POLITICS

White House goes retro for Easter Egg Roll

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Yeas and Nays,Politics,Alicia M. Cohn

This year's White House Easter Egg Roll guest list looks like a blast from the past, featuring costumed characters such as the Power Rangers, Pac-Man, the Smurfs, Barney, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Snoopy, Curious George, SpongeBob SquarePants and Scooby Doo. Captain Planet, Mr. Potato Head and Dora the Explorer are other returning guests, but no big-name superheroes or "Sesame Street" puppets made the cut this year -- not even Big Bird, who featured in re-election campaign ads for President Obama and filmed two PSAs with Michelle Obama at the White House earlier this year.

The costumed characters join Kid President, as well as athletic and musical guests that the White House is expected to announce before the April 1 event.

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