1. pewresearch:

    After a series of fiscal crises over the past few years, the public is not expressing a particular sense of urgency over the pending March 1 sequester deadline, according to a new national Pew Research Center/USA TODAY survey. With little more than a week to go, barely a quarter have heard a lot about the scheduled cuts, while about as many have heard nothing at all. 

    In addition, If there is no deficit deal by March 1, 49% say congressional Republicans would be more to blame while just 31% would mostly blame the president.

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