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How Federal Cuts Could Affect Md., Va.

The White House released lists for each state on Sunday of potential effects of automatic spending cuts set for Friday.

02/25/2013

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Pentagon Notifies Congress of Likely Furloughs

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may be compelled to furlough the “vast majority” of the Defense Department’s 800,000 civilian workers.

02/20/2013

President Barack Obama has issued another appeal to Congress to work with him to avert the first stage of what will ultimately be more than $1 trillion in automatic cuts to domestic and defense spending scheduled to take effect March 1.(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Urges GOP To Adopt Balanced Plan To Offset ‘Brutal’ Defense Budget Cuts

President Barack Obama has issued another appeal to Congress to work with him to avert the first stage of what will ultimately be more than $1 trillion in automatic cuts to domestic and defense spending scheduled to take effect March 1.

02/19/2013

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that Obamacare be put on the list of possible cutbacks to avoid a March 1 sequestration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: To Avoid Sequestration, Put Obamacare On The Table Of Cutbacks

With a March 1 sequester on the line, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham proposed that Congress could save money by putting the Affordable Care Act on the table of possible cutbacks.

02/17/2013

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reported that President Obama is not open to a raise in the Medicare eligibility age. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Flatly Rejects Raising Medicare Eligibility Age Above 65

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney defiantly rejected any provision that would raise the eligibility age of Medicare from 65 years old.

02/12/2013

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