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White House Evacuated Following Bizarre Incident

Which politician would you logically expect to be the most secure individual on the planet? Many of us would quickly answer President Barack Obama. Following a bizarre incident where an individual somehow got too close for comfort, some tough questions must now be asked. According to reports Obama and his daughters left the White House in a helicopter bound for …

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Miss Beazley, George W. Bush Family Dog, Has Died

Miss Beazley, one of the former ‘First Dogs’ during President George W. Bush’s administration, has died of lymphoma. She was a Scottish terrier and often sat in the shadow of the Bush’s first First Dog, Barney. Barney was known for once biting a member of the White House press corps. Barney passed away in 2013, also from lymphoma. Miss Beazley …

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White House Goes on the Social Media Offensive with New ‘Shareables’ Resource

There are very few things about the Obama presidency that are universally accepted and won’t start a family argument at Thanksgiving – but one of them is the administration’s impressive social media strategy. I mean, the President (…’s social media staff) is on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. They’ve conducted a reddit AMA. I don’t know why, but for a …

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Obama Pardons Cobbler the Turkey After Facebook Vote

For the first time ever, the White House enlisted Facebook to help President Obama make one of the most important decisions he could ever make as Commander in Chief and leader of the free world: Which turkey he should officially pardon for the 2012 Thanksgiving celebration. The White House asked Facebook users to vote between two 40+-pound birds named Cobbler …

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The White House Enlists Facebook to Choose the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey

Pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey – it’s as American as football, overeating, and familial bickering. Though some stories attribute the first Turkey pardon to President Lincoln, George H.W. Bush was the first to give one an “official” presidential pardon. This year, Americans get to vote on which turkey will get the presidential pardon and be declared the 2012 National Thanksgiving Turkey. …

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Obama to Sign Executive Order Easing Broadband Deployment

The White House has announced today that President Obama will sign an Executive Order tomorrow, requiring government agencies that manage Federal property to consolidate their methods for Leasing Federal land for broadband deployment. The White House states that this order will provide a streamlined, uniform approach the process of building out the country’s broadband infrastructure. The order also requires that …

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Aneesh Chopra, First U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Is Stepping Down

In 2009, President Obama tapped Virginia’s Secretary of Technology to fill a brand new job – the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. Aneesh Chopra’s goal was to help bring the Federal government out of the 20th century and into a world filled with new technology. And now, Chopra is stepping down. The White House blog has nothing but great things …

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Obama’s State of the Union Strategy: Social, Enhanced Broadcasts, and Watch Parties

Tonight, President Obama will give the annual State of the Union address, and the White House wants this year’s SOTU to stand out in one specific way: increased interaction. As we approach the 2012 Election, Obama’s team has made a social media push that involves expanding into outlets that are a bit off the beaten path. Of course, the administration’s …

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Obama To Host Post-State of the Union Google+ Hangout

Just a few days after joining Google+, President Obama isn’t wasting any time before interacting with the new social base. Monday morning, The White House announced that the President will be holding a special post-State of the Union Hangout, where he will answer user-submitted questions. The State of the Union address is set for Tuesday, January 24th and the special …

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The White House Joins Google+, Wants To Hangout With You

You now have one more way to follow the Obama administration’s day-to-day activities as The White House has officially joined Google+. According to their first post, you can expect to find news, behind the scenes photos, videos, and discussion topics when you visit the new page: Welcome to the White House on Google+! Here you’ll find news from the blog, …

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