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August 11th, 2009
05:01 PM ET

Beat 360° 8/11/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel reads 'Duck for President,' by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, to students from Raymond and C.W. Harris Elementary schools during a Reading to the Top event with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes at the Department of Education.

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Ric Ward

The administration's new strategy on health care town hall forums.

Viewer:

Bob, Massillon, OH

“And this, kiddies, is the new health reform bill you’ll be paying for the rest of your lives. And don’t forget Social Security will be broke too.”

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Tom Bainter, Fort Worth, TX

    "And this is what happens to boys and girls who aren't republican, anyone can become president."

    August 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  2. adela palenzuela

    Send those children to the meetings to explain why we need 'health care reform'
    is our last resource!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
  3. HOWARD OCALA FL

    man i hope one of these kids dont have a health care reform question

    August 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  4. Isabel • Brazil

    Oh my God, do they all have health plan?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  5. Jan Emma, Franklin Co., OH

    Rahm shows it's never too early to get kids on board with health care reform. Since it won't be settled before they are old enough to vote, they can elect the candidates who will pass the legislation!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:32 pm |
  6. Joanne Osinkowski Ontario Canada

    This could be a nice career to consider in 2012.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm |
  7. Kevin Haggith Toronto CANADA

    Things become a bit tense when a student asks Rahm a question about what his wife's views were on the book he decided to read.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm |
  8. darren south san francisco, ca

    Sorry kids, it was me. I farted.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  9. Patty A Banks Palmdale, Ca.

    Today we're going to read "Why Jack & Jill's Parents want Healthcare Reform"

    August 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  10. Isabel • Brazil

    Between the town hall protests health care reform and these children, which is less scary?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:29 pm |
  11. Janine from PA.

    Please don't make this a Beat 360 photo, I'm embarrassed enough as it is! Oh it is, D'OH!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:28 pm |
  12. Janine from PA.

    And President Duck said, health care for all, and Rush the vulture said, the president is a nazi duck! Oh sorry I'm not following the story the author wrote, my bad!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  13. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    Duck Bills? What choo talkin' 'bout Willis?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  14. Linda, Upstate, New York

    "Duck for President." Or should that be: "DUCK!!! for Vice President" (Cheney, that is!)

    August 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  15. Steve, Bend OR

    Well kids the Duck became president and the first thing he did was bail out the insurance industry.....Aflac!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm |
  16. jenny rome ga

    This is the story of the adventures of a fish wrapped in newspaper.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm |
  17. Jon - Melbourne, FL

    The United Colors of Benetton's newest ad campaign.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:24 pm |
  18. Stephanie Sarich

    "Hey kids, pay attention or else you get Tasered."

    Minnetonka MN

    August 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  19. Anthony - Apex, NC

    Rahm Emanuel is clearly not pleased with being sent to 'time-out'.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm |
  20. jenny rome ga

    This is the sotry about a fish wrapped in newspaper.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  21. Stephanie Sarich

    "Hey Secret Service - expel the kid who's not paying attention - now!"

    Minnetonka MN

    August 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  22. Janine from PA.

    Hey kids, f&%*ing pay attention!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm |
  23. Danny Felton, Gadsden,Al

    And then the President says "Yes we can".

    August 11, 2009 at 5:21 pm |
  24. Isabel • Brazil

    Having invested so much in my education and Professional career, I fest I owed it to myself to apply to the very best the market has to offer: storyteller.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  25. Janine from PA.

    Those town hall meetings would go much smoother with this audience attending.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  26. Patty A Banks Palmdale, Ca.

    Today kids, allof you wlli get a healthcare reform coloring book to take home

    August 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  27. jenny rome ga

    One FIsh
    Two Fish
    Red Fish
    Blue Fish
    Who knew fish were so political?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  28. Dalton Latham

    Is Rahm the only one not paying attention to what he is reading, or are the kids looking around to see who is reading what?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  29. Greg Lewis - San Diego, CA

    "... and the Chief of Staff turned into a beautiful swan. The end."

    August 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  30. Stephanie Sarich

    "You want 'My Pet Goat'?! Very funny - no Koolaid for you, kid."

    Minnetonka MN

    August 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  31. Isabel • Brazil

    Sure, I would be much calmer if I could well of anger from time to time. This not strikethrough of crazy, of course.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  32. JP Gossard (Montreal Qc)

    See, the president is a duck and I run the place.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
  33. Isabel • Brazil

    Children, you know?
    It seems like some teachers get a charge out of flunking students.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:17 pm |
  34. sharon, sydney, ns

    These elementary children were demonstrating how a well run town hall meeting is supposed to go. Rahm Emanuel tells the story and the kids ask the questions in a well mannered way afterwards.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  35. Isabel • Brazil

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: itt will take quite a while to get a grip on exactly what it takes to be successful.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  36. Ken Derrough

    Ha kids, can you tell me what the word is??

    Ken Derrough
    1129 Plesant Oaks Dr.
    Lewisville, TX 75067

    August 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  37. Patty A Banks Palmdale, Ca.

    Okay kids, raise your hands....who can spell healthcare reform?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  38. Isabel • Brazil

    Children,
    We can conclude that life is always hard, get a helmet and stop crying!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:15 pm |
  39. Nan in Wenatchee

    Kids, can anybody help me with this word right here?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  40. Amy on the Missouri side of Kansas City!

    Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel would've preferred some Dr. Seuss!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  41. Isabel • Brazil

    You really haven’t got a hang of telling stories, have you?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  42. Steve

    Hamilton, Ontario. Canada.

    Here a quack, there a quack everywhere a quack quack.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  43. Isabel • Brazil

    I confess that I was surprised with those things, since it had strange shapes and some of them I wasn’t getting the picture.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  44. Isabel • Brazil

    Hmm, what do I do with these small faces dissatisfied?
    How can I please those future voters?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  45. Vivien Wolsk, NYC

    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel presents his new pictorial book for kids "Swearing Can Be Fun!"

    August 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  46. Karen, Las Cruces, NM

    Okay, so it's not "My Pet Goat" but we know how that one ends.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  47. Jennifer NC

    Sorry kids but whether the president is a "sitting duck" or a "lame duck" is a story for another day.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  48. Kevin Haggith Toronto CANADA

    Rahm takes time from his busy schedule to help babysit for Jon and Kate who appear super busy with their own agendas.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  49. Barb Mi

    The red duck is bad and the blue duck is good.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:09 pm |
  50. Amy on the Missouri side of Kansas City!

    Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel obviously prefers Dr. Suess!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm |
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