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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far

    Bob Hope Airport safe from sequestration cuts, so far
    Bob Hope Airport will avoid the impact of $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts that are slated for midnight Friday -- a move that officials warn will force a scale back in operations at airfields across the nation. A last-minute huddle between...
  • Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?

    Could TV have a done a poorer job of covering sequester?
    There is no excuse for the kind of coverage TV has delivered the last two weeks on the sequester. Television news has been polarizing, sensational and mostly focused on personality rather than the policy behind the $85 billion in federal spending cuts...
  • McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something

     McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something
    OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester." Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...
  • If crisis persists, ODU predicts dramatic job loss

    If crisis persists, ODU predicts dramatic job loss
    Budget analysts and politicians generally agree: Although budget cuts under sequestration began Saturday, the public will not feel the full effect right away. President Obama characterized the fallout as "a tumble downward" as opposed to a sudden drop...
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts. The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
  • Key homeless veterans program spared from cuts

    Key homeless veterans program spared from cuts
    Finally, a small piece of good news on the federal budget front. A key program for homeless veterans in Hampton Roads that was a candidate for spending cuts has been spared. The program, funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development,...
  • Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle

    Lawmakers look past cuts to next budget battle
    Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
  • Sequestration is a political game that could cause real pain [Editorial]

    Sequestration is a political game that could cause real pain [Editorial]
    After bumping our heads on the debt ceiling, then teetering on the fiscal cliff, we are now threatened with something called sequestration. Had anyone even heard that word before a few months ago? Can anyone define it? Around these parts, it's all too...
  • Mattis: No enemy advantage due to Truman delay

    Mattis: No enemy advantage due to Truman delay
    Postponing the combat deployment of a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier will not compromise the safety of troops in the Middle East, a top U.S. general told Congress Tuesday. Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, said defense...
  • McManus: Fiscal crisis? What crisis?

    McManus: Fiscal crisis? What crisis?
    Here's what is most maddening about the "Perils of Pauline" fiscal crises that President Obama and Congress have led us into during the last year: Both sides have known from the beginning what the final deals would look like, but neither side has been...
  • Toomey to dine with President Obama

    Toomey to dine with President Obama
    Pat Toomey will break bread, and perhaps gridlock, with President Obama. The Pennsylvania U.S. senator is one of seven Republicans invited to dine with the president Wednesday evening, as first reported by the Associated Press. Obama is reaching out...