US President Barack Obama has told the American people that a series of harmful budget cuts - called the sequester -have taken effect because Congress failed to act.
In his weekly address, he said would continue to "reaching out to them to fix this quickly, as the American people are weary of perpetual partisanship and brinksmanship"
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