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President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Secretary of State John Kerry, right, speaks about the Islamic State group in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. A White House summit this week on countering violent extremism will not focus exclusively on threats from the Islamic State group, senior administration officials said Monday, Feb. 16. The three-day conference will highlight both domestic and international efforts to prevent extremists and their supporters from radicalizing, recruiting and inspiring others, particularly disaffected young people. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
US President Barack Obama speaks from the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, February 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama meets with a group of "Dreamers" in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The president is accusing opponents of his immigration action of failing to think about the "human consequences." The president spoke during an Oval Office meeting Wednesday with six of young immigrants who would be subject to eventual deportation under a bill passed by the House. The legislation would overturn Obama's executive actions limiting deportations for millions here illegally and giving them the ability to work. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama listens to a question from a member of the German media during his joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The leaders were expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after thier joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The leaders were expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama answers a question during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. The leaders were expected to discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses while delivering remarks on his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 2, 2015. Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget that would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit. Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 2, 2015. Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget that would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit. Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 2, 2015. Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget that would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit. Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, visits the National Operations Center at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before delivering remarks on his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 2, 2015. Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget that would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit. Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool via Bloomberg
WASHINGTON, USA - FEBRUARY 02: US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Department of Homeland Security about his newly revealed budget and Republicans threat to not approve funding for the agency in Washington, D.C. on February 02, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - FEBRUARY 02: US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Department of Homeland Security about his newly revealed budget and Republicans threat to not approve funding for the agency in Washington, D.C. on February 02, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - FEBRUARY 02: US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the Department of Homeland Security about his newly revealed budget and Republicans threat to not approve funding for the agency in Washington, D.C. on February 02, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama greets attendees after delivering remarks on his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 2, 2015. Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget that would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit. Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool via Bloomberg
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Feb. 2, 2015. Obama sent Congress a $4 trillion budget that would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing, and stabilize, but not eliminate, the annual budget deficit. Photographer: Kristoffer Tripplaar/Pool via Bloomberg
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) is greeted Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (L) before speaking at the Department of Homeland Security about the administration's fiscal year 2016 budget request released earlier today February 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. The $4 trillion budget that President Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Department of Homeland Security on his FY2016 budget proposal, on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Washington. Obama warned congressional Republicans Monday that he won't accept a spending plan that boosts national security at the expense of domestic programs for the middle class. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama waves after delivering remarks at the Department of Homeland Security on his FY2016 budget proposal, on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in Washington. Obama warned congressional Republicans Monday that he won't accept a spending plan that boosts national security at the expense of domestic programs for the middle class. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
US President Barack Obama speaks on investments in 'precision medicine' on January 30, 2015 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama on Friday unveiled plans to plow $215 million into 'precision medicine' research, a field he said provided 'boundless' promise for the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes.AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: US President Barack Obama walks with Elana Simon, a 19 year old student who won last years White House Science Fair, during an event in the East Room at the White House, January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. President Obama hosted the event to highlight investments that improve health and treat disease through precision medicine. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - JANUARY 30: President Barack Obama takes a photo with a young girl after speaking about investments to improve health and treat disease through precision medicine in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - JANUARY 30: President Barack Obama hugs Elana Simon, a 19 year old student at Harvard University who met with the President at last years White House Science Fair, before speaking about investments to improve health and treat disease through precision medicine in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on January 30, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks on investments in 'precision medicine' on January 30, 2015 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. President Obama on Friday unveiled plans to plow $215 million into 'precision medicine' research, a field he said provided 'boundless' promise for the treatment of diseases like cancer and diabetes.AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus retreat on January 29, 2015 in Philadelphia. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama arrives to address the House Democratic Caucus retreat on January 29, 2015 in Philadelphia. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama addresses the House Democratic Caucus retreat on January 29, 2015 in Philadelphia. