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Vegan group wants POTUS posing sans meat

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Nikki Schwab

The pro-Vegan group Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is sick of seeing the president with a hot dog in hand. On Thursday, the group is planning to send the White House a petition for executive action that, if signed, would ban the first family from participating in photo ops posing with unhealthy foods like hot dogs and cheeseburgers. "These pictures receive massive publicity and drown out the government’s health messages, such as the USDA dietary guidelines, contributing to ignorance about health and nutrition," the petition, given to Yeas & Nays in advance, states. It also notes a long list of perceived presidential transgressions including President Obama's trip to Ray's Hell Burger with visiting Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, President Reagan's jar of jelly beans in the Oval Office and on Air Force One and President Clinton's audacity to eat barbecue in 1994 in Kansas City.

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