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  • Sequester blame game continues as government shutdown looms

    03/02/2013 11:07:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 2, 2013 12:03 PM | Jake Miller
    President Obama on Saturday called for a “caucus of common sense” to step forward and stop the sequester, which began cutting $85 billion of federal spending out of the economy on Friday. … The deadline to avoid the across the board cuts outright came and went on Friday evening, as Mr. Obama officially signed the sequester into effect. Both parties blamed each other for the failure to secure a deal before the deadline, and the finger-pointing continued Saturday. …