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony for departing US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Virginia, January 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama gestures as he makes opening remarks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 28: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R) and U.S. President Barack Obama pass each other during Hagel's farewell ceremony at Fort Myer January 28, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Hagel is stepping down once his replacement, Ashton Carter, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA - JANUARY 28: U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) and U.S. President Barack Obama (C) embrace as Vice President Joe Biden (R) looks on during Hagel's farewell ceremony at Fort Myer January 28, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Hagel is stepping down once his replacement, Ashton Carter, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (C) speaks with departing US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R) during at an Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony for Hagel at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson in Arlington, Virginia, on January 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses at Siri Fort Auditorium on January 27, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Obama said, 'We believe in the promise of India, we believe in the people of India. We are proud to be your partner as you build the country of your dreams. We are not perfect countries, have known tragedies and triumphs, have lot of challenges, but our two nation posses the key to progress.' He spoke on the topic 'India & America: the future we can build together', describing the numerous opportunities that both countries have to build a constructive partnership. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama with his wife Michelle Obama at Siri Fort Auditorium on January 27, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Obama said, 'We believe in the promise of India, we believe in the people of India. We are proud to be your partner as you build the country of your dreams. We are not perfect countries, have known tragedies and triumphs, have lot of challenges, but our two nation posses the key to progress.' He spoke on the topic 'India & America: the future we can build together', describing the numerous opportunities that both countries have to build a constructive partnership. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Growing fears about the specter of terrorism in Europe and the West are lending themselves to a sense of trans-Atlantic solidarity as President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron meet at the White House. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this Jan. 28, 2014, photo, Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a "Year of Action," and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. The smaller ones. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama participates in a service project at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington, to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and in honor of Dr. King’s life and legacy, on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
File-This Jan. 9, 2015, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking at Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tenn. President Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
President Barack Obama listens as British Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear talks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron arrive for their joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. They also strongly urged the U.S. Congress to hold off on implementing new sanctions on Iran in the midst of nuclear talks. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president said the US and Britain will do everything in their power to help France seek justice for last week's terror attacks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama, right, walks with British Prime Minister David Cameron on the West Wing Colonnade of the White House, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama steps from Marine One to walk across the South Lawn to the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, as he returns from Baltimore where he attended the Senate Democratic Issues Conference and visited Charmington's Cafe where he talked about paid sick leave for working Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, as he returns from Baltimore where he attended the Senate Democratic Issues Conference and visited Charmington's Cafe where he talked about paid sick leave for working Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama calls out to the media as he walks from Marine One across the South Lawn to the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Washington, as returns from Baltimore where he attended the Senate Democratic Issues Conference and visited Charmington's Cafe where he talked about paid sick leave for working Americans. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama speak with, from left, Vika Jordan, Amanda Rothschild, and Mary Stein about proposed legislation to offer paid sick leave for working Americans, during a stop at Charmington's Cafe in Baltimore, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Earlier, the president signed a memorandum is to direct federal agencies to advance six weeks of paid sick leave that federal workers could use as paid family leave. Workers would have to pay back the sick leave over time. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama speaks about proposed legislation to offer paid sick leave for working Americans during a stopping at Charmington's Cafe in Baltimore,Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. Earlier , the president signed a memorandum is to direct federal agencies to advance six weeks of paid sick leave that federal workers could use as paid family leave. Workers would have to pay back the sick leave over time. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington to talk about successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. The Obama administration is putting a large dent in the U.S. embargo against Cuba as of Friday, significantly loosening restrictions on American trade and investment. The new rules also open up the communist island to greater American travel and allow U.S. citizens to start bringing home small amounts of Cuban cigars after more than a half-century ban. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
President Barack Obama greets audience members after speaking at Cedar Falls Utilities, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. President Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
President Barack Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. President Obama is once again challenging major cable and telephone companies by encouraging the Federal Communications Commission to pre-empt state laws that stifle competition for high-speed Internet service. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
President Barack Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities, in Cedar Falls, Iowa., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, about steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama steps from Air Force One, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Washington. The president is returning from Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he discussed steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama, joined by Robert Houlihan, Chief Technology Officer at Cedar Falls Utilities, second from left, and David Schilling, Communications Services Manager at Cedar Falls Utilities, third from left and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, attends a fiber optic splicing demonstration at Cedar Falls Utilities, in Cedar Falls, Iowa., Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, before speaking about steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama speaks at Cedar Falls Utilities in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, about steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed broadband across the country. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama, followed by Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, waves as they disembark Air Force One at Waterloo Regional Airport in Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst)
