In Washington, no mad dash to avoid cuts, just finger-pointing

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Posted: Monday, February 25, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — First the White House and Congress created a potential fiscal crisis, agreeing more than a year ago to once-unthinkable governmentwide spending cuts in 2013 unless the two parties agreed to alternative ways to reduce budget deficits.

Now that those cuts are imminent — because compromise is not — they have created one of Washington's odder blame games over just whose bad idea this was.

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