Leaning to hear a reporter's question, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, talks Feb. 26, 2013, about the looming automatic spending cuts following a Democratic strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Leaning to hear a reporter's question, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, talks Feb. 26, 2013, about the looming automatic spending cuts following a Democratic strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)