US President Barack Obama speaks to US troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (L) after arriving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014, to speak to US troops. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Troops react as they are greeted by President Barack Obama after his speech at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. President Barack Obama said every American who has served in Afghanistan should be proud of what they've accomplished. Obama is observing the end of combat operations in Afghanistan by visiting U.S. troops at New Jersey's Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The base has been a launching point for deployments to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama waves to troops before speaking at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., watches at center as President Barack Obama greets New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie after speaking to military members and families Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in Wrightstown, N.J. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. is at right. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses an audience of armed forces December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses an audience of armed forces December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses an audience of armed forces December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama greets US troops after speaking at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 15: Members od U.S. audience of armed forces listen to U.S. President Barack Obama speaks December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Obama will address the troops to thank them for their service and mark the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. ahead of the upcoming holidays. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama greets US troops after speaking at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US troops listen as US President Barack Obama speaks at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama arrives to speak to US troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks to US troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs the White House December 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is scheduled to travel to New Jersey later in the day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama (L) walks to greet guests after arriving at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, December 15, 2014, to speak to US troops. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama departs the White House in Washington, DC, December 15, 2014. Barack Obama is travelling to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey to deliver remarks expressing gratitude to the troops for their service and sacrifice. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he departs the White House December 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama is scheduled to travel to New Jersey later in the day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, U.S. President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama speak onstage at TNT Christmas in Washington 2014 at the National Building Museum on December 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. 25248_002_1209.JPG (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
US President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press before a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House December 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama spoke before a meeting with his Ebola response team. AFP PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama takes part in a meeting with the President's Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. From left: Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney, Obama, and Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama takes part in a meeting with the President's Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. At left is Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sort toys and gifts for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign on December 10, 2014 at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC. The gifts were donated by staff of the presidential office. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama takes part in a meeting with the President's Export Council in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama sort toys and gifts for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign on December 10, 2014 at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC. The gifts were donated by staff of the presidential office. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: US President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama sort toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama, with bags slung over his shoulders, delivers toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama holds six-month-old William Gettle after he and first lady Michelle Obama delivered toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: US President Barack Obama (L) sets down bags of toys as he and first lady Michelle Obama deliver gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama sorts toys and gifts donated by Executive Office of the President staff to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling on December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. For 67 years the Toys for Tots program has worked with local communities to collect and distribute toys and gifts for less fortunate children throughout the United States. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 10: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Summit on Early Education at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building December 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama spoke on the expansion of high-quality early education opportunities for children across the country from birth through school entry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama hugs Alajah Lane, 9, after she introduced him at a White House Summit on early childhood education on December 10, 2014 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks with Lilia and Carlos Yepez, owners of La Hacienda Mexican restaurant in Nashville on December 9, 2014 before ordering food after he spoke on his executive actions on immigration at the Casa Azafran, a community center and home to a number of immigrant-related nonprofit organizations. Obama's controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country for more than five years and have children that are US citizens or legal residents. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama takes a question after speaking about his recent executive actions on immigration on December 9, 2014 at the Casa Azafran, a community center and home to a number of immigrant-related nonprofit organizations, in Nashville, Tennessee. Obama's controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country for more than five years and have children that are US citizens or legal residents. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama hugs Lilia and Carlos Yepez, owners of La Hacienda Mexican restaurant in Nashville on December 9, 2014 before ordering food after he spoke on his executive actions on immigration at the Casa Azafran, a community center and home to a number of immigrant-related nonprofit organizations. Obama's controversial overhaul provides three-year relief for millions of undocumented people who have lived in the country for more than five years and have children that are US citizens or legal residents. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama addresses community leaders at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss executive actions he took on immigration, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Immigration protesters disrupt President Obama's speech to community leaders at the Copernicus Community Center to discuss executive actions he took on immigration, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
