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February 27, 2013 8:31 AM
President Obama to meet congressional leaders after sequester goes into effect
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ABC News:

They are finally going to have a meeting.

A congressional source with direct knowledge of the plans tells me the top four congressional leaders – John Boehner, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell – will meet with President Obama at the White House Friday to attempt to negotiate a way to avoid the spending cuts that both sides have said should be avoided.

This meeting – the first one the president has had with Republican leaders to talk about the across-the-board cuts known as the sequester – could come after the cuts could technically go into effect (midnight Thursday). By law the order to initiate the cuts will come from the White House and must be issued some time on March 1st between midnight and 11:59 p.m.
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