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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 …

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

Obama Pardons Cobbler the Turkey After Facebook Vote 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 …

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

Obama to Sign Executive Order Easing Broadband Deployment 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 …

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

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

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

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

SOPA Petition Gains Steam, Some Are Less Than Enthusiastic About Its Prospects SOPA Petition Gains Steam, Some Are Less Than Enthusiastic About Its Prospects
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We’ve recently told you about the backlash coming from all angles concerning the Stop Online Piracy Act (PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE Act), a bill currently being debated in the halls of Congress that many feel would create the “Great Firewall of America.” The …

Student Loan Forgiveness Addressed By White House In Response To Online Petition Student Loan Forgiveness Addressed By White House In Response To Online Petition
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Back in September, the White House launched an online petition platform that they said would “give all Americans a way to create and sign petitions on a range of issues affecting our nation.” The platform, called We The People, is …

White House Throws Support Behind New Anti-Piracy Agreement White House Throws Support Behind New Anti-Piracy Agreement
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Not long after the news broke that top Internet Service Providers had agreed to a deal with the music and film industries to adopt a new, graduated response to piracy, the White House threw its support behind the deal on …