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Sequestration

The Takeaway

One More Sign that Washington Can't Handle Money

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The budget wars seem never ending in Washington D.C., with the sequester just one day away and no agreement between the White House and Republican leadership in sight.

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The Takeaway

Opinion: Why the Sequester 'Won't Be So Bad' for Texas

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The sequester — Washington, D.C.’s worst-case scenario of automatic cuts and budgetary reductions — is upon us on March 1st. The White House wants us to know that our states will be directly harmed: and that’s why it’s produced a state-by-state list of affected programs. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Arthur Ashe; Bill Bradley; Sequestration Deadline

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The deadline for a deal to avert automatic spending cuts from Washington is Friday, March 1. WNYC’s Bob Hennelly talks about what kinds of local services would see their budgets cut if no deal is reached. Then, former NY Knick and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley talks about Senate and New Jersey politics. Plus: remembering Arthur Ashe; and a series on idioms continues with phrases on animals.

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

Monday Morning Politics: Sequester Week

Monday, February 25, 2013

The automatic spending cuts known as the sequester kick in at the end of this week -- and the chances of a deal to avert them seem slim. Steven Dennis, White House correspondent for Roll Call, discusses the last-minute bargaining, the effects of the cuts, and the emerging blame-game in Washington.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Adam Davidson Tackles the Economy

Monday, February 25, 2013

Adam Davidson, co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life, and author of the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine, talks about current economic issues—whether illegal immigrants really hurt the economy, what would happen if economists controlled the borders, the connection between money and happiness, and waning power of union, the debate over raising the minimum wage, sequestration, and more.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Don’t Call Them Hipster Dads Edition

Saturday, February 23, 2013

On this week’s episode, Gabfest panelists talk about "Life is But a Dream," the documentary about Beyoncé that is written, directed by, and starring … Beyoncé. 

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WNYC News

Two Ways Sequestration Could Mess Up Our Summer

Friday, February 22, 2013

Fleet Week hasn’t been cancelled. At least not yet.

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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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On The Media

Why the Press Can't Play Referee, and Why they Should

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Atlantic’s James Fallows believes that the failures we’re seeing in the sequestration coverage suggest a larger problem with our political system and the press that’s supposed to cover it. Fallows tells Bob that our press isn't comfortable playing referee, but they might need to start.

 

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The Washington Report

Arms Reductions, Preparing for Cyberattacks and the Next Budget Showdown

Monday, February 11, 2013

Arms reduction has not been a defining feature of the Obama administration.  In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about his move toward reducing the country's nuclear force. He also follows up on an executive order, expected this week, that would affect how companies prepare for cyberattacks, and the approaching "sequester," or automatic cut in funds, that the federal government is facing.

The Takeaway

How President Obama and Congress Could Avoid Sequestration

Friday, February 08, 2013

If Congress and the President do not reach a spending deal by March 1st, budget cuts will automatically go into effect. Todd Zwillich explains the steps the president and Congress are taking to avoid sequestration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Another Sequester Deadline?!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to be getting more comfortable with the automatic cuts known as "sequestration," set to kick in on March 1st. But outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the cuts to the military budget would be "shameful and irresponsible." Nancy Cook, budget and tax correspondent for the National Journal, discusses the impending cuts, from social security to defense spending, and the political jockeying taking place in DC.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch Live: President Obama News Conference

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ahead of another battle over sequestration, President Barack Obama is expected to unveil a proposal of spending cuts and reforms to tax policies today at 1:15.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Jake Tapper

Monday, February 04, 2013

It's another busy week in DC, with continuing efforts to reach immigration reform, the confirmation of Chuck Hagel in the balance, and another set of negotiations over taxes and "sequester" cuts on the horizon. Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent and author of The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor, discusses the latest.

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It's A Free Country ®

Fiscal Cliff Cuts Would be Deepest for New York's Disadvantaged

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York stands to take a $600 million hit in 2013 if Congress fails to avert automatic spending cuts slated for January, which would fall disproportionately on poor and middle-income New Yorkers, according to a new study. 

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It's A Free Country ®

WATCH | President Obama Addresses 'Fiscal Cliff'

Friday, November 09, 2012

At 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, President Obama will make his first comments on economic policy since the election. The president is expected to address the "fiscal cliff" the nation will face in January.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Both Parties Prefer Fairy Tales to Truth on Economy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ideology is a dangerous thing. Both parties would rather tell fictions about the economy than deal with real, imminent problems.

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It's A Free Country ®

Don't Worry, Congress Won't Face Pay Cuts in Sequestration

Monday, September 17, 2012

Members of Congress won't see their paychecks shrink after massive scheduled spending cuts go into effect in 2013, but the police on Capitol Hill will.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: GOP Should Welcome the Spending Cuts They Bargained For

Friday, July 27, 2012

Mandatory spending cuts are on the horizon, and the party of fiscal discipline doesn't do itself any favors by running from them.

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