National Defense Authorization Act Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 12/31/2011 6:15:48 AM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2009, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, left, talks with White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes, as they wait outside the East Room of the White House in Washington, before attending the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 by President Barack Obama. Except for a few pictures missing from the walls, there is little evidence that Barnes will be gone by Jan. 3. The buzz of activity in her tidy West Wing office is consistent with the way she started as President Obama?s domestic policy team director in 2009. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)