President Obama addresses community leaders at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss executive actions he took on immigration, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama discussed the executive actions he is taking to address the country's immigration system. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A protestor holds up a banner as a guest beside her reaches to pull it away as US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama arrives on stage to speak on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A protestor holds up a banner as a guest beside her reaches to pull it away as US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks on immigration reform at the Copernicus Community Center on November 25, 2014 in Chicago. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd on issues surrounding the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
A woman interrupts President Barack Obama's addresses after Obama met with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama is seen on screens in the White House briefing room during a televised address to the nation November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC on immigration reform. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama walks in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, to award the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the USs Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama gives a 'thumbs-up' after awarding the National Medals of Science and National Medals of Technology and Innovation, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. On Thursday night, the president is poised to level broad authority to grant work permits to millions of immigrants living illegally in the US and to protect them from deportation, but the plan would leave the fate of millions more still unresolved. Republicans vowed an all-out fight against it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while honoring the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while honoring the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
John Schiller (L), of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, watches as Douglas Lowy (C), of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, is presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by US President Barack Obama for their work on the HPV vaccine during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the US and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while honoring the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The National Medals of Science are set out on a table in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, before a ceremony where President Barack Obama will award the highest honor bestowed by the US Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while honoring the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Eli Harari, of the SanDisk Corporation, pumps his fists while being awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by US President Barack Obama (C) during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the US and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama pause while he speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the US and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
John Schiller (L) and Douglas Lowy (2L) wait to be presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by US President Barack Obama (2ndR) during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the US and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Douglas Lowy (L), of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, watches as John Schiller (C), of the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute, is presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by US President Barack Obama for their work on the HPV vaccine during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the US and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the US and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to nine people and the National Medal of Science to ten others. The National Medal of Scientists honors individuals for their outstanding contributions in fields such as biology, physics, and math. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation honors the Nations visionary thinkers whose creativity and intellect have made a lasting impact on the United States and its workforce. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Confronted by terrorists beheading Americans, President Barack Obama has ordered a review of how the United States responds when citizens are taken hostage overseas.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks while honoring the newest recipients of the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: Eli Harari of the SanDisk Corporation (L) thrusts his fist in the air before U.S. President Barack Obama presents him with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in the East Room of the White House November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Harari was awarded the medal 'for invention and commercialization of Flash storage technology to enable ubiquitous data in consumer electronics, mobile computing, and enterprise storage.' The medals are the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government for achievements in science, technology, and innovation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Technology and Innovation to Eli Harari, from SanDisk Corporation, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Eli Harari, of SanDisk Corporation, left, reacts before being awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Barack Obama, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama salutes as he steps from Marine One onto the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii and Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, as he arrives from Brisbane, Australia, by way of Hawaii and Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama awards the National Medal of Science to Thomas Kailath, from Stanford University, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during the ‘ConnectED to the Future’ event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The conference is with superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leading their schools and districts in the transition to digital learning. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Robert Axelrod, of the University of Michigan shakes hands with President Barack Obama after receiving the National Medal of Science during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. The awards are the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama signs the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 into law, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. At left is Rep. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
U.S. President Barak Obama speaks to the media during a press conference at the end of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)
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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."

