March 1, 2013
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room Friday.
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President mixes his sci-fi metaphors in blaming Republicans
A combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts that were to begin kicking in later in the day, arguing he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” to get Republicans to agree on a deal.