What we’re reading: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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US President Barack Obama speaks at Hyde Park Academy  in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 15 February 2013. Obama is calling for a raise to the federal minimum wage,...
US President Barack Obama speaks at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 15 February 2013. Obama is calling for a raise to the federal minimum wage,...
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On Tuesday President Obama will call on Congress to act and avoid the automatic cuts taking effect March 1. Both political parties are currently playing the political blame-game over a policy decision agreed to and passed by Republicans and Democrats.

In opinion pages: The Wall Street Journal former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass offer their insights into the Obama Administration drone policy. The New York Times’ Frank Bruni looks at the weakened relationship between Pope Benedict XVI and Catholics in America.

Politico’s Reid Epstein checks through the list of Republican senators still waiting on a call from President Obama on the fiscal front.

What we're reading: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Updated