President Obama reached out to touch the statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks during Wednesday's dedication ceremony in the U.S. Capitol. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., was behind the president. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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As he pressed Congress for action Tuesday, President Obama stood before a group of first responders. He made the case that their departments will be hurt if automatic budget cuts go into effect March 1. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Screenshot of a 2012 TV ad, featuring actor Clint Eastwood for Mitt Romney, by the Republican group American Crossroads. Screenshot of American Crossroads Ad hide caption

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President Obama during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Behind him: Vice President Biden (left) and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Pete Marovich /EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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An unmanned drone armed with Hellfire missiles is shown over southern Afghanistan. A Hellfire missile fired from a drone was used in 2011 to kill an American in Yemen who the Obama administration says was an al-Qaida leader. Another American died in that attack, and a 16-year-old American was killed in a separate drone strike. Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Mandel Ngan /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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