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April 23, 2013


Sequester Politics is Back

"Flights were delayed by up to two hours across the country on Monday, the first weekday that the nation's air traffic control system operated with 10 percent fewer controllers. Pilots, gate agents and others were quick to blame furloughs caused by mandatory across-the-board budget cuts, but the Federal Aviation Administration said it was too soon to tell," the New York Times reports.

First Read: "For what it's worth, this is what many in the Obama administration warned about, but because it didn't happen in the immediate days after sequester kicked in, it was seen as hype. Now we're seeing a PR battle between congressional Republicans (who want to claim Obama is not actively trying to avoid sequester fallout with the FAA) and the Obama administration (which is saying it's limited in what it can do and need all of sequester rolled back to right this ship)."












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