President Barack Obama

April 11, 2011 - 2:37 PM
President Obama smiles as he walks to meet students from Altona Middle School in Longmont, Colo., Monday, April 11, 2011, on the South Portico of the White House in Washington. Obama received a letter from a mother at the school worried that her son's trip would be canceled if there were to be a government shutdown. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)