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** FILE ** President Obama introduces his nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin of Alabama, in the White House Rose Garden in 2009.

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AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES 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.

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** FILE ** White House press secretary Robert Gibbs (AP photo)

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** FILE ** Senior White House adviser David Axelrod

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** FILE ** White House press secretary Robert Gibbs (Astrid Riecken/The Washington Times)

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** 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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GETTY IMAGES President Obama gets high marks in the Twitter realm as a "modern multitasker" who has delivered "intelligence, rationalism, courage" in his first 100 days in the White House.

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Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times 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.

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** 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)

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GETTY IMAGES 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.

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In this 2009 photo, President Obama walks with Lilly Ledbetter to the East Room of the White House where he signed the equal-pay bill into law. (The Washington Times)

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President Nixon waves goodbye to staff members outside the White House after resigning on Aug. 9, 1974, following revelations of the Watergate and other scandals.

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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)

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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.

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** FILE ** The North Portico of the White House was decorated with a giant AIDS ribbon to commemorate World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2007, which is designed to raise global awareness about the pandemic.