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White House sides with Ileana

Seems President Obama and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen agree on something.

Ros-Lehtinen, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, yesterday called out the UN Sec Gen for calling the US a "deadbeat nation" for being behind in paying its UN dues.

Asked today about Ban Ki-Moon's remarks, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said he'd "note for the Secretary General that his word choice was unfortunate given the fact that the American taxpayer is the largest contributor to the United Nations.

"I think given the contribution that the American taxpayer makes, I do think it's -- would be appropriate to acknowledge that role, and the President looks forward to working with the U.N. on mutual challenges," Gibbs said.