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Published August 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama walks out of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 24, 2013 to board the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. then onto Illinois and Missouri to deliver speeches on the economy. Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, the president is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, helping people he says are still treading water years after the financial meltdown. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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