President Obama and Congress look to avert $85 billion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled for March 1. Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the sequestration crisis.
Today's programming highlights...
10:00 am ET - Sequestration threat hearing - Three Cabinet secretaries and others will testify before a Senate committee on how the threatened spending cuts would affect their departments.
11:15 am ET - Boehner weekly briefing - Sequestration will also be on the mind of House Speaker John Boehner when he holds his weekly briefing with reporters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds a similar briefing at 2:30 pm ET.
12:30 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - Jodi Arias is expected to continue her testimony at her murder trial in Arizona. She is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.
1:00 pm ET - Obama talks education - President Obama travels to Decatur, Georgia, where he'll discuss his vision for education at a school.
7:30 pm ET (est.) - Crippled cruise ship returns to U.S. - Four days after an engine fire caused numerous malfunctions, the Carnival Triumph cruise ship will dock in Mobile, Alabama.
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