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President Signs Federal Budget Cut Order

Updated: 03/03/2013 - 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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President Obama Statement on Sequester

Posted: 02/28/2013 - I believe we should do better. We should work together to reduce our deficit in a balanced way – by making smart spending cuts and closing special interest tax loopholes.

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First Lady Launches "Let's Move Active Schools"

Posted: 02/28/2013 - First Lady Michelle Obama was in her hometown of Chicago, Illinois Thursday (2/28). She was there to announce a new program to help kids learn and be active at the same time.

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Sequester Cuts Mark Tea Party Success & Risk

Posted: 02/28/2013 - The pending $85 billion in federal spending cuts would seem like a tea partyer's dream. So why are tea party activists and other conservatives so wary on the eve of the big reductions?

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GOP Kills Senate Democratic Plan to Replace Cuts

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Senate Republicans have killed a plan backed by President Barack Obama to replace $111 billion in government spending cuts this year with a new minimum tax on the wealthy and cuts to defense and farm subsidies that would be slower to strike.

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Democrats Kill Senate GOP Plan to Address Cuts

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Democrats and tea party Republicans have killed a GOP plan to give the president more flexibility to apply automatic government spending cuts due to start on Friday.

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Soldier: Leaks Meant to Enlighten on U.S. Policy

Updated: 02/28/2013 - An Army private charged in the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history says he sent the material to WikiLeaks to enlighten the public about American foreign and military policy.

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'Stormin' Norman' Memorial Begins

Posted: 02/28/2013 - A memorial service for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the no-nonsense Desert Storm commander famously nicknamed "Stormin' Norman," has begun in the U.S. Military Academy's gothic chapel.

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Violence Against Women Act Passed

Updated: 02/28/2013 - The House has passed and sent to President Barack Obama a far-reaching extension of the Violence Against Women Act.

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FDA: Sequester Cuts Equal Less Food Safety Inspections

Posted: 02/28/2013 - Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the lack of a new 2013 budget from Congress and the upcoming across-the-board spending cuts will mean fewer food safety inspections and an increased risk to consumers.

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DHS Releasing Illegal Immigrants Before Sequester

Updated: 02/28/2013 - The Department of Homeland Security is releasing some illegal immigrants being held in immigration jails in advance of automatic budget cuts set to go into effect later this week.

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Shipping Bounces Back as Mississippi River Rises

Posted: 02/27/2013 - Mississippi River shippers say they're returning to handling full loads because the drought-ravaged waterway has benefited from winter storms and aggressive rock-clearing.

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Rev. Al Sharpton on Voting Rights Act

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court heard arugments on whether there is still a need for Section Five of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The provision requires states to get approval before making changes at the polls.

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NAACP Rallies to Defend Voting Rights Act at US Supreme Court

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The NAACP, civil rights leaders, and activists from across the country are calling attention to the United States Supreme Court’s review of the Voting Rights Act in the case of Shelby County v. Holder. The case questions the constitutionality of a critical provision of the Voting Rights Act.

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House Committee Takes Up School Safety Issues

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The top Democrat on the House education committee says any discussion about school safety needs to be coupled with "common sense strategies to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend harm."

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House Chairman Sees Path to Legalization

Posted: 02/27/2013 - The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he sees the need to bring illegal immigrants already in this country into legal status, and potentially allow some of them to eventually obtain citizenship -- though not through any special pathway.

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