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Obama hosts Halloween at the White House

9:17 pm - 10/31/2010





Washington (CNN) -- President Barack Obama welcomed area students and children of military families Sunday to celebrate Halloween at the White House.

Joined by his wife, Michelle, the president handed out treats to the gaggles of costumed children gathered on the lawn. Neither the president nor his wife dressed up.

The trick-or-treaters -- ranging in age from 6 to 14 -- were from schools in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas, the White House said.

They were greeted by a boisterous brass band and by adults dressed up as quintessential Halloween characters like Dracula and Frankenstein. Participants were given M&M's, a sweet dough butter cookie and dried fruit.

Fake spider webs and bats decorated the portico of the White House, while pumpkins spotted the yard.

The celebration was a light-hearted break for Obama, who has been crisscrossing the country in full campaign mode ahead of Tuesday's congressional elections.

At stake are all 435 House seats and 37 of the 100 Senate seats, along with almost 40 gubernatorial races.

His Democratic party is poised to lose seats in both chambers, and perhaps its House majority. Speaking at a Cleveland State University rally earlier Sunday, Obama urged people to get out and vote.


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Happy Halloween Everybody~!
lickety_split 1st-Nov-2010 02:25 am (UTC)
CLEARLY THEY WOULD HAVE TO GO AS PRINCESS TIANA AND PRINCE NAVEEN!!! JOE COULD BE THE GATOR AND RAHM COULD BE THE FIREFLY!!!
lickety_split 1st-Nov-2010 02:26 am (UTC)
IN FACT I'D ACCEPT AN INCREASE IN TAXES FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER IN ORDER TO SEE THIS HAPPEN!
theburningdoll 1st-Nov-2010 02:27 am (UTC)
oh my gosh! that would have been ~amazing~
whatisurdamage 1st-Nov-2010 02:28 am (UTC)
lol this would have been so perfect!
hola_meg_a_cola 1st-Nov-2010 06:22 am (UTC)
James Carville should have visited and been the firefly.
dearmisterecho 1st-Nov-2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
lmao oh snap~
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