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FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2013, file photo Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood briefs reporters about the automatic budget cuts at the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it’s a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)