Domestic programs gird for sequesterFederal Budget
By Seung Min Kim
For all the hysteria in Washington over sequestration, you’d be forgiven for believing it only affects defense.
The well-financed, sophisticated lobbying arm of the military industry has mobilized to warn against the looming budget ax. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has become the loudest and most effective opponent of the cuts. And congressional Republicans fiercely protective of the Pentagon have aggressively drawn attention to the need to stave off the more than $500 billion in cuts that begin next year…