115 Photos - Nov 15, 2011
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 22:  Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words "tea party" and "constitution" in their names for additional scrutiny.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 28:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice May 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. During the event Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas administered the Oath of Citizenship to approximately 70 new U.S. citizens.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16:  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a news conference May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) held a news conference with Tea Party leaders and congressional members to discuss the IRS scandal of targeting the Tea Party.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: Photo: Photo: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting hosted by LinkedIn Corp. at the Computer History Museum on September 26, 2011 in Mountain View, California. The president used the opportunity to share his view on job creation and the current economy. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)Photo: HONG KONG - 2013: In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.  (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18:  Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony on worldwide threats faced by the country.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 02:  Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) waits to speak on the topic of "A Reality Check on Congressional Gun Legislation" during a press conference at the National Press Club April 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Congress is still wrestling with gun reform laws following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13:  U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during a news conference June 13, 2013 at the Capitol Hill Club on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senator Paul was joined by lawmakers and other groups to discuss the National Security Agency's surveillance program.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23:  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill April 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. Napolitano answered questions from senators about the proposed immigration reform legislation and the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06:  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) speaks at the Brookings Institution June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. McCain spoke about U.S. policy in Syria and the Middle East.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07:  Actor James Gandolfini speaks during the 'Cinema Verite' panel at the HBO portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 7, 2011 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James GandolfiniPhoto: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 04:  U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) attends funeral services for former New York City Mayor Ed Koch at Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El on February 4, 2013 in New York City.The iconic former New York mayor passed away on February 1, 2013 in New York City at age 88. Ed Koch was New York's 105th mayor and ran the city from 1978-89. He was often outspoken and combative and has been credited with rescuing the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run.  Former Governor Mario Cuomo is at left.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24:  U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) speaks to members of the media after a vote on the Senate floor June 24, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate had passed a cloture vote to end the debate on immigration reform which has paved the way for a vote on the final passage of the legislation.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: People wait to enter the U.S. Supreme Court building June 24, 2013 in Washington DC. The high court may rule on several cases including Hollingsworth v. Perry which challenges California's Proposition 8, a ban on same sex marriage.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: Oprah becomes emotional as Kristin Chenoweth performs surrounded by graduates of Moorehouse College on stage during the taping of the third to last Oprah Winfrey Show at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  Winfrey is wrapping up production of her wildly popular daytime television program after a 25-year run.  AFP PHOTO / Peter Wynn Thompson (Photo credit should read PETER WYNN THOMPSON/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (2nd L) speaks as  (L-R) Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) listen during a news conference on immigration reform April 18, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senators discussed on the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act" that have been released on Wednesday.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 04:  U.S. Senate Majority Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to members of the media June 4, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate Democrats had their weekly policy luncheon to discuss the Democratic agenda.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: US President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters on the Affordable Care Act at Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, on June 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: RIDGEWAY, VA - APRIL 07:  An American flag is flown prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP Gas Booster 500 on April 7, 2013 at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia.  (Photo by Jamey Price/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28:  Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer visits FOX Business' "Power and Money with David Asman" at FOX Studios on November 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - MARCH 23:  U.S. President Barack Obama (C) is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010 in Washington, DC. The historic bill was passed by the House of Representatives Sunday after a 14-month-long political battle that left the legislation without a single Republican vote.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Nancy Pelosi;Joe Biden;Barack ObamaPhoto: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26:  U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) participates in a news conference at the U.S. Capitol October 26, 2011 in Washington, DC. Conyers called on the Joint Deficit Reduction Committee to preserve Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security benefits when making their decision on cutting the deficit.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 9:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) looks on during a press conference, on Capitol Hill, July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Boehner and the Republican leadership discussed the immigration bill and the Obama administration's decision to delay a portion of the Affordable Care Act, which will extend the deadline for employer mandated health care to 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Photo: US Senators John McCain,R-AZ, and Elizabeth Warren,D-MA, chat prior to Sen John Kerry's confirmation hearings by the Senate Foreign Relations committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2013. US Senator John Kerry is US President Barack Obama's nominee for Secretary of State. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: SANFORD, FL - JULY 10:  Defendant George Zimmerman sits in Semimole circuit court during his murder trial July 10, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12:  Musician and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent listens as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) invited Nugent as his guest for the President’s speech. Facing a divided Congress, Obama concentrated his speech on new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 11:  Senate Minority Whip Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) speaks members of the media after a Republican Policy luncheon June 11, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. U.S. Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke on various topics including immigration reform.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: Internal Revenue Service Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner during testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee May 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee is investigating allegations that the IRS targeted conservative non-profit organizations with the words "tea party" and "constitution" in their names for additional scrutiny. Lerner, who headed the division that oversees exempt organizations, plans to assert her constitutional right not to answer questions. AFP  PHOTO / Karen BLEIER        (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 19:  Phyllis Schlafly, president of the Eagle Forum speaks during the Family Research Council's 2007 Washington briefing October 19, 2007 in Washington, DC.  The legislative action arm of the Family Research Council held the yearly event at which 2008 U.S. presidential hopefuls spoke, including Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and others.  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Phyllis SchlaflyPhoto: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks after receiving awards from Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey during a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, February 14, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23:  Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, answers questions during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26:  Congressman Charles Rangel arrives to supporters at his campaign headquarters after polls have closed in his race for the Democratic primary challenge in New York's 15th congressional district on June 26, 2012 in New York City. After a more than four-decades-long congressional career, Rangel fought for the Democratic nomination in a newly re-drawn congressional district that is no longer dominated by African Americans. The 82-year-old Rangel was locked in a race Tuesday for the nomination in his Harlem-area district with New York state Sen. Adriano Espaillat. Espaillat, a 57-year-old Dominican-American, has shown growing popularity in a district that now has more Latino-Americans than African-Americans.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo: DENVER - AUGUST 26: Terry McAuliffe, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-IL) former campaign chairman, wears flamingo glasses during day two of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Pepsi Center August 26, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will be officially be nominated as the Democratic candidate for U.S. president on the last day of the four-day convention. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks about immigration during the DC March for Jobs in Upper Senate Park near Capitol Hill, on July 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. Conservative activists and supporters rallied against the Senate's immigration legislation and the impact illegal immigration has on reduced wages and employment opportunities for some Americans. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the opening session of the US and China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the US Department of State July 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Officials from the United States and China are meeting in Washington for the 5th US and China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - JULY 23:  Huma Abedin, wife of Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, listens as her husband speaks at a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner addressed news of new allegations that he engaged in lewd online conversations with a woman after he resigned from Congress for similar previous incidents.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)Photo: HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Democratic political consultant David Axelrod speaks to members of the media at Hofstra University after the second presidential debate on October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney debated in a town hall style meeting this evening at the university.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)Photo: Photo: Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 02:  Members of the House of Representativs leave the U.S. Capitol as Congress begins its summer recess August 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. Congress is headed into its summer recess without a deal on a federal budget, paving the way for a big showdown between Republicans and Democrats and a possible government shutdown in September.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 02:  Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) makes brief remarks to journalists after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol June 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Geithner met with House freshmen from both parties to talk about the debit ceiling.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: US President Barack Obama chats with host Jay Leno during a taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno at NBC Studios on August 6, 2013 in Burbank, California. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11:  Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) speaks during a news conference about preserving Medicaid funding during the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill December 11, 2012 in Washington, DC. Democratic legislators from the Senate and House were joined by representatives from major unions and policy organizations in calling on the White House and Congressional negotiators to protect funding for Medicaid, a health program for people and families with low incomes and resources.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: Cory Booker attends The 2013 Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala  at The Waldorf=Astoria on February 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 31:  U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius speaks during a news conference at the Department of the Treasury May 31, 2013 in Washington, DC. A media briefing was held at the Treasury Department on the release of the annual reports from the Boards of Trustees for the Social Security and Medicare trust funds.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 1:  (EDITORS NOTE: Please be advised that a classified document visible in this photo was obscured by The White House) In this handout image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House May 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama later announced that the United States had killed Bin Laden in an operation led by U.S. Special Forces at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Hillary Clinton;Joe Biden;Photo: US First Lady Michelle Obama eats a cookies given to her by a child in the State Dining Room to learn how to make holiday ornaments, cards and treats, at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 28:  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton speaks during the Let Freedom Ring ceremony on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: NEWARK, NJ - MAY 08:  Newark Mayor Cory Booker stands for the presentation of the colors at the Newark City Hall on May 8, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Booker, who has declared that he will run for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat in 2014, was attending a ceremony honoring 90-year-old WWII veteran Willie Wilkins on the 68th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 21:  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a discussioni of the 21st annual Conference on Volunteering and Service, convened by Point of Light, June 21, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. According to the welcome letter from Points of Light CEO Michelle Nunn, the conference focused "on the power of service to bridge differences and bring people together - across race, income, politics, religion, age and geography - to help one another."