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  • President Barack Obama speaks on the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for extra tax scrutiny in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday May 15, 2013.

    Deflecting a barrage of criticism over the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, political activity at the IRS, and a govt. search of journalists' phone records.

    LAST UPDATE : May 15, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT
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  • President Barack Obama applauds in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday March 18, 2013, where he announced he would nominate Thomas E. Perez, right, for Labor Secretary.

    Thomas Perez comes from the Justice Department with experience in civil rights enforcement, but quickly drew the ire of GOP senators.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 19, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT
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  • President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from the Marine One helicopter, as he returned from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he visited with Wounded Warriors who are being treated at the hospital and their families.

    For all the things President Obama says he can't do because of the political gridlock in Washington, he can right a century-old wrong simply by picking up a pen.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 06, 2013, 11:10 AM EST
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