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D.C. Council asks Obama to use 'taxation without representation' license plate

Friday - 1/11/2013, 7:41pm  ET

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D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson & Councilmember Mary Cheh display the license plate tag they hope Obama will use as they prepare to head to the White House. (WTOP/Mark Segraves)
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WASHINGTON - A petition on the White House website urges President Barack Obama to put the D.C. "taxation without representation" license plate on the presidential limo.

Now, two members of the D.C. Council are meeting with White House officials to discuss that very issue.

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson signed a resolution about the license plate Friday morning that will be given to Obama. He and Councilmember Mary Cheh then drove two blocks to meet with White House staffers.

Cheh says she and Mendelson drove to the White House from City Hall to "avoid being followed by a trail of people."

Cheh says she doesn't expect to get an answer from the White House today.

WTOP's Mark Segraves contributed to this report. Follow @SegravesWTOP and @WTOP on Twitter.

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