Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., criticizes President Barack Obama's handling of the looming budget cuts facing U.S. agencies.
House Speaker John Boehner addresses the ongoing sequester standoff on Capitol Hill.
President Obama has been working hard to raise public fears about the sequester, and cabinet officials have also been speaking out about the dangers of the federal budget cuts. The warnings seem to have had an effect: according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, only 21 percent of the public feel the sequester is a good idea. NBC's Chuck Todd reports.
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President Barack Obama waves during a visit to Newport News Shipbuilding Feb. 26 in Newport News, Va.