President Obama, with Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from right) at his side, looks back June 21, 2012, at a group of students during a news conference at the White House as he calls on Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling. (Associated Press)
President Obama responds on Friday, June 15, 2012, during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House when he is interrupted while announcing that his administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Luke Sharrett/Pool)
President Barack Obama walks back to the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 28, 2012, after the Supreme Court ruled on his health care legislation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/pool)
"I'm not going to speculate about the outcome of a vote that we still hope doesn't happen," White House spokesman Jay Carney said of the pending House vote on whether to hold the attorney general in contempt of Congress.