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The President's Daily Briefing is the top-secret intelligence report the CIA presents to the president every weekday. The book shown here is for a briefing delivered to President George W. Bush in 2002. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Sept. 11 Revealed The Importance And Limits Of The President's Daily Briefing

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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery curator Ann Shumard talks about a photograph of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that was displayed at the gallery on Monday. The former presidential candidate died Saturday of brain cancer at the age of 81. This is the first time that the 2005 image of McCain by photographer Steve Pyke has been displayed in the gallery. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President John F. Kennedy makes a nationwide televised broadcast on civil rights in the White House, June 11, 1963. Americans often look to presidents for moral clarity in critical moments. Charles Gorry/AP hide caption

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Fathers Of Our Country: How U.S. Presidents Exercised Moral Leadership In Crisis

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Former President George W. Bush holds an event at his presidential library and museum in Dallas on Feb. 28 for his exhibit of veterans portraits. In interviews about his artwork, Bush has been commenting on the current administration. Laura Buckman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Festivalgoers browse for books during the Miami Book Fair International. PBS will provide live coverage of the fair's events over the course of three days this year. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Before talking about the situation in Iraq, President Obama bantered with (from left to right) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama walks from the White House to Marine One on Friday. In an interview Thursday with NBC News, he apologized for breaking a promise regarding the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Former President George W. Bush speaks alongside former first lady Laura Bush during the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday in Dallas. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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President Barack Obama gestures toward former President George W. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and first lady Michelle Obama, at the White House in Washington, Thursday, during a ceremony where the Bushs' portraits were unveiled. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Oct. 7, 2001: President George W. Bush poses for a photo in the Treaty Room of the White House after announcing airstrikes on on Afghanistan.

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