sequester

Another View: Sequester, we hardly knew ye

The great irony of the Republican decision to bust the budget sequester is that barely two months ago, congressional roles were reversed. The Democrats insisted on funding the go ...

Reader Input: People pay for incompetence

I hate to, but I have to agree with Thomas Mann (“Where is the outrage?” Reader Input, March 24): “America has become a nation of idiots.” The thing is th ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Local reaction to new pope; state of the Auburn Fire Department; two die in vehicle wreck and ballerina brings home the gold

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

UPDATE: Cuts imminent, Senate Democrats, GOP stage votes

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Squabbling away the hours, the Senate swatted aside last-ditch plans to block $85 billion in broad-based federal spending reductions Thursday as ...

Obama, top lawmakers to meet Friday on budget cuts

  WASHINGTON — The White House conceded Wednesday that efforts to avoid automatic budget cuts are unlikely to succeed before they kick in and is initiating new talks ...

Reader Input: The sequester must be upheld

Many members of Congress, the president and special interest groups and cronies who feed off of American families want us to believe that obeying their own sequester law will force ...

Jobless, cities could be first to feel budget pain

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Who'll be the first to feel the sting?   Jobless Americans who have been out of work for a long time and local governments that ...