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George W. Bush's Scottish terrier, Barney, was the White House pet dog for eight years. He used to chase golf balls on the green at Camp David and guard the South Lawn to the White House like a Secret Service agent, according to a statement Bush gave on Barney's passing in 2013.

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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The Clinton's First Cat, Socks, was given free-reign in the White House during former president Bill Clinton's eight-year run. He's pictured above delivering some serious news to the press.

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Washington, after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the subsidies for customers in states that do not operate their own exchanges under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Maricopa County Sheriff's Cold Case Posse Lead Investigator Mike Zullo announces Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Phoenix that President Obama's birth certificate, as presented by the White House in April 2011, is a forgery based on an investigation by the Sheriff's office. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Vice President Joe Biden and President Obama share a laugh after a heckler was removed from the East Room of the White House during a reception to celebrate LGBT Pride Month on Wednesday.

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President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 about the completion of the Hostage Policy Review. The president is clearing the way for families of U.S. hostages to pay ransom to terror groups without fear of prosecution, as the White House seeks to address criticism from those whose loved ones have been killed in captivity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

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President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, about the completion of the Hostage Policy Review. The president is clearing the way for families of U.S. hostages to pay ransom to terror groups without fear of prosecution, as the White House seeks to address criticism from those whose loved ones have been killed in captivity. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama waves to members of the media as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, June 6, 2015, to head to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on his way to Germany to attend the G-7 summit. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

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The White House this week once again is zeroing in on climate change, a top priority for President Obama during his final 18 months in office. (Associated Press)

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In this July 27, 2004, file photo, outgoing White House chef Walter Scheib greets chefs from around the world at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. (AP Photo/Matt Houston, Files)

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 18, 2015, on the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., prior to his departure to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, finishes speaking in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 18, 2015, on the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., prior to his departure to Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest pauses while answering a question about trade legislation during the daily press briefing, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 15, 2015, during a White House mentorship and leadership graduation ceremony. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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The motorcade carrying President George W. Bush travels along the Baltimore Washington Parkway as it returns to the White House on May 11, 2005. (Associated Press)

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Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is the latest of President Obama's aides to land a high-level corporate job. Mr. Gibbs was hired as "global communications officer" for fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. (Associated Press)

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers a question on the battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq, Wednesday, June 10, 2015, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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