Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen (right) and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday. The Pentagon is tasked with cutting $450 billion from its budget in the next 10 years. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Defense Leaders Make The Case Against Budget Cuts

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A Look At Obama's Agenda At The U.N.

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President Obama meets with advisers at an economic meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, March 15, 2009. Participants include National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Council of Economic Advisers Chairwoman Christina Romer, senior adviser David Axelrod, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and adviser Gene Sperling. Pete Souza/White House hide caption

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In The Obama White House, A Crisis Of 'Confidence'

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The Details, And Politics, Of Obama's Deficit Plan

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President Obama addresses the Millennium Development Goals Summit at the United Nations headquarters in 2010. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian Statehood Bid Pits Obama Against Allies

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Obama Signs Patent Overhaul Bill

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Balancing Budgets And R&D

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Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies before the supercommittee on Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A Potential Superhero For The Supercommittee

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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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Obama Works To Set Agenda On Jobs, Deficit

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Ali Soufan testifies from behind a black curtain and a room divider to protect his identity in 2009, during a Senate hearing to examine the Bush administration's detention and interrogation program. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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An Interrogator Writes 'The Inside Story Of 9/11'

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President Obama speaks about his new jobs proposal at the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., on Friday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama Launches Aggressive Push For Jobs Plan

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