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White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that President Obama — who has called the Islamic State a 'cancer' — is not focusing on politics, but is instead focusing on putting a plan in place to defend the United States. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Democrat, has disavowed any intention to make a 2016 White House bid, but backers hope she will reconsider. (Associated Press)

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The British Embassy in Washington, D.C., issued an apology Sunday after receiving a wave of backlash for tweets that celebrated the 1814 burning of the White House. (Twitter/@UKinUSA)

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Critics say that redacted information about Treasury Department dealings with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may prove embarrassing to the Obama White House. (associated press)

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In this photo released by the White House, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush go horseback riding at Camp David, Md., July 1981. (AP Photo/White House, Michael Evans)

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In this photo released by the White House, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush go horseback riding at Camp David, Md., July 1981. (AP Photo/White House, Michael Evans)

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President and Mrs. Clinton and their daughter Chelsea look over their Thanksgiving Day turkey Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995 in a kitchen of the presidential retreat Camp David, Md. (AP Photo/The White House, Sharon Farmer)

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In this photo released by the White House, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, left, and Vice President George Bush go horseback riding at Camp David, Md., July 1981. (AP Photo/White House, Michael Evans)

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President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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June 11, 2011 Photograph shows the President having a water gun fight with his daughter Sasha on her birthday weekend at Camp David. (Official White House Photos by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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Landry Bryant, 16, left, and his step mother Shanna Samson of Alexandria, Va., who both just recently moved from the St. Louis area, stand with approximately 30 people protesting outside the White House as part of a national ÒDay of RageÓ organized by the group "Anonymous" over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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as approximately 30 people gather outside the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage†organized by the group "Anonymous" over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Landry Bryant, 16, center, stands with approximately 30 people protesting outside the White House as part of a national ÒDay of RageÓ organized by the group "Anonymous" over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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as approximately 30 people gather outside the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage†organized by the group "Anonymous" over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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as approximately 30 people gather outside the White House as part of a national “Day of Rage†organized by the group "Anonymous" over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Landry Bryant, 16 and his sister Imena Samson-Bryant, 9 of Alexandria, Va., who just recently moved from the St. Louis area, stand with approximately 30 people protesting outside the White House as part of a national ÒDay of RageÓ organized by the group "Anonymous" over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama answers a question in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama speaks with Attorney General Eric Holder as news photographers photograph their meeting regarding the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama pauses while answering a question about the escalating situation in the Middle East, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama shares a humorous moment with a group of doctors from around the country in the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2009, prior to a health insurance reform event at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)