Barack Obama


US President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office on February... News PhotoAir Vehicle,Barack Obama,Budget,Economy,Government,Horizontal,International Landmark,Leaving,Navy,Newport News,Nuclear Energy,Ominous,One Person,Oval Office,People,Politics,Shipbuilder,US Navy,US President,USA,Virginia,Walking,Washington DC,White House - Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office on February 26, 2013 as he leaves the White House in Washington, DC, en route Newport News, Virginia.Obama will paint a devastating picture of looming government budget cuts, at a fabled shipbuilding yard in Virginia that provides the US Navy's nuclear powered aircraft carriers. The trip will intensify the president's effort to hike pressure on Republicans to agree on tax increases to avert $85 billion in automatic spending cuts this year, which experts warn could stagger the fragile economy. The White House said the cuts, known as 'the sequester' which are due to hit on March 1, would see 90,000 civilian defense workers furloughed in Virginia alone and would hurt companies in 50 states that supply shipbuilders.AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)