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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 The Dispatch On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Scientific community feels the budget crunch, calls on Washington to remove Budget Control Act caps and sequestration

PRESS RELEASE The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, an organization representing more than 12,000 scientists in the United States and globally, thanks President Barack Obama for reaffirming 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 Robert Herriman On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Obama White House adopts portions of Rand Paul’s ‘A Sequester Without Layoffs’

In response to the sequestration order Mar. 1, the White House, in a letter to Executive Departments and Agencies, wrote that they are directing all federal agencies to freeze new hires and curtail travel as part 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 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, January 2nd, 2013
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Senator John McCain votes ‘Yea’ on fiscal cliff deal, expresses concern about possible defense cuts

Caricature by donkeyhotey, donkeyhotey.wordpress.com (cropped) Arizona Senator John McCain was one of 89 senators that voted for the fiscal cliff deal Jan.1, justifying his vote for it the same way most republican More...


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