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  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/2/2013 5:13:13 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG78
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/2/2013 5:13:13 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG78
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/2/2013 5:13:13 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG78
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:41:42 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG78
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:41:42 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG78
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:41:42 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG78
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:28:46 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG7K
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:28:46 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG7K
  •  - Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Obama speaks about the sequester in Washington

    Posted: 3/1/2013 12:28:46 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the sequester after a meeting with congressional leaders at the White House in Washington March 1, 2013. Obama pressed the U.S. Congress on Friday to avoid a government shutdown when federal spending authority runs out on March 27, saying it is the "right thing to do." REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS) - RTR3EG7K
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              FILE – In this Jan. 3, 1995, file photo federal workers demonstrate against the partial federal government shutdown outside the State Department in Washington.  President Barack Obama a

    FILE – In this Jan. 3, 1995, file photo federal workers demonstrate against the partial federal government shutdown outside the State Department in Washington. President Barack Obama a

    Posted: 2/26/2013 3:03:29 AM EST
    FILE – In this Jan. 3, 1995, file photo federal workers demonstrate against the partial federal government shutdown outside the State Department in Washington. President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it’s a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius  accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter ,speaks about the federal health care ov

    FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter ,speaks about the federal health care ov

    Posted: 2/23/2013 4:13:26 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius accompanied by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter ,speaks about the federal health care overhaul during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and are prepared to let across-the-board spending cuts take effect on March 1, unlike during earlier rounds of budget brinkmanship that saw last minute frantic dealmaking. This time, there is no market-rattling threat of a US. default to force the two sides to compromise, no government shutdown on the short-term horizon and no year-end deadline to prevent a tax increase for every working American. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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              This photo taken Feb. 22, 2013 shows Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefing reporters regarding the sequester, at the White House in Washington.  President Barack Obama and congre

    This photo taken Feb. 22, 2013 shows Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefing reporters regarding the sequester, at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama and congre

    Posted: 2/22/2013 4:03:29 PM EST
    This photo taken Feb. 22, 2013 shows Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefing reporters regarding the sequester, at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and are prepared to let across-the-board spending cuts take effect on March 1, unlike during earlier rounds of budget brinkmanship that saw last minute frantic dealmaking. This time, there is no market-rattling threat of a US. default to force the two sides to compromise, no government shutdown on the short-term horizon and no year-end deadline to prevent a tax increase for every working American. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. The president and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and

    FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. The president and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and

    Posted: 2/22/2013 4:03:29 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Chicago. The president and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and are prepared to let across-the-board spending cuts take effect on March 1, unlike during earlier rounds of budget brinkmanship that saw last minute frantic dealmaking. This time, there is no market-rattling threat of a US. default to force the two sides to compromise, no government shutdown on the short-term horizon and no year-end deadline to prevent a tax increase for every working American. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is interviewed by The Associated Press in his Capitol Hill office in Washington.  President Barack Obama and

    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is interviewed by The Associated Press in his Capitol Hill office in Washington. President Barack Obama and

    Posted: 2/22/2013 4:03:29 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio is interviewed by The Associated Press in his Capitol Hill office in Washington. President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans each seem content with the political ground they hold and are prepared to let across-the-board spending cuts take effect on March 1, unlike during earlier rounds of budget brinkmanship that saw last minute frantic dealmaking. This time, there is no market-rattling threat of a US. default to force the two sides to compromise, no government shutdown on the short-term horizon and no year-end deadline to prevent a tax increase for every working American. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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              Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill th

    Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill th

    Posted: 9/14/2012 4:13:45 AM EST
    Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote as chairman of the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag

    Posted: 9/13/2012 6:28:41 PM EST
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote as chairman of the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag

    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag

    Posted: 9/13/2012 6:28:41 PM EST
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote as chairman of the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending b

    Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending b

    Posted: 9/13/2012 6:28:40 PM EST
    Walking with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, the Republican vice presidential candidate, returns to Capitol Hill to vote on a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote as chairman of the House Budget Committee, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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              FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a copy of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 federal budget during the budget

    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a copy of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 federal budget during the budget

    Posted: 9/13/2012 2:03:24 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a copy of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 federal budget during the budget committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan on Thursday went along with a stopgap spending bill that avoids a government shutdown but carries a price tag $19 billion higher than the budget he wrote. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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    Posted: 9/21/2011 9:40:46 PM EST
    In this Sept. 20, 2011, photo, Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., urges funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The GOP-controlled House is on track Wednesday, Sept. 21, to pass $3.7 billion in disaster relief as part of a must-pass bill to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month. After the measure passes the House, a battle looms with Senate Democrats. The two sides are divided over how much disaster aid to provide and whether any of it should be paid for. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)