House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio (center) looks on as President Obama talks to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland. Obama has said he hopes for more bipartisanship next year, but Republicans see the coming election as a sign that Americans don't want Congress to sign on to the Obama agenda. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Obama hopes to convince female voters -- like those who turned out for his campaign swing in Reno, Nev., in 2008 -- to go to the polls in November. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Earlier this month, President Obama announced that Deputy National Security Adviser Tom Donilon would replace National Security Adviser James Jones. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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First lady Michelle Obama (center) and her counterparts from Colombia -- Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos (second right) -- and Haiti -- Elisabeth D. Preval (right) -- talk with schoolchildren and chef Dan Barber during a visit to Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. Friday's visit was part of a tour hosted by Obama for spouses of the heads of government attending the United Nations General Assembly. Stan Honda/AFP hide caption

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