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: United States President Bill Clinton has dinner with the troops of Ramstein Air Base late 05 May 1999, during his visits to a variety of US Military bases that provide support for the US Military effort in and around Kosovo. AFP PHOTO FILES/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo by: AFP/Getty Images/ PAUL J. RICHARDS)Photo: Photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 4, 2013. The US Congress is debating on an authorization for the use of force against Syria following the goverment's alleged use of chemical weapons.  AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: Newt Gingrich, former presidential candidate and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, speaks at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 16, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. The American Conservative Union held its annual conference in the suburb of Washington, DC to rally conservatives and generate ideas.  (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - JULY 29: Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) meets with Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts in his office July 29, 2005 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: TALLADEGA, AL - MAY 05:  A giant American Flag waves above the track during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Photo: US President Barack Obama (2ndL) and First Lady Michelle Obama (L) sip Guinness at a pub as they visit Moneygall village in rural County Offaly, Ireland, where his great-great-great grandfather Falmouth Kearney hailed from, on May 23, 2011. Obama landed in Ireland on May 23, 2011 for a visit celebrating his ancestral roots, kicking off a four-nation European tour.    AFP PHOTO/ JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: Photo: TOKYO - MAY 12:  Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during the Japan- Russia Business Forum at a hotel on May 12, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. Putin is on a three day tour to Japan to discuss key issues between Japan and Russia, such as the return of the northern territories and financial cooperation.  (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Vladimir PutinPhoto: District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray speaks during a press conference on proposed campaign finance reform legislation August 28, 2012 at the John A. Wilson Building in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)Photo: A USAF C-17 cargo plane flies past during a media preview of the Singapore Airshow in Singapore on February 12, 2012.  Boeing's much-delayed 787 Dreamliner is set to star at the Singapore Airshow this week where companies touting private jets and defence hardware to the Asian market will also be out in force.  AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 6:  House Speaker John Boehner (L) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid make a statement after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House April 6, 2011 in Washington, DC. President Obama  invited back House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a late meeting Wednesday night to discuss ongoing negociations on a funding bill to bring us through the end of the fiscal year. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Harry Reid;John BoehnerPhoto: Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13:  First lady Michelle Obama speaks during an interactive student workshop with the cast and crew of the film Beasts of the Southern Wild at the State Dining Room of the White House February 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted middle and high school students from the DC area and New Orleans to participate in the event.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: A car vehicle burns after it was set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. An armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam, attacked the US consulate in Benghazi and set fire to the building, killing one American, witnesses and officials said.          AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/GettyImages)Photo: Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29:  A traffic light is seen in front of the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01:  Barricades around the World War II Memorial prevent people from entering the monument on the National Mall October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. National Park Service park facilities and grounds were closed and more than 21,000 of the service's employees were furloughed after Congress was unable to agree on a federal budget and shut down for the first time in 17 years.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: A closure sign is posted on the national mall near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, October 3, 2013, as seen during the third day of the federal government shutdown. US President Barack Obama on October 3, directly attacked Republican Speaker John Boehner, saying he could end a "reckless" US government shutdown in just five minutes. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Pennsylanvia Ave. and the U.S. Capitol is shown on a rainy morning on October 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its eleventh day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: Birds fly infront of the US Capitol as the partial government shutdown approaches the two-week mark on October 13, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: The U.S. Capitol is reflected in water as two Ducks swim past, October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. With the government shutdown going into the fifttenth day and the deadline for raising the debt ceiling fast approaching, Democrats and Republicans may come to an agreement soon on passing a budget.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14:  A sign blocks a hallway at the Capitol Building on October 14, 2013 in Washington, DC. As Democratic and Republican leaders negotiate an end to the shutdown and a way to raise the debt limit, the White House postponed a planned Monday afternoon meeting with Boehner and other Congressional leaders. The government shutdown is currently in its 14th day.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 17:  The U.S. Capitol building is shown on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: The US Capitol building is seen before sunrise on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopen the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. US President Obama signed the bill into law, that will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014. AFP Photo/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Jeh Johnson looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama introduces him as his nominee to be the next  Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in the Rose Garden of the White House, October 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Department of Homeland Security has been without a Senate-confirmed leader for six weeks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10:  President Barack Obama (R) smiles while making a statement with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius while making a statement in the briefing room at the White House on February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. President Obama announced a reversal of his administration's health care rule requiring religious employers to provide women free access to contraception.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: The U.S. Capitol is seen on November 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or super committee, which faces a Wednesday deadline to reach a deficit reduction agreement, planned to meet over the weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  Shaquille O'Neal visits "FOX & Friends" at FOX Studios on September 13, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 20:  Committee ranking member U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) speaks during a hearing before Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee March 20, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on "Hurricane Sandy: Getting the Recovery Right and the Value of Mitigation."  