Mar 4, 2013 — President Obama plans to announce three Cabinet-level nominations Monday, including a new administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, who could be on the hot seat in the looming battle over global warming.
Jan 13, 2013 — The White House rejects a petition asking the United States to build a Star Wars inspired Death Star by 2016. Among the reasons cited: government policy "does not support blowing up planets."
Nov 7, 2012 — Mitt Romney's White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.
Aug 15, 2012 — President Obama has shown he's a fan of beer, one of the most politically expedient drinks a candidate can endorse. But now the president has revealed that he travels with his own home-brew — and he even gave a man in Iowa a bottle to prove it.
May 18, 2012 — Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, are expected to return to their home of eight years for the unveiling of their official portraits.
Jan 24, 2012 — The White House uploaded a YouTube video to tout the large role the president had in preparing the speech. But the White House also would provide an enhanced video feed of the speech, with graphics and charts to go with the president's words, as an added value. And officials would engage citizens through social media after the speech, again on the official website.
Apr 1, 2011 — National Journal's interactive view of the West Wing is worth spending a few minutes on
Feb 3, 2011 — The outage led to reporters and others wondering what became of normal White House e-mail barrage.
Apr 30, 2013 — At a White House news conference, the president was asked about Syria, the Boston Marathon bombings, new gun laws, the Guantanamo Bay detention center and other subjects. He made the case that despite some setbacks, he'll still get some important things done in his second term.
Mar 5, 2013 — The White House was responding to an online petition signed by more than 114,000 people. The administration said Americans should also be able to unlock tablets.