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President Barack Obama greets U2 front man Bono, center, and Muhtar Kent, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company, right, after speaking during a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia, left, sing along with performers during the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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President Barack Obama jokes with his daughter Sasha as they sing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer while attending the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Sasha and Malia along with mother-in-law Marian Robinson attend the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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The National Christmas Tree is pictured after it was lit by President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha Obama at the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec., 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha Obama arrive for lighting of the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse across from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec., 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama announces a renewed American commitment to making HIV treatment available in the United States and around the world during a speech Dec. 1, 2011, on World AIDS Day at George Washington University in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa maintained Wednesday that, despite the objections raised by Republicans and the trucking industry to the Obama administration's proposal to reduce the number of hours per day driven by truckers, it's possible to craft a rule that "creates jobs, protects American workers and saves money and lives." (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks at Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Obama listens as European Council President Herman Van Rompuy speaks with the media on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden could be a valuable asset to President Obama's re-election bid as the campaign targets battleground states Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida. The three states carry 67 electoral votes. (Associated Press)

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President Obama may enjoy an all-American hot dog at an NCAA game, but he doesn't seem to be savoring his role as leader of the country. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this Nov. 22, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at Central High School in Manchester, N.H. The failure of Congress' supercommittee adds a new dimension to the 2012 political contests by drawing political battle lines around broad tax increases and massive spending cuts that are now scheduled to begin automatically in 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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Liberty, one of two turkeys "pardoned" by President Obama, peers through the slats of a carrier at his new home, Mount Vernon, after an arrival that was heralded by visitors and staff Wednesday. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty and Peace, two turkeys "pardoned" by President Obama, were taken by horse-drawn cart to their new home at Mount Vernon. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Liberty is carried in a crate by livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent (left) and livestock handler Joe-Marcus Dearmon after being delivered to Mount Vernon, where he will no doubt live a longer lifespan than he would have without the pardon from President Obama. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country will aim new missiles at U.S. facilities and allies in Europe in an apparent response to the Obama administration's European phased missile defense plan. (Associated Press)

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Livestock handler Joe-Marcus Dearmon (left) and livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent shows Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, its new living quarters on the grounds of Mount Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Livestock supervisor Lisa Pregent puts out water for Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, in its new pen on the grounds of Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Sarah Frances Gilroy (left), of Birmingham, Ala., and her sister Caroline show the feathers they picked up from Liberty, the turkey pardoned by President Obama, as it was welcomed to Mount Vernon in Virginia on Nov. 23, 2011. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)