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White House Extends Health Care Enrollment Deadline by One Day

Today was the deadline specified by the Affordable Care Act – infamously known as Obamacare – for Americans to enroll in the healthcare marketplaces in order to have insurance coverage by January 1, 2014. But in a move that doesn’t surprise many as the entire process has been fraught with not only controversy but several speed bumps along the way, …

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Turkey Pardon: White House Turkey Duel Shocks the Internet

In a move that might have caused more complaints than the ObamaCare website, the White House announced a competition between two turkeys for the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey. This doesn’t sound bad until you remember that the National Thanksgiving Turkey receives a presidential pardon. In other words, it appears that the losing turkey will end up on the president’s …

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Idris Elba to Attend White House Screening for “Mandela”

Famed actor Idris Elba has definitely had a lot on his plate lately. With two films in post-production, one currently filming, and another two in pre-production, it’s safe to say he’s a busy man. However, there’s yet another film in particular that has caught a vast amount of media attention – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” Elba stars in the …

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Default Porn-Blocking Is Your Hilarious White House Petition of the Day

It’s been a while since I’ve looked at We The People, the U.S. Government’s online petition site that’s, well, whatever is worse than an exercise in futility. Think of something that could be described as that, and then think of something worse. Then add a shiny layer of platitudes. Ok, now you’re close. The site wasn’t up during the government …

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Jeh Johnson: Controversial Lawyer To Be Nominated as Head of Homeland Security

According to an unidentified White House official, President Barack Obama will nominate criminal trial lawyer Jeh Johnson on Friday 18, 2013, to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The official made the following remarks on Johnson, “He is one of the most highly qualified and respected national security leaders, having served as the senior …

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Miriam Carey, Capitol Driver, Had Baby In The Car

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, Idella Carey, says her daughter suffered from post-partum depression since giving birth last August and had been hospitalized, but she …

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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 question the potential connection between the two events. While the exact reason behind the firing is not known, the man …

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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 arrested Alexander Sahagian and charged him with throwing projectiles after he sent officials scrambling to lock down the area. Police …

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Tim Tebow Rally Held by Jacksonville Fans

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 Jaguars to sign Tim Tebow as their next quarterback. The charge, led by organizer James Stewart and supported by members …

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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. military involvement is credible to the Syrian government. In other words, Syria needs to know the U.S. means business. “Nothing …

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Mitt Romney: GOP Hopefuls Fish for the Money Machine

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 financial advisers. Even though the election is three years out, in a world with a 24-hour news cycle and campaigns …

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The White House Is Ignoring a Bunch of Petitions, and This Site Tracks Them

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 at first, increased to 25,000 and then 100,000 as the site gained popularity). In that time, the White House has …

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