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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The president said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Obama spoke shortly after the Senate voted 52-48 to weaken the power of the filibuster. The rule change will make it harder for minority Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In this Nov. 21, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. As Democrats watched Senate Republicans use filibuster powers to thwart more and more of Obama’s agenda and nominees, they asked themselves, How much worse can it get? Last week they reached a breaking point. GOP obstruction had made a mockery of democracy, party leaders concluded. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama meets with Morocco's King Mohammed VI, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Connected Educator Champions of Change event, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton walks past the Presidential seal in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, after a ceremony where President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former President Bill Clinton and others. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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AP10ThingsToSee - President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The president said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Obama spoke shortly after the Senate voted 52-48 to weaken the power of the filibuster. The rule change will make it harder for minority Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at the Connected Educator Champions of Change event, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The president said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Obama spoke shortly after the Senate voted 52-48 to weaken the power of the filibuster. The rule change will make it harder for minority Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The president said he supports the move by Senate Democrats to make it harder for Republicans to block his nominees. Obama spoke shortly after the Senate voted 52-48 to weaken the power of the filibuster. The rule change will make it harder for minority Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)