U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada (left), shown earlier this month, and former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO), pictured on Jan. 4, 1996, speak with the media about the policies related to government shutdowns. Alex Wong/Getty Images (left)/Ron Edmonds/AP (right) hide caption

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Analysts Say A Government Shutdown Is No Joke
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Obama Defends Egypt Policy, Proposed Budget Cuts
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Obama Releases $3.7 Trillion Budget For 2012
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Obama, GOP Vie For Upper Hand On Budget Cuts
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Obama Tries To Mend Relationship With Business
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Obama Seeks Common Ground With Business Leaders
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President Ronald Reagan, shown speaking on Feb. 8, 1982, has clearly been on President Obama's mind, says presidential historian Douglas Brinkley. Getty Images hide caption

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What Obama Is Learning From Reagan's Example
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Obama Calls For Nation To Move Forward
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President Obama, shown during a Dec. 22 news conference, will focus largely on achieving economic recovery in his State of the Union address, says press secretary Robert Gibbs. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Under Pressure To 'Go Big' In State Of Union
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Obama, Hu Discuss Economic Ties, Human Rights
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White House Rallies Support For Health Law
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Tucson Provides Obama An 'Oklahoma City Moment'
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Assessing Obama's Tucson Speech
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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush waves as he is introduced to the crowd during inauguration ceremonies for Republican Rick Scott on Jan. 4 outside the Old Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. On Thursday, Bush and other Republican leaders are launching a new effort to reach out to Hispanic voters. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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GOP Tries New Effort To Bring In Hispanic Voters
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