The White House Historical Association unveiled today the design of the 2016 Official White House Christmas Ornament. Honoring the presidency of Herbert Hoover, the ornament is a vintage fire truck design commemorating the 1929 Christmas Eve four-alarm fire of the West Wing. Show More Summary
The 2017 budget released by the White House puts forward a reform to Obamacare’s so-called "Cadillac tax," a surcharge on high-value insurance plans that has been postponed until 2020 under widespread, bipartisan opposition. Given that...Show More Summary
Find out who poured popcorn on Ronald Reagan, and which President kept a raccoon in the White House.
The Republican says in a statement he plans to support his party's nominee and will continue to speak out about what he called the dangers of electing Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, the two candidates for the Democratic nominati...
Even for someone we “know and love”, this might be a few months’ supply. After all: at 7lbs per day, 1600lbs = 228 days and change. (smile) The Real Story of the Huge Chunk of Cheese that Sat in the White House for a Year
The Democratic primary debate simulcast on PBS and CNN averaged 8.03 million viewers, on par with the audiences for recent showdowns between the party's 2016 White House contenders. PBS produced the debate, which was anchored by "PBS Newshour" anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff. CNN paid a license...
Two exchanges at Thursday night's debate between finger-pointing socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and endlessly scandal-plagued former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton nicely summed up the difference between the two White House wannabes — while also explaining why Sanders has momentum in the primaries...
I was going through President Dwight Eisenhower’s daily schedule (as one does) and just noticed what might be the weirdest entry I’ve ever seen. On December 10, 1954 Eisenhower was on his way from the White House to Camp David, and he picked up two hitchhikers. Read more...
If Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders has a chance of drawing African-American voters away from rival Hillary Clinton in South Carolina’s presidential nominating contest on Feb. 27, his best opportunity will be among the young. African Americans support former Secretary of State Clinton by...
By the Fall of 2014, the White House admitted a collective failure to address the ISIS propaganda juggernaut. In contrast to earlier contentions that it was only a lack of equivalent volume that stymied US efforts, Obama stated thatShow More Summary
If you're looking to explore the quirky history of this storied abode, here's a bit of trivia to whet your appetite.
Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Ilya Shapiro The Spin Cycle is a reoccurring feature based upon just how much the latest weather or climate story, policy pronouncement, or simply poo-bah blather spins the truth. Statements are given a rating between 1-5 spin cycles, with less cycles meaning less spin. Show More Summary
President Obama's nostalgic speech in Springfield has local politicos wondering what he has planned after leaving the White House. "I miss you guys," Obama said during an address in the Illinois statehouse on the anniversary of his Presidential campaign announcement. Show More Summary
The glass brewers are emblazoned with the presidential seal. Politics aside, Barack Obama doubtlessly will go down in history as "the cool President." He takes selfies, he hobnobs with Beyoncé and Jay Z, and he even sings a little Al Green from time to time. Show More Summary
What does the White House think of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin? This question was originally answered on Quora by Ed Felten.
Post by Anne Meadows. This is our last President's Day with Barack Obama in the White House. However we might disagree about the potential candidates for this fall's election, we can all agree Obama made some serious strides for women during his time in the Oval Office. Show More Summary
With US Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders taking American politics by storm with his anti-establishment pitch for the White House, another Sanders is making moves across the Atlantic, with Bernie's brother Larry promoted to the frontline of the UK's Green Party.
SEVNICA, Slovenia (Reuters) - If Melania Trump succeeds Michelle Obama as First Lady, she may trace her road to the White House back to 1987 and a chance encounter in the capital of her native Slovenia. “I was leaving a fashion show in Ljubljana and saw her in front of the building. Show More Summary
Obama to Officially Nominate John B. King Jr. as Education Secretary PK12: Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the chairman of the Senate education committee, has been urging the White House to officially nominate someone to succeed former Secretary Arne Duncan, since back in December. Show More Summary
Two days after her humiliating New Hampshire defeat, White House hopeful Hillary Clinton sought to regain the upper hand against her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders in their debate, denouncing his proposals as unrealistic and costly. Clinton, who is keen to strike a new path as the presidential...