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"The White House needs to get serious right now about dealing with our deficit and debt," said House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** In this photo from April 30, 2008, Robert Bauer, President Obama's top lawyer at the White House, is seen in Washington. Bauer is resigning to return to private practice and represent Obama as his personal attorney and as general counsel to Obama's re-election campaign. (Associated Press)

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House Republicans leave the White House via the North Portico on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, after their meeting with President Obama on the debt ceiling. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama (left) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (center) walk on May 30, 2011, to the Rose Garden at the White House with Army Gen. Martin Dempsey (front to back right), President Obama's nominee for the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. James Winnefeld, nominee for vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Gen. Ray Odierno, the nominee for Army Chief of Staff. (Associated Press)

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Former FEMA director Michael D. Brown has written "Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm: Hurricane Katrina, The Bush White House, and Beyond." (Rowan Littlefield Publishing Group)

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President Obama introduces (from left) Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Adm. James A. Winnefeld, the new vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs; and Gen. Ray Odierno, the next Army chief of staff, during a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House in Washington on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Friday, May 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** President Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in the Oval Office at the White House on May 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

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President Obama meets with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on May 20, 2011, in the Oval Office at the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama congratulates Ensign Patrick George Bennett III, grandson of Rear Adm. Stephen Rochon (second from right), chief White House usher, as Janet Napolitano, secretary of homeland security, looks on at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduation in New London, Conn., on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama is seen here during a meeting Tuesday with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office of the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks to reporters Tuesday as he meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office at the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks to reporters as he meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Obama meets with Jordan's King Abdullah II in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Darrell Issa, California Democrat, said a White House bid to force prospective federal contractors to disclose their political donations smacks of "Chicago hardball politics" during a grilling Thursday of White House procurement official Daniel I. Gordon.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS The invitation to rapper Common to appear at an "evening of poetry" at the White House was criticized by the head of New Jersey's state trooper union because of the artist's "Song for Assata" about the killing of a trooper in the 1970s.

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President Obama waves to media Wednesday while walking from Marine One to the White House upon his return from Texas. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House, Friday, May 6, 2011 in Washington, as he returns from Kentucky. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In this image taken from video and released by CBS, President Obama is seen during a May 4 interview with “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft at the White House. During the interview, Obama told Kroft that he decided not to release the photos taken of Osama Bin Laden after he was killed by Navy SEALS in Pakistan. (Associated Press/CBS)

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In this image taken from video and released by CBS, President Barack Obama is seen during an interview with “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 4, 2011. During the interview, Obama told Kroft that he decided not to release the photos taken of Osama Bin Laden after he was killed by Navy SEALS in Pakistan. (AP Photos/CBS)