Sequester time is here

Mar 1, 2013
The now-infamous sequestration -- $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts -- kicks in today.
Posted In: sequestration, sequester

Sequester: Apocalypse or not?

Mar 1, 2013
A look at the best and worst case from the sequester.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

Negotiating: 'Deal or no deal' works in business, not politics

Feb 28, 2013
Businesses issue ultimatums all the time. Politics requires negotiations, whether before -- or after -- a crisis.
Posted In: politics, sequester, sequestration

Sequester threatens to delay tax refunds

Feb 27, 2013
Taxpayers face a double whammy thanks to the sequester. The budget cuts could delay IRS refunds. That's after the fiscal cliff debate delayed the start of filing season.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, fiscal cliff, tax refund

The sequester: 'More like The Blob than Frankenstein'

Feb 25, 2013
The automatic budget cuts won't happen all at once.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

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.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

Who picked the word 'sequester' anyway?

Feb 21, 2013
Give us your suggestions for a better word for "sequester."
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

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.