President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama comfort people at Holt Elementary School in Holt, Ala., April 29, 2011. The President and First Lady traveled to Alabama to visit storm damaged neighborhoods and meet with families affected by deadly tornados.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama comfort people at Holt Elementary School in Holt, Ala., April 29, 2011. The President and First Lady traveled to Alabama to visit storm damaged neighborhoods and meet with families affected by deadly tornados.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama inspect tornado damage with residents of the Alberta neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 29, 2011.

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama inspect tornado damage with residents of the Alberta neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., April 29, 2011.

President Barack Obama talks with participants from the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike, an iconic campaign in civil rights and labor rights history, during a meeting in the Map Room of the White House, April 29, 2011.

President Barack Obama talks with participants from the 1968 Memphis sanitation strike, an iconic campaign in civil rights and labor rights history, during a meeting in the Map Room of the White House, April 29, 2011.

West Wing Week: 4/29/11 or “Final Adjustments”

This week, the President celebrated Easter, worked on short term and long term ways to get away from high gas prices, pledged support for Alabama and other states in the South hit by devastating storms and announced new key members of his National Security team.

President Obama and Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli

President Obama and Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli discuss the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. April 28, 2011.

First Lady Michelle Obama at Take Your Child to Work Day

First Lady Michelle Obama takes questions from the children of White House staffers as part of Take Your Child to Work Day. April 28, 2011.

President Obama Announces Nominations for Secretary of Defense and CIA Director

President Obama announces that he will nominate Leon Panetta as Secretary of Defense and General David Petraeus to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. April 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House before announcing personnel changes in the East Room, April 28, 2011. Standing with the President, from left, are: Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and General David Petraeus.

President Barack Obama waits in the Blue Room of the White House before announcing personnel changes in the East Room, April 28, 2011. Standing with the President, from left, are: Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and General David Petraeus.

President Barack Obama discusses immigration reform with a group of influential Hispanics from across the country during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama discusses immigration reform with a group of influential Hispanics from across the country during a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, April 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama talks with Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour about severe storms and tornados that moved across the southeast, during a phone call in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, April 28, 2011.

President Barack Obama talks with Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour about severe storms and tornados that moved across the southeast, during a phone call in the Oval Office Private Dining Room, April 28, 2011.