But would Clinton pass that particular smell test?

In a nationally televised interview broadcast Sunday, Obama seemed to suggest that any Democrat other than him would provide the turn of the page that he says voters are interested in. He acknowledged the "dings" to his own political standing during nearly six years of sometimes bruising battles with Congress and said Americans will want something new.

"They want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me," Obama said in the interview with ABC's "This Week," which was taped Friday in Las Vegas following a public appearance there by the president.

He said a number of possible Democratic candidates would make "terrific presidents," but Hillary Clinton is the only one he mentioned by name. He said she would be a "formidable candidate" and make "a great president" if she decides to run a second time.

But if she does run - which she is considering, with a decision expected to be announced early next year - would she have that "new car" scent for voters?

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Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 18th annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University, in New York, April 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO/TREVOR COLLENS (Photo credit should read TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images)
KEENE, NH - APRIL 20: Democratic presidential hopeful and former U.S. Sectetary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to employees of Whitney Brothers, an educational furniture manufacturer, at a round table discussionon April 20, 2015 in Keene, New Hampshire. This marks Clinton's first major political event in New Hampshire after announcing her campaign for president a little over a week ago. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NORWALK, IA - APRIL 15: Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a roundtable discussion with members of the small business community at Capital City Fruit on April 15, 2015 in Norwalk, Iowa. Hillary Clinton continues to campaign throughout Iowa as she makes her second bid for President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - APRIL 21: Secretary Hillary Clinton participates in a roundtable with administrators, teachers and students, at a Concord technical training community college in Concord, New Hampshire on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on stage during a ceremony to induct her into the Irish America Hall of Fame on March 16, 2015 in New York City. The Irish America Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 and recognizes exceptional figures in the Irish American community. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in a discussion on 'our nation's urban centers,' and 'challenges from housing and transportation to education and workforce accessibility.' at the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2015. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 01: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends a round table conversation and press conference announcing a childhood development initiative with first lady of New York City Chirlane McCray on April 1, 2015 in New York City. The initiative is between New York City Children's Cabinet and Too Small to Fail. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 16: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raises her glass during a toast at a ceremony to induct her into the Irish America Hall of Fame on March 16, 2015 in New York City. The Irish America Hall of Fame was founded in 2010 and recognizes exceptional figures in the Irish American community. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 10: Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives to a press conference after keynoting a Women's Empowerment Event at the United Nations on March 10, 2015 in New York City. Clinton answered questions about recent allegations of an improperly used email account during her tenure as Secretary of State. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton, former U.S. secretary of state, speaks during a news conference at the United Nations (UN) in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Clinton defended the legality of her use of a private e-mail account and server while she served as secretary of state, saying that she had done so out of a desire for convenience but should have used a government account for work purposes. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage with Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton for the official release of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report which coincides with the start of the 59th session of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women on March 9, 2015 in New York City. Global and community leaders participated in the program which looked to highlight the findings showing 20 years of global data compiled by No Ceilings reveals that there is more to done to achieve Ôfull and equal participationÕ of women and girls worldwide. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 04: Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage at the 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women at Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on December 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Hillary Clinton attends the New-York Historical Society 2014 History Makers Gala at Mandarin Oriental Hotel on November 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Cookstoves Future Summit on November 21, 2014 in New York City. Clinton, who is the Leadership Council Chair for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, spoke to donors, activists and members of the media on the importance of clean cookstoves for families in parts of the developing world. Globally, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to cook. This has resulted in polluted household air that kills over 4 million people every year and sickening millions more. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves looks to replace old stoves with more efficient and cleaner one's which would drastically reduce the negative health issues associated with older stoves. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 01: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton campaigns for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) during the 'Women with Mary Geaux Vote' event at the Sugar Mill on November 1, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Landrieu is faced off against two Republicans for the senate seat, Rep. Bill Cassidy and retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 15: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reaches for U.S. Senate Democratic candidate and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D-KY) while campaigning for Grimes October 15, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Grimes remains locked in a tight race with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with midterm elections less than three weeks away. Also pictured is Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (L). (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Former U.S. Secretary of State and U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles while Incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a 'Women for Cuomo' campaign event on October 23, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, NY. Cuomo was joined by Clinton who, citing his record on women's rights, endorsed him in the upcoming gubernatorial election on November 4, 2014. U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul, the Democratic nominee for New York Lt. Gov., also spoke at the event. (Photo by Bryan Thomas/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), on September 24, 2014 in New York City. The annual meeting, established in 2005 by President Clinton, convenes global leaders to discuss solutions to world problems. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the 8th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards at Sheraton Times Square on September 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 06: Former president of United States (US) Bill Clinton (R) and his wife, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L), leave St. Ignatius Loyola Church after the funeral of former three-term governor Mario Cuomo on January 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Selcuk Acar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Hillary Clinton, Michael Esper and Bill Clinton pose backstage at the hit musical 'The Last Ship' on Broadway at The Neil Simon Theater on December 20, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Event honoree Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Ripple Of Hope Awards at the New York Hilton on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: (L-R) Tony Bennett, Donato Tramuto, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kerry Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, and Robert De Niro attend the RFK Ripple Of Hope Gala at Hilton Hotel Midtown on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 16: Honoree Hillary Rodham Clinton (L) accepts an award from Ethel Kennedy at the RFK Ripple Of Hope Gala at Hilton Hotel Midtown on December 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope)
