Congress Leaders to Meet Obama as U.S. Spending Cuts Begin

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U.S. President Barack Obama laughs while speaking to the media in the... News PhotoBarack Obama,Capitol Hill,Congress,Debt,Economy,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,James Brady Press Briefing Room,Laughing,Monetary Policy,North America,One Person,People,Politics,Press Room,Talking,The Americas,The Media,US President,USA,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergU.S. President Barack Obama laughs while speaking to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, March 1, 2013. Obama said the automatic spending cuts set to kick in today will be a “slow grind” on the economy and that it may take weeks to win over enough lawmakers from both parties to reach a deal on a replacement deficit-cutting plan. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images