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Wonktalk: What we learned from the 1991 sequester

Ever wished you could hear the Wonkbloggers just…talking? No? Well, here’s your chance, anyway. Today Brad Plumer and Dylan Matthews look back at the 1991 sequester under George H.W. Bush — when Congress caved after a few weeks of cuts.

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