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In this Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 file picture, President Barack Obama, right, salutes as a carry team walks with the transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. Dale R. Griffin of Terre Haute, Ind., who died in Afghanistan according to the Department of Defense, during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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**FILE** In this photo from May 6, 2009, President Obama speaks to reporters after his meeting with Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai (left) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama looks over his podium after the presidential seal fell off of it while he was speaking at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama is accompanied by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., at a White House summit where he announced a plan to link community colleges with potential employers. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks Tuesday during the White House Summit on Community Colleges in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama is accompanied by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., at a White House summit where he announced a plan to link community colleges with potential employers.

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President Obama, accompanied by Paul Volcker (left), chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., addresses the board on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 28, 2010, photo, President Obama shakes hands as he arrives at a rally on the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo)

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President Obama hosts a meeting of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama, accompanied by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, center, speaks at a private residence in Falls Church, Va.

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Illinois state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate seen here in April at a union rally, has not distanced himself from President Obama, who is still more popular in Illinois than anywhere else. (AP Photo)

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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2010, photo, President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base as they travel to Chicago. Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by adviser Valerie Jarrett and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, right, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama applauds as outgoing White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, center, kisses his wife, Amy Rule, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where Emanuel's departure was announced. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel winks as President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, during an announcement that Emanuel will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago. Obama announced that Pete Rouse will be interim Chief of Staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama applauds as outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announces that he will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama and his new interim White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, center, look on as outgoing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, right, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama walks with his interim White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, after outgoing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announced that he will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama listens as his outgoing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announces that he will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. Obama announced that Pete Rouse will be interim Chief of Staff. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)