Dr. Rosalyn Yalow at her Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital, October 13, 1977, after learning she was one of three American doctors awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine that year. (Photo by USIA)

Sequester cut funding to 1,000 researchers

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But the harm went far beyond the researchers. It affected students, other researchers, and sick people worldwide.
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Jon Stewart blasts Congress’ selfish sequester fix

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Congress fixed the sequester for air travel, which affects them, but not Medicare patients losing chemo.
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Cancer is inconvenient, but missing your flight is death

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How the US Senate put its own personal pork – flight delays – ahead of the needs of people dying of cancer.
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One way to blackmail progressives in office — put a hostage in the bill

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Neoliberals love offering hostage-filled choices. Progressive are prone to say No. Grayson on hostages in bills.
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All flights could be delayed 30 min because of sequester

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Sequester already having major, and growing, impact on air travel.
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Thousands of Medicare cancer patients lose chemo because of sequester

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In one series of NY clinics, over 5,000 Medicare chemotherapy patients are now being turned away.
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Republicans up in arms over duck sex

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GOP is upset that NSF is funding duck penis research, but their real target is science and truth.
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Sequester, guns & the filibuster: Gaius & Cliff Schecter on Virtually Speaking tonight

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Join Cliff Schecter & Gaius for a discussion of the week’s events, including the Sequester & gun legislation.
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How 3 decades of weak Democratic messaging undermined Medicare and Social Security

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Reagan, Bush & congressional Republicans broke the budget, and Democrats don’t note it nearly enough.
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Is “liberal” Sen. Amy Klobuchar pushing Obama’s Grand Bargain cuts?

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Does Sen. Amy Klobuchar support Chained CPI, gutting Social Security? Ask her at 202-224-3244.
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Sequester news: Pelosi again onboard with “Chained CPI”; HR 900 now has 26 cosponsors

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The division among House Democrats on the Sequester and benefit cuts widens.
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Is there a Democratic war over Sequester and benefit cuts?

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There are four teams in the field — us, two potential allies, and the enemy. Here’s how to win.
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Even Fox News doesn’t buy Paul Ryan’s budget (video)

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You know the Republican budget is nuts when it doesn’t even pass the laugh test on Fox.
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