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President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel depart after a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. "The chancellor and I have been clear: Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan people," Mr. Obama said. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel take part in a joint news conference in the East Room at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel answers a question during a joint news conference with President Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk across the South Lawn of the White House on June 7, 2011, during an arrival ceremony. (Associated Press)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Obama walk across the South Lawn of the White House on June 7, 2011, during an arrival ceremony. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, June 3, 2011, as he returned from Ohio. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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**FILE** In this photo from May 31, 2011, President Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House. Republicans and Democrats scolded Obama on June 3, 2011, for dispatching U.S. forces against Libya without getting congressional approval. (Associated Press)

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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)