First Word: Taking the sequester fight to the people

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JIM LO SCALZO

Amping up pressure on Republicans, President Obama is hitting the local news circuit on Wednesday to talk about the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect next week, a.k.a. the sequestration. In his own effort to appeal to the American people, House Speaker John Boehner published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal which points the finger right back at the president.

Here’s a look at some of the headlines we’re following now. Tune in tonight at 10pm ET for Lawrence O’Donnell’s exclusive interview with South Carolina primary candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

First Word: Taking the sequester fight to the people

Updated