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Sequestration Halts White House Tours, Capitol Tours Will Continue

If your public tour of the White House has been canceled, House Speaker John Boehner says come visit the Capitol instead.


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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.


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Obama Signs Order to Begin $85 Billion Spending Cuts

President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert.


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Pentagon Sends Letter to O’Malley on Budget Cuts

The Pentagon has sent Gov. Martin O’Malley a letter on the impact of automatic federal budget cuts.


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Metro Faces $22M In Losses Due to Sequestration

Washington’s Metro transit system stands to lose $22 million over the next six months because of looming federal budget cuts.


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Capitol Hill Temporarily Curbing Sequestration for Emotional Gun Control Testimony

As the sequestration deadline looms, gun control testimony will blanket Capitol Hill on Wednesday with victims’ families, doctors and others scheduled to testify.


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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.


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Obama Says No Smart Way to Let Budget Cuts Kick In

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


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Va. Dems, GOP Make Separate Calls For Compromise

Congressional Democrats and Republicans split up across Virginia Monday to deliver dueling messages about the need for a bipartisan deal to stop $85 billion in looming budget cuts set to start taking effect Friday.


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Obama Urges Congress To ‘Compromise’ On Cuts

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.