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Where did “the sequester” come from?

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the media after Friday's sequester meeting at the White House. March 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Timeline shows where “the sequester” came from in the long-running battle between Democrats and Republicans over raising the debt ceiling and reducing the deficit. MCT 2013

With SPENDING, McClatchy Washington Bureau by David Lightman

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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks to the media after Friday’s sequester meeting at the White House. March 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)
The battle over automatic spending cuts is a high-risk, high-stakes struggle that will shape the American political debate for years.

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