** FILE ** In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama poses for a picture after speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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** FILE ** In this Aug. 17, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama poses for a picture after speaking at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)