President Barack Obama uses a spy glass to play with a young girl during a visit to College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga. on Thursday. The president visited the school to highlight their pre-kindergarten program. He is proposing a nationwide initiative for children in prekindergarten.
President Barack Obama uses a spy glass to play with a young girl during a visit to College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga. on Thursday. The president visited the school to highlight their pre-kindergarten program. He is proposing a nationwide initiative for children in prekindergarten.
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published Thursday, February 14th, 2013
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WASHINGTON — A new plan by Senate Democrats to head off severe spending cuts in two weeks met an icy reception from Republicans on Thursday as administration officials stepped forward to lay out the biting consequences that could come if no deal is reached soon: thousands of air traffic controllers sidelined, the on and off idling of meat plants nationwide, slashed food aid and nutrition education for low-income women and children, locked gates at wildlife refuges, 10,000 laid-off teachers, and much more.

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