$85 billion in automatic spending cuts begin today as President Obama and Congress struggle to find a solution to the crisis. Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on this story.
Today's programming highlights...
The Jodi Arias trial resumes on Monday.
10:10 am ET - SpaceX launches cargo mission - SpaceX will attempt to launch its second official cargo supply mission to the International Space Station.
10:30 am ET - Spending cuts briefing - GOP members of the House Armed Services Committee will call for an end to repeated cuts to national security programs at a Capitol Hill briefing.
11:30 am ET - White House briefing - This morning's closed-door talks between President Obama and Congressional leaders on forced spending cuts will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing.
12:00 pm ET - Detroit learns its fate - The city of Detroit, Michigan, is dealing with a financial crisis of its own, one so bad that a state review revealed the city can't fix the problem on its own. Michigan's governor will reveal what the state will do for Detroit.
3:00 pm ET - Ashley Judd goes to Washington - She's known as an actress, activist and diehard Kentucky basketball fan, but is Ashley Judd looking toward Capitol Hill? Rumors are abounding that Judd is contemplating a run for Senate. She'll test her political mettle when she speaks at a women's health rights event in Washington.
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