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              FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to his senior staff to assert his expectations on ethics and conduct on the White House campus in Washington. Prom

    FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to his senior staff to assert his expectations on ethics and conduct on the White House campus in Washington. Prom

    Posted: 6/16/2013 9:33:30 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to his senior staff to assert his expectations on ethics and conduct on the White House campus in Washington. Promising to reinvigorate the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Obama, issued an executive order his first day in office, and told all federal agencies to adopt a "presumption in favor of disclosure". A 2011 review of the administration's handling of public records requests under FOIA came to a jarring conclusion when actions were measured against words: "Most indicators of openness have not even returned to the average for the Bush years, a period known for secrecy." The report was by OMB Watch, now called the Center for Effective Government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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              Greece's main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, talks to the media after his meeting with Greek President Carolos Papoulias in Athens on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Tsipras has asked the P

    Greece's main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, talks to the media after his meeting with Greek President Carolos Papoulias in Athens on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Tsipras has asked the P

    Posted: 6/12/2013 10:00:58 AM EST
    Greece's main opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, talks to the media after his meeting with Greek President Carolos Papoulias in Athens on Wednesday June 12, 2013. Tsipras has asked the President to cancel an executive order allowing the government to close the State TV and radio corporation Hellenic Broadcasting Corp., ERT, after the signals were cut early Wednesday, and its 2,500 workers were fired. (AP Photo/Menelaos Mirilas/Fosphotos)
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              FILE - First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, in this, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo. Mrs. Obama wa

    FILE - First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, in this, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo. Mrs. Obama wa

    Posted: 6/5/2013 6:15:13 AM EST
    FILE - First lady Michelle Obama addresses the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 42nd Annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, in this, Sept. 22, 2012 file photo. Mrs. Obama was speaking Tuesday evening June 4, 2013 at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Washington. According to a pool report from a reporter who attended the event, an audience member started shouting in support of an executive order on gay rights halfway through Mrs. Obama's remarks. Mrs. Obama moved toward the protester and said the person would either, quote, "listen to me or you can take the mic, but I'm leaving." (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
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              FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011, file photo then-Controller Danny Werfel of OMB Office of Federal Financial Management watches as President Barack Obama (not shown) signs an Executive Order

    FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011, file photo then-Controller Danny Werfel of OMB Office of Federal Financial Management watches as President Barack Obama (not shown) signs an Executive Order

    Posted: 6/2/2013 5:20:35 PM EST
    FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2011, file photo then-Controller Danny Werfel of OMB Office of Federal Financial Management watches as President Barack Obama (not shown) signs an Executive Order to cut waste and promote efficient spending across the federal government in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington. Friday May 31st, 2013, Werfel, the new acting Commissioner of the IRS, issued a statement commenting on a report by Treasury Department's Inspector General in which he criticized a $4 million IRS conference in August 2010 in Anaheim, Calif. The report will be released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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              FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama signs an executive order on energy independence and climate change in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Eve

    FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama signs an executive order on energy independence and climate change in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Eve

    Posted: 4/8/2013 9:23:34 AM EST
    FILE – In this Jan. 26, 2009, file photo President Barack Obama signs an executive order on energy independence and climate change in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Every president since Richard Nixon has pushed to cut U.S. dependence on imported oil, but now, for the first time in 30 years, oil imports are falling in a significant way. But even if the U.S. is successful at further reducing imports, prices at the pump will not go down, because oil and gas are global commodities. AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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              FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama waves to crowd after his inaugural speech at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th

    FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama waves to crowd after his inaugural speech at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th

    Posted: 1/24/2013 3:18:31 AM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama waves to crowd after his inaugural speech at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. Gay rights advocates are renewing their push for President Barack Obama to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees. The drive comes as Obama included an unexpected declaration of support for gay rights in the speech. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool)
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              FILE - In this undated file photo, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson stands in his office in Grants Pass, Ore. Gilbertson is one of a growing number of rural sheriffs and lawmaker

    FILE - In this undated file photo, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson stands in his office in Grants Pass, Ore. Gilbertson is one of a growing number of rural sheriffs and lawmaker

    Posted: 1/17/2013 3:28:32 AM EST
    FILE - In this undated file photo, Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson stands in his office in Grants Pass, Ore. Gilbertson is one of a growing number of rural sheriffs and lawmakers vowing to ignore any new gun control legislation, or even make it a crime for federal officials to enforce federal gun policy. Gilbertson and others have written to Vice President Joe Biden, who headed a gun violence taskforce for the president, saying they will ignore any rule, regulation or executive order they find goes against the Constitution, and will not allow federal officers to enforce them, either. (AP Photo/Mail Tribune, Bob Pennell, File)
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              FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Joshua Montano, left, and Deborah Robles protest in front of the Capitol the day after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in an executive order reaffirmin

    FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Joshua Montano, left, and Deborah Robles protest in front of the Capitol the day after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in an executive order reaffirmin

