White House says not exaggerating impact of automatic spending cuts

WASHINGTON Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:26pm EST

The U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The U.S. Capitol building is seen in Washington January 20, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has very little flexibility in how to roll out automatic spending cuts slated to take effect on March 1 because of the way the sequester law is written, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Friday.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

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