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 - U.S. drone aircraft hearing - A House science subcommittee holds a hearing on the use of unmanned aircraft over U.S. airspace.
11:10 am ET - Presidential Citizens Medal ceremony - Former Sen. Harris Wofford, Olympic runner Billy Mills and pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton are among honored with America's second-highest civilian award. They will be recognized at the White House.
2:00 pm ET - Earth-buzzing asteroid passes planet - You've been hearing about it for some time. Now, today is the day. See the close, but safe, flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, which will come as close as 17,200 miles to Earth's surface.
3:40 pm ET - Obama talks economy - President Obama drops by his hometown of Chicago this afternoon to discuss ways to strengthen the economy for the middle class.
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