| Feb 23, 2013
At the end of 1995 and stretching into January 1996, the federal government "shut down" because of an impasse between President Bill Clinton and House Republicans led by then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The issue was increased taxes vs. less spending....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 5:15 AM
What a joke your editorial regarding pending federal budget cuts is ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Do you not research information anymore, or do you just call up some liberal Democrats for advice? Maybe you're just blind and believe anything that...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 9:45 AM
It is nice to know that The Sun has received the White House talking points on the sequester and written an editorial based on them, as I expect nothing less from you ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Blame can be attached to both sides.
The Democrats and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The biggest security threat to our country is a failed economy, and today that is a genuine threat.
How so? Because the simple fact is that for every dollar the federal government now spends, it is either borrowing or printing 43 cents. Obviously no...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON -- Maryland would lose $14.4 million in federal education funding, roughly 46,000 Department of Defense employees would be furloughed and 2,050 fewer children would receive vaccines if looming across-the-board spending cuts are allowed to...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Checks will arrive on time, but nearly every other task the Social Security Administration performs — from answering phones to determining eligibility for claims — will be delayed if Congress fails to stop steep federal budget cuts from taking...
| Feb 27, 2013
Another day, another outcry from President Barack Obama — this one in Newport News, Va. — about the parade of horribles that will arrive Friday when automatic federal spending cuts begin: air travel delays, weaker law enforcement, less money...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Unless Congress crafts a bipartisan compromise by Friday, the Budget Control Act of 2011 will sequester — or cancel — $85 billion of spending planned for the rest of this year. The cuts would be mindlessly spread across all federal agencies,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
I was surprised and pleased to see David Fahrenthold's article on the federal "cuts in spending" approved in 2011 ("'Smoke & mirrors,'" Feb. 24). I wished he would have pointed out the added smoke and mirrors that persists from this president.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
When slot machines began spinning at South Florida pari-mutuels back in 2006, some expected gobs of cash to roll in. And while the casinos are turning over healthy amounts to the state ($143 million in slot taxes last fiscal year), all agree that the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
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 —...