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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • 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...
  • Sequestration was Obama's idea; now he doesn't like it?

    Sequestration was Obama's idea; now he doesn't like it?
    I was dismayed by your recent, misleading article on the Republican's responsibility for the budget sequester (The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff and budget director, set up the sequester in 2011, and Rob Nabors,...
  • Dow is up: Happy days here again?

    Dow is up: Happy days here again?
    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
  • House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts

    House passes bill shielding shipbuilding from deep cuts
    A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats. The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
  • After sequestration, Glendale service providers brace for the worst

    After sequestration, Glendale service providers brace for the worst
    From senior meals to code enforcement, several local public services will be affected by the $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts that took effect last week. Just how severe the impact of so-called sequestration will be, however, remains to...
  • Sequester will affect financial aid for the coming academic year

    Sequester will affect financial aid for the coming academic year
    The across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester come at a bad time for Maryland colleges. Many usually send out financial award letters this month, but they still don't have all the details on how much federal funding they will...