slated for Sandy relief.

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WNYC News

Sequester Cuts Would Mean Millions Lost in Education Funds

Monday, February 25, 2013

New York and New Jersey stand to lose millions in education funds if sequester cuts go into effect on March 1, and already-strapped school districts will be left to trim their budgets for the 2013-2014 school year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Hoboken Mayor; They Might Be Giants; Oscars Recap

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer talks about how to protect the city from future disasters similar to Superstorm Sandy. Plus: Steven Dennis from Roll Call on the latest from Washington; They Might Be Giants on their 30-year music career; and a review of who won big at the Academy Awards.

WNYC News

Automatic Federal Cuts Would Hit Sandy Aid

Sunday, February 24, 2013

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The cuts in federal spending called for by the debt ceiling deal between the Republican-controlled Congress and President Obama in 2011 are set to take effect Friday and without some last minute reprieve, the cuts will have an impact on Sandy reconstruction efforts. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jon Meacham on Sequester Season

Friday, February 22, 2013

The President and Congress are locked in a debate over the effects of the so-called "sequester," with Obama warning of dire consequences and Republicans more and more comfortable with the idea of the automatic spending cuts taking effect. Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House and author of the book Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, discusses the latest in the negotiations, and other key news from DC.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Sequestering Obama's Golf Game Gabfest

Friday, February 22, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Austerity approaches, SCOTUS considers campaign contributions and the president putts in private.

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On The Media

The Latest Federal Budget Crisis, Predicting the Oscars, and More

Friday, February 22, 2013

Why federal budget crises seem to happen every month, covering the Vatican from a world away, and using election prediction models to forecast the winners of the 85th Academy Awards.

On The Media

The Problem With Saying Everyone Is The Problem

Friday, February 22, 2013

Some of the coverage of the sequestration has been characterized as a "pox on both their houses" attitude towards the Democrats and Republicans who are, once again, inching us closer to the edge. Brooke speaks with New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait who says that sticking to that approach despite the facts can lead reporters and Op-Ed writers to mislead readers about what's really going on. 

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The Takeaway

Sequestration Could Put Nearly One Million Defense Employees on Furlough

Thursday, February 21, 2013

If you're a civilian employee working for the Defense Department, you've been put on notice. The sequester is very real and it's extremely likely you are gonna feel the effects of it soon. About 800,000 employees received notification that a furlough could be on the way. J. David Cox is the president of the American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal employees.

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The Takeaway

Sequestration Could Jack Up the Price of Meat

Monday, February 18, 2013

While the cuts haven't come yet, Takeaway political correspondent Todd Zwillich reports that the sequester deadline will probably come and go, automatically enacting those across-the-board spending drawdowns. But cuts will have a wider reach, affecting many industries throughout all parts of the United States. For example, the USDA will likely have to furlough many of their food inspectors, closing down the farms and factories they inspect. Mark Dopp is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at the American Meat Institute.

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