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May 14, 2013
18:07 // 1 year ago
May 11, 2013
Early this am, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm in the West Wing. The transformer problem was quickly resolved. Electricity and personnel access to the West Wing has returned to normal. The first family was unaffected.
A White House official • Discussing reports of smoke in the West Wing of the White House this morning, which led to an evacuation. While the president doesn’t live in the West Wing (he lives in a residence between the East and West Wings), he works there.
9:40 // 1 year ago
April 26, 2013
whitehouse:

Five Presidents.

Political beliefs aside, this is a pretty cool thing to see. We can’t help but wonder what Obama and Carter are laughing at.

whitehouse:

Five Presidents.

Political beliefs aside, this is a pretty cool thing to see. We can’t help but wonder what Obama and Carter are laughing at.

(via waterman12053)

19:39 // 1 year ago
April 25, 2013
There are other people out there that are very qualified and we’ve had enough Bushes.
Barbara Bush: Jeb shouldn’t run for president (via brooklynmutt)

We need more shrubs in the White House.

(via brooklynmutt)

9:38 // 1 year ago
April 23, 2013
15:46 // 1 year ago
April 11, 2013
I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury.
White House spokesman Jay Carney • Responding to questions about a newly released Jay-Z track which seems to suggest that Hov and Beyonce got permission from the White House to travel to Cuba last week. When pressed on the matter, Carney once again denied that President Obama ever spoke with Mr. and Mrs. Knowles-Carter about their trip, saying that Open Letter “is only a song.” source
16:55 // 1 year ago
April 9, 2013
North Korea’s statement advising foreigners to make plans to evacuate Seoul is more unhelpful rhetoric that serves only to escalate tensions. This kind of rhetoric will only further isolate North Korea from the international community, and we continue to urge the North Korean leadership to heed President Obama’s call to choose the path of peace and to come into compliance with its international obligations.
White House spokesman Jay Carney • Responding to North Korea’s rather surprising anti-tourism warning on Tuesday, mere hours after North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency warned foreigners in South Korea that the country’s military couldn’t be blamed if they were hurt should war break out on the Korean peninsula. The latest threats from North Korea come on the eve of previously announced ballistic missile testing which has already put a number of countries in the region on edge. source
16:21 // 1 year ago
April 1, 2013

Sequestration forces White House to tighten its belt, too

  • 480 White House staffers will be required to take unpaid days off as a result of the sequestration which took effect on March 1, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney. White House officials have also apparently scaled back staff travel expenses, delayed filling open positions, and stopped using mobile Internet cards. source
15:39 // 1 year ago

laughterkey:

So the White House released their April Fool’s joke, a video with a kid president, which would be pretty unremarkable except this kid KILLS IT. It’s like a minute long, just watch it.

“I think I’m stuck.”

Today in the only April Fool’s joke we’ll post on this blog (well, barring this one, probably).

10:32 // 1 year ago
March 13, 2013
By choosing not to ask for a single dime of deficit reduction from closing tax loopholes for the wealthy and well-connected, this budget identifies deep cuts to investments like education and research – investments critical to creating jobs and growing the middle class. And to save money, this budget would turn Medicare into a voucher program—undercutting the guaranteed benefits that seniors have earned and forcing them to pay thousands more out of their own pockets. We’ve tried this top-down approach before. The President still believes it is the wrong course for America.
The White House’s take on Paul Ryan’s latest plan sounds like the same kind of statement they’ve made about everything Paul Ryan’s done since the beginning of time.
9:07 // 1 year ago