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius arrives to listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speak about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21:  U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol March 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. Republican members from the House of Representatives gatherered to speak out against the health care bill which is the topic of a case before the Supreme Court next week.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: The U.S. Capitol is seen on November 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or super committee, which faces a Wednesday deadline to reach a deficit reduction agreement, planned to meet over the weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 01: U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during a meeting withIraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki shakes in the Oval Office at the White House November 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.  Al-Maliki was expected to request additional U.S. assistance in battling a rising wave of violence in Iraq.  (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)Photo: NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  Voters fill out their ballots at a polling station on November 5, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. New Yorkers went to the polls to choose between Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota. De Blasio was widely considered the favorite going into election day.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)Photo: TYSONS CORNER, VA - NOVEMBER 5: Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D) gives the thumbs up to the crowd after speaking during an election night event, November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, Virginia. McAuliffe defeated state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Photo: Niger Innis, National Outreach Director, TheTeaParty.net, speaks during a news conference with Tea Party leaders about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups, Thursday, May 16, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington.   (AP Photo/Molly Riley)Photo: FAIRFIELD, CT - MAY 28: World War Two Navy veteran Edward Sabo rides on a float in the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2012 in Fairfield, Connecticut. Across America towns and cities will be celebrating veterans of the United States Armed Forces and the sacrifices they have made. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in America and has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)Photo: Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel smiles during ceremonies unveiling his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Fred Prouser  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3CYMVPhoto: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray answers questions at the Reuters Washington Summit in Washington, October 23, 2013.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTX14LOAPhoto: MESA, AZ - FEBRUARY 22:  Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich appears on stage during a debate sponsored by CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona at the Mesa Arts Center February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. The debate is the last one scheduled before voters head to the polls in Michigan and Arizona's primaries on February 28 and Super Tuesday on March 6.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Photo: HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04:  Actor Alec Baldwin arrives at the premiere of "Rise of the Guardians" during the 2012 AFI Fest presented by Audi at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For AFI)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 04:  U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House April 4, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The annual Easter Prayer Breakfast brings together Christian leaders from across the United States to celebrate the arrival of Easter.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 28:  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 9:  U.S. Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) speaks during a press conference, on Capitol Hill, July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Republican leadership discussed the immigration bill and the Obama administration's decision to delay a portion of the Affordable Care Act, which will extend the deadline for employer mandated health care to 2015. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Photo: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MARCH 07:  Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)Photo: UNITED STATES:  John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-63), pictured in the 1960s in the USA. 09 November 1960, he was the first Catholic, and the youngest person, to be elected for Democratic party the president of the USA. 22 November 1963, Kennedy was assassinated while being driven in an open car through Dallas. (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: A picture taken on August 20, 2010 shows an Iranian flag fluttering at an undisclosed location in the Islamic republic next to a surface-to-surface Qiam-1 (Rising) missile which was test fired a day before Iran was due to launch its Russian-built first nuclear power plant. Iranian Defence Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the missile was entirely designed and built domestically and powered by liquid fuel.  AFP PHOTO/VAHID REZA ALAEI (Photo credit should read VAHID REZA ALAEI/AFP/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: The U.S. Capitol is seen on November 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or super committee, which faces a Wednesday deadline to reach a deficit reduction agreement, planned to meet over the weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)Photo: RICHMOND, VA - SEPTEMBER 05:  Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic nominee for governor, visits former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder's Public Policy class at Virginia Commonwealth University September 5, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. McAuliffe delivered remarks during the beginning of the class and then took questions from students and members of the press.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 16: U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden share a laugh as the US Senior Men's National Team and Brazil play during a pre-Olympic exhibition basketball game at the Verizon Center on July 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23:  Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers reporters' questions during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol July 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. McConnell did not take any quesitons about the announcement by Tea Party activist Ted Blevin that he will challenge McConnell in the 2014 GOP primary in Kentucky. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18:  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) holds his weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitors Center at the U.S. Capitol on April 18, 2012 in Washington, DC. In the midst of a campaign year, Boehner has been critical of President Barack Obama, saying that the election will be a "referendum" on the president's failed economic policies.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Photo: WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 19: The U.S. Capitol is seen on November 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or super committee, which faces a Wednesday deadline to reach a deficit reduction agreement, planned to meet over the weekend. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)Photo: