WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — President Barack Obama is following up Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech with three days of appearances designed to rally support for the job-creation measures outlined in his message.
The President is in Asheville, N.C., Wednesday visiting an auto parts plant. He'll make stops in Atlanta Thursday and Chicago on Friday.
In his speech, Obama called job creation his "North Star." He asked Congress to focus on attracting jobs to the U.S., training American workers and boosting investments in infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Polls show Tennessee is falling further out of step with the rest of the nation on the issue of gay marriage.
Resistance to legalizing gay marriage is falling in much of the country, but opposition remains strong here in Tennessee.
In results released this week, a poll taken by Middle Tennessee State University shows that 61 percent of residents are opposed to gay marriage with 24 percent in favor. Nationwide just 43 percent are opposed with 48 percent in favor.