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President Obama greets the crowd before delivering a speech at the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Mr. Obama arrived in Brazil on Saturday for the start of a three-country, five-day tour of Latin America. (Associated Press)

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U.S. President Barack Obama, far left, with first lady Michelle Obama, far right, and daughters Malia, and Sasha, center, during their airport arrival at Brasilia Air Base in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, March 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama makes a statement Friday on Libya in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

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Bagpipers play Thursday as President Obama leaves a St. Patrick's Day lunch with (from the left) House Speaker John A. Boehner, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Rep. Peter T. King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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Bagpipers play Thursday as President Obama leaves a St. Patrick's Day lunch with (from the left) House Speaker John A. Boehner, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Rep. Peter King. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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President Obama signs the condolence book as Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese ambassador to the U.S., looks on during his visit to the Japanese Embassy in Washington on Thursday. Mr. Obama placed a telephone call to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Wednesday to discuss Japan's efforts to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Dai-chi plant. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden, the man Mr. Obama tapped to lead negotiations several weeks ago, has returned from his own European trip — apparently to the surprise of some House Republicans. (Associated Press)

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President Obama walks off after signing his name during a visit to a music classroom at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va., on Monday. The students had done a presentation on jazz legend Duke Ellington. Mr. Obama called for more education spending. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama speaks March 14, 2011, about revising the No Child Left Behind education law during an address at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, is among those who want President Obama more engaged. "And, right now — that is not happening," he said. (Associated Press)

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President Obama makes an opening statement during a press conference at the White House in Washington on Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama speaks at the opening of the Conference on Bullying Prevention in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Thursday, March, 10, 2011. The president said he was bullied as a child because of his big ears and his name. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican, says President Obama's idea of a pay freeze is not a freeze because it allows for step increases for federal employees. (Associated Press)

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President Obama greets students Tuesday after speaking at TechBoston Academy in Massachusetts. He lauded the pilot school as a national example of successfully targeted investments and local flexibility. (Associated Press)

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President Obama watches a student Tuesday during his visit to classrooms at TechBoston Academy in Boston. Melinda Gates (center) is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, right, with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, left, during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday March, 7, 2011, in Washington.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama speaks at Miami Central Senior High School in Miami, Friday, March. 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Mitchell)

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FILE - This undated file photo provided Nov. 17, 2010, by Goodman Media International, Inc., shows Donald Berwick, the official quarterbacking the overhaul of the nation's medical system, installed last year by President Barack Obama as a recess appointment, bypassing the Senate. Unable to repeal Obama's health care law, 42 Republican senators asked Obama in a letter released Thursday, March 3, 2011, to withdraw his nomination of Berwick as Medicare administrator. (AP Photo/Goodman Media International, Inc., File) NO SALES.

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President Obama is greeted by Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his wife Ann upon his arrival to Miami International Airport on Friday, March, 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Obama extends a hand to his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon, at their joint news conference Thursday at the White House. Their remarks touched on issues of immigration, drug violence and fallout over the recent slaying of a U.S. customs agent in Mexico. (Associated Press)