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"I'm a republican. My audience is trying to persuade my former colleagues they need to come to the table with a proposal, which, frankly, they haven't done. The president has. The republicans haven't," said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
On Saturday, the President made another plea for action. Warning of cuts in education, transportation, and the military that he says would only slow the economy. President Obama says the cuts don't have to happen the problem is republicans won't compromise.
"Are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top?" asked President Obama.
Louisiana's Republican Governor, Bobby Jindal called the administration's dire warnings, "political theatre."
"Families, businesses have had to tighten their belts and do more than less. We're talking less than 3%. We're talking about a federal budget that's still going to grow. Let's be clear about this, only in Washington, D.C. Is that a cut," said the Louisiana Governor.
Six weeks into his term as Virginia's senator, democrat Tim Kaine says Washington should go back to the basics.
"Let's get rid of the gimmicks, sequester, continuing resolution. Get back to ordinary budgeting, just like what happens in every state capitol every year," added the Democratic Governor for Virginia Tim Kaine.
Senate Democrats plan to vote on a measure this week to replace the cuts for another year, but with 85 billion dollars at stake, there is still no deal in sight.
The White House released a state by state report of the impact sequestration. You can view how Tennessee will be affected, here.
Sunday, February 24 2013, 08:10 PM CST
Trial begins in international custody case
May 21, 2013 08:06 GMT
By SHEILA BURKE Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A trial begins Tuesday that could determine which country will decide the fate of 13-year-old twin boys at the center of an international custody battle that extends from Eastern Europe to Middle Tennessee.
The boys are American citizens who were born in Texas but have spent the majority of their lives in Hungary. Their father is an American citizen with family in the Cottontown community of Sumner County. Their mother, a Romanian national, has invoked an international treaty claiming the children are being wrongfully retained in Tennessee by their father.
The boys came to Tennessee last year to visit their paternal grandparents in Sumner County for the summer. The father, who was supposed to bring them back to Europe, stayed in the U.S. and filed for divorce.
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.