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The third-grade class of the W.R. O'Dell Elementary School in Concord, N.C., recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. (Associated Press/Syrian State TV via AP video)

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President Obama listens June 18, 2012, to Russian President Vladimir Putin before the opening of the first plenary session of the G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** A road lined with vehicle barriers marking the U.S-Mexico border in New Mexico is the spartan territory for Border Patrol agents. (Associated Press)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he “traveled literally tens of thousands of miles” to campaign for Mitt Romney. (Associated Press)

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Former President Bill Clinton speaks at the 20th anniversary of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Monday, April 29, 2013. (Associated Press)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, looks toward British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, and U.S. President Barack Obama during group photo with G-8 leaders on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Cuba's Fidel Castro delivers a speech during the 50th anniversary of the Committee for the Defense of the Revolution on Sept. 28, 2010, in Havana. Mr. Castro said on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, that he resigned five years ago from all his official positions, including head of Cuba's Communist Party, a position he was thought still to hold. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano, File)

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In May 21, 2009 file photos President Barack Obama, left, delivers an address on national security, terrorism, and the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison, Thursday, May 21, 2009, at the National Archives in Washington. Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2009. The speeches conveying two radically different views of America's fight against terrorism and the nation's values unfolded in separate halls, minutes apart. (AP Photo)

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President Barack Obama waves as walks from Marine One to the White House on the South Lawn after returning to Washington, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Obama spent the weekend in California where he met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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** FILE ** President Obama (center) reacts as the sun comes out as he and British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) help students as they work on a school project about the G-8 summit during a visit to the Enniskillen Integrated Primary School in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on June 17, 2013. The visit took place before leaders from the G-8 nations were to gather to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria and free-trade issues. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Cliff Toye, of Tabernacle, holds a sign as he stands with others outside Internal Revenue Service offices Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Cherry Hill, N.J., during a tea party rally protesting extra IRS scrutiny of conservative groups. The Internal Revenue Service gave extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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** FILE ** Cliff Toye, of Tabernacle, holds a sign as he stands with others outside Internal Revenue Service offices Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Cherry Hill, N.J., during a tea party rally protesting extra IRS scrutiny of conservative groups. The Internal Revenue Service gave extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, Monday, June 17, 2013. Obama and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria during their bilateral meeting. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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** FILE ** Vice President Joseph R. Biden speaks Jan. 25, 2013, during a roundtable discussion on gun violence at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner is bringing his chamber's agriculture bill to the floor. House and Senate versions end direct payments to farmers in favor of broader crop insurance programs. (Associated Press)

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"It will be harder to be a friend of Israel if we are out of money," Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, said in Israel while stating his belief that the U.S. cannot keep borrowing money so it can keep writing checks to other countries. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Franco Ciammachilli (right) of Washington waves a rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride, behind supporters of traditional marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington as the justices began hearing two days of arguments in cases involving gay marriage on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) practices throwing while scrambling at mini camp at Redskins Park, Ashburn, Md., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)