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, joins U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., left, and Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., during a get out the vote rally center, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Nashua, NH (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks to voters with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., right, and Gov. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., at the Puritan Backroom Restaurant, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
Former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin work the grill during Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Dick Furinash, of Liberty Center, Iowa, stands with cutouts of former Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton during U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she walks with U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, left, former President Bill Clinton and Ruth Harkin, right, as they arrive at Harkin's annual fundraising Steak Fry, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listens to questions from Lissa Muscatine, proprietor of the Politics and Prose bookstore during a discussion on the empowerment of women and girls at the Ford Foundation, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in New York. The discussion was part of a two-day conference assessing the progress of women's empowerment since a similar conference took place in Beijing in 1995.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, greets members of the audience after a discussion on the empowerment of women and girls at the Ford Foundation, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in New York. The discussion was part of a two-day conference assessing the progress of women's empowerment since a similar conference took place in Beijing in 1995.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 16: Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her book 'Hard Choices' at BookHampton on August 16, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives to sign her book 'Hards Choices' at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Martha's Vineyard on August 13, 2014. Clinton on August 12 denied attacking US President Barack Obama over his foreign policy in Syria and Iraq, insisting she was looking forward to 'hugging it out' with the US leader when they meet at a party later this week. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves to the media after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a during a round table event to launch the 'Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing' campaign at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the 'Talking is Teaching; Talk Read Sing' campaign in partnership withToo Small to Fail and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation that encourages parents and caregivers to close the word gap by talking, singing and reading to children every day from the birth. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton arrives with France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at the Quai d'Orsay, in Paris, Monday, July 7, 2014. The former U.S. secretary of state was in Paris or the publication in France of her book “Hard Choices” which recounts her four years running American diplomacy. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius offered a reception in her honor. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, left, and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, listen as President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media before a meeting with his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and US President barack Obama (R) are greeted by Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) at her residence in Yangon on November 19, 2012 . Obama arrived in Myanmar for a historic visit aimed at encouraging a string of dramatic political reforms in the former pariah state. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURI (Photo credit should read NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) looks on as US President Barack Obama (2nd L) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (2nd R) on the sidelines of the East Asian Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on November 20, 2012. During the two-day East Asia Summit in Phnom Penh, Obama was scheduled to hold talks with the leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) along with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japan's Yoshihiko Noda. AFP PHOTO / Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton board Air Force One at the airport in Yangon on November 19, 2012. Huge crowds greeted Barack Obama in Myanmar on the first visit by a serving US president to the former pariah state to encourage a string of startling political reforms. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
In this image provided by the United Nations The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, meets with Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State of the USA at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Wednesday morning Nov. 21, 2012. Clinton will try on Wednesday to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers after earlier efforts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence. (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 06: Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States, speaks during the presentation of the German translation of her book 'Hard Choices' ('Entscheidungen' in German) at the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater on July 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
In this July 15, 2014, photo, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," in New York. As Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation while pitching populist messages on the economy and immigration. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
US President Barack Obama(2nd-L), First Lady Michelle Obama(L) along with former president Bill Clinton(3rd-L) and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton(4th-L) take part in a wreath-laying ceremony in honour of the late 35th president of the US John F. Kennedy at Kennedy's gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery on November 20, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures while speaking to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media after he "doused eleven flames" as he tours the Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. This is the first visit to Myanmar by a sitting U.S. president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
AUSTIN, TX - JUNE 20: Hillary Rodham Clinton appears on stage during 'A Conversation With Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton' at the Long Center on June 20, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images)
Former Secretary of State HiIlary Rodham Clinton speaks with people while signing copies of her new book "Hard Choices," at Harvard Book Store, Monday, June 16, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton poses for a photo with her new book "Hard Choices," her recounting of her time as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat, at a book signing event at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Hillary Clinton participates in a conversation about her career in government and her new book, "Hard Choices.," at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York, Thursday, June 12, 2014. Clinton says what is happening in Iraq is “a dreadful, deteriorating situation.” The former secretary of state and potential 2016 presidential contender weighed in Thursday on the al-Qaida-inspired group that led this week's capture of key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton answers a question from the crowd during an appearance to promote her new book, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 06: Hillary Rodham Clinton, former United States Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady of the United States (R), speaks next to Christoph Amend, editor in chief of Zeit Magazin, during the presentation of the German translation of her book 'Hard Choices' ('Entscheidungen' in German) at the Staatsoper in the Schiller Theater on July 6, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waits to speak at the World Bank May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim joined others to speak about women's rights. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Hillary Clinton has been a powerful force in Democratic politics for many years, beginning as Arkansas' first lady before she became America's first lady after her husband, Bill Clinton, was elected president in 1992. When his two terms were up, she ran for and won a U.S. Senate seat from New York.

