Iowa 6th-graders make video plea to White House to reinstate canceled tour

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Posted: Friday, March 8, 2013 12:00 am

The White House says it is going forward with plans for its 135-year tradition of the Easter egg roll, but it is dashing the hopes of some Iowa children who hoped to visit the president's home.

Sixth-graders at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Waverly, Iowa, had their coming visit canceled as the White House suspended all tours under across-the-board government spending cuts in a partisan budget battle. The disappointed class put a video on Facebook asking for the tour to be reinstated. “The White House is our house, please let us visit,” the children say in unison.

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