found footage
Rediscovered 1920s Home Videos Are the First to Show the White House in Colour

An archivist working at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library has stumbled upon colour home video taken in the late 1920s by former First Lady Lou Hoover. Incredibly, this is very likely the first colour film to show a US President, the First Lady, and the White House. Read More >>

politics
What Happened to Donald Trump’s Unsecured Tweet Machine?

It’s hard to know exactly what’s going on inside the White House these days. Is Jared Kushner still pouting the corner? Probably. Is Kellyanne Conway still putting her feet on the furniture? Surely. Is Trump still eating Big Macs on silver platters while he tweets from an old, unsecured Android phone? Actually, maybe not. Read More >>

security
The Guy Who Makes Sure Trump Doesn’t Get Hacked No Longer Works at the White House

Remember the recent reports about how President Trump is still using his unsecured Android phone? Well, that situation just got scarier now that the White House’s chief information security officer reportedly no longer has a job. Read More >>

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The White House’s New Cyber Chief Has Great Taste in Art 

The White House has named Gregory Touhill to a new role designed to lead the charge against cyber-threats. Touhill will be the first-ever Chief Information Security Officer, the Obama Administration announced, and will lead a team “who have been at the forefront of driving policy and implementation of leading cyber practices across federal agencies”. Read More >>

environment
Obama Wants to Push America’s Power Grid Into The 21st Century

President Barack Obama has been pushing for more alternative energy initiatives during his time in the White House. He pledged to spend more on renewable energy research, attempted to get states to reduce carbon emissions, and even teamed up with perfect head of hair and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to curb greenhouse gas pollution. Thanks, Obama. Read More >>

history
I Accidentally Found a New JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory

I’ve never been one for JFK assassination conspiracy theories. But I do love studying what movies the presidents watched. So while compiling the list of films that President Kennedy viewed while in the White House I was surprised to stumble on what seems like fuel for a new conspiracy theory. How did President Kennedy watch a home movie of his son’s birthday a week after he was killed? Read More >>

health
The White House is Redirecting Funds From The Fight Against Ebola to Combat Zika

With summer approaching, the risk of a surge in cases of the Zika virus has become a major concern for US officials, and the White House has announced that it would be redirecting money earmarked for Ebola to efforts combating Zika. Read More >>

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The US Wants To Use Science Fiction To Settle The Solar System

Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology assembled a strange gathering: scientists, artists, engineers, and policy-makers, for a workshop designed to imagine how humanity could settle the solar system. Read More >>

health
White House Seeks Approval Over Plans For Fighting Zika

The White House is asking Congress for $1.8 billion (£1.24bn) to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika seriously — but not a sign that the US is bracing itself for a local mass outbreak. Read More >>

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Tim Cook Tells White House Snoopers to Wake Up and Back Encryption

Tim Cook tends to get a lot of stick, mainly because he isn’t Steve Jobs, but you have to applaud him for his stance on government snooping. The Apple CEO reportedly chastised anti-encryption White House officials last week over their lack of understanding of online communications and a perceived lack of leadership. Read More >>

politics
The White House to Meet With Silicon Valley Execs to “Disrupt” Islamic State 

Silicon Valley executives will meet with top US government officials in a private meeting tomorrow to eke out better strategies to counter the Islamic State’s (IS) online influence. Read More >>

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You Can Now Take a Really Boring Virtual Reality Tour of the White House 

“Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting. Read More >>

security
The White House’s Fence Upgrade Looks Straight Out of Game of Thrones

From toddlers to truly deranged adults, Barack Obama's residence has seen its share of intruders this year. Now, the fence that so many crazies have scrambled over is getting a well-needed upgrade. And they’re using millennia-old defence techniques. Read More >>

architecture
The US Secret Service Wants to Build a Replica White House

The US Secret Service hasn't been doing an awesome job guarding the White House lately, so Joseph Clancy, its director, plans to ask the House Appropriations Committee for £5.4 million so that the President's guard can build a replica White House on the Secret Service training grounds in southern Maryland. Read More >>