Article Photos: Obama seeks to avoid sequester with short-term fix 2/4

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, following a political strategy meeting. President Barack Obama will ask Congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic across the board cuts that are scheduled to kick in March 1.    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)