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Federal Workers Brace for Furloughs

First there was a two-year pay freeze. Now furloughs loom, as federal agencies make personnel costs a prime target for across-the-board budget cuts that went into effect last week. The result: anxiety and low morale in a workforce often envied for its job security.

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Flickr User New Jersey National Guard
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Congress Passes Bill To Fund Department Of Defense [AUDIO]

The House of Representatives approved a bill to fund the Department of Defense for a full calendar year, as well as continue military construction and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Low Level ICE Detainee Release Spurs Questions as to Why They Were Detained in the First Place. Is it Right to Release Them?

As part of the sequester, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered the release of approximately 5 thousand illegal immigrants referred to as “low risk” or “low level.”

Immigrant advocates are wondering why, in the first place, they were detained

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Sequester Felt By U.S. Attorneys [AUDIO]

New Jersey's chief federal law enforcement officer is expressing deep concern over the set of automatic spending cuts that began rolling out this month.

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What’s The Big Deal About The Sequester? [VIDEO/AUDIO/POLL]

At the end of last week, there was a great deal of talk about the horrible effects across the nation that would take place if the automatic federal budget cuts that were triggered by the sequester took effect.

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Governor Christie talks about sequester in Jersey City
Governor Christie talks about sequester in Jersey City (YouTube)
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Chris Christie Disappointed in Washington [VIDEO]

Gov. Chris Christie says he's not worried that federal budget cuts will have a major impact on New Jersey.

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Budget Cuts Already Causing Airport Delays

U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays in customs waiting lines as a result of automatic federal spending cuts, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday.

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Sequester Cuts to Hit Military School Districts First [VIDEO]

While public schools everywhere will be affected by the government's automatic budget cuts, few will feel the funding pinch faster than those on and around military bases.

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NJ Congressmen Decry Cuts’ Impact on Air Travel

New Jersey's Congressional Democrats are speaking out against what they say are the potentially damaging effects of federal budget cuts on airline travel.

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Is NJ Worried About Sequester Cuts? [AUDIO]

Deep automatic spending cuts will kick at midnight tonight if lawmakers in Washington, D.C. and President Barack Obama cannot reach a deal to end the country's latest fiscal crisis.

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