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This file photo released by Solar Design Associates shows the solar thermal system produced by the Harvard, Mass., company, installed on the roof of the White House pool cabana in Washington during the George W. Bush administration. The Obama White House on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, will announce plans to install solar panels for the first time atop the White House's living quarters by spring 2011. (AP Photo/Solar Design Associates)

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Associated Press Construction continues near the West Wing of the White House on Wednesday. The big question being asked around the White House is, what's that noisy construction really all about?

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President Obama hosts a meeting of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2010, photo, President Barack Obama and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington for a short flight to Andrews Air Force Base as they travel to Chicago. Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by adviser Valerie Jarrett and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, right, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama is making official what has been clear for days: Rahm Emanuel, the relentless enforcer of his agenda as White House chief of staff, is resigning. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama applauds as outgoing White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, center, kisses his wife, Amy Rule, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where Emanuel's departure was announced. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama applauds as outgoing White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announces that he will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama and his new interim White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, center, look on as outgoing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, right, speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama walks with his interim White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, after outgoing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announced that he will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama walks with his interim White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, after outgoing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel announced that he will be stepping down to run for Mayor of Chicago, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., uses an umbrella as he arrives under rain showers at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, for a meeting between Democratic Congressional leadership and President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Pete Rouse, senior adviser to President Obama, is said to be in line to become interim White House chief of staff. (Associated Press)

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In this April 27, 2010, file photo, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel laughs as he takes some good natured ribbing about his plans to run for mayor of Chicago while participating in the sixth annual Richard J. Daley Global Cities Forum in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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President Obama signs the Small Business Jobs Act, Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** In this photo from May 6, 2009, President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Biden (left) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai, makes a statement in the Grand Foyer of the White House after meetings with Mr. Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, before presenting the Medal of Honor posthumously to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, Corey Etchberger during a ceremony. Etchberger received the honor for his heroic actions in combat in Laos on March 11, 1968, after deliberately exposing himself to enemy fire in order to put his wounded comrades in rescue slings permitting them to be airlifted to safety.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to the sons of the late Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger -- (from left) Richard Etchberger, Corey Etchberger and Steve Wilson -- on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Karl Rove served as a senior adviser to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007 and White House deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama (right) and their daughters, Sasha (second from left) and Malia, walk from the White House across Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to services at St. John's Church, Lafayette Square, in Washington on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama, followed by Elizabeth Warren and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, to announce that Warren will head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)