The Philippines is a country of more than 100 million people. Its history and its proximity to China have made it an important U.S. ally, but it's had its share of challenges.
Discussion of sequester cuts continues between state leaders
Governor Jan Brewer was among several state leaders who met Monday with President Barack Obama to go over the pending sequester budget cuts, due to take effect Friday. She says the president urged the governors to pressure their congressional delegations to avoid the cuts, but the Republican governor says she's not likely to do that.
“I think that it’s probably asking a little bit much maybe of us Republicans at least to go up there because the deal was done and he made the deal and now he should do his job and get us out of this mess,” Brewer said.