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Budget Control Act of 2011

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  • Rep. Edwards talks government cuts at Montpelier Arts Center

    Rep. Edwards talks government cuts at Montpelier Arts Center
    Maryland District 4 Rep. Donna Edwards spoke to constituents Saturday at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, addressing economic concerns and outlining her current priorities. Edwards, a Democrat who represents parts of Prince George's and...
  • Obama budget would have big impact in Md.

    Obama budget would have big impact in Md.
    Labor unions representing federal employees reacted angrily to the $3.8 trillion budget unveiled Wednesday by President Barack Obama, who proposed trimming $20 billion from federal retirement benefits — reopening a debate many Democrats felt had...
  • Sequester: When will Congress end these phony crises?

    Sequester: When will Congress end these phony crises?
    Congress must act immediately on a balanced approach that will stop dangerous cuts and instead invest in our children and communities by closing tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations ("Social Security braces for cuts," Feb. 26)....
  • Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP

    Obama's budget: A put up or shut up moment for the GOP
    It's facile to say that if the extreme right and left of American politics dislike something, it must be a good idea, but in the case of President Barack Obama's budget proposal, it may be true. The president is taking one more stab at a "grand bargain"...
  • 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...
  • Cardin tells Howard officials sequestration is hurting small business

    Cardin tells Howard officials sequestration is hurting small business
    Sen. Ben Cardin joined local business leaders and elected officials Friday in Howard County for an informal town hall meeting to discuss the impact of sequestration and federal budget battles on the county's business community. "It is affecting our...
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    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 —...
  • Cardin pledges to press for sequestration alternative in town hall meetings

    Cardin pledges to press for sequestration alternative in town hall meetings
    Sen. Ben Cardin lamented snowballing damage from federal budget cuts in town hall meetings with federal workers and small-business leaders Friday, pledging to work toward an alternative budget solution by October. But he acknowledged that achieving a...
  • America lags on plain speech

    America lags on plain speech
    The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech. Around the globe, what's...
  • 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...
  • As sequestration starts, concern in Howard builds

    Howard County business officials still are learning how the federal sequestration will affect the county's economy, but once Congress missed its March 1 deadline for an agreement avoiding the cuts, one local business already was feeling the effects....
  • Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now

    Agencies in Maryland dodge furloughs — for now
    A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared. But the...