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Written Testimony Calling Climate Change Effects 'Possibly Catastrophic' Blocked By White House

The White House reportedly blocked a written testimony about how climate change can threaten national security. The action is in line with President Trump's views on climate change.

Feature | Science June 9, 2019

New White House Budget May Further Delay Launch Of NASA's Space Launch System Rocket

The newly released budget request for NASA's 2020 fiscal year spells plenty of delays and terminations, but NASA assures the slashed budget is a win for the space agency. One of the projects that is halted is the upgraded Space Launch System.

Space March 11, 2019

Women Enlisted In The Military Should Expect To Be Sexually Harassed, Wife Of White House Official Claims

The wife of a White House official claimed that women who enlist in the military should expect to be sexually harassed. The woman's controversial remarks were made during her radio show in 2009.

Public Health July 12, 2018

Doctor Reveals Trump’s Overall Health And Weight Loss Goals

President Donald Trump is reportedly healthy but needs to lose weight, eat healthy, and exercise. Trump’s almost obese condition has prompted the viral #Girther movement on Twitter, which compares him with other men with the same size and weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2018

Doctors Want The White House Physician To Evaluate The President's Mental Health, Pen Urgent Letter

A group of doctors urged the White House chief physician to also check on the President's mental and cognitive well-being during his recent checkup. This is not the first time doctors were concerned about the President's mental health.

Medicine January 14, 2018

White House Lit Up In Pink To Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The White House turned pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as landmarks from other countries also did the same. First Lady Melania Trump released a statement to support the movement, urging women to talk to their doctors about it.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 2, 2017

Top Members In Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Resign Because 'Trump Doesn't Care About HIV'

Six top members of Trump’s presidential advisory council on HIV/AIDS have resigned on June 13 to protest the administration’s lack of HIV/AIDS policies. What will happen to the ongoing fight against this disease?

Public Health June 19, 2017

Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos To Attend American Technology Council Meeting At White House

Despite the criticisms, Tim Cook is going to attend the first meeting of Donald Trump's American Technology Council at the White House. This will include other CEOs such as Jeff Bezos and Satya Nadella as they discuss how to modernize the government.

Business Tech June 10, 2017

Trump Administration Proposes Rules For Police To Track And Shoot Down Drones

The Trump administration has reportedly proposed changes in legislation to allow law enforcement to 'track, hack, and destroy' drones, according to a new report. The White House wants to pass it as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Defense May 25, 2017

Amid Boiling Tensions Over Russia Ties, Former White House Officials Say Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Flynn

Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn. News surfaced just as Sally Yates prepares to testify about Flynn's misleading statements regarding his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Life & Style May 8, 2017

Beyond Autism Awareness: Here’s How You Can Foster Acceptance Of Autism

Autism Day celebrated on April 2, with “Light It Up Blue” theme, had buildings lit up in blue marking solidarity to the cause of autism awareness. The event was an opportunity to expand campaigns and acceptance of autism.

Public Health April 4, 2017

NIH Budget Cut Proposal: Demotivating To Scientists, Students, And More

The NIH Budget cut proposal is expected to majorly affect scientists and students at the institute. NIH funding has been reduced by $5.8 million, which is a 20 percent reduction, according to the budget document.

Public Health March 20, 2017

White House Correspondents Still Welcome Trump To Annual Dinner Despite His Plan To Skip Event

The White House Correspondents’ Association is still open to a last minute change of plans in case the president changes his mind about attending the annual dinner.

Life & Style March 12, 2017

Send A Message To The White House With This Facebook Messenger Chatbot

The Obama administration has once again tapped into the power of social media to 'meet the public where they are' with the help of the very first Facebook Messenger bot for the White House.

Apps/Software October 15, 2016

You Can Now Send A Message To President Obama Through Facebook Messenger: Here's How

Citizens can now send a message to President Barack Obama through the official Facebook page of the White House. Users will be guided through the process by a chatbot on the social network's Messenger tool.

Internet August 11, 2016

Obama Wants Children To Submit Science And Tech Ideas For New Advisory Committee

President Barack Obama wants kids to share their thoughts about science and technology. The leader set up a new children advisory panel as he believes the future of the country lies in these young scientists' innovations.

Feature | Science May 21, 2016

Obama Honors America's Leading Scientists And Innovators

Obama presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the National Medal of Science to 17 individuals on May 19. The awards honor the achievements and contributions made in the fields of science and technology.

Feature | Science May 20, 2016

US House Passes Opioid Legislation To Fight Prescription Drug Addiction

U.S. Congress passed a package of opioid legislation to address the addiction problem in the country. The White House, however, thinks the lack of necessary funding will make these bills amount to nothing.

Public Health May 13, 2016

Secret Service Agents Catch Intruder Scaling White House Fence

White House security was threatened once again as Secret Service agents were able to catch an intruder who scaled the fence of the U.S. president's residence. The unnamed intruder has already been charged of unlawful entry.

Society April 3, 2016

White House Proposes $19 Billion Plan To Strengthen Cybersecurity

The White House has revealed a $19 billion budget proposal to strengthen the nation's cybersecurity, hopefully preventing hacks like the massive OPM hack from last year.

Money February 9, 2016

President Obama To Ask Congress For $1.8B To Fight Zika Virus

The White House announced it will ask Congress for funding to help monitor, control, prevent and treat the mosquito-borne Zika virus domestically and internationally.

Life February 8, 2016

Obamas Complain Of Bad White House Wi-Fi In Pre-Super Bowl Interview

The Obamas complained about the bad Wi-Fi at the White House during a Pre-Super Bowl interview. The President said the connection is patchy and the first lady said their daughters are irritated by it.

