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U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he steps off the plane for a NATO summit in Lisbon on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of NATO's 27 other member nations will open a two-day summit Friday aimed at finding ways to keep the Cold War alliance relevant in the 21st century with revamped roles including ballistic missile defense, anti-piracy patrols, and counterterrorism. (AP Photo/Andre Kosters, Pool)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with unidentified officials as he steps off the plane for a NATO summit in Lisbon on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of NATO's 27 other member nations will open a two-day summit Friday aimed at finding ways to keep the Cold War alliance relevant in the 21st century with revamped roles including ballistic missile defense, anti-piracy patrols, and counterterrorism. (AP Photo/Andre Kosters, Pool)

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US President Barack Obama during his arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. After an overnight flight from Washington, Obama arrived Friday morning in the Portuguese capital for summits with NATO partners and the European Union. He'll face tough questions from U.S. allies on his exit strategy in Afghanistan and his preference for stimulus spending at a time when many European nations are enacting austerity measures. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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A poster depicting US President Barack Obama is seen outside the 'NATO Counter Summit' organized by anti-NATO demonstrators, in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. Heads of State of NATO member countries gather for a two day summit beginning Friday, and will discuss such topics as Afghanistan and missile defense. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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President Obama during his arrival in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, for summits with NATO partners and the European Union. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama about the New START pact (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty), Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Seated from left are: former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Marine Gen. James Cartwright, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, and former Defense Secretary William Perry. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama talks about progress on the New START pact. On hand are former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger (center), and Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Marine Gen. James Cartwright (right). (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama stands with Marye Anne Fox, a renowned organic chemist and chancellor at the University of California, San Diego, at a ceremony for recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States government on scientists, engineers, and inventors, at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, where he dropped by a meeting on the the New START pact (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty). From left are, former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Mr. Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Foreign Policy Initiative Boris Nemtsov, a former Russian deputy prime minister and founder of Russia's "Solidarity" movement, said in an address to the Foreign Policy Initiative, a Washington based think tank, this week that President Obama was making strategic concessions for tactical advances in his dealings with Russia.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, with wife Jennifer, speaks to reporters Tuesday after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Obama.

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President Barack Obama and Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta acknowledge the parents of two soldiers rescued by the Medal of Honor winner. His parents, Steven and Rose Giunta, of Hiawatha, Iowa, are seated at center.

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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama applauds after presenting the Medal of Honor to Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who rescued two members of his squad in October 2007 while fighting in the war in Afghanistan, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, who placed himself in the line of fire in Afghanistan to save two comrades. (AP Photo/Richard Bumgardner, Defense Department)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama eats green tea ice cream on Sunday as he visits the Great Buddha of Kamakura with Michiko Sato, temple director, and Takao Sato, the 15th chief monk of the temple, at Kotokuin Temple in Kamakura, Japan.

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Erskine Bowles (left) and former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, co-chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission, arrive for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak hold a joint news conference at Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Nov. 11, 2010. (Associated Press)