President Barack Obama accepts a signed basketball from Miami Heat forward LeBron James as he welcomes the the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat, to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) **FILE**
In this Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama listens in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington as Ashton Carter speaks during the announcement of Carter for defense secretary. The White House says President Barack Obama is getting some medical tests at a military hospital just outside Washington after complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Congressional leaders in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House in Washington. In speeches, negotiations, and congressional hearings, several key Democrats are disregarding the White House in ways large and small. The White House has responded with an extraordinary veto threat and a round of Obama calls to Democrats urging them to stand up against their own leadership. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Marines hold umbrellas as President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan participate in a joint news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama walks with Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the South Lawn of the White House upon returning from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., Aug. 6, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden pose with the full Cabinet for an official group photo in the East Room of the White House on Sept. 10, 2009.
Seated from left: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Standing second row, from left: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Susan E. Rice, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Back row, from left: Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, and Council of Economic Advisers Chair Christina Romer. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
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President Barack Obama, center, speaks during his meeting with elected officials, law enforcement officials and community and faith leaders in the Old Executive Office Building on the White House Complex in Washington, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Obama said that in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson, Missouri, he wants to make sure to build better trust between police and the communities they serve.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
A White House official said Sunday night that President Obama will hold three meetings Monday focusing on police tactics in minority communities as protests persist over a grand jury's refusal to indict a white police officer for the shooting death of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. (Associated Press)
For President Obama, the new smog rules — dubbed "the most expensive regulation" in American history by manufacturing leaders — allow him to once again bask in the praise of the environmental community, which views this White House as perhaps the most consequential in U.S. history when it comes to its issues. (Associated Press)
Protestors carry signs and gather in front of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, after the Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (Associated Press)