** FILE ** President Obama focuses on a reporter in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** President Obama focuses on a reporter in the East Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)