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  • n. a retreat to the northwest of Washington that is used by the president of the United States

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Examples

  • For nearly a year, the White House fought against a separate peace deal between the two countries, and it was only out of a kind of desperation that Mr. Carter finally decided to call the Camp David meeting.

    The Return of Carterism?

  • Naval Support Facility Thurmont, popularly known as Camp David, is used as a country retreat of the President of the United States and his guests.

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  • He told Jody Powell to schedule a televised speech for July 5, then headed to Camp David to work on his text.

    The Good Fight

  • When he returned to CIA headquarters from Camp David, he handed the assignment of persuading Kaddafi to turn in his nuclear weapons to Stephen Kappes.

    Fallout

  • The two sides have negotiated in the past (at Camp David and in Taba in 2000-2001) and agreed in principle about the status of these settlements.

    Alon Ben-Meir: The Settlements: Obama's Demands and Netanyahu's Options

  • General Anwar Sadat, Nasser's successor, made a separate peace with Israel in Camp David, gathering western sympathies, but loosing the Egyptian's leadership of the Arab world.

    Amir Madani: ElBaradei Against the Mummified Power of Pharaoh

  • Beinart is correct that Clinton's broad proposals offered a "much better" chance for peace than Camp David, but his placing the blame for their failure solely on Arafat sorely misreads the much more complicated reality.

    Jerome Slater: The Education of Peter Beinart: Two Cheers

  • Since January 20th, Barack and Michelle have been canoodling around Washington, Camp David, and, of course, they didn't miss date night in Chicago.

    First 70 Days Of First Coupledom (SLIDESHOW)

  • They then traveled 30 minutes back to Camp David, where their father joined them for an overnight.

    Obamas Return From Camp David Ski Weekend (PHOTO)

  • But simply analysing and debating who was responsible for the lack of a deal at Camp David is not enough; nor is it the most important lesson that the anniversary can offer.

    Lessons from Camp David

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  • "I used to visit Ronnie in the Oval Office almost every week. Whenever he would go out to Camp David, he would collect sacks of acorns and bring them back to the White House. Right outside the Oval Office is a veranda. Ronnie would sprinkle the acorns out there for the squirrels. There were glass doors leading outside and sometimes you'd hear this noise, and it would be a squirrel scratching at the door. While Ronnie would keep talking, he'd reach into his desk and grab some more acorns, go over and open the door, and throw them out onto the veranda for the squirrels."

    - A.C. Lyles, remembering Ronald Reagan, in Journey's End by Susan Schindehette, People Magazine, June 21, 2004.

    July 6, 2010