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Miriam Carey, Capitol Driver, Had Baby In The Car
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Miriam Carey, the 34-year old woman who put the Capitol on lockdown on Thursday after trying to break through a barrier at the White House, had her 1-year old daughter in the car with her at the time. Carey’s mother, …

White House Firecracker Exploded In North Lawn

Sometimes a prank can go too far. A firecracker exploded in the north lawn of the White House around the same time as when the tragic Navy Yard shooting happened on Monday, September 16, 2013, which has led authorities to …

White House Firecracker Thrower Arrested After Navy Yard Shootings

The White House was the scene of an incident that incited unnecessary fear on Monday after a man threw firecrackers over the fence just hours after 12 people were shot and killed at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Authorities …

Tim Tebow Rally Held by Jacksonville Fans
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At 3:16 PM today, a group of Jacksonville Jaguars fans decided to hold a rally, which was to last for 3 hours and 16 minutes (all allusions to Tebow’s faith, of course), in order to convince the owners of the …

White House Backs Russia’s Proposal For Syria

President Obama agreed on Tuesday morning to work with the U.N. on a proposal to get Syria to give up its chemical weapons in order to avoid military action. The deal will only work, however, if the threat for U.S. …

Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine
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An AP story out of Boston yesterday morning is getting some traction: apparently, some of the 2016 Republican potentials with their sights on the White House are trying to quietly take advantage of Mitt Romney’s political operatives, in particular his …

The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions, and This Site Tracks Them The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions, and This Site Tracks Them
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There’s a new single-serving site that lets you know which We The People online petitions the White House is ignoring. Since the We The People site launched back in 2011, it has seen 232 petitions meet their signature threshold (5,000 …

Helen Thomas, White House Reporting Legend, Dies
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Today Helen Thomas died at the age of 92. Helen Thomas was a legend in White House reporting. She started covering the White House in 1960, choosing to eschew the traditional “female reporting” angle – First Lady’s fashion choices, travel …

White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy White House, IAB, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft & AOL Launch Best Practices To Fight Piracy
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The White House’s Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL announced new best practices guidelines for ad networks to address piracy and counterfeiting. The guidelines are designed to …

Ted Nugent 2016: Rocker for President?
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Ted Nugent, who’s made something of a late career out of serially threatening to run for elected office (see: Michigan governorship 2006, 2010), is thinking about the big prize. “Hi, I’m Ted Nugent. I have nine children from seven women, …

Twitter’s Nicole Wong Is Your New U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Twitter’s Nicole Wong Is Your New U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer
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Twitter’s Nicole Wong will be leaving her position at Twitter and joining the White House as Deputy Chief Technology Officer. According to the White House, Wong will we primarily focused on internet privacy and other technology issues. “Wong has tremendous …

Petition Asks Obama to Recreate Frozone Scene from The Incredibles

The White House’s We The People online petition site is a truly wonderful place. Not because it gives citizens the ability to voice legitimate concerns and possibly help to enact real change. No, we know that’s not what’s happening. It’s …

President Obama Defends NSA Spying, Says Americans Aren’t Targeted President Obama Defends NSA Spying, Says Americans Aren’t Targeted
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To put it lightly, the Internet blew up last night on the news that the NSA has tapped into data belonging to pretty much every major tech company. It’s alleged that the spy agency works with these companies to sift …

Do The Privacy Implications Of Google Glass Scare You? Do The Privacy Implications Of Google Glass Scare You?
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Google Glass has some people spooked. They think that Glass turns those who wear the technology into a surveillance cyborg. Now some groups are calling upon the government to take action. Do you think Google Glass should be banned? Let …

White House “Racism” Story Exposes Cruelty To Muslim-Americans
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The White House Correspondents Dinner is a big to-do every year, drawing in huge names from across the country in almost every field imaginable. When one has the opportunity to go, one goes. But Muslim-American physician Seema Jilani may not …

White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition, Says Cybersecurity Legislation Must Respect Privacy White House Finally Responds To CISPA Petition, Says Cybersecurity Legislation Must Respect Privacy
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CISPA is all but dead once again, and the Senate is moving ahead with its own cybersecurity legislation. That doesn’t mean the fight is over though. In fact, the Senate might just propose a bill that’s worse, but the White …

Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax? Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax?
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One of the most controversial pieces of legislation currently making its way through the Senate is the Marketplace Fairness Act. In essence, it would allow states to collect taxes from online purchases even if the online store doesn’t have a …

‘House of Cards’ Spoof Kicks Off White House Correspondents’ Dinner

If you missed the annual White House Correspondents Dinner this weekend, here’s what you need to know: Conan O’Brien hosted, and he was pretty good. As was the President, who had some good jokes about Michele Bachmann, birthers, and Michelle …

White House Joins Tumblr, Says There Will Be GIFs White House Joins Tumblr, Says There Will Be GIFs
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If you’re a Tumblr user, you can now follow the White House. Today they announced their latest foray into the social web. The White House currently has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, YouTube, Soundcloud, Google+. And the President …

AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack AP Twitter Account Back Up Following Hack

After being down for over 20 hours following a hack, the Associated Press’ Twitter account is now back up and running. “Thank you for your patience,” tweeted the @AP account early Wednesday morning. Yesterday, around 1 pm ET, the @AP …

AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion AP Hacked, Tweets About White House Explosion
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Two explosions have not rocked the White House and President Obama is not injured. But if you follow the Associated Press’ official Twitter account, you might have seen some disturbing news to the contrary. Earlier this afternoon, the AP’s official …