President Obama and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on the South Lawn in August. Mr. Emanuel is expected to resign Friday to run for mayor of Chicago and to be replaced temporarily by Pete Rouse.
** FILE ** President Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao meet at the United Nations on Sept. 23. Mr. Wen promised to allow a stronger yuan but said before the meeting that any rise would not be rapid for fear of causing job losses and business failures. (Associated Press)
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President Obama listens to a question from Scott Turner (holding microphone) during a backyard meeting that, because of rain, had to be moved indoors at Southampton Recreation Center in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama takes a question during a discussion with neighborhood families in the backyard of the Clubb family home in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama meets with Jeff and Sandy Clubb and their children Tristan, 11, and Skyelar, 9, at their home in Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010, before holding a discussion with neighborhood families in their backyard. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)