All Sequester's Eve

The showdown in Washington, DC, over the sequester is unlikely to be resolved before the March 1 deadline, Politico reports, predicting that bills aimed at preventing the across-the-board cuts are merely "political cover" and will fail to receive the required number of votes to pass the US Senate.

Funding agencies and research institutes across the US are already planning for dealing with funding cuts.

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