FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2009, file photo Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, left, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, right, leave with President Barack Obama, not shown, from the White House in Washington. Obama allies and former top aides are worried he has lost his voice on his central theme of economic opportunity, silenced by a trio of recent troubles. Axelrod and Gibbs are pressing Obama's current aides to let the president stake out a big vision once again, not only to put a focus on his second term but to move away from the controversies engulfing the White House. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2009, file photo Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, left, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, right, leave with President Barack Obama, not shown, from the White House in Washington. Obama allies and former top aides are worried he has lost his voice on his central theme of economic opportunity, silenced by a trio of recent troubles. Axelrod and Gibbs are pressing Obama's current aides to let the president stake out a big vision once again, not only to put a focus on his second term but to move away from the controversies engulfing the White House.  (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2009, file photo Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod, left, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, right, leave with President Barack Obama, not shown, from the White House in Washington. Obama allies and former top aides are worried he has lost his voice on his central theme of economic opportunity, silenced by a trio of recent troubles. Axelrod and Gibbs are pressing Obama's current aides to let the president stake out a big vision once again, not only to put a focus on his second term but to move away from the controversies engulfing the White House. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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