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Senator to USDA: Cancel Wine Tastings Before Furloughing Food Inspectors

Republican says conferences should be cut before employee salaries.

What If the Pundits Are Right After All? A Comment on Polarization and Sorting

Last week, Molly Ball reported on political scientist Morris Fiorina's paper highlighting common errors pundits make. Alan Abramowitz argues that one of Fiorina's claims misses the mark.

Gina McCarthy, President Obama's pick to head the EPA

Republicans Take Aim at Obama’s EPA Nominee

Most energy observers expect McCarthy to be confirmed, but her nomination still sets the stage for high drama.

Obama introduced nominess, from left, Ernest Moniz, Gina McCarthy and Sylvia Mathews Burwell Monday.

Obama’s Pick for Budget Director Greeted Warmly, If Politically

Sylvia Mathews Burwell’s nomination renews GOP calls for debt reduction.

Obama spoke to the news media before a meeting of his Cabinet Monday.

Obama: 'We Can Manage Through' Sequester

President says with "outstanding leadership" agencies can figure out how to make cuts.

A 2010 snow storm forced air travelers to wait in long lines at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The Sequester's Horrible Airport Waits Haven't Kicked In

Lines are longer at some airports, but just by a few minutes.

The agency’s online auction for selling the long-vacant federally owned Georgetown West Heating plant “received a lot of interest” from private-sector developers, according to GSA.

GSA Seeing Some Success in Selling Real State, Efficient Leasing

Georgetown Heating Plant draws multiple private bids, hits $19 million.

“While these reductions are unfortunate and will be damaging, the department is doing everything within our power to minimize adverse effects on our national security mission,” Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter wrote to the governors.

Pentagon Warns Governors of Sequestration’s Impact on States

Virginia letter outlines $661 million payroll cut, as well as Army and Navy program cuts.