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From top left, clockwise: U.S. Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Warren G. Harding, Benjamin Harrison,  James Knox Polk. (Photos courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Sites for Lesser-Known Presidents Face Budget Woes

Supporters of a North Carolina museum honoring James K. Polk, America’s 11th president, are learning a lesson that’s hitting home at other monuments to lesser-known American leaders: Government spending on their memorial sites is declining, so private money and grants had better be found quickly.

07/03/2013

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Smithsonian Limits Gallery Closures to 3 Museums

The Smithsonian Institution will begin closing some galleries Wednesday due to budget cuts from Congress but none of the major exhibitions will be affected.

04/30/2013

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., the longest-serving independent in congressional history, said he’s taking a serious look at a 2016 run for president, and brushed aside talk of Hillary Clinton as secondary to the real problems facing America’s middle class, including a growing gap in wealth inequality.   (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Veterans Fight White House On ‘Especially Absurd’ Cuts To Disability Benefits

Veterans groups are rallying to fight any proposal to change disability payments as the federal government attempts to address its long-term debt problem. They say they’ve sacrificed already.

04/01/2013

Undocumented immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport on June 24, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Budget Cuts Cause Illegal Immigrants To Be Dropped Off At Bus Stations, Airports In Middle Of Night To Get Home On Own

Marco Antonio Durazo had been awaiting deportation from an Arizona detention center for six months when an officer came to get him from his cell.

03/28/2013

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Metro to Lose $8M Due to Federal Budget Cuts

Metro stands to lose $8 million in federal funding for capital projects because of automatic budget cuts.

03/15/2013

President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates. (Photo credit  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Criticizes GOP Budget Plan: ‘Goal Is Not To Chase A Balanced Budget Just For the Sake Of Balance’

President Barack Obama is criticizing a proposed House Republican budget, saying it would turn Medicare into a voucher-like program, cut deeply into programs such as Medicaid and increase tax payments by the middle class in order to achieve promised lower tax rates.

03/12/2013

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Md. Airports Make Plea to Keep Control Towers

Just one year ago, Frederick Municipal Airport debuted a new, $5 million air traffic control tower paid for by the federal stimulus legislation.

03/12/2013

President Barack Obama helps a young participant at the 134th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in 2012. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Tours Off, Easter Egg Roll On For Now

The White House says it’s going forward with plans for the traditional Easter egg roll. But it’s dashing the hopes of some Iowa children who hoped to visit the president’s home.

03/07/2013

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D.C. Region Faces Unique Challenges From Budget Cuts

To get a sense of just how much federal government spending influences the Washington metropolitan area, all you have to do is check out the name of the winter storm that was heading for the Mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.

03/06/2013

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White House Tours Halted, Staff Reductions Blamed

The Obama administration is canceling tours of the White House beginning Saturday, citing staffing reductions prompted by automatic budget cuts that began to take effect last Friday.

03/05/2013

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