Jeremy Bernard has been tapped as the new White House social secretary. A former boss describes Bernard as someone who always "liked people, liked to network." That's a skill he'll need in a job that will require him to throw hundreds of White House events a year. Photo courtesy of Michael Schwartz /Politico hide caption

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In his first and only televised comments thus far on the Libya crisis, President Obama stopped short of calling for leader Moammar Gadhafi to leave. That's a stark contrast to Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt. Just one week after protests began in that country, Obama called for the Egyptian government to begin an immediate transition of power. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama greets supporters after giving closing remarks Tuesday at a small business forum at Cleveland State University. Obama has only weighed in once on the union protests in Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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Students cheer as President Obama delivers a speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta in November. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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