President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have a beer with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 30, 2009

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have a beer with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 30, 2009

President Barack Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sergeant James Crowley toast at the start of their meeting in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 30, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sergeant James Crowley toast at the start of their meeting in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 30, 2009. 
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

A White House valet carries a tray of beers in the Rose Garden to President Barack Obama, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley on July 30, 2009.

A White House valet carries a tray of beers in the Rose Garden to President Barack Obama, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.,  and Cambridge, Mass., police Sgt. James Crowley on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama walks into the Rose Garden followed by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge, Mass. police Sgt. Crowley on June 30, 2009. The three had a sit-down meeting in the Rose Garden and were joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

President Barack Obama walks into the Rose Garden followed by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge, Mass. police Sgt. Crowley on June 30, 2009. The three had a sit-down meeting in the Rose Garden and were joined by Vice President Joe Biden.

President Barack Obama jokes with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before a news conference in the Oval Office on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama jokes with Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo before a news conference in the Oval Office on July 30, 2009.

President Obama: Health Reform Town Hall at Kroger in Virginia

President Obama holds a town hall on health reform and business at a Kroger in Bristol, Virginia. He takes questions from Kroger employees and explains why we need health insurance reform. July 29, 2009. (Public Domain)

President Barack Obama reacts to a comment during the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama reacts to a comment during the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama listens during the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama listens during the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react during a lighter moment at the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office on July 30, 2009.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react during a lighter moment at the daily economic briefing in the Oval Office on July 30, 2009.

President Obama: Health Reform Town Hall at North Carolina High School

President Obama holds a town hall in Raleigh, North Carolina, focused on health insurance reform and small business. He discusses the economy and the need for health care reform, as well as the eight health insurance consumer protections, which are core principles that demonstrate how health insurance reform will affect you and your family. July 29, 2009. (Public Domain)