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In the Oct. 17 Sunday Source, the "Gatherings" story described a Republican barbecue held to watch a presidential debate. The item reported "the possibly unprecedented occurrence of a young woman in a cowboy hat pretending to make out with a poster of Dick Cheney." The item should have explained that the woman was asked to pose with the vice president's picture by the photographer working for The Washington Post. The woman also did not pretend to "make out" with the picture; at the photographer's suggestion, she pretended to blow a kiss at it. The item should have explained that the party was hosted in response to a request from The Post, which discussed the decorations and recipes with the host and agreed to reimburse the cost of recipe ingredients.
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Republican Barbecue

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large skillet, saute the chopped onion in the butter until softened, about 5 to 7 minutes.

In a medium to large casserole dish (2 1/2 to 3 quarts), combine the remaining ingredients. Add the sauteed onions and mix well.

Move over, Josh Hartnett -- as that poster proves, you're not he only stud in town. (Photos Nate Lankford For The Washington Post)

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Bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until piping hot. Serves 4 to 6.

Adapted from "How to Eat Like a Republican," by Susanne Grayson Townsend (Villard, 2004).

Per serving (based on 12): 275 calories, 9 gm protein, 53 gm carbohydrates, 4 gm fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 1 gm saturated fat, 3914 mg sodium, 8 gm dietary fiber

Don't want to cook? These full-of-beans barbecue joints will do it for you.

Half Moon Bar-B-Que. 8235 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-585-1290. www.halfmoonbbq.com Come to this casual restaurant for old-fashioned barbecue beans -- especially tasty with the highly popular pork spare ribs.

Kloby's Backyard Barbecue. 2327 N. Rolling Rd., Baltimore. 410-298-7931. www.klobybbq.com Opened just four months ago, Kloby's strives to evoke the atmosphere of your own backyard. Inside the restaurant, you'll find a chain-link fence, picnic tables and wind chimes. Beans come smoked in beef broth with molasses and cumin.

Old Hickory Grille. 15420 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 301-421-0204 www.oldhickorygrille.com At this family-owned restaurant, the beans' secret ingredient is "liquid smoke."

Red Hot & Blue. Multiple locations in Virginia and Maryland, including 1600 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-276-7427 www.redhotandblue.com Order the "Downright Addictive Barbecue Beans:" the name says all you need to know.

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. Multiple locations, including 2418 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-2558. www.rocklands.com The "tart" baked beans come in a light tomato sauce -- but for a change try the garlicky red beans with rice.

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