She later sought and lost the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination to Obama, then cemented her worldwide profile by serving Obama as secretary of state in his first term. The Democratic political establishment is now awaiting word on whether she will take on the challenge of another national political campaign.

New car smell or not, Democratic voters hold her in such high regard that she outdistances anyone else in polling of possible Democratic candidates for 2016. One of them is Vice President Joe Biden, who has not ruled out a third run for the White House.

Eight in 10 Democrats held positive views of Clinton in an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in late July. Biden had a 71 percent favorable rating in the survey.

Obama acknowledged that Hillary Clinton won't agree with him on everything, suggesting that such a stance would be a welcome break for voters after eight years of Obama. A benefit of running for president, he said, "is you can stake out your own positions."

The 2016 presidential race could feature a repeat face-off between a Clinton and a member of another leading American political family: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who is considering entering the 2016 race. His father and brother both were elected president.

Three of the past four presidents dating to the 1988 election have been named Bush or Clinton.

Jeb Bush's father, George H. W. Bush, was elected president in 1988. He lost re-election in 1992 to Bill Clinton, who served two terms. Jeb Bush's brother, George W., then defeated Clinton's vice president, Al Gore, in 2000 and was re-elected in 2004. The elder Bush also served two terms as vice president to Ronald Reagan.

In the AP-GfK survey, Jeb Bush was most popular among potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates, with 56 percent of Republicans viewing him favorably. Majorities also held positive views of outgoing Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

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Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul speaks during the Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., signs an autograph for a supporter after speaking at Arizona State University Friday, May 8, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. departs in an elevator after speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, calling for the 28 classified pages of the 9-11 report to be declassified. Paul has been voicing his dissent in the Senate against a House bill backed by the president that would end the National Security Agency's collection of American calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. smiles before speaking at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to call for the 28 classified pages of the 9-11 report to be declassified. Paul has been voicing his dissent in the Senate against a House bill backed by the president that would end the National Security Agency's collection of American calling records while preserving other surveillance authorities. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a rally Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Republican Presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., sits in the audience prior to testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the need to reform asset forfeiture. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., takes questions during a meet and greet at the Epoch Restaurant in Exeter, N.H., Saturday, March 21, 2015. Paul is traveling through New Hampshire this weekend, hosting several events with local leaders, business owners and activists. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., listens to a question at the Epoch Restaurant in Exeter, N.H., Saturday, March 21, 2015. Paul is traveling through New Hampshire this weekend, hosting several events with local leaders, business owners and activists. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
In this March 21, 2015 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. participates in a meet and greet at the Epoch Restaurant in Exeter, N.H. Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. By hosting the nation’s first presidential primary contests, the states have reaped political and financial rewards for decades on successful candidates and hastened the end for underachievers. Yet their clout may be declining in 2016. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)
FILE - In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Sen., Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks in Manchester, N.H. Ready to enter the Republican chase for the party’s presidential nomination this week, the first-term Kentucky senator has designs on changing how Republicans go about getting elected to the White House and how they govern once there. Paul will do so with an approach to politics that is often downbeat and usually dour, which just might work in a nation deeply frustrated with Washington. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
Sen., Rand Paul, R-Ky. shakes hands with Darryl Miedico during a visit to Dyn, an internet performance company, Friday, March 20, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
FILE - In this March 7, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican Party’s search for a way back to presidential success in 2016 is drawing a striking array of personalities and policy options. It’s shaping up as a wide-open self-reassessment by the GOP. Some factions are trying to tug the party left or right. Others argue over pragmatism versus defiance. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, and wife Kelley Ashby Paul arrive at the 2014 TIME 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Maine Republican Convention, Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Bangor, Maine. Paul said the Republican Party must become a bigger coalition that's accepting of diverse ideas to win national elections. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul rubs the head of his 11-year-old son Robert after filling out his ballot in Bowling Green, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2013 file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The debate about whether to continue the dragnet surveillance of Americans’ phone records is highlighting divisions within the Democratic and Republican parties that could transform the politics of national security. While some leading Democrats have been reluctant to condemn the National Security Agency’s tactics, the GOP has begun to embrace a libertarian shift opposing the spy agency’s broad surveillance powers _ a striking departure from the aggressive national security policies that have defined the Republican Party for generations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at a rally at the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, is seen through a window as he speaks to supporters during a reception hosted by Liberty Iowa, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Jasper Winery in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. listens he is introduced to speak by Iowa Republican congressional candidate Rod Blum, left, during a meeting with local Republicans, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Hiawatha, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., visits the Peppermill restaurant Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Las Vegas. Paul is a possible Republican presidential candidate. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul waves as he walks on state to speak at the Americans for Prosperity gathering Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Dallas. Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are bashing what they call the president's lack of leadership in response to the violent militant group attacking cities in Iraq. Both are among four top Republicans considering 2016 White House bids addressing the conservative summit in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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