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President Obama holds up a pen as he speaks about the economy and the deficit Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Holly Knowlton Petraeus holds the family bible as her husband, David Petraeus, is sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as CIA Director on Sept. 6, 2011, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama listens as CIA Director David Petraeus makes a point during a national security meeting in the Situation Room of the White House. (Rex Features via Associated Press)

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Vice President Joe Biden (center) talks Sept., 6, 2011, with John Brennan (left), President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, and CIA director David Petraeus following a swearing-in ceremony in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks about the economy and the deficit, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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** FILE ** President Obama speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

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President Obama holds up a pen as he speaks about the economy and the deficit Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses for applause Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington as he speaks about the economy and deficit. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden and others, speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

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President Obama waves Nov. 9, 2012, as he leaves the East Room of the White House in Washington after he spoke about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

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President Obama passes Vice President Joseph R. Biden after speaking on the economy and the deficit on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, followed by Vice President Joe Biden, walks off stage Nov. 9, 2012, after speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and deficit. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks Nov. 9, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington about the economy and the deficit. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** David Plouffe, White House senior adviser (Associated Press)

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President Obama and daughters Malia (left) and Sasha return to the White House in Washington on Nov. 7, 2012, for the first time since his victory on Election Day. (Associated Press)

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President Obama and daughters Malia (left) and Sasha return to the White House in Washington on Nov. 7, 2012, for the first time since his victory on Election Day. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama and his family arrive Nov. 7, 2012, in their vehicle to the North Portico of the White House in Washington for the first time after his re-election. (Associated Press/The New York Times)

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President Obama waves Nov. 7, 2012, as he exits Air Force One in Washington with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha on return to the White House after spending Election Night in Chicago. (Associated Press)