Katherine Hackett

Unemployed single mother Katherine Hackett, left, of East Haddam, introduces U.S. President Barack Obama before he urged Congress to act and extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits while at an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 7, 2014.

( LARRY DOWNING / Reuters / January 7, 2014 )

Unemployed single mother Katherine Hackett, left, of East Haddam, introduces U.S. President Barack Obama before he urged Congress to act and extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits while at an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, January 7, 2014.

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