Wednesday Night Quick Hits: Leaked e-mail illustrates how Obama playing politics over impact sequester cuts

Really, no big surprise: Leaked email adds fuel to claims White House playing politics over impact of cuts

The email, circulated around Capitol Hill, was sent Monday by Charles Brown, a director at the agency’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service office in Raleigh, N.C. He appears to tell his regional team about a response to his recent question on the amount of latitude he has in making cuts.

According to the partially redacted email, the response came from the Agriculture Department’s budget office and in part states: “However you manage that reduction, you need to make sure you are not contradicting what we said the impact would be.”

The response noted that the administration had already told Congress that the APHIS would “eliminate assistance to producers in 24 states in managing wildlife damage to the aquaculture industry” without additional funds.

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Via Yahoo:

According to Autoweek, Mercedes plans to build about 20 to 30 of these behemoths starting in October for a price just below the $457,000 AMG will charge for an all-electric SLS, and if you have to ask about miles per gallon, then clearly you don’t own enough oil wells to afford one.

Gas mileage … pshhhh… If it is a foreign exotic car. However, if let’s say a domestic auto maker were to build something a little less outlandish, Yahoo would be a bit more critical.

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2DR 4X4 is a prime example of a gas guzzler. This vehicle’s fuel efficiency package is seriously lacking with 17 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway.

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