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By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Adm William Moran warns that most of Navy aircraft cannot fly, discusses financial crisis of the military

Adm. William Moran warned Congress Monday of the dire condition of the Navy’s aircraft, confirming that more than 60 percent of Navy and Marine Corps strike fighters are out of service. Moran testified to More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 20th, 2015
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Marco Rubio skips Senate vote on $1.8 trillion spending bill

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday’s Senate vote approving a $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package after telling supporters on the presidential campaign that he may try to slow the legislation More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Krauthammer to GOP: make your own budget, force Obama to sequester

Charles Krauthammer turned his attention to the Republicans after President Obama’s proposed budget still exceeded projected revenues. The conservative was on Fox News offering his brand of advice. BRET BAIER: More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Georgia Democrat, John Barrow, questions President Obama’s $100 million trip to Africa

In a rare public criticism from a fellow Democrat, President Obama was urged to reconsider a planned trip to Africa later this month, noting that $100 million price tag send the wrong message in the wake of sequestration. “A More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, April 29th, 2013
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Congress passes bill to end FAA furloughs, air traffic controllers back to work on Monday

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is bringing back to duty some 13,000 furloughed air traffic controllers by Sunday pursuant to a new law allowing it to shift funds to avoid forced leave on the said workers. The More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 25th, 2013
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Sequestation blamed for flight delays while taxpayers spend $152K on transgender voice study

Sequestration may be the topic of discussion in Washington budget talks and reductions, but critics are getting increasingly louder as air travel delays mount, national parks close and the federal spending includes More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Obama budget taxes wealthy, cuts Social Security and Medicare while adding new stimulus

President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a budget that would cut entitlement programs, tax the wealthy and reduce the U.S. budget deficit by nearly $2 trillion while funneling new money to education and infrastructure More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
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Georgia Rep Tom Graves says Obama using sequester as threat for higher taxes and won’t run for Senate in 2014

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA), member of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement on the sequester and addressed rumors that he may run for Senate in 2014. On the $85 billion sequester Graves More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Maxine Waters says 170 million jobs could be lost due to sequester VIDEO

In a Thursday press conference, California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters warned of job losses totaling 170 million if the sequester goes through. Waters’ warning comes at a time when there are estimated to be More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Bob Woodward calls Obama’s handling of sequester budget ‘cuts,’ threats to military deployments ‘madness’

Bob Woodward attacked President Obama this week, saying the decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier because of budget cuts is “a kind of madness.” “Can you imagine Ronald Reagan sitting there and saying, More...

By Dr. William Anderson On Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
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Paul Krugman, NY Times ‘Consuming Wealth Actually is the Same as Producing Wealth’

With the Big, Bad Sequester looming as the Crisis of the Week and all of the media and political angst accompanying it, I have come to understand that how one responds to the prospect of the government being forced More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
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Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte say ‘This country needs a Commander-in-Chief, not a Campaigner-in-Chief’ concerning sequestration

 U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) called out President Obama, who has “out on the stump” blaming Republicans for the upcoming budget sequestration, in More...


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