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The Biggest Slap Fight Washington Has Ever Seen

The issue of sequestration has led to lots of petty finger-pointing but little action in D.C. while regular Americans struggle.

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Two years ago, both Congress and President Obama agreed that if they couldn't reach a compromise on spending cuts by the end of 2012, across-the-board cuts would go into effect automatically.

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