| February 19, 2013
First Read Minute: Sequester crunch time
With just two weeks to go until dramatic spending cuts to domestic programs and defense go into effect because of the so-called sequester, NBC’s Mark Murray and Domenico Montanaro analyze where it goes from here. The president is trying to use the bully pulpit to curry support for his side, but congressional Republicans are pointing the finger back at him. Plus, Marco Rubio vs. the White House on immigration. This doesn’t mean the end for immigration reform. In fact, it likely means the opposite.