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  • Per Reddit: Moving Van at the White House

    12/27/2016 6:19:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 78 replies
  • Obama reveals private living areas of White House

    11/01/2016 7:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 1, 2016 9:50 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama likes to say the White House is the “people’s house.” Now, the people are getting a look at the rooms where he lives. Exclusive photos published Tuesday by Architectural Digest are giving the public its first glimpse of private areas on the second floor of the White House that Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny have called home for nearly eight years. Los Angeles-based interior designer Michael Smith decorated the rooms, as well as the Oval Office. A mutual friend in Chicago introduced him to the Obamas after the...
  • Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

    06/03/2016 4:20:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    BPR bizpacreview ^ | 6/03/16 | Carmine Sabia
    Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them. Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry. She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way. Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants. “It’s the story that...
  • Toddler Gets Through White House Barricade and Onto Grounds

    04/13/2015 9:39:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Dana Hedgpeth April 13 at 11:52 AM Security at the White House was again breached Sunday after a 4-year-old toddler got through a security barrier on the property. The incident happened Sunday afternoon when security agents rushed to the north lawn with their weapons drawn and checked out the area. They discovered that the toddler had managed to climb under a temporary barrier along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House gate. The barrier looks similar to a bike rack, officials said, but is meant to keep pedestrians away. It was not immediately clear how the child got through the secured...
  • Michelle Obama Redecorates The Old White House Family Dining Room (w/horrific $290,000 paintings)

    03/25/2015 11:13:45 AM PDT · by drewh · 152 replies
    Visitors to the White House on Tuesday saw a side of the mansion that had previously been hidden from public view. The Old Family Dining Room, once a private space for first family meals, has been refurbished by Michelle Obama in her first major attempt to leave her mark on the interior of the historic house. The dining room, used in recent decades as a staging area for State Dining Room events, has been thoroughly modernized. The works added to the room are bold, including a custom-made rug based on a 1950 weaving by Anni Albers. Most of the artists...
  • Secret Service head in hot seat after White House breach details revealed

    09/30/2014 4:31:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 72 replies ^ | 9-30-2014 |
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson will face questions about how an armed intruder jumped the White House fence and made it as far as the East Room when she testifies before a House committee on Tuesday. Sources confirmed to Fox News on Monday that 42-year-old Omar Gonzalez overpowered a Secret Service officer in the Sept. 19 incident -- this led to a struggle and "wrestling" inside the executive mansion as he darted through. Gonzalez was eventually tackled by a counter-assault agent in the East Room after he reached the doorway to the Green Room, a parlor overlooking the South Lawn....
  • Obama Puts Solar Panels on Roof of the White House

    05/10/2014 1:28:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies ^ | May 10, 2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well it seems the President is still trying to keep up appearances. This week the Obama administration completed the installation of new solar panels on top of the White House. It was almost 30 years ago that Reagan removed the solar panels that Jimmy Carter had built on top of the president’s residence, but shockingly enough, President Obama has once again ruined everything Reagan created. This is a reminder to the American people that President Obama is supposed to be a big proponent of stopping climate change. According to a White House spokesman, “Continuing President Obama’s commitment to lead by...
  • White House ex-aide: First Lady Michelle Obama has turned East Wing into 'worst wing'

    03/26/2014 4:09:08 AM PDT · by mgist · 70 replies
    NY Daily NEWS ^ | 3/25/14 | leslie Larson
    White House ex-aide: First Lady Michelle Obama has turned East Wing into 'worst wing' Reid Cherlin describes Michelle Obama's office as a "miserable place to work," where every meeting was an identity crisis and the wrong dress was just as bad as a failed policy initiative. The glamorous First Lady cares so much about her clothes, the wrong skirt is considered a serious 'f--k up,' an ex-aide dishes. Playing the role of First Lady has squelched Michelle Obama’s spirit, and she’s turned the East Wing into the “worst wing,” a former White House aide claims. The First Lady’s office has...
  • President Obama has NINE different types of pie for White House Thanksgiving dinner-

    11/28/2013 3:35:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/28/13 | Staff
    His wife may be behind the nation´s biggest healthy-eating campaign, but even the president is allowed one day off a year. President Barack Obama is celebrating Thanksgiving with a quiet family dinner at the White House - where he will be feasting on a choice of nine pies. The first family will have a choice of huckleberry pie, pecan pie, chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, peach pie, apple pie, pumpkin pie, banana cream pie or coconut cream pie, The Hill reported. The selection offers three more pies than last year. Savory dishes on the menu include turkey, honey-baked ham,...
  • Christmas spirit dies at White House as ornament-hawking gift shop goes broke

    10/12/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | Oct 11 2013 | Jim McElhatton-
    Another sign of the tough times in Washington these days, the White House Gift Shop, long run by a nonprofit group that helps uniformed Secret Service officers and their families, has gone broke.The Secret Service Uniformed Division Benefit Fund, which traces its roots to the 1940s and for years did business as the official White House Gift Shop, lists more than $600,000 in liabilities in a pending bankruptcy petition in Washington. The fund — which operated independently of the White House and Secret Service, and was not a part of the government — disclosed tens of thousands of dollars in...
  • Vanity: Drudge Photo of Obama with foot on Resolute Desk in Oval Office

