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February 7, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: February 7, 2014

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who has had his career tainted by a steroids scandal, will officially sit the next season out after the player decided to give up his legal fight with the league.

Last October, LinkedIn launched an app called Intro, a novel extension that extended the iOS mail program in an extremely insecure way. Today, LinkedIn dropped the app. Oops.

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong isn’t afraid to cut your 401(k) benefits and blame it on some mothers who had difficult births.

A dude tried to jump the fence of the White House, forcing a lockdown.

Clint Eastwood saved a dude’s life this week.

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January 28, 2014
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December 2, 2013
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November 23, 2013
Earlier this week, a bunch of news organizations complained that the White House’s official photographer, Pete Souza, was getting all the good photos. This was Souza’s response.

Earlier this week, a bunch of news organizations complained that the White House’s official photographer, Pete Souza, was getting all the good photos. This was Souza’s response.

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November 10, 2013
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November 3, 2013
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October 15, 2013
The President has said repeatedly that members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills. Unfortunately, the latest proposal from House Republicans does just that, in a partisan attempt to appease a small group of tea party Republicans.
White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage - Responding to the latest debt ceiling proposal from House Republicans, as both Democrats and Republicans continue to do everything they can to hang the federal shutdown around the necks of their Congressional rivals work towards an end to the fifteen day (and counting) federal shutdown. In related news, Eater DC has a list of bars and restaurants where government employees can get cheap/free food and drinks during the furlough. Looks like it may come in handy for a few more weeks.
16:33 // 6 months ago
October 10, 2013
Once Republicans in Congress act to remove the threat of default and end this harmful government shutdown, the president will be willing to negotiate on a broader budget agreement to create jobs, grow the economy, and put our fiscal house in order.
Unidentified White House official - Responding to a new short-term deal from House GOP members,  which would extend the national debt limit without ending the federal shutdown; however, the White House has yet to outright threaten a veto of Republicans’ latest proposal. source
14:24 // 6 months ago
September 7, 2013

This doesn’t seem like a gratuitous display: Github, the home of numerous software repositories and a coder’s best friend, has a replica of the Oval Office in its building. Because that’s not weird or anything.

15:14 // 7 months ago
July 19, 2013

"I was only going to fire a couple of shots," says man with ammo near White House

  • ≈200 the number of rounds of ammunition a Texas man was carrying when he was arrested near the White House Tuesday afternoon. San Antonio man Christopher Wade Briggs had a pistol and knife on him when he was arrested. And yes, he actually said that quote featured in the headline, according to documents acquired by The Washington Post. source
0:05 // 9 months ago