House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is standing by his call for spending cuts, but no tax hikes, as a sequester solution. However, the White House is faulting him for what it calls a "list of demands" before sequestration takes place. The White House is referring to options Republicans previously floated as an alternative to the across-the-board cuts. Neither side has put forward a detailed plan this year that would halt the sequestration, due to hit March 1.

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