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Green water flows in the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of St. Patrick's day
Green water flows in the fountain on the South Lawn of the White House in celebration of St. Patrick's day (Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
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Obama, Congressional Leaders Meet At White House

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are meeting at the White House, with billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts ready to start kicking in.

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Surrounded by first responders who may be impacted by looming budget cuts, President Barack Obama speaks during an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
Surrounded by first responders who may be impacted by looming budget cuts, President Barack Obama speaks during an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Sequester Cuts Will Be Stretched to Friday Limit

The White House says automatic spending reductions set to kick in Friday will be put off until as close to midnight Friday night as possible. Call them the Cinderella cuts.

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: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address
: House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address (Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama Chides GOP For Killing Plan To Address Cuts [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is chiding Senate Republicans for blocking a Democratic plan to replace automatic spending cuts that are set to kick in Friday.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the National Governors Association
President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the National Governors Association (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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How Sequester Budget Cuts Could Affect You

Government agencies are already taking steps to comply with automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday.

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US Capital building
U.S. Capital building (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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Senate To Vote On Rival Budget Plans [VIDEO]

Some $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to domestic agencies and the military are set to kick in Friday.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
Win McNamee, Getty Images
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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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Gary Mead
Gary Mead (Department of Homeland Security)
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DHS Official Resigns After Immigrants Are Freed

The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.

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Senator Mitch McConnell
Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)
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Sequester: Obama, Congressional Leaders To Meet; Air Traffic Threatened

The White House says President Barack Obama will meet Friday with congressional leaders to discuss what to do about $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts.

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Tobias Titz, Getty Images
Tobias Titz, Getty Images
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DHS To Release Low Priority Illegal Immigrants Ahead of Sequester –Necessary or Not? [POLL]

Last night’s hot Late Show topic
centered around the cancellation of Air Force Thunderbird flyovers that traditionally take place over marquee sporting events, such as the Daytona 500 due to the coming sequestration, which will necessitate federal budget "cuts" to all branches of government.

(Although as a corollary, some are saying that the cuts are not cuts at all, but curtailing spending increases.)

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President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding
President Barack Obama speaks during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Obama: Flexibility Won’t Help With Spending Cuts

President Barack Obama says there's no way to make automatic budget cuts less damaging by giving him the authority to decide what to cut.

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