In this July 31, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks from the White House briefing room in Washington, about a deal being reached to raise the debt limit. Turning 50 is hard enough. But it's got to be even harder when you're president, because the whole world knows about it, and harder still when one of life's milestones is nearly overshadowed by a nasty tussle with Congress over money. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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In this July 31, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks from the White House briefing room in Washington, about a deal being reached to raise the debt limit. Turning 50 is hard enough. But it's got to be even harder when you're president, because the whole world knows about it, and harder still when one of life's milestones is nearly overshadowed by a nasty tussle with Congress over money. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this July 31, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks from the White House briefing room in Washington, about a deal being reached to raise the debt limit. Turning 50 is hard enough. But it's got to be even harder when you're president, because the whole world knows about it, and harder still when one of life's milestones is nearly overshadowed by a nasty tussle with Congress over money. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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