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August 10, 2011

Obama treats campaign volunteers to lunch

President Barack Obama dined on Capitol Hill today with six young campaign volunteers selected for the essays they wrote about organizing.

The six ate with the president at Ted's Bulletin, a retro-chic eatery that features comfort food. (Including homemade pop tarts and alcohol-spiked adult milkshakes.) Obama sat at the table with the volunteers and Obama for America National Training Director Sara El Amine.

The young volunteers are part of a 1,600-strong team tapped nationwide to re-energize the grassroots network that helped propell Obama to victory in 2008.They were selected for essays they wrote about organizing, a White House official said.

No word on whether they had adult milkshakes. But the cookies on their plates were festooned with American flag toothpicks.


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