It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers. Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts. (April 21)
Air travelers are concerned about flight delays and cancellations, with mandatory furloughs impacting air traffic controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration employees. (April 22)
Billions of dollars in cuts to vital programs went into effect on Friday because of the sequester. We were told that would never happen, but it did. There’s no group of people who will feel the impact more than people of color. For example, cuts to long-term unemployment disproportionately affect African-American. Cuts to low-income housing, [...]
Source: Jessica Yellin and Tom Cohen / CNN Washington – Politics trumped progress on Friday as President Barack Obama and Republican leaders traded blame for $85 billion in forced spending cuts after they failed to come up with a compromise to avert the harshest impacts. The president signed an order required by law that set in motion the [...]
President Obama speaks to reporters about Congress’ inability to pass a resolution to avoid forced spending cuts.
House Speaker John Boehner says higher taxes won’t be part of any deal to solve the country’s budget mess. After a White House meeting with President Barack Obama, Boehner said there was nothing new to report on staving off spending cuts. (March 1)
Roland Martin, Anna Chu, Raul A. Reyes, John A. Drew and Alicia Menendez discuss how the sequester may have a disproportionate impact on minorities.
Maria Cardona, Roland Martin, Amy Kremer, Rich Galen and Carol Costello discuss who is to blame for the forced spending cuts scheduled to begin March 1st.
POLITICAL BUZZ: Who’s To Blame For Forced Spending Cuts; Are Gay Rights The Same As Civil Rights? (VIDEO)
Roland Martin, Will Cain and Carol Costello discuss who is to blame for the sequester; is gay rights the same as civil rights and if the White House Correspondents Dinner passe?