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Wielding the sequester knife: 'There is no manual'

Feb 22, 2013
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter says the mechanism of the sequester cuts to the Defense Department is "dumb."
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, defense

Rename the sequester: Suggestions

Feb 22, 2013
The Weekly Wrap considers a better way to describe the sequester cuts coming next week.
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Where does the term 'sequester' come from?

Feb 22, 2013
Former Senator Phil Gramm (R-TX) first used 'sequester' in a budget bill during the Reagan years. He still likes the term and the idea.
Posted In: sequester, Phil Gramm, federal budget

Sequester could cut jobs outside U.S. borders

Feb 21, 2013
Cuts in defense spending as part of the sequester could ripple to suppliers outside the U.S.
Posted In: sequester, defense contractors, defense

Local TV gets presidential exclusive

Feb 21, 2013
The president gave interviews Wednesday to eight local TV stations in markets with a lot at stake in the fight over the across the board budget cuts.
Posted In: Obama, budget cuts, sequester

Who picked the word 'sequester' anyway?

Feb 21, 2013
Give us your suggestions for a better word for "sequester."
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Walmart's worries: Payroll tax, gas prices

Feb 21, 2013
Walmart, Safeway and other grocers face more than higher payroll taxes. High gas prices could crimp shoppers, but job growth could help.
Posted In: Walmart, Retail, sequester

Sen. Mark Warner on why the sequester cuts are 'stupid'

Feb 20, 2013
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) explains why across-the-board cuts on defense spending and elsewhere is bad business.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, Virginia

Nation's capital gripped by 'sequester stress'

Feb 19, 2013
D.C. denizens turn to happy hours, cigarettes to cope with looming budget cuts.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, Washington D.C.

Simpson and Bowles offer up new deficit cutting plan

Feb 19, 2013
Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles -- the bipartisan pair that brought us a multi-trillion-dollar deficit reduction plan that was never enacted -- are out today with a new plan.
Posted In: budget deficit, sequester

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