Political Headlines February 23, 2013: President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address: Urges Congress to Stop the Sequester

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Stop the Sequester

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-23-13

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In recent days, Obama administration officials have warned of the devastating things that will happen if upcoming spending cuts go into effect.  Now in his weekly address, President Obama urges Republicans in Congress to take action to avoid the looming sequester cuts, saying, “Congress can turn them off anytime with just a little compromise.”

The president warns that if the sequester — set to take effect March 1 — goes on, the economy will suffer, jobs will be lost, national security will be compromised, and education and health care programs will see deep cuts….READ MORE

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Political Headlines February 21, 2013: Bob Woodward: Obama’s sequester deal-changer

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Obama’s sequester deal-changer

Source: Bob Woodward, WaPo, 2-23-13

Misunderstanding, misstatements and all the classic contortions of partisan message management surround the sequester, the term for the $85 billion in ugly and largely irrational federal spending cuts set by law to begin Friday.

What is the non-budget wonk to make of this? Who is responsible? What really happened?….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 23, 2013: GOP Weekly Address: Sen. John Hoeven Offers the Keystone XL Pipeline Project to Help Avoid Sequestration

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

GOP Address: Sen. John Hoeven Offers the Keystone XL Pipeline Project to Help Avoid Sequestration

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-23-13

Office of Senator John Hoeven

In this week’s Republican address, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven calls for the president to work with Republicans in Congress to avoid sequestration and advises the president to consider the Keystone XL pipeline project….READ MORE

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