Internet February 8, 2016

White House Announces Tech Advances To Increase US Resilience To Earthquakes

The White House announced on Tuesday its support for earthquake early warning systems as part of its greater commitment to making the U.S. more resilient to earthquakes. Learn more about the ShakeAlert system and similar measures from various fronts.

Animals February 3, 2016

Google Hires Former President Obama Adviser To Lead Global Public Policy

Caroline Atkinson left her position with the White House in December and will assume the helm of her new gig in March.

Business January 14, 2016

The White House Gets A Snapchat Account

In an effort to engage a younger generation of current and future voters, the White House has joined the messenger app service, offering a behind-the-scenes look at State of the Union preparations.

Apps/Software January 11, 2016

President Obama's 2016 State Of The Union Address To Get Genius Annotation Treatment

His Genius-annotated 2010 through 2015 State of the Union Addresses can be found on the White House's website.

Internet January 11, 2016

The President Can't Pardon Stephen Avery After 'Making A Murderer' Petition Reaches The White House

The White House responded to the petition that asked the president to pardon Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the two subjects of the Netflix original series 'Making a Murderer.'

Internet Culture January 8, 2016

Chief White House Photographer Shares Brilliant Shots On Instagram That He Took With His iPhone

Pete Souza was even praised for the images by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apps/Software December 23, 2015

Google Cardboard Now Lets You Tour The White House In Virtual Reality

People can now take a virtual reality tour of the White House through Google Cardboard. Google also came up with a version of the video for Google Expedition so schools can use it for educational tours within the building.

Gadgets December 20, 2015

US Government Calls On Communities To Get Covered: Obamacare Brings Uninsured Rate At New Low

The White House urges local officials from 20 key communities across the country to help them get more people gain access to affordable health coverage. At least 10.5 million eligible Americans are believed to remain uninsured.

Life November 10, 2015

Obama Administration Pushing To Secure Paris Climate Deal

Officials at the White House have reaffirmed the Obama administration's goal of securing a definitive climate deal at the upcoming Paris talks in December. The U.S. government believes its goal to curb global warming depends on its ability to convince world leaders to agree on the deal.

Earth/Environment October 23, 2015

Here Are The Things That Scare Americans The Most

A research - America's Top Fears 2015 - revealed people are most scared of events such as biological warfare, identity theft and terrorism. With Halloween just around the corner, it's not surprising to know that fear of zombies is also included in the list.

Society October 16, 2015

Man Faces Charges For Flying Drone That Crash-Landed Near White House

A man from Washington D.C. was cited for illegally operating a remote-control drone that crashed outside the White House. Drones have been illegal in the area since the 9/11 attacks.

Society October 11, 2015

US And China Reach Cyberespionage Truce: Both Nations Promise Not To Hack Each Other

The U.S. and China have reached an agreement to solve their cyber issues, with both nations committing to making efforts to curb economic cyberespionage. U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a cyber truce, but the new commitments don't solve all cyber woes.

Society September 26, 2015

The Pope Is On Periscope: First White House Broadcast Features Pope Francis

President Obama and Pope Francis share something in common. They are both techies who enjoy interacting with people on social media.

Society September 26, 2015

White House Declares Broadband Is A ‘Core Utility’ As Important As Water And Electricity

Pres. Obama’s administration has declared that broadband Internet is now one of the most important utilities that every home in the United States should have, but not all homes still have fast, easy access to the Internet.

Internet September 22, 2015

White House Nominates Cardiologist Robert Califf As Next FDA Commissioner

The Obama administration has announced its support of Duke University cardiologist Dr. Robert Califf's nomination for the vacant position of Food and Drug Administration commissioner.

Life September 16, 2015

White House Ditches University Rankings, Launches New Website To Offer Open Data To Help Students Choose Their College

The White House has launched a new website to help students choose their college or university. Reports say the government looks like it is abandoning its original plan to rate the country's colleges and universities.

Apps/Software September 16, 2015

Siri Took Part In A White House Briefing On Obama's Iran Policy

During a White House press conference on Obama's Iran Policy, Siri interrupted a question and hilarity ensued.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 14, 2015

Siri Interrupts White House Press Briefing With Cheek [Video]

Siri’s cheekiness knows no bounds, as the personal assistant promptly interrupts a press briefing at the White House after being accidentally triggered.

Geek September 11, 2015

White House Under Pressure To Promote Better Access For Hepatitis C Drugs

Obama’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS strongly urges the White House to push for a wider access to new Hepatitis C drugs, including Gilead’s thousand-dollar Harvoni and Sovaldi pills.

Life August 26, 2015

White House To Announce New Program To Combat Heroin: What We Know So Far

The White House is set to announce a new initiative that will help to counter the increasing trend of heroin overdose cases. The details of the new program are not yet fully known but according to enforcement officials, it will be a coordination between the law enforcement and public health sectors, not only to punish addicts but to treat them as well.

Life August 17, 2015

The White House Launches First-Ever Demo Day To Encourage Tech Diversity

President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Demo Day to increase diversity in tech.

Start Ups August 4, 2015

Obama To Unveil 'Clean Power Plan': What To Expect From This Major Climate Change Plan?

President Barack Obama will present the revised Clean Power Plan on Monday. The plan could spark legal battles between the coal industry and federal environmental regulators.

Earth/Environment August 3, 2015

No Presidential Pardon For Edward Snowden, Says White House

Sorry, Edward Snowden. No presidential pardon for you. That's what the White House said today in an official statement, following a petition by more than 165,000 Americans asking for Snowden's whistleblowing to be forgiven.

Internet July 28, 2015

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