President Barack Obama speaks to reporters Friday after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts at the White House in Washington D.C.
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published Friday, March 1st, 2013
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert.