Republicans Push To Rebrand Automatic Spending Cuts As Deadline Nears

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Correction: The original headline for this story inaccurately suggested Republicans were primarily responsible for devising the across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.

With the deadline approaching for automatic spending cuts, Republicans in Congress are pushing hard to rebrand the cuts that were agreed to as part of the debt-ceiling agreement of 2011. The sequester is now the president's sequester, according to congressional Republicans.

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