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Today in history: Hawaii becomes a state

Aug. 21, 1959: Mahalo: President Eisenhower signed a bill making Hawaii the 50th state. Quote of The Day "We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." —Jimmy Carter More from West Wing Reports... Obama's hands on, hands off foreign policy Mind the gap: gender gap persists with Dems, GOP Climate change could spark global violence More

Suits Optional As New Digital Team Moves Into The West Wing

Mikey Dickerson, the engineer credited with saving the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, moved into the White House earlier this month to lead the new U.S. Digital Service (USDS). But just because he’s working a few steps from the Oval Office, Dickerson said he won’t be changing his style. Show More Summary

T-Mobile cracks down on customers who abuse their unlimited data

If you're using T-Mobile's network to torrent all seven seasons of The West Wing (remember kids, piracy is for jerks) or tethering like an absolute madman, don't be surprised if your data speeds start dipping dramatically over the next few weeks....

Georg-von-Rauch-Haus in Berlin, Germany

Named for the anarchist and "urban guerilla" Georg von Rauch, who was shot and killed by West German police in 1971, the Georg-von-Rauch-Haus became a center of antagonism between Berlin's left wing squatter movement and the police.Show More Summary

‘So Sharky’: Rob Lowe Stars In Amazingly Cool ‘Shark Week’ Promo

The latest promo for Discovery’s highly anticipated Shark Week has hit the web, and it stars none other than Parks and Recreation actor Rob Lowe. The 50-year-old Lowe, a West Wing alumni who unfortunately has nothing else to do with Shark Week, stands astride a pair of great whites in the clip, sporting a white

A Former Enron Chairman Is Selling His Texas Mansion For $14 Million

A prominent leader in the Enron scandal of 2001, John Wing, is selling his enormous mansion in Texas for $14 million. Wing was a West Point graduate and the former chairman of Enron Europe. His mansion in The Woodlands, Texas includes...Show More Summary

For White House, It’s Still the Economy. Stupid?

A popular saying around the Obama White House during the economic crisis in 2009 was: if you’re not talking about the economy, you’re not relevant. That still seems to be the driving mantra in the West Wing.

On "We Told You So," Ben Gurion Airport, Gaza and the West Bank

As of 2005, when Ariel Sharon executed the ''Disengagement Plan'' from Gaza, in which not even one Israeli, whether civilian or military personnel, was allowed to stay there, the Israeli right wing, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, warned of what would happen in Gaza. Show More Summary

This Week's TV: Will The Manhattan Project Show Have West Wing's Magic?

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While childhood secrets are revealed on this week's Masters of Sex, another behind-the-scenes science drama debuts on Sunday: Manhattan, which takes us inside the secret city that helped create the atomic bomb. Plus, Phineas & Ferb takes on Star Wars—and it's bound to be goofy. See all the details below! Read more...

WIRED Summer Binge-Watching Guide: The West Wing

Hungry for some verbose political drama? We've got a piping-hot West Wing binge-watching guide ready for you.

Is The West Wing Sexist? Your Pressing TV Questions Answered

Welcome to Stay Tuned, Vulture's new TV advice column. Each Wednesday, Margaret Lyons will answer your questions about what to watch, when to watch it, whom to watch it with, and how to feel about the whole thing. How do I stop feeling shame for watching shows on the CW?... More »

Capitol Hill Or Hollywood? Take This Quiz And See If You Can Spot The Real Politicians

Hollywood has done a good job of making its politicians look like the real thing. Martin Sheen had a presidential aura as Jed Bartlet in "The West Wing." Frank Langella even looked quite a bit like Richard Nixon in "Frost/Nixon." We thought it would be fun to pit some of the fake politicians from TV and film against actual politicians. Show More Summary

Artist recreates lost Glasgow School of Art Degree Show work using ash from the Mackintosh fire

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Artist Melissa Maloco, a Fine Art Photography graduate from the GSA, lost all her work in the fire that swept through the west wing of the Mackintosh Building in May 2014. Now she has recreated part of her Degree Show using ash from the Mackintosh building fire. Show More Summary

19 Times Life and The West Wing Imitated Each Other

At times, the modern political climate may seem stranger than fiction, so it may be comforting (or disconcerting) to know that several recent political events initially took place years prior, on NBC's beloved series The West Wing, which aired from 1999 to 2006. Show More Summary

Adam Daniel Franklin; WVANG phony hero

Someone sent us some stuff on this fellow Adam Daniel Franklin from Charleston, West Virginia where he served in the West Virginia Air National Guard with 130th Airlift Wing. He served as a journeyman loadmaster on a C-130 aircraft. See his perfectly honorable career on his NGB-22 (the NG version of a DD214) Now, how […]

Find out here how much your favorite Obama aide is paid

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The White House official whose job, until recently, included monitoring reporters’ tweets makes $42,420. David Simas, the head of the West Wing’s political office, makes $172,200. The chief calligrapher, Patricia Blair, pulls down $97,692.

Rob Lowe, ‘The West Wing,’ and Monica Lewinsky star in the most ’90s clip ever

Ahh, the Clinton era—what a time to be alive! National Geographic’s forthcoming miniseries The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? promises to examine

Rob Lowe Will Do a 'West Wing' Reunion Under 1 Condition

Rob Lowe will only do a West Wing reunion if Aaron Sorkin writes it for the cast – Huffington Post Amazing news for Miley Cyrus fans who missed her tour! – Just Jared Jr This Jeopardy loser’s answer makes him a winner in our eyes – Entertainment Weekly Jason Bateman will be sitting in the [...]

Rob Lowe Would Do A 'West Wing' Reunion Under This One Condition

Good news, Sam Seaborn lovers: Rob Lowe is totally down for a "West Wing" reunion. During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri about his work with Genworth Financial's #LetsTalk campaign, Lowe said deputy communications director Seaborn is "probably my favorite guy I've ever played," and he would be thrilled to inhabit him again. Show More Summary

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