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Obama seeks quick passage of limited budget cuts

Wants Congress to delay automatic reductions

WASHINGTON — President Obama called on lawmakers Tuesday to quickly pass a package of limited spending cuts and tax changes that can head off the automatic, across-the-board reductions set to begin March 1.

Obama said Congress should delay the automatic cuts for a period of months to give lawmakers a chance to negotiate a full deficit reduction package that permanently resolves the threat of the so-called sequester.

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