John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Rush Limbaugh

Sequestration: The Republican’s Consolation Prize

by #teamEBONY

The good news is Republicans aren’t going to shut down the government, let alone allow the country to default on the national debt, later... Read More

Sequester Strips Federal Public Defenders

Sequester Strips Federal Public Defenders

by France François

Ebise Bayisa, an assistant federal public defender in Greenbelt, Maryland can’t appear in hearings for her clients every other Friday. She can’t schedule trial... Read More

Why the unemployed are seeing smaller checks

Budget Cuts Reduce Unemployment Benefits

by #teamEBONY

Federal budget cuts are taking a big bite out of the unemployment checks for the long-term jobless. Precisely how those cuts are being carried... Read More

POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: THE WEEK IN POLITICS

POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL: THE WEEK IN POLITICS

by Zerlina Maxwell

Another look at the political week that was… It's begun:  Due to the sequester budget cuts to Medicare that took effect on April 1st,... Read More

Steve King

POLITICS AS [UN]USUAL:
This Week In Politics

by Zerlina Maxwell

Another look at the political week that was… ●      The fate of marriage equality is officially in the hands of the Supreme Court.  The... Read More

Will Sequester Affect You?
(Probably So)

Will Sequester Affect You?
(Probably So)

by Zerlina Maxwell

Automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester" go into effect today.  The cuts are automatic, arbitrary, and painful to federal programs supported by both... Read More

Will Sequester Affect You?
(Probably So)

Will Sequester Affect You?
(Probably So)

by Zerlina Maxwell

Automatic spending cuts known as the "sequester" go into effect today.  The cuts are automatic, arbitrary, and painful to federal programs supported by both... Read More

 President Barack Obama

Obama Pressures GOP to Avoid Sequestration

by NewsOne

Facing yet another fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans to accept more tax revenue in order to avert looming, across-the-board budget cuts due... Read More

President Barack Obama

Obama’s State of the Union Must-Do List

by The Root

After President Barack Obama delivered a second inaugural address that included — in less than 20 minutes — five references to faith and God, four to... Read More