December 14th, 2009
04:13 PM ET

Beat 360° 12/14/09

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:

U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose with children dressed as elves during the Christmas in Washington celebration on December 13, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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.


Steve Brusk

Coaching the Gang of Four before their last minute health care appeal on the Hill.


Emily, Canada

The Obamas decide to personally question the latest White House 'party crashers'.

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soundoff (114 Responses)
  1. John - Corpus Christi, TX

    Kids, the national debt is over 12 trillian dollars,
    so when you are done here, some of you may want to mow the
    white house lawn and others may want to give Bo a bath.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:19 pm |
  2. Cindy Panackia

    When it comes to kids, (elves) they will always steel the show–
    even, if you are the President and the First Lady


    December 14, 2009 at 5:14 pm |
  3. Angie, Plano TX

    ...really kids – those ARE his real ears.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  4. Greg S. in Los Angeles

    "If Santa needs a bailout ask that man over there!"

    December 14, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
  5. Scott (Brookline, MA)

    He is going to do his best to see that you get your toy-making jobs back from those Chinese elves.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  6. SANDI NEWMARK, The Villages, FL

    What's that you say? You can see Russia from your workshop in the North Pole????? So you understand our diplomacy?????

    December 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  7. Scott (Brookline, MA)

    Thankfully the elves in China are busy making all of the toys.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm |
  8. Tom H., New Jersey

    Ya' know, it's funny ... My husband replaced a guy who assisted a larger, cranky white-haired man.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  9. Scott (Brookline, MA)

    He is gonna do his best to see that the other eight of you get your elf jobs back in time for next year.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:10 pm |
  10. hava in dallas

    Will the public option include coverage for elves?

    December 14, 2009 at 5:08 pm |
  11. Susan - Novato CA

    All I want for Christmas is a health care bill.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:05 pm |
  12. Edwina Skinner

    Ask him for your parent's gift request of a job for the new year.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:01 pm |
  13. dan d canandaigua ny

    Santa's secret service says your not on the list.

    December 14, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
  14. Scott (Brookline, MA)

    He is gonna make sure you all have invitations...and then maybe some health care.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  15. Christina Glendale, AZ

    So sorry to hear about ur igloos melting at the North Pole, he's the one to talk too about climate change

    December 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm |
  16. dan d canadaigua,ny

    Santa's secret service says your not on the list

    December 14, 2009 at 4:58 pm |
  17. John Martin

    Obama oust financial team for fresh minds, "Before the end of the year"

    December 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  18. Anthony - Apex, NC

    "Forget Santa Claus. You wanna work for THAT ONE."

    December 14, 2009 at 4:57 pm |
  19. Scott Brookline, MA

    This is the President of the United States and where are your invitations?

    December 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm |
  20. Larry Hance

    Yes, we are doing are best to reform elf care.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  21. Charlotte, California

    No, don't ask me for more candy...he's the soft touch around here. Just ask Malia and Sasha.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:55 pm |
  22. Rose Martin Portland Oregon

    I can't believe your not real elves? Tell my husband what you told me.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:52 pm |
  23. Richard H, New York City

    Obama is blindsided when the CEO "fat cats" he was supposed to meet at the White House sent cute elves to negotiate in their place

    December 14, 2009 at 4:51 pm |
  24. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Tell Santa all I want for Christmas is my approval ratings at 75%

    December 14, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  25. V Wolsk, NYC

    President and First Lady select a committee of 4 top ranking elves to oversee all selling short transactions.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:48 pm |
  26. Janessa, Kansas City, MO

    Elves visit the White House to discuss layoffs and the unemployment rate at the North Pole this year.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  27. Ronnie Coyle

    It's okay sweetie, President Obama's generated Elf name was 'Puddin Smickleifigus'. Try saying that three times fast.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  28. Craig in NorCal

    You mean he's on the list twice – "naughty" on the Republicans' list and "nice" on the Democrats' list?

    December 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm |
  29. Eleni Uher

    He used to be an elf...........just look at his ears!

    December 14, 2009 at 4:46 pm |
  30. Rex Parker

    President Obama's fight against the "Grinch Who Stole Healthcare Reform" continues with the help of of Santa's elves.

    From: Rex Parker; Los Angeles, California

    December 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  31. Vicki Young

    "I see what everyone is talking about. Those arms ARE awesome!"

    December 14, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  32. Elaine

    No .. that's not Santa, that's Robin Hood!

    December 14, 2009 at 4:42 pm |
  33. Andy Baning Appiah(GHANA)

    now that the economy is moving, he can celebrate his holidays in peace. he's only human...

    December 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  34. Mel

    No, that isn't Santa Claus, but you're pretty close.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:41 pm |
  35. Evan

    I bet you didn't know this, but my husband fought the North Pole several years ago to get you all adequate working conditions.

    San Antonio, Tx

    December 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  36. Patty A Banks Palmdale,CA

    You elves be sure to tell Santa that President Obama wants seasons1-4 Battle Star Galactica dvd set

    December 14, 2009 at 4:38 pm |
  37. Cyndie Salas

    "Wait Michelle, before you get too close, let's make sure this one isn't another Salahi!"

    December 14, 2009 at 4:37 pm |
  38. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Don't worry! He is here to solve everything!

    December 14, 2009 at 4:36 pm |
  39. Bea Estrada (Dallas, Texas)

    He is the "Commander of Elves"

    December 14, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  40. Lori L

    A couple of years ago, HE asked Santa to make him the President for Christmas. See what happens if you believe.......

    December 14, 2009 at 4:34 pm |
  41. Mark Shields

    After eating "Victory Garden" vegetables, President and Mrs. Obama become grow to giant size, start forcing healthcare opponents to wear pointy hats and shoes. Joe Lieberman said to be next on their hit list.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:33 pm |
  42. Amanda Mueller

    He's proof the power is in the ears.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:31 pm |
  43. betty

    Lieberman sends in his adorable minions to cause a distraction.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  44. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Well, he should be Santa Claus!

    December 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm |
  45. katie, Fremont CA

    Continuing the Obama administation's stance on foreign policy, the White House sees its first example of North Pole diplomacy.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:29 pm |
  46. Bryan A Klein

    Despite the rebooting economy, the Obamas have been forced to hire cheaper entertainment this holiday season.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:28 pm |
  47. Patty A Banks Palmdale,CA

    I know how you little guys got passed sercurity...but how'd you get by Bo?

    December 14, 2009 at 4:25 pm |
  48. juliette pulsford

    Is the president checking on health coverage on the north pole?

    December 14, 2009 at 4:24 pm |
  49. Wes T

    Obama's replacements for the bank CEO's that no-showed his meeting.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm |
  50. Shawn Hoffman, Kingman, AZ

    He's the one you need to talk to about child labor laws, not me.

    December 14, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
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