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Drones pose security, privacy challenges

2 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The drone that crashed onto the White House South Lawn has raised questions about the threats posed by small flying drones. Chip Reid speaks to Drone Shield founder Brian Hearing who is trying to keep up with the looming threat from the air.

The Drone That Crashed On White House Lawn Was Piloted By A Drunk Defense Employee

The dangers of drinking and droning. Turns out the drone that circumvented White House radar detection and crashed into a tree on the presidential South Lawn yesterday was piloted by none other than a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency government official. Woops! Read Full Story

Dumbass White House drone-crasher was drunk National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency employee

20 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

The drone that landed on the White House's South Lawn. Photo: Secret Service So much derp here, we don't even know where to begin. Read the rest

Government employee flew drone near White House

23 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The hobbyist model drone that crashed on the White House South Lawn Monday was too small to be detected by a radar. Bill Plante reports on new questions being raised about White House security.

This Drone Landed at the White House

A government employee crashed a tiny drone on the White House’s South Lawn. It was likely a Christmas present gone awry, not a cause for concern about U.S. safety.

First Draft Focus: Snowy Takeoff

Marine One, with President Obama aboard, took off in the snow on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday. Mr. Obama was traveling to the Detroit area to speak to workers at a Ford plant.

Obama starts 2015 on an upswing, but can it last?

U.S. President Barack Obama greets reporters as he arrives via Marine One helicopter to the South Lawn of the White House in Washington Jan. 4, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. Show More Summary

Laumeier Sculpture Park completes $200,000 conservation project for Donald Judd's Untitled, 1984

last monthArts : Artdaily

Laumeier Sculpture Park announced the successful completion of its $200,000 conservation project for Donald Judd?s Untitled, 1984, located on the South Lawn at Laumeier. The two-year conservation project was made possible by a 2012 Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for $100,000, with a 1:1 match by Laumeier. Show More Summary

Obama’s Ebola Warning: Don’t Do Things That Aren’t ‘Based on Science’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Following the release from the hospital of Nurse Amber Vinson, who is now Ebola-free after contracting the virus while treating Dallas patient Michael Eric Duncan, President Barack Obama spoke from the South Lawn of the White House regarding the federal response to the presence of Ebola in the United States.

On the South Lawn, a Concert for the Troops

Set your DVR: The White House is throwing an outdoor concert next month to honor the troops, with performers to include Mary J. Blige, Willie Nelson, John Fogerty, Common and Romeo Santos.

Circus In The Park Comes To Margate This Weekend

Help support Berger, Margate and Buttercup Park this weekend.Circus in the Park comes to the south lawn of Margate Park, 4921 N Marine Drive Saturday, October 11th -- Shows at 2pm and 5pm Sunday, October 12th -- Shows at 2pm and 5pm Tickets for Adults: $20 Tickets for Children 2-17 years: $15 Children under 2 years: free Purchase tickets here or at the door.

2 out of 3 Americans support U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the recent airstrikes against ISIS on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. Show More Summary

We Shall Not Be Moved. Unless There's a Democrat in the White House.

David Boaz Dana Milbank reports in the Washington Post: The anti-Obama left was out in force. All 22 of them. As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue on the other side of the White House to protest the man they thought was their ally…. “If George W. Show More Summary

President Obama Makes Short, Sweet Statement On Airstrikes Against ISIS And Khorasan

On the heels of airstrikes that began last night in Syria, against ISIS and al Qaeda offshoot the Khorasan Group, President Obama delivered a shorter-than-expected statement on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday morning. Obama spoke for about three minutes, hewing rather closely to the language and content of the Centcom press release [...]

WATCH LIVE: President Obama to Offer 10am Statement on ISIL

4 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

President Barack Obama at 10am this morning will address the nation from the South Lawn of the White House on Monday night’s airstrikes against ISIL in Syria. WATCH: New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

Obama: Bad Intelligence Behind ISIS Underestimation

Saturday from the White House South Lawn, President Barack Obama blamed "intelligence estimates" for not anticipating the speed in which ISIS would capture large sections of Iraq. The president,who has been under harsh media criticism...Show More Summary

Tom Sietsema breaks down the Africa summit dinner menu

Heads of state should feel right at home dining on the four-course menu created for tonight’s VIP dinner on the South Lawn at the White House. Every dish is laced with at least one ingredient — coffee, cinnamon and saffron, among others — that can be traced to some of the 50 participating African countries. […]

50 African leaders to attend state dinner

The Obamas will host a crowd of 50 heads of state from African nations Tuesday night, for a shindig in an expansive tent on the White House South Lawn with Lionel Richie serenading the crowd.

Here Comes Obama's Statement On Ukraine...

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on the crisis in Ukraine at 2:50 p.m. ET from the South Lawn of the White House. Obama is expected to unveil a new round of punishing sanctions on Russia for its continued involvement in destabilizing the crisis and supporting pro-Russian separatists in the eastern regions of Ukraine. Show More Summary

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