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Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., who thinks she's a better shot than the president. Roger L. Wollenberg /UPI /Landov hide caption

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A U.S. Border Patrol Agent in September 2011, along the Mexico-Arizona border. Joshua Lott/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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President Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks at the White House on Jan. 16 about proposals to reduce gun violence. Obama has called for a ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and is pushing other policies in the wake of the mass shooting last month at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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As a second-term president, Barack Obama necessarily generates less excitement than he did as a newcomer. Above, flags flew during his 2009 inauguration. Eric Purcell/FlickrVision via Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama taking the oath of office today on the steps of the Capitol. First Lady Michelle Obama held the two Bibles on which he placed his hand. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Souvenirs are available in Washington, D.C., as the city celebrates the inauguration. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama is officially sworn in Sunday by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and their daughters, Malia and Sasha. Larry Downing/AP hide caption

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President Obama walks outside the Oval Office on May 3. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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President Obama at the White House today, with Vice President Biden in the background. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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