A President, a Prof, and a Cop Walk Into the White House ...

Trio will have that beer Thursday evening
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 27, 2009 9:58 PM CDT
Professor Gates likes Red Stripe and Beck's; Sgt. Crowley is a Blue Moon fan.   (©Bryn_S)
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(Newser) – President Obama has set a date for a conciliatory beer with a Cambridge police sergeant and the Harvard professor he arrested, ABC News reports. James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates will visit the White House Thursday for a frosty brew and some racial reconciliation. On the menu, according to CNN, are Blue Moon for Crowley and Budweiser for the host. Gates, who prefers Red Stripe or Beck's, will have to make do—the White House doesn't stock imports. (Read more President Obama stories.)