Lawmakers applaud President Obama after he signed the health care overhaul in March. The bill could be subject to funding battles in the next Congress. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The sticker distributed by the Union of Concerned Scientists in San Francisco this week. Union of Concerned Scientists hide caption

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President Obama is meeting with a group of corporate executives Wednesday to discuss ways to get the economy growing faster. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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"Nobody -- Democrat or Republican -- wants to see people's paychecks smaller on Jan. 1 because Congress didn't act," President Obama told NPR's Steve Inskeep during an Oval Office interview on Thursday. Pete Souza/White House hide caption

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President Obama announces a tentative deal with Republicans to extend tax cuts and jobless benefits Monday night. Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama walks at the White House with presidential debt commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles (left) and Alan Simpson. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Erskine Bowles (left) and Alan Simpson (right), listen to President Obama deliver a speech in the Rose Garden of the White House. The commission will release its report on how to reduce the nation's debt this week. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Sunday. New Delhi was his second stop on a three-day visit to the world's largest democracy. Obama sought to reassure India of its importance as a defining partnership for the U.S. in the 21st century. AP hide caption

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