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7-Eleven melting at idea of White House 'Slurpee Summit'

Photo: Bradley Stemke Updated 2 p.m. Pacific In 35 different speeches during 2010 midterm campaign appearances, President Obama accused Republicans of standing around and drinking Slurpees while the Democrats worked hard to fix the economy. At Wednesday's post-election presidential press conference, a Slurpee Summit was suggested as a way of returning to bipartisanship, and 7-Eleven is now very excited about the idea. The company contacted the White House on Wednesday night, through the public relations firm New Partners, offering to cater a Slurpee Summit for Democrats and Republicans. The company is also offering to actually install Slurpee machines in the …

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White House loads policy initiatives into a few hours of fun at Healthy Kids Fair

Cross-posted from Obama Foodorama. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack watches Mrs. Obama make remarks at the opening of the Fair.Photo: Obama FoodoramaA challenge for change, and White House Chefs demo'ing delicious, nutritious recipes... The autumn sunshine was very bright, the weather unseasonably warm, and there was a party atmosphere at the White House for Wednesday’s Healthy Kids Fair. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her shoes and hula hooped, Double Dutch jump roped, and sprinted through an obstacle course on the South Lawn, accompanied by dozens of visiting school children. Meanwhile, White House Chefs, and a few high-profile guest chefs, …

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Market rules in D.C.

White House hosts farmers market

Michelle Obama at White House Farmer's MarketPhoto: Obama Foodorama Cross-posted from Obama Foodorama. Despite rain and cold temperatures, today's opening of the new White House Farmers Market drew quite a crowd. "I've never seen so many people so excited about fruits and vegetables!" First Lady Michelle Obama told the crowd gathered a few blocks from the White House. Agriculture Secretary Secretary Tom Vilsack turned out for the Market's debut, along with White House chefs Sam Kass and Bill Yosses. The White House Farmer's Market will run through the fall. Mrs. Obama selected some fresh produce from The Farm at Sunnyside, …

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