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President Barack Obama awards civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama presents AFL-CIO President Emeritus John Sweeney the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama presents Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama awards Holocaust survivor and author Gerda Weissmann Klein a 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama presents a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to John H. Adams, co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference on the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, during the Medal of Freedom ceremony. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, said he will push again for corporate tax increases that Congress failed to enact because "I continue to believe I'm right." (Associated Press)

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President Obama makes a statement about his budget during a press conference at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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CRITICAL: Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin (left) and fellow Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, presenting the GOP's response to Mr. Obama's budget, criticized its taxing and spending levels. (Associated Press)

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EDUCATION INITIATIVE: President Obama visits teacher Susan Yoder's science class at Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Parkville, Md., on Monday. Mr. Obama's $3.7 trillion fiscal 2012 budget boosts overall education spending by 11 percent. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama steps off Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as he returns from Baltimore, Md., Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Copies of President Obama's 2012 budget are delivered to the Senate Budget Committee, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama walks with budget director Jack Lew and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington as they travel to Baltimore, Md., Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, and the Senate Budget Committee's top Republican, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, right, give the GOP response to President Obama's budget submission for Fiscal Year 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama speaks Monday at Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Parkville, Md. At right is Jacob Lew, Office of Management and Budget Director. (Associated Press)

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President Obama reaches to shake hands with eighth-graders as he speaks at Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Parkville, Md., on Monday, Feb., 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama's image is seen broadcast inside the White House Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Feb., 11, 2011. Obama was making a statement on the resignation of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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DON'T USE THIS CAPTION 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line 4 line. FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama, not shown, introduces Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., at Industrial Support Inc., in Buffalo, N.Y. Lee abruptly resigned his seat on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, after a gossip web site reported that Lee, a married two-term Republican lawmaker, had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

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President Obama makes a statement on the resignation of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in the Grand Foyer at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)