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President Barack Obama speaks at the Diplomatic Corps Holiday Reception at the State Department, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room about policies he will pursue following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement in the Brady Press Briefing Room about policies he will pursue following the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden as he makes a statement Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, about policies he will pursue following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct. Obama is tasking Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with spearheading the effort. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama takes questions from reporters, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio addresses reporters on the fiscal cliff negotiations on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Boehner says President Barack Obama should support a Republican plan to avoid January tax increases on everyone but those earning over $1 million. Boehner says if Obama doesn't support the measure, the president will be responsible for what he calls "the largest tax increase in history." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama speaks about negotiations regarding the fiscal cliff as he takes questions from reporters, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks about negotiations regarding the fiscal cliff as he takes questions from reporters, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office of the White House as he returns from greeting members of the staff, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office of the White House as he returns from greeting members of the staff, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama looks to the media as he walks to the Oval Office of the White House as he returns from greeting members of the staff, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama looks to the media as he walks to the Oval Office of the White House as he returns from greeting members of the staff, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama acknowledges House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio while speaking to reporters in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, as he hosted a meeting of the bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress to discuss the deficit and economy. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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Sen. Kelly Ayotte, New Hampshire Republican, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, have been vocal opponents about the narrative of the Obama administration in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks on the consulate in Libya. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama pauses as he delivers a speech during an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Members of the Sikh community hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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A young boy places a candle with others at the base of a flagpole outside Newtown High School before an interfaith vigil with President Barack Obama, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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Residents hold a candlelight vigil outside Newtown High School after President Barack Obama delivered remarks at an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., top right, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., left, Sen-elect Chris Murphy, center, and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, right, wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting inside the Newtown High School auditorium in Newtown, Conn., Sunday night, Dec. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/The Hartford Courant, Stephen Dunn, Pool)