Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference this month in Orlando, Fla. The next day, he finished a disappointing second in the Florida GOP straw poll. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a town hall meeting at the Doubletree Miami Airport hotel as he campaigns in South Florida on Wednesday. Romney is participating in a GOP debate in Orlando on Thursday night. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House on Monday. Obama laid out a plan for trillions in deficit cuts but warned Republicans he will veto any bill that makes structural changes to Medicare unless they agree to additional revenues. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A crowd cheers as Republican Bob Turner appears on stage during an election night party on Tuesday in New York. The traditionally Democratic and Jewish district elected Turner, revealing the problems Obama may have with political strongholds in the 2012 election. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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President Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and teachers, veterans, construction workers, police officers and firefighters, introduces the American Jobs Act in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks to local party activists Thursday in Waterloo, Iowa. Gingrich says his campaign is alive and well despite an angry response by some Republicans to earlier comments he made about a House Republican plan to dramatically change Medicare. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), shown with Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-CA, left) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), speaks at an April news conference on Capitol Hill. Pelosi says the Republicans' Medicare plan is a political boon to her party. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A newspaper clipping from 1966 announces Mitch Daniels (second from left) as the recipient of the Graham Award, presented to the most outstanding citizen at Hoosier Boys State at Indiana University. Courtesy of The Office of Governor Mitch Daniels hide caption

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President Obama speaks as House Speaker John Boehner (second from right) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi look on during a dinner of bipartisan committee chairmen and ranking members and their spouses in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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