Does sequestration fight give Obama a political edge?

02/28/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.) · Bloomberg Businessweek

Both sides are putting a brave face on the "sequester" spending cuts due to take effect Friday, but some Republicans say they're likely to come off markedly worse than Democrats if the cuts go ahead. President Barack Obama will have significant leeway to determine how the spending cuts are implemented, a power that GOP lawmakers expect the president to use for political gain. "The president having ability to reprogram, which means the ability to punish his enemies and reward his friends, is beyond any reasonable constitutional justification," says Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.

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