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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)

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Associated Press White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," called the material seized from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan “one of the great achievements in the history of intelligence.” He deflected questions about the role enhanced interrogation played in the raid.

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Associated Press White House National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press," called the material seized from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan “one of the great achievements in the history of intelligence.” He deflected questions about the role enhanced interrogation played in the raid.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the White House Situation Room on May 1.

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In this image released by the White House, President Obama listens during one in a series of meetings discussing the mission against Osama bin Laden, in the Situation Room of the White House on Sunday. (Associated Press)

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In this image released by the White House, President Barack Obama edits his speech in the Oval Office prior to making a televised statement detailing the mission against Osama bin Laden, Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney gestures Tuesday during his daily news briefing at the White House. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS In this image released by the White House and digitally altered to obscure the material in front of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (right), she, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden (left), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House on Sunday.

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President Obama cheers on a group of children rolling their eggs toward the finish line at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 25, 2011, on the South Lawn of the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama departs the White House on his way to attend services at Shiloh Baptist Church in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama (center seated) and others lower their heads during an Easter prayer breakfast with Christian leaders in the East Room of the White House. Leading the prayer at the lectern is Vashti Murphy McKenzie, bishop at African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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The Easter Bunny will be the star of the opening ceremony Monday for the White House Easter Egg Roll. (Photograph provided by the White House)

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Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner said Sunday that Republicans are assuring the White House that "Congress will raise the debt ceiling." (ABC via Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama returns to the White House in Washington, Friday, April 15, 2011, after a trip to Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)