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  • Sequester also to hit nondefense spending

    While the Pentagon will take the brunt of the $85 billion across-the-board automatic spending cuts scheduled to kick in March 1, about half of the "sequesters" are poised to bite domestic programs — from child-nutrition programs to air-traffic control to the Internal Revenue Service.

  • **FILE** House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (right), Wisconsin Republican, with Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, holds a copy of their budget proposal during a news conference March 29, 2012, on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Congress' ability to pass a budget grows more doubtful each year

    House Republicans powered their 2013 budget through their chamber Thursday, marking the high point for the $3.5 trillion spending plan, which would have created a deficit of nearly $800 billion next year.

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