Subject: Pool report #1
Greetings, all, and happy sequestration day, when budget axes and meat cleavers will be falling left and right. Please be careful out there.
The morning is kicking off with a closed-press meeting between the president, the vice president, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The congressional crew has arrived. A WH official says the meeting started at 10:18AM.