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Obama, Party Leaders Still at Impasse
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The two sides remained at loggerheads after meeting at the White House on the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts set to go into effect Friday.

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The Caucus: The Early Word: Cutting Up
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Political news from today’s Times, plus a look at what’s happening in Washington.

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FiveThirtyEight: Can Democrats Turn Texas and Arizona Blue by 2016?
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Does an increasingly diverse electorate mean that Democrats can turn deep red states blue? Or will it just solidify their advantage in other crucial states?

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Common Sense: Businesses Refuse to Arrive Late on Same-Sex Marriage
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Corporate America has historically been slow to take up civil rights issues, but companies have rushed to sign the briefs filed with the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage.

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President Obama's half brother on ballot for governor in Kenya elections
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A politician named Obama who is running for governor in Kenya can boast of one big claim to fame on the campaign trail: blood relations with the president of the United States.

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Little hope for last-minute deal
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With no deal in place in Congress, $85 billion in sweeping federal spending cuts will take effect Friday, targeting everything, from defense to education.

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Rep. Cassidy: Obama should lead on cuts
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Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) on the possibility of a last-minute deal to avoid forced massive spending cuts.

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