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Weekly Wrap Up: A Great Pumpkin

A quick look at the week of October 25, 2010.

A quick look at the week of October 25, 2010:

It's the Great Pumpkin:

Presidents and Pumpkins

Carved pumpkins depicting President Barack Obama, Abraham Lincoln, and the White House sit on a stone wall next door to where the President was attending a dinner reception in Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 25, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Quote: “My favorite image will be the one I take tomorrow.” – Pete Souza, Chief Official White House Photographer and Director of the White House Photography Office, in a live video chat on and Souza's ten favorite photos:
Your West Wing Week: "The Mysterious Case of Mysterious Case 55" Video:
Fresh on Twitter: PressSec Something new: You take first crack. Use #1q in a q & I'll answer 1 on vid before today's briefing. What do you want to know? (Answer:
Actions We’re Taking: President Obama speaks on the security situation regarding suspicious packages
bound for the United States.
The Daily Show: President Obama talks to Jon Stewart:
Notable Number: 2%. The Gross National Product (GDP) – a key measurement of our economic growth – grew at a 2.0% annual rate over the last three months. Video: The President on accelerating recovery:
Energy Vampires: Secretary Chu says slay "energy vampires" (appliances that suck up energy even when turned off):
National Energy Awareness Month: Solar panels on the White House and in the desert, 36 billion gallons of biofuels, and cleaner trucks:
A First for Trucks and Buses: proposal for the first national standards for emissions and fuel efficiency:
Leveling the Playing Field: Elizabeth Warren talks about standing up the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:
You Asked, Axe: Answered: Senior Advisor to the President, David Axelrod, answered your questions in Tuesday Talks this week:
California Women's Conference: First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden go West:
The Science Guy: Check out a behind the scenes video from the White House Science Fair, including Bill Nye:
It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane…It’s a High-Speed Train: The Department of Transportation awards $2.4 billion to continue developing high-speed passenger rail corridors: