After being grounded last year because of the government’s sequestration, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels have returned to Minnesota. They will be flying this weekend as one of the most popular performers in the Duluth Air Show.
The unprecedented letter from all 87 U.S. Federal District Court chief judges warns that the upcoming sequester cuts are “devastating.” In Minnesota, Chief Judge Michael Davis says the budget stalemate not only threatens court staffing, but also raises serious concerns about constitutional justice. “No one in their right mind in Congress thought that would happen because they thought everybody would blink – and people didn’t blink,” Davis said.
There’s big news Friday if you’re planning to take a trip anytime soon. Late Thursday night, Congress made a move to alleviate flight delays caused by the furloughs of air traffic controllers.
The Army Corps of Engineers says the budget battle in Washington won’t stop the fight against spring flooding.
Three days into the sequester and there are signs that many Americans are not that concerned.
Minnesotans could suffer from those budget cuts too. Some over time, and some right away.
With just days until automatic budget cuts will start slashing 13 percent from federal defense budgets and 9 percent from the rest of the federal government, many viewers are asking if politicians will feel the pain.
Time is ticking away before $85 million is stripped from the federal government. The White House laid out a detailed look at how the state of Minnesota will be affected unless a deal is made by Friday.
This is the week you will be hearing an awful lot about the sequester. That’s the package of $85 billion in cuts that begin to go into effect on Friday if a deal is not reached between the White House and Republican leaders in Congress.
Washington, it seems, likes to lurch from crisis to crisis. Just weeks ago it was the fiscal cliff, now we have the sequester and the possibility of $85 billion in cuts being phased in, starting March 1.
The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.
Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.