Republican leaders differed on their views of this past weekend's sequester budget cuts. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Views Sequester Differently, Boehner Calls Them ‘Silly’

Top Republican congressional leaders differ on their views of the sequester cuts.


Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gen. Odierno: Army Experiencing $18 Billion Shortfall

The Army chief of staff said Friday that the protracted fight over the budget is having a severe impact on Army training.


President Barack Obama speaks to members of the Business Council during a dinner on Feb. 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

1 Million Small Business Jobs Could Be Lost In Sequester Cuts

Two millions jobs could be lost, nearly half of those coming from small businesses, due to the sequester cuts.


File photo of Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Barrasso: Obama Chose To Put Our National Security In Jeopardy

The Obama administration is resorting to scare tactics by telling the public that steep budget cuts could result in closures and reduced services at parks such as Yellowstone and Grand Teton, members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation say.


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Smithsonian: $40M Sequestration Cut Won’t Close Museums or Zoo

The world’s largest museum complex is bracing for a $40 million cut in funding due to the budget stalemate in Congress, but the Smithsonian Institution vows to keep the doors open at its museums and National Zoo.


U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding February 26, 2013 in Newport News, Virginia. Obama spoke on the impact from the sequester would be for the defense industry and its workers.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Rejects Plan For More Say In Spending Cuts

President Barack Obama brushed off a Republican plan Tuesday to give him flexibility to allocate $85 billion in looming spending cuts, wanting no part of a deal that would force him to choose between the bad and the terrible.


House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama Using Military As ‘Prop’ To Support Tax Hikes

No progress to report in negotiations with Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out for praise the few Republicans who say they’re open to aspects of his approach to averting looming government-wide spending cuts, seeking to turn up the heat on GOP leaders ahead of Friday’s deadline.


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley waves on stage during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. 28, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gov. Haley: ‘No One Should Be Playing Golf’ With Sequester Cuts Looming

President Barack Obama on Monday said looming automatic spending cuts are already affecting the economy, while a top administration official warned that the nation’s borders would be less secure if billions of dollars are yanked from the budget Friday.


Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who led the burgeoning Department of Homeland Security through a host of policy changes in the post 9/11 era, is resigning to head the University of California system. (Photo credit: Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Napolitano: US Can’t ‘Maintain The Same Level Of Security’ With Sequester

Facing an end of the week deadline, President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can avert sweeping across-the-board cuts with “just a little bit of compromise,” as he sought to stick lawmakers with the blame if the budget ax falls.


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McCaskill: ‘Little Hope To Dodge The Cuts’

The White House has detailed the potential fallout in each state from budget cuts set to take effect at week’s end, while congressional Republicans and Democrats keep up the sniping over who’s to blame.