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Threat Of Sequestration Ruffles Capitol Hill

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Sequestration is on the minds of many on Capitol Hill. It's the jargony term for automatic across-the-board budget cuts scheduled to begin taking place in January if politicians cannot agree on a deal to cut the federal deficit. Half of those cuts — totaling some $500 billion — would come from defense. House Republicans are blaming the Obama administration and are demanding the Pentagon explain where it would cut. The Pentagon refuses even to plan for the cuts.
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