The nation in brief

Posted: February 24, 2013 at 3:52 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Can we survive this? Of course we can. It’s a $16 trillion economy.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, as the March 1 budget-cut deadline nears Article, 1A

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