During his three-day bus tour recently, President Obama discussed job creation. At one town hall, he mentioned a training program in Georgia that allows companies to train prospective employees temporarily while they still receive an unemployment check. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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On Saturday, President Obama and FEMA administrator Craig Fugate attended a video teleconference led by FEMA as Irene made its way up the Eastern Seaboard. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) speaks to the media about budget talks with Democrats on Wednesday. With him are, from left: Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Thune (R-SD) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann talks with supporters during a campaign stop in Raymond, N.H., on Tuesday. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media Wednesday after meeting with the president about the debt limit. "We know what the problems are — let's not kick the can down the road one more time," he said. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announces in Des Moines, Iowa, that he's running for president on Monday. Steve Pope/Getty Images hide caption

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