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President Obama on Thursday visited the Brent Spence Bridge, which has been called "functionally obsolete." The president pressed Congress to pass his jobs act, arguing that if the country doesn't invest in restoring the bridge and other infrastructure now, it will pay for it later. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday in New York City. The two men discussed the Palestinian issue only after reporters had left the room. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Romney Plan Vows To Add 11 Million Jobs In 4 Years

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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, flanked by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer David Chavern (left) and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. The business community and unions have pulled Obama in opposite directions over the last couple years. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Obama addresses the 93rd American Legion National Convention at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday. Cory Ryan/Getty Images hide caption

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One Man's Moment With Martin Luther King Jr.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who recently joined the GOP presidential race, speaks Thursday with patrons at Popovers in Portsmouth, N.H. Darren McCollester/Getty Images hide caption

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Perry Makes Texas-Size Waves In Presidential Race

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Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, reacts after seeing several hundred people show up to see him Wednesday in Concord, N.H. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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In Iowa, Obama Issues Call To Action

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