FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama 

FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the White House in Washington. Obama and congressional Republicans made no progress last week in heading off $85 billion in budget-wide cuts that automatically start taking effect March 1.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the White House in Washington. Obama and congressional Republicans made no progress last week in heading off $85 billion in budget-wide cuts that automatically start taking effect March 1. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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