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    President Obama (right) turns to leave after speaking July 31, 2011, at the White House about a deal being reached to raise the debt limit with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (second from right), and White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer (third from right). (Associated Press)


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    President Obama talks about the ongoing budget ceiling negotiations on July 29, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)


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    President Obama talks about the ongoing budget ceiling negotiations on July 29, 2011, at the White House. (Associated Press)


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    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney speaks to reporters during a press briefing at the White House on July 27, 2011. (Associated Press)


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    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's aides have been laying the groundwork for a White House bid, and Mr. Perry has been talking to influential Republicans in early voting states. He is expected to jump in when he announces a decision in the coming weeks. (Associated Press)


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    Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., left, is arrested in front of the White House after performing an act of civil disobedience at a rally in support of the DREAM Act in Washington, Tuesday, July 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


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    President Obama addresses the nation from the White House on July 25, 2011, on the approaching debt limit deadline. (Associated Press)


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    President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 25, 2011, on the approaching debt limit deadline. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)


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    "Republicans' short-term plan is a nonstarter in the Senate and in the White House," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, with Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, looking on. "It appears to me at this stage that the Republicans are more interested in trying to embarrass the president than doing what's right for the country." (Associated Press)


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