Politics & Government

Questions for Barack Obama

(Staff writer Rob Christensen posed these questions from News & Observer readers to Obama on Wednesday in Fayetteville.)

"My personal belief is that our soaring budget deficit, if not controlled, could become a threat to our security and to the way of life of my children and grandchildren. Do you think the current federal budget deficit is too high? If so, what are your plans to reduce it?"

Read the answers at newsobserver.com.