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January 2, 2013

Two different takes on the NYE “fiscal cliff” compromises:

  • Congressional Budget Office The Congressional Budget Office released a new report on New Year’s Day, outlining what it believed would be the new “fiscal cliff” compromise’s impact on the national debt. Their verdict? $4 trillion added over the next decade.
  • White House The Obama Administration denied claims that the “fiscal cliff” deal would add $4 trillion to our national debt, and said those in the White House expect to see $737 billion trimmed from the national debt thanks to the recent negotiations. So, anybody who did a little better in Econ than we did want to let us know who’s right and who’s wrong? source
16:57 // 1 year ago
December 21, 2012
9:23 // 1 year ago

Here’s Obama’s response to the gun control petition launched by Perzadook.

9:21 // 1 year ago
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