FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a table as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during a news conference at the Ford House Office Building in Washington. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, because of their incompatibility. The U.S. economy is recovering from the Great Recession but at a modest, uneven pace. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a table as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during a news conference at the Ford House Office Building in Washington. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, because of their incompatibility. The U.S. economy is recovering from the Great Recession but at a modest, uneven pace.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2013, file photo, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a table as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during a news conference at the Ford House Office Building in Washington. Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others, because of their incompatibility. The U.S. economy is recovering from the Great Recession but at a modest, uneven pace. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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