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  • Impact of Sequestration and White House Strategy
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    Impact of Sequestration and White House Strategy

    Sam Stein, political editor and White House correspondent for the Huffington Post, discussed the widespread impact of sequestration and the White House’s strategy for dealing with Congress and the…

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  • Peter Suderman on the 2009 Economic Stimulus
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    Peter Suderman on the 2009 Economic Stimulus

    Peter Suderman talked about his Reason magazine piece on measuring the impact of the $833 billion stimulus. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. This program was part of a “Washington…

    288 views
  • Sequestration Budget Cuts and National Parks
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    Sequestration Budget Cuts and National Parks

    Emily Yehle talked about the impact on national parks of sequestration budget cuts, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She also explained how the National…

    194 views
  • Alan Bjerga on the Farm Bill
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    Alan Bjerga on the Farm Bill

    Alan Bjerga talked about the ten-year farm bill being worked on in Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The legislation funding cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),…

    603 views
  • Adam Green on Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
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    Adam Green on Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Adam Green talked about the budget President Obama released the previous week, which made cuts to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare, angering many progressives. He…

    228 views
  • Senator Roger Wicker on Fiscal Grand Bargain
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    Senator Roger Wicker on Fiscal Grand Bargain

    Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) spoke about news of the day and the congressional agenda. Among the topics he addressed were immigration legislation, negotiations on a fiscal “grand bargain,”…

    173 views
  • Redundant Federal Programs
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    Redundant Federal Programs

    Nicole Clowers spoke about a Government Accountability Office report on federal programs that are duplicated in other branches of the government. The report highlighted over 17 new areas where redundancy takes place.…

    168 views
  • Entitlements and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request
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    Entitlements and the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

    Steve Bell talked about proposed changes in entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare in the fiscal year 2014 budget. He discussed advertised savings from these changes, the…

    487 views
  • Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars
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    Cost of Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

    Linda Bilmes talked about her report on the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In the report she concluded that both conflicts would be the most expensive wars in U.S. history, totaling somewhere between $4 - $6…

    482 views
  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on social programs facing cutbacks in the proposed Obama administration budget."

    191 views
  • Mary Schiovo on Closing AirTraffic Control Towers
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    Airport Control Towers Closures

    Mary Schiovo talked about the Federal Aviation Administration’s closure of 149 air-traffic control towers due to sequestration budget cuts.*She analyzed the impact of these closures on…

    179 views
  • James White on IRS Collecting Taxes and Operational Issues
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    Internal Revenue Service Tax Collection and Operational Issues

    James White talked about Internal Revenue Service operations, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.*Topics included problems the IRS has faced and improvements it has made. This program was…

    295 views
  • Senate Democratic Fiscal Year 2014 Budget
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    Senate Democratic Fiscal Year 2014 Budget

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about the Senate Democratic fiscal year budget He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN…

    1,233 views
  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Senate Democrats' Budget.

    219 views
  • Senate Democratic Budget Proposal
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    Senate Democratic Budget Proposal

    Niels Lesniewski talked about the Senate Democratic fiscal year 2014 budget unveiled by Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), and shared Democratic and Republican reaction to the plan.

    103 views
  • Iraq Reconstruction Costs
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    Iraq Reconstruction Costs

    Stuart Bowen talked about the costs of rebuilding Iraq, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. According to his final report on reconstruction, the U.S. had spent approximately $60 billion…

    193 views
  • Representative Westmoreland on House Continuing Resolution Vote
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    Representative Westmoreland on House Continuing Resolution Vote

    Representative Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA) talked about the House vote later in the day on a continuing resolution bill to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2013, and…

    148 views
  • Representative Schakowsky on House Continuing Resolution Vote
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    Representative Schakowsky on House Continuing Resolution Vote

    Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) talked about the House vote later in the day on a continuing resolution bill to fund the federal government through the end of fiscal year 2013, and…

    127 views
  • Sequestration Agriculture Department Budget Cuts
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    Sequestration Agriculture Department Budget Cuts

    Alan Bjerga talked about the impact sequestration would have on the Agriculture Department, including furloughs for up to a third of its workers, shutdowns of meat plants across the country…

    1,279 views
  • Representative Phil Roe on Sequestration
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    Representative Phil Roe on Sequestration

    Representative Phil Roe (R-TN) talked about what he wanted to see come out of sequestration and how it affects his home state of Tennessee. He also responded to telephone calls and…

    140 views
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