It becomes more and more difficult to find the bad news about the sequester. Unless, that is, you are in the Pentagon and trying to figure out how to keep the Marine Corps fully equipped and trained and up to strength.
A restaurant where President Obama took winners of his 2012 campaign’s “Dinner with Barack” contest was forced to close this week because it was cited for failing to comply with Washington, D.C.’s health and sanitation regulations.
Terry McAuliffe, who is running for governor in Virginia, recently traveled down to Florida for a political fundraiser. And in an interview yesterday, the host of that Florida fundraiser, John Morgan, mocked Virginia as "a state that some of us have never heard of, it’s off the coast of D.C."
It isn't quite blood in the streets ... yet. But it is starting and who knows where it might end. Washington might even have to endure falling real estate prices and widespread unemployment and, well, what every other part of the country has been going through.
Poor kids to go without lunches and vaccinations, meat sold without being inspected, firemen and cops laid off, illegal aliens released from prison, 17,200 teachers fired, airports closed, long lines at airports, and 700,000 workers laid off. Egypt in ferment? Syria at war? Austerity-ridden Greece? Nope. The United States of America as described by President Obama now that the sequester, an across-the-board cut in some domestic and military spending, is in effect.
Retired senator Byron Dorgan, a Democrat who left office in 2011, has his home newly renovated profiled and praised by Home & Design. The North Dakota senator's "stately" home was purchased 20 years ago, according to the magazine.