    Posted: 11/30/2012 4:18:30 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, Joshua Montano, left, and Deborah Robles protest in front of the Capitol the day after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, in an executive order reaffirming Arizona state law denying young illegal immigrants driver's licenses and other public benefits in Phoenix. Organizations that advocate for immigrant rights on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 filed a lawsuit seeking to reverse an order by Jan Brewer that denies driving licenses to young immigrants who have obtained work permits and avoided deportation thanks to a new policy of President Barack Obama. The lawsuit alleges that Arizona's order actually classifies called "dreamers" as immigrants without permission to reside in the United States. The organizations asked a federal judge to declare unconstitutional the order because federal law takes precedence and because it denies licenses without a valid excuse. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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              A young boy watches as poll workers hand out ballots to voters in a school on New York's Upper East Side, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Mon

    A young boy watches as poll workers hand out ballots to voters in a school on New York's Upper East Side, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Mon

    Posted: 11/6/2012 11:04:07 AM EST
    A young boy watches as poll workers hand out ballots to voters in a school on New York's Upper East Side, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Monday allowing residents to cast a so-called affidavit, or provisional ballot, at any polling place in the state for president and statewide office holders. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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              Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods o

    Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods o

    Posted: 10/21/2012 12:08:21 PM EST
    Aida Castillo places a sticker on her blouse indicating that she had voted during the early voting period, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Las Vegas. In the heavily-Hispanic neighborhoods of Las Vegas, unemployment is high and home values are down. But President Barack Obama's immigration stand has locked in support from a fast-growing demographic group that has been trending sharply Democratic in the wake of increasingly hard-line Republican positions on immigration. Part of the reason is his executive order that allows people brought into the country illegally as children to avoid deportation if they graduate high school or join the military. The president's campaign is counting on Hispanics providing the margin of victory not just in Nevada, but in other swing states such as Colorado, Iowa, Virginia and North Carolina. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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              FILE In this Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The military is ready to retaliate if the nation is hit by cyber weapons,

    FILE In this Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The military is ready to retaliate if the nation is hit by cyber weapons,

    Posted: 10/19/2012 3:13:33 PM EST
    FILE In this Oct. 10, 2012 file photo, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The military is ready to retaliate if the nation is hit by cyber weapons, according to Panetta, as an executive order is being prepared for President Barack Obama’s signature directing U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyber threats with the companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries to help protect them from electronic attacks. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
  •  - Obama signs prescription drug executive order in Washington

    Obama signs prescription drug executive order in Washington

    Posted: 5/18/2012 11:54:32 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers and prevent price gouging in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
  •  - Obama signs prescription drug executive order in Washington

    Obama signs prescription drug executive order in Washington

    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:14:46 PM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers and prevent price gouging in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 31, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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    Posted: 1/21/2012 11:05:47 AM EST
    In this Jan. 18, 2012 photograph, Thomas Ailes laughs on the porch of his Wesson, Miss., home as he recalls his reaction to receiving a pardon from Gov. Haley Barbour earlier this month. The Vietnam veteran drove to Jackson to pick up the executive order from the Mississippi Parole Board pardoning him for a marijuana conviction from the 1970s. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Posted: 1/21/2012 11:05:47 AM EST
    In this Jan. 18, 2012 photograph, Thomas Ailes speaks about his pardon outside his Wesson, Miss., home while showing some deer meat he plans to cook for family and friends. Ailes, who received the pardon from Gov. Haley Barbour earlier this month, first heard about it from a friend, and then once confirming the pardon was issued, drove to Jackson to pick up the executive order from the Mississippi Parole Board pardoning him for a marijuana conviction from the 1970s. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Posted: 1/21/2012 11:05:47 AM EST
    In this Jan. 18, 2012 photograph, on the porch of his Wesson, Miss., home, Thomas Ailes displays Executive Order No. 1083, which pardons him for a marijuana conviction from the 1970s. The Vietnam veteran drove to Jackson to pick up the executive order from the Mississippi Parole Board after first learning of the pardon from a friend earlier this month. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Posted: 12/15/2011 5:05:51 PM EST
    FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE -In this Oct. 26, 2011 file photo, a protestor of the Occupy Atlanta demonstration is arrested after refusing to leave after Mayor Kasim Reed revoked his executive order allowing the protestors to camp out in Woodruff Park in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 4:41:05 PM EST
    President Barack Obama makes a statement in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, before he signed an Executive Order to cut waste and promote efficient spending across the federal government. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 11/9/2011 4:41:05 PM EST
    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Carolyn Colvin of the Social Security Administration, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, after he signed an Executive Order to cut waste and promote efficient spending across the federal government. From left are: Roger Rhoads of the Commerce Department; Budget Director Jack Lew; Colvin; Vice President Joe Biden; Housing and Urban Development Acting Deputy Secretary Estelle Richman; Jeff Zients, Federal Chief Performance Officer; Danny Werfel, Controller, OMB Office of Federal Financial Management. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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    Posted: 11/8/2011 11:51:36 AM EST
    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks before signing an executive order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers and prevent price gouging in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 31, 2011. Standing behind Obama is Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS)