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    in response to the Republicans' position on the debt ceiling.  

    Is your complaint that he begins this one particular piece by addressing one particular fact -- who proposed the sequester -- in a completely accurate way, without mentioning until later that the REASON for the  President's sequester proposal was the debt ceiling?  

    This particular very short piece was directed to one particular fact -- who proposed the sequester.  It was prompted because the President and Lew had made the factually inaccurate statements that Congress proposed the sequester.   He reported the facts in a completely accurate way.  He ALSO references his book for anyone who wants a fuller context, AND says that the sequester was a response to the Republicans' position on the debt ceiling.   He doesn't need to go through the whole history of the debt ceiling crisis in every short piece he writes.  That's what he did in his book.  This very short piece is about one specific instance in that book, as he makes very clear.  

    He accurately reports on clear misstatements by the President and Lew by providing accurate facts, references his book for more context, and does include a statement making clear that the sequester was a result of the Republicans position on the debt ceiling.  How is that "rewriting history?  

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