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Published May 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

President Barack Obama


In this April 10, 2013 file photo President Barack Obama and acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients leave the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington after the president discussed his proposed fiscal 2014 federal budget. Presidents like to take credit for economic recoveries, just as Obama is angling to do now. He and his allies in Congress have "walked the economy back from the brink," his new 2014 federal budget blueprint asserts. And Democrats hope these improvements, while still slow and uneven, will give them at least a small boost in 2014's midterm races. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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