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Pot Tops the "We the People" Issue List, But For How Long?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, September 26 2011

As expected, the first petitions to go over the 5,000 signature threshold on the new "We the People," WhiteHouse.gov e-petition platform include several on the subject of decriminalizing marijuana. The Gawker blog noted ... Read More

Staged Presidential Photos, The Bell Tolls for Thee

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 1 2011

Remember the dust-up over staged photos of President Barack Obama taken after the president gave his statement on the death of Osama bin Laden? Resolved, Politico reports: A single designated pool photographer will snap ... Read More

Time to Retire Staged Presidential Photos?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

White House photo by Chuck Kennedy Widely-seen wire photographs of President Obama appearing to deliver his Sunday night statement on the death of Osama bin Laden might well have captured re-creations of the speech, ... Read More

Like Trulia for Real Estate Uncle Sam Doesn't Want

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

The White House's new Excess Federal Properties Interactive Map Stay tuned to this space for a big upcoming piece on the political implications of geography, pegged to the rise of open mapping. But to whet your ... Read More

Up Goes Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate on WhiteHouse.gov

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 27 2011

Woah. At just before 9am today, the Obama White House posted to WhiteHouse.gov a copy of Obama's "long form" birth certicificate, the Holy Grail amongst so-called birthers who have wondered loudly why Obama ... Read More

All Your White House Government Goodness, in One Place

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 17 2011

Celebrating Sunshine Week, White House has gone live with WhiteHouse.gov/GoodGovernment, "your central portal to tools and data that connect citizens to their government and improve their everyday lives, as well as ... Read More

The War on "West Wing Week"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, May 17 2010

I'm been saving string in the general area of "thing that a White House can do to look transparent but actually have the opposite effect." This Paul Farhi piece about the work of the White House video unit is going in ... Read More

With a Hat Tip to WhiteHouse.gov, The Nation Goes Drupal

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 4 2010

Credit: TheNation.com As of this morning, the Nation magazine is the proud parent of a zippy new Drupal-based website, over at TheNation.com. Read More