Obama seeks to break impasse on sequester

02/19/2013 | Hill, The

President Barack Obama will push harder for Republican lawmakers to compromise on a sequester deal as the March 1 deadline approaches for $85 billion in automatic cuts. Negotiations have reportedly reached a stalemate and Republicans say they will agree to a plan that replaces the sequester with other spending cuts. Obama plans a news briefing that will cast the situation as a choice between safeguarding health care and national defense versus securing tax loopholes for the wealthy.

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