White House seeks 'balanced way' to budget fix - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - This March 6, 2011 file photo shows then-Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough speaking in Sterling, Va. On morning talk shows Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, McDonough, now President Barack Obama's new White House chief of staff, said Obama is concerned about the effect the automatic budget cuts, scheduled for next month, will have on America's middle class. He said the economy has been getting stronger over the past few months, and that Obama "is doing everything he can to not let this happen." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)