**FILE** President Obama poses April 8 for photographers in the Blue Room of the White House after speaking on the budget and potential government shutdown that was averted when Republican and Democratic lawmakers reached a deal. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama poses April 8 for photographers in the Blue Room of the White House after speaking on the budget and potential government shutdown that was averted when Republican and Democratic lawmakers reached a deal. (Associated Press)