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Steven I. Platt: The ‘tragi-comedy’ of looming sequestration

Bob Woodward’s newest book, entitled “The Price of Politics,” highlights the destructive role that politics, as characterized by Woodward, played in the ultimately unsuccessful attempt by President Barack Obama to reach a substantive agreement on a budget deficit reduction plan with the Republican leadership in Congress as well as the Democratic leadership.

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