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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Cold War-era 'Warthog' plane targeted for retirement amid budget cuts

    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane nicknamed the "Warthog," is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling gun the size of a Volkswagen Beetle in its nose,...
  • How to make a debt-limit deal and avoid disaster

    We are nearing the limit of the borrowing authority that Congress has given the federal government. Almost everyone agrees that the debt ceiling needs to be raised. Not even the flintiest conservative has advanced a plan for bringing the U.S. budget...
  • Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting

    Job uncertainty could affect federal recruiting
    As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government. Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
  • Deal to avoid another government shutdown struggling in Senate

    Deal to avoid another government shutdown struggling in Senate
    WASHINGTON -- The congressional committee that is trying to negotiate a deal to prevent the next government shutdown has run into a roadblock: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell, the GOP minority leader, made the trek across the Capitol...
  • Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers

    Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers
    Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question. They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
  • Senate Republicans meet with Obama: Still no deal ... but close

    Senate Republicans meet with Obama: Still no deal ... but close
    WASHINGTON – Even as White House negotiators continue to wrangle with House Republican negotiators, separate discussions with GOP senators appear to be picking up steam after a meeting with President Obama. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Interior secretary says Obama may bypass Congress on monuments

    SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell...
  • Robert B. Reich: Washington turns its back on Great Recession victims

    How to explain this paradox? Starting Nov. 1, more than 47 million Americans lost some or all of their food stamp benefits. House Republicans are pushing for further cuts. If the sequester isn't stopped, everything else poor and working-class Americans...
  • Few signs of compromise

    Few signs of compromise
    While it's not uncommon for any negotiation to begin with a degree of doubt, it's difficult to imagine any launched with as little optimism as accompanied the opening last week of federal budget talks. That President Barack Obama could possibly still be...
  • Obamacare fiasco proves president is no chess master

    Often in error but never in doubt, Barack Obama could walk into the Rose Garden and step on a half-dozen rakes like Foghorn Leghorn in an old Looney Tunes cartoon, and the official line would be, "He meant to do that." And the amazing thing is that so...
  • Republican insurgents defy first rules of politics

    "I am not a member of any organized political party," the humorist Will Rogers said. "I am a Democrat." Even Will Rogers would be shocked at the disjointed and self-destructive congressional Republican Party of today. By forcing a government shutdown...