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US President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Hyde Park Academy  in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 15 February 2013. Obama is calling for a raise to the...
US President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 15 February 2013. Obama is calling for a raise to the...
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President Obama is taking a quick trip to Newport News, Virginia today to continue the full-court press on Congress to avert the sequester. Congressional Republicans are drafting a plan that gives the President more flexibility in instituting billions of dollars in cuts.

In The New York Times opinion page: David Brooks describes how he would like President Obama to move forward in a second term. Frank Bruni details the “painful consequences” of celibacy in the Catholic priesthood.

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt takes a look at the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Illinois, where primary polls close Tuesday at 7PM CT.

What we're reading: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Updated