    09/01/2013 7:10:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 111 replies
    Drudge ^ | 9/1/13 | Me
    Disgusting effu to the Brits. What a POS.
  • Still No WH Tours, but Parade of Special Visitors Continues

    07/29/2013 10:05:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 7/29/13 | Keith Koffler
    The White House continues to bar average Americans from touring “The People House” but nevertheless lavishes spending on all sorts of special invitees – from diners at last week’s Iftar dinner breaking the Muslim fast to sports teams and foreign diplomats. Obama basketball 2Soon after the outcry over the cancellation of tours due to the sequester, the White House promised to see what could be done to allow some visits to resume. But nothing was done and no one can visit – unless President Obama finds you useful or amusing. Favored guest have poured in this month, even though Obama...
  • Islamic Flag to Fly Over White House

    04/23/2013 4:05:11 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 4-23-13 | Dave Jolly
    Not long after Barack Hussein Obama first took office in 2009, I’ve been saying that he is a Muslim and not a Christian as he claims. He has done everything to assist Muslims and hinder Christians. He has hosted Muslim leaders who have vowed to destroy America. He gives billions of dollars and weapons to Islamic extremists, yet he refuses to help a Christian family that only wants to homeschool their children. I am convinced that Obama has been actively paving the way to change America from a Christian nation to Muslim nation, and I’m not the only one. Egyptian...
  • 'Bogus' AP tweet about explosion at the White House wipes billions off US markets

    04/23/2013 12:14:47 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | April 23, 2013 | Peter Foster
    The US stock market went into a temporary tailspin after hackers broke into the Twitter account of the Associated Press and announced that two bombs had exploded at the White House, injuring Barack Obama. “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured,” said the fake “alert” from one of America’s most trusted news sources, briefly fooling some news outlets and sending the Dow Jones plunging 145 points in the space of two minutes — or 1 per cent. The benchmark S&P 500 index also fell nearly 1 percent in the space of three minutes as the...
  • Michelle Obama: 'This Is Your House, Too'

    04/03/2013 7:28:46 AM PDT · by illiac · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/3/13 | Daniel Halper
    At a "workshop" for the film 42 in the State Dining Room of the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama told the assembled guests that "this is your house, too." "I want to make sure that you all know how welcome you are here in this house, because the truth is we do these things -- we make sure that we do these workshops so that you all know that this is your house, too," Obama told the guests. "So we want you to make yourselves at home. We want you to feel good and relaxed and learn and ask...
  • White House to furlough 480 staffers

    04/01/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    White House to furlough 480 staffers By Amie Parnes - 04/01/13 02:44 PM ET The White House announced Monday that 480 staffers who work at the Office of Management and Budget have received furlough notices requiring that they take unpaid days off due to the sequester. White House press secretary Jay Carney made the announcement during a White House briefing on Monday, but he would not get into details about whether other members of the White House staff, including those who work closest to President Obama in the West Wing, received any notices. Carney told reporters that other notices could...
  • Caption WH Easter Roll

    04/01/2013 10:20:54 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 47 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama reads the children's book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" alongside his dog Bo and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reads the book 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' to children during the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, April 1, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama speaks alongside first lady Michelle (2nd R), their daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (3rd R), Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson (L) and the Easter Bunny as they participate in the 135th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the...
  • GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours

    03/20/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/20/13 | nside Politics
    **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) Enlarge Photo **FILE** House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican (Associated Press) more > Recent Entries GOP video mocks White House for canceling tours Joe Biden: U.S. nearly got power of the papacy Rep. Steve Scalise slams President Obama for releasing hoops bracket before budget Sen. Orrin Hatch knocks treadmill desks, $10B for new health center Charlie Crist leads poll for Florida governor Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, is poking a little fun at President Obama’s decision to...
  • Obama: I Didn't Cancel W.H. Tours, Secret Service and Congress to Blame

    03/13/2013 7:59:49 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 63 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | MAR 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    President Obama says he's not the one who canceled the White House tours. He made the comments in an interview with ABC News. "[O]ne more question about the spending cuts," said the interviewer from ABC News. "You’ve been takin’ a lotta heat for this cancellation of the White House tours. They get– the Secret Service says it’s costs about $74,000 a week. Was canceling them really necessary?" "You know, I have to say this was not– a decision that went up to the White House. But th– what the Secret Service explained to us was that they’re gonna have to...
  • White House Cancels Tours, White House Visitors Director Gets Raise

    03/07/2013 4:41:54 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 03/07/13 | LD Jackson
    Today's story has to be at least on the borderline of pettiness. The White House announced Tuesday that it would be canceling all tours after this coming Saturday. This announcement came because of the sequester spending cuts that began to take effect on March 1. A lot of people visit the White House every year, so I have no doubt it is being done to shape public opinion. President Obama and his administration is doing their best to let the spending cuts do damage where they will do the most good. That's plain to see for anyone who is paying...