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The Obama administration has warned that cuts will mean fewer food inspections.

The 4 Most Politically Sensitive Budget Cuts

Once the cuts start to take effect, both the president and the GOP could face blowback.

Obama Issues Order Implementing Sequester

Now the process begins of implementing the cuts.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter laid out a rough schedule beginning at midnight Friday and stretching out over the coming weeks at their press briefing Friday.

Pentagon Leaders Say Sequestration Impact Will Be Immediate and Obvious

Hagel and Carter say training slowdown would harm readiness.

Defense Can Handle Sequestration, Specialists Say

Long-term budget can come down without harming readiness, trio agrees.

Thousands at GSA Eligible for Back Pay

Union and agency officials reach $30 million settlement on overtime pay.

Washington in 3 Words: Dumb, Arbitrary, and Inexcusable

U.S. leaders fail to lead on sequestration, but finger-pointing thrives.

Obama's 'Jedi Mind Meld' Shatters His Nerd Credibility

The internet moved quick to fact check Obama's Star Trek/Star Wars confusion.

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters following a meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts.

Specter of Government Shutdown Looms as Sequester Arrives

Leaders offer no new details on spending cuts, but say they will work to keep government open past March 27.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md.,  made the notice available, saying House Republicans have refused a vote on Democrats’ alternative plan to sequestration.

An Actual Sequestration Furlough Notice

Justice Department’s Feb. 20 letter goes public.

The Real Problem With Sequestration

Nobody wants to talk about the actual ill effects of across-the-board budget cutting.