In a piece for U.S. News, senior director Anneke E. Green explored some of the history behind the sequester deal:

Sequestration is slated to hit March 1. The automatic cuts in government spending will save $1.2 trillion over 10 years. President Obama has asked Congress for a new deal. The White House says the sequester is a threat to the middle class. They were whistling a different tune less than two years ago.

In a speech last week, Mr. Obama talked about the “the economically damaging effects of the sequester” with a straight face. Nowhere in his remarks did he acknowledge that the impending spending cuts package was his idea from the start.

Read the full pieceĀ here.

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