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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