Supporters take photos of President Obama at a fundraising kickoff event in Chicago in April. During the heated debate over the debt ceiling, the president canceled several fundraisers in order to focus on negotiations.
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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (R-MN), greets Ellie Joy Matthews, 11, of Kansas City, Mo., as she and her family hold signs supporting a balanced budget amendment on Monday, just before the House would vote to pass debt legislation.
Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota speaks to the Christian Chamber of Commerce at Christ Central Ministries in Columbia, S.C., on Monday.