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President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2010, to deliver remarks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks on his cell phone as he walks towards the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama makes an appeal for bipartisanship on his legislative agenda, Tuesday, July 27, 2010, while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama walks from the Oval Office to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, to deliver remarks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the data leak does not raise any doubts about Pakistan's reliability as a key ally in the war against terrorism, adding that the U.S. has "certainly known about safe havens in Pakistan." (Associated Press)

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WALKING TALL: President Obama makes an exit after delivering a statement in the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday. Mr. Obama pushed for a Senate measure that would require more disclosure on campaign contributions. (Bloomberg)

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President Obama delivers remarks on campaign finance reform on Monday, July 26, 2010, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs answers a question Monday during the daily news briefing at the White House. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this June 2, 2010 file photo, Paul McCartney plays "Michelle" in front of President Barack Obama, right, and first lady Michelle Obama, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)

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President Obama delivers remarks on the economy in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 23, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Associated Press President Obama signs the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act at the White House on Thursday. The legislation, which passed both houses of Congress unanimously, calls on agencies to crack down on improper government payments.

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The White House said on Thursday, July 22, that the president (shown in this composite in a March 2010 photo) expressed to Ms. Sherrod his regret about the events of the last several days, noting that the phone call lasted seven minutes. (Credits: Sherrod file photo: AP/United States Department of Agriculture; Obama: Pete Souza for Associated Press)

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Kenyatta Sherrod, left, and Russia Sherrod, the children of Shirley Sherrod, speak to a reporter after a rally in support for their mother on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Albany, Ga. The White House did a sudden about-face Wednesday and begged for forgiveness from the black Agriculture Department employee whose ouster ignited an embarrassing political firestorm over race. (AP Photo/The Albany Herald, Terry Lewis)

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President Obama signs the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act in a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama, center seated, signs the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act in a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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A close-up as President Obama signs the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act in a ceremony in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Outgoing director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag after President Obama signed the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act in a ceremony at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama departs after signing the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act at the White House in Washington on July 22, 2010. UPI/Brendan Hoffman/Pool

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President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)