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              FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas. In 2012, Obama vaulted to a re-election victory ov

    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas. In 2012, Obama vaulted to a re-election victory ov

    Posted: 12/21/2012 12:23:44 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas. In 2012, Obama vaulted to a re-election victory over Mitt Romney, who had staked his bid on the weakest U.S. economic rebound since the Great Depression and had pledged to slash taxes. Yet Obama won despite the highest unemployment rate of any president seeking re-election since World War II. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:35:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2012 photo, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during an interview in his Capitol office in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election. But after a series of notable achievements last year, the largest Republican wave in statehouses since the Great Depression now is splintering and action on key issues is stalled despite little meaningful opposition from outnumbered Democrats. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:35:48 PM EST
    In this June 15, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is pictured at a town hall meeting in Lawton, Okla. Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election. But after a series of notable achievements last year, the largest Republican wave in statehouses since the Great Depression now is splintering and action on key issues is stalled despite little meaningful opposition from outnumbered Democrats. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:35:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan 9, 2012 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in his Statehouse office in Topeka, Kan. Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election. But after a series of notable achievements last year, the largest Republican wave in statehouses since the Great Depression now is splintering and action on key issues is stalled despite little meaningful opposition from outnumbered Democrats. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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    Posted: 6/15/2012 5:35:48 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 10, 2012 file photo, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman answers questions at a news conference in Lincoln, Neb. Republicans set out a bold conservative agenda after taking control of state capitols across the Midwest and South in the last general election. But after a series of notable achievements last year, the largest Republican wave in statehouses since the Great Depression now is splintering and action on key issues is stalled despite little meaningful opposition from outnumbered Democrats. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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    Posted: 6/2/2012 9:00:49 AM EST
    This combination of Associated Press file photos shows from left, President Obama speaking at the TPI Composites Factory, a manufacturer of wind turbine blades on May 24, 2012, in Newton, Iowa, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaking at the Solyndra manufacturing facility on May 31, 2012, in Fremont, Calif. The weak May unemployment report released Friday, June 1, 2012, presents President Barack Obama with a sobering reminder that his stewardship of a gradual recovery from the deepest recession since the Great Depression presents a tenuous argument for his re-election. However anemic job growth and an uptick in joblessness to 8.2 percent give new resonance to Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney's campaign. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, Mary Altaffer. File)
  •  - Mr Swallow Yan olds a t-shirt in front of the house where Chinese Vice President Xi will meet with local residents in Muscatine, Iowa

    Mr Swallow Yan olds a t-shirt in front of the house where Chinese Vice President Xi will meet with local residents in Muscatine, Iowa

    Posted: 2/15/2012 5:30:59 PM EST
    Mr Swallow Yan of the Chinese Association of Iowa holds a t-shirt in front of the house where Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping will meet with local residents Roger and Sarah Lande in Muscatine, Iowa February 15, 2012. Xi, 58, is poised to become China's next leader following a decade in which it has risen to become the world's second largest economy while the United States has fought two wars and endured the deepest and longest recession since the Great Depression that sapped its resources. REUTERS/Paul Eckert (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
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    To match Feature USA-HEALTH/PSYCHIATRIC

    Posted: 12/24/2011 11:26:33 AM EST
    Dr. William Sullivan, an emergency department physician at the University of Illinois at Chicago hospital, is seen through a re-enforced window of a psychiatric evaluation room in Chicago December 21, 2011. Across the country, doctors like Sullivan are facing a spike in psychiatric emergencies - attempted suicide, severe depression, psychosis - as states slash mental health services and the country's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression takes its toll. This trend is taxing emergency rooms already overburdened by uninsured patients who wait until ailments become acute before seeking treatment. Picture taken December 21, 2011. To match Feature USA-HEALTH/PSYCHIATRIC/ REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH BUSINESS)
  •  - Burnt Meadow Stables owner Sherry Donabedian brings a horse inside because of an impending thunder storm in Freedom

    Burnt Meadow Stables owner Sherry Donabedian brings a horse inside because of an impending thunder storm in Freedom

    Posted: 7/4/2011 3:59:10 PM EST
    Burnt Meadow Stables owner Sherry Donabedian brings a horse inside because of an impending thunder storm in Freedom, New Hampshire July 4, 2011. Donabedian bought the facility in Freedom in 2001 and runs a successful business of boarding horses, training horses, offering lessons to riders, competing and providing sleigh rides in the winter. The stables weathered the worst economic downturn in the United States since the Great Depression said Donabedian, despite a dip in lessons to "average families, who cut out recreation activities to save money". Voters in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary will be the first to cast ballots in the upcoming U.S. Presidential race. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
  •  - Elizabeth Welch and Kristina DeWitt bring in horses because of an impending thunder storm at Burnt Meadow Stables in Freedom

    Elizabeth Welch and Kristina DeWitt bring in horses because of an impending thunder storm at Burnt Meadow Stables in Freedom

    Posted: 7/4/2011 3:54:05 PM EST
    Elizabeth Welch (L) and Kristina DeWitt bring in horses because of an impending thunder storm at Burnt Meadow Stables in Freedom, New Hampshire July 4, 2011. Owner Sherry Donabedian bought the facility in Freedom in 2001 and runs a successful business of boarding horses, training horses, offering lessons to riders, competing and providing sleigh rides in the winter. The stables weathered the worst economic downturn in the United States since the Great Depression said Donabedian, despite a dip in lessons to "average families, who cut out recreation activities to save money". Voters in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary will be the first to cast ballots in the upcoming U.S. Presidential race. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
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    Posted: 4/30/2011 2:58:10 AM EST
    Aaron Crawford tosses a pipe onto a scrap pile as salvages his destroyed house in Shoal Creek Valley near Ashville, Ala., Friday, April 29, 2011. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. (AP Photo/ The Birmingham News, Mark Almond)
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    Posted: 4/30/2011 2:58:09 AM EST
    Aaron Crawford salvages a cabinet from his destroyed home in Shoal Creek Valley near Ashville, Ala., Friday, April 29, 2011. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. (AP Photo/ The Birmingham News, Mark Almond)
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    Posted: 4/30/2011 2:58:08 AM EST
    Alabama Power lineman try to restore power to tornado ravaged neighborhoods in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, April 29, 2011. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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    Posted: 4/30/2011 2:58:07 AM EST
    Calvin Smith of Tuscaloosa, Ala., pushes his bike past tornado demolished homes Friday, April 29, 2011. Smith said two of his friends perished in the homes at rear. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
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    Posted: 4/29/2011 10:05:05 PM EST
    David Lee Smith of Hackleburg, Ala., rakes through some of the insulation Friday, April 29, 2011, as he searches for his watch in what remains of his kitchen following a tornado touchdown Wednesday afternoon that destroyed much of the small community. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Posted: 4/29/2011 10:05:05 PM EST
    David Lee Smith of Hackleburg, Ala., rakes through some of the insulation Friday, April 29, 2011, as he searches for his watch in what remains of his kitchen following a tornado touchdown Wednesday afternoon that destroyed much of the small community. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Posted: 4/29/2011 10:05:04 PM EST
    David Lee Smith, background, and his grandson Bryton Frost survey the damage to Smith's home in Hackleburg, Ala., Friday, April 29, 2011, following a tornado touchdown Wednesday afternoon that destroyed much of the small community. Survivors of the deadliest tornado outbreak since the Great Depression struggled to begin rebuilding their lives in the wind-wrecked landscape Friday, enduring blackouts and waiting in long lines for gas as their remaining possessions lay hidden in the rubble. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)