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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Downplays Sequester Cuts

Like a lot of Republicans, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks predictions of doom because of federal spending cuts are overblown.

03/04/2013

Andrew Cuomo (credit: CBS 2)

Cuomo: Sequester Already Creating ‘Anxiety’ For New Yorkers

However, Cuomo noted the cuts likely won’t have an overall big impact on the way the state government operates.

03/03/2013

Capitol Hill

Blame Game Continues As Sequester Takes Hold

The automatic across-the-board spending cuts took effect Friday after neither side could reach a deal to avoid the sequester and President Obama signed the order.

03/03/2013

Obama, Boehner (credit: Getty Images)

‘Sequester’ Cuts Are Now Reality For America

The “sequester” is now the law of the land, with President Barack Obama having signed the order Friday night that triggered $85 billion in mandated budget cuts.

03/02/2013

President Barack Obama (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On ‘Sequester’ Spending Cuts: ‘None Of This Is Necessary’

They just couldn’t get anything done. A high-stakes meeting at the White House to avoid the next fiscal cliff at midnight ended with no deal, but instead another round of the blame game.

03/01/2013

Passport Control Station at Newark Liberty International Airport (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Jersey Members Of Congress Decry Sequester’s Impact On Air Travel

“If you think there were long lines before, you’re not going to be able to imagine what it’s going to be when we have the furloughs,” the Transportation Security Administration’s Justin Bourque told WCBS 880 reporter Peter Haskell.

03/01/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FEMA Chief: Most Sandy Victims Might Not Notice Sequester

“I think from the standpoint of the immediate response of the things we were doing at Hurricane Sandy, people aren’t gonna see any impacts,” Craig Fugate said Friday.

03/01/2013

Bridgeport, Conn. (file / credit: City of Bridgeport)

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch Braces For Sequester Cuts

On the minds of most big city mayors around the country today is the impact of federal budget cuts if there’s no agreement between Congress and President Barack Obama to avert the sequester.

02/28/2013

Departure board at LaGuardia Airport (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sequester Likely To Make Air Travel An Even Bigger Headache

Air travel could become the human face of the sequester, with long delays expected at big airports and an effect also likely on smaller airports.

02/28/2013

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

Weill Cornell

Advocates: Federal ‘Sequester’ Cuts Would Hit Medical Research Hard

Doctors, patients and researchers Sunday painted a grim picture of what the human cost will be if Washington lawmakers don’t avoid across-the-board budget cuts this coming Friday.

02/24/2013

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (credits: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images, Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: #Obamaquester

That’s the hashtag being used by some Republicans, including the House Speaker John Boehner, to blame President Barack Obama for the automatic federal cuts that are a week away.

02/22/2013

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Elections Have Consequences

The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.

11/09/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

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