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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the "SelectUSA Investment Summit" conference in Washington. For years, President Barack Obama’s personal favorability ratings served as a political firewall that sustained him through an economic recession, grueling fights with congressional Republicans, and the grind of a re-election campaign. But after a rough start to Obama’s second term, Americans increasingly view the president unfavorably. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. Now is when Americans start figuring out that President Barack Obama's health care law goes beyond political talk, and really does affect them and people they know. With a cranky federal website complicating access to new coverage and some consumers being notified their existing plans are going away, the potential for winners and losers is creating anxiety and confusion. A look at three broad groups: those losing coverage, those gaining coverage, and those wondering if their coverage will change. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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**FILE** Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (right), Vermont Democrat, and the committee's ranking Republican, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, arrive on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2013, as the panel questioned top Obama administration officials about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs for the first time since the House narrowly rejected a proposal last week to effectively shut down the NSA's secret collection of hundreds of millions of Americans' phone records. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. In the rocky relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan, the mere fact that Obama and Sharif sit down is seen as a sign of progress. Few breakthroughs are expected on the numerous hot-button issues on their agenda Wednesday, including American drone strikes and Pakistan's alleged support of the Taliban. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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** FILE ** South Korean protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye perform during a rally denouncing U.S. National Security Agency's alleged spying on its allies near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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** FILE ** South Korean protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye perform during a rally denouncing U.S. National Security Agency's alleged spying on its allies near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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**FILE** In this July 28, 2009 file photo, a car turned in as a clunker sits in a recycle dumpster at Capitol City Buick Pontiac GMC in Berlin, Vt. The Obama administration will bring to an end the popular $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program on Monday giving car shoppers a few more days to take advantage of big government incentives. (Associated Press)

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President Obama appears at a campaign rally with supporters for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (left) at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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President Barack Obama gestures while he speaks at a campaign rally with supporters for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, left, at Washington Lee High School in Arlington, Va., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)