President Obama leaves the Rose Garden on Monday after saying Republicans are wrong to withhold more unemployment benefits from people looking for work such as, from left: Leslie Macko, from Charlottesville, Va., Jim Chukalas, from Fredon Township, N.J., and Denise Gibson, from Brooklyn, N.Y. They were invited to appear with the president as a way to humanize his plea for another extension of jobless benefits. (Associated Press)

President Obama leaves the Rose Garden on Monday after saying Republicans are wrong to withhold more unemployment benefits from people looking for work such as, from left: Leslie Macko, from Charlottesville, Va., Jim Chukalas, from Fredon Township, N.J., and Denise Gibson, from Brooklyn, N.Y. They were invited to appear with the president as a way to humanize his plea for another extension of jobless benefits. (Associated Press)