Scott Brown to host fundraiser for Chris Christie
March 1st, 2013
09:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Scott Brown to host fundraiser for Chris Christie

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts confirmed on Twitter early Friday that he's hosting a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican who, like Brown, has been elected in a highly-Democratic area.

"Heading back 2 Boston after doing duty Pentagon. FR for Christie tonight," he wrote.
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How it happened: Deadline day for the forced spending cuts
March 1st, 2013
08:53 AM ET
2 years ago

How it happened: Deadline day for the forced spending cuts

(CNN) – Lawmakers have known about this day since August 2011 - a day they say was never supposed to come - but nevertheless, it's here.

Starting Friday, the federal government is required by law to start cutting $85 billion from its budget over the next seven months, with a total of $1.2 trillion over the next decade.
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Filed under: Congress • Debt • Deficit • President Obama
Spending cuts threaten military town's businesses
Government contracts related to Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado helps spur thousands of area businesses. (Photo by: U.S. Air Force/Airman First Class Jessica Hines)
March 1st, 2013
08:14 AM ET
2 years ago

Spending cuts threaten military town's businesses

New York (CNNMoney) - As Washington braces for automatic spending cuts, small businesses in the military town of Colorado Springs say they have been losing government business for months.

The general uncertainty facing federal agencies has trickled down to the companies that rely on federal contracts.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Debt • Deficit • Military
The day that was never supposed to happen is here
March 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

The day that was never supposed to happen is here

(CNN) - Today is the day lawmakers have known about since August 2011: the day those forced federal spending cuts kick in.

This Friday is also a day many never expected would come. After all, the cuts known as sequestration were designed to be so draconian that lawmakers would be forced to compromise and avoid them.
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Filed under: Budget • Deficit
CNN Washington AM Note
March 1st, 2013
05:59 AM ET
2 years ago

CNN Washington AM Note

NATIONAL STORIES:

CNNMoney: Expect relief from record February gas prices

Gas prices rose 10% this month, making it the worst February on record, but drivers can expect relief up ahead. The national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.78 on Thursday, according to AAA, down about half a cent from the day before. But it was only the fourth day this month that prices declined, and gas is nearly 50 cents more expensive than it was at the beginning of the year.

NYT: Study of Ice Age Bolsters Carbon and Warming Link

A meticulous new analysis of Antarctic ice suggests that the sharp warming that ended the last ice age occurred in lock step with increases of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the latest of many indications that the gas is a powerful influence on the earth’s climate. Previous research suggested that as the world began to emerge from the depths of the ice age about 20,000 years ago, warming in Antarctica preceded changes in the global carbon dioxide level by something like 800 years.

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