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Sens. Pat Roberts (left) and Sam Brownback, both Kansas Republicans, vow to block White House nominees unless they get answers about a reported transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the federal prison in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
** FILE ** In this 2009 file photo, James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, criticized President Obama for declining to observe the long-standing National Day of Prayer event at the White House. (Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times)
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ONLINE: President Obama fields questions from the public both on the Internet and in person during a special town-hall-style meeting Thursday in the East Room of the White House, where one of the top topics was the legalization of marijuana.
** FILE ** President Barack Obama is applauded by members of Congress, and others, after signing an Executive Order on stem cells and a Presidential Memorandum on scientific integrity, Monday, March 9, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Mayors from throughout the United States, including President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Manuel Diaz from Miami (center), gather outside the White House after meeting with President Obama on Friday.
In this 2002 file photo, President Bush holds his Scottish terrier Barney as he and first lady Laura Bush walk to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Boston Celtics public relations director Heather Walker acknowledged a published report Friday that Barney bit her wrist and drew blood as she tried to pat the Scottish terrier after a White House ceremony honoring the team's 17th NBA championship. (Associated Press)
London Mayor Boris Johnson, a maverick member of the center-right Conservative Party, sees Sen. Barack Obama as the "incarnation of change and hope" that the United States needs in the White House.