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December 16, 2012
It’s a banner week for White House petitions which deserve support. This one, which encourages the White House to classify the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, has the backing of Anonymous, which is actively trying to stop the church from picketing the funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims. It’s already topped the 25,000 signature mark requiring the White House to formally respond.

It’s a banner week for White House petitions which deserve support. This one, which encourages the White House to classify the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group, has the backing of Anonymous, which is actively trying to stop the church from picketing the funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims. It’s already topped the 25,000 signature mark requiring the White House to formally respond.

14:30 // 1 year ago
December 14, 2012
Here’s the conservative response to the prior, more successful, petition. No comment. (Side note: Hey, did you know you can create your own petition on Whitehouse.gov, and if it gets enough signatures, The White House must respond? That’s the fun part of democracy. You get both sides involved.)

Here’s the conservative response to the prior, more successful, petition. No comment. (Side note: Hey, did you know you can create your own petition on Whitehouse.gov, and if it gets enough signatures, The White House must respond? That’s the fun part of democracy. You get both sides involved.)

19:27 // 1 year ago
November 21, 2012
Well that didn’t take long. Do you think the White House should have heard out House Republicans before shooting down Speaker Boehner’s idea?

Well that didn’t take long. Do you think the White House should have heard out House Republicans before shooting down Speaker Boehner’s idea?

20:36 // 1 year ago
November 19, 2012

Secession petitioners vs. Deportation petitioners

115k signatories petitioned the White House to ask that Texas be allowed to secede from the United States 

24k signatories petitioned the White House to demand deportation for Americans who sign secession petitions

(Source: forbes.com)

15:26 // 1 year ago
September 17, 2012

Google rejects White House appeal to remove “Innocence of Muslims”

  • last week The White House sent a request to YouTube, asking that the “Innocence of Muslims” film be taken offline for violating the website’s Terms of Service. Parent company Google ultimately rejected the request.
  • this week Following a White House request to reconsider, Google has confirmed that the video will remain online. The company confirmed that “Innocence” was no longer viewable in several countries (including Egypt and Libya), but stressed that the restrictions were due to local law and not political pressure. source
19:48 // 1 year ago
September 1, 2012

There you go, microbrewers: The White House beer recipes. Complete with video. (ht Buzzfeed)

13:51 // 1 year ago
August 30, 2012
We worked to get you information as quickly as possible following the raid, and as more debriefings happened — debriefings of the special operators involved in the mission as well as others – some of the initial information turned out to be incomplete. We acknowledged that at the time….Again, as far as this individual’s account, it’s one individual’s account, and I just can’t comment on it.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney • Responding to questions about the account of the raid that led to Osama bin Laden’s death, which appears in the upcoming book “No Easy Day.” Carney also told reporters that he’d not yet read the book, and therefore could not speak personally on why author Mark Owen’s story doesn’t line up with the official one released by the White House. For those in search of answers, he recommended that questions on the matter be directed to the Pentagon and/or Department of Justice. source (viafollow)
17:14 // 1 year ago
August 21, 2012
Freedom of Information Act request filed for President’s beer recipe
After President Obama publicly debuted the White House’s home-brewed honey ale — aptly named White House Honey Ale — at a campaign stop last month, reporters and home-brewers alike have begged for details on the recipe. After a campaign on the White House’s “We The People” petition website failed, a Reddit user decided to take a more direct approach. Pictured above is an excerpt from a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act, asking that the White House release the recipe to a home-brewer with non-commercial ambitions. Do you think it’ll work? (Photo via Reddit user imatexasda) source
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After President Obama publicly debuted the White House’s home-brewed honey ale — aptly named White House Honey Ale — at a campaign stop last month, reporters and home-brewers alike have begged for details on the recipe. After a campaign on the White House’s “We The People” petition website failed, a Reddit user decided to take a more direct approach. Pictured above is an excerpt from a request filed under the Freedom of Information Act, asking that the White House release the recipe to a home-brewer with non-commercial ambitions. Do you think it’ll work? (Photo via Reddit user imatexasda) source

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16:38 // 1 year ago
August 18, 2012

White House report on education jobs suggest startling losses

  • 300000 education jobs lost since 2009 source

» Hard times for educators: According to a report released today spearheaded buy the White House Council of Economic Advisers, as well as the National Economic Council and Domestic Policy Council,  the above figure represents the losses in educational jobs since June 2009. The report does originate from the White House team, and as such is expectedly supportive of the President’s proposal to stem this tide – a package of $25 billion to prevent further layoffs. The last few years have seen heavy cuts to public funding, largely pushed by conservative politicians during dire economic times, and thus public-sector jobs have dwindled in states and localities, driving up unemployment despite months of sustained (if underwhelming) private-sector job growth.

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16:37 // 1 year ago
August 15, 2012
I have exhausted my knowledge about this subject. Usually, when someone hands me a beer I don’t ask how it was made, I just drink it.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney • Responding to a reporter’s questions about the process and recipe used by the Obamas for the White House homebrew. Having become the Beltway’s most recent obsession, following confirmation of the homebrew’s existence earlier this month, Carney was apparently tasked with spilling the beans on the name (White House Honey Ale), taste (like honey), and varieties available (light and dark) for consumption by those in the White House. Clearly, he thought there were more important matters worth discussing. To be fair, while we did get an amusing quote, he was probably right. source (viafollow)
15:39 // 1 year ago