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Political Firestorm Flares As Sequestration Looms

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Should Congress fail to pass a deficit reduction plan by the end of the year, the 2011 Budget Control Act will trigger budget cuts of $1.2 trillion, evenly split between defense and non-defense spending. The result has been a political brawl on the campaign trail and between the political parties. Margaret Warner reports.

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State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.

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