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Obama Just Told 20 People They Won’t Die In Prison

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will commute the sentence of 42 federal prisoners on Friday, a senior administration official told The Huffington...

My visit to The White House & the Let's Move! Event

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Kiley Smith

This post is a surreal one for me to write. I am still in a utter amazement that my visit to the White House truly happened. Since I was a little girl...

Nominate an 'It's On Us' White House Champion of Change

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 02.18.2016 | College
Valerie Jarrett

In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, It's On Us and the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault will host a Champions of Change event to honor outstanding leaders in the movement to end sexual violence in schools -- and we need to hear from you.

How Obama Came To Hate The State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's gifts as an orator were central to his rise as a politician. But as he prepares for the final State of the Union address ...

Heeding the Moral Call for Climate Change Action and Education

Billy Koenig | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Billy Koenig

We are not on the front lines and therefore we do not have the interest in climate change that people with a more direct connection to nature feel.

The Pope And The President's Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

We need a green energy moon shot and a bold national mobilization on the scale of World War II. Morality is crying out for us to heed what Pope Francis calls "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" by becoming the next Greatest Generation.

Former Obama White House Chief Releases Record (the Musical Kind)

Roxane Assaf Lynn | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts
Roxane Assaf Lynn

The fact that composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher just released "Mélange," an aptly named album of mixed genres, would be more newsworthy than saying he comes off as a genuinely decent person. But in these cynical times, it's actually relevant - especially given his line of work.

Regulation Can Help Innovation

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

If we as a country want to look for real innovation, let's look for policymakers with strong nonpartisan leadership skills, who can bridge this gap, and work to protect human health. 

Michael Calderone

White House Press Corps Developing List Of Demands For More Access To The President

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The White House Correspondents' Association is seeking more “meaningful and consistent” access to the president, among other demands t...

America's Burden

Bill Couzens | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Consumers get it. They are no longer willing to accept the staggering health issues their children are facing as a result of harmful chemicals. We are seeing a new food system come into play and good alternatives to harmful cleaning agents and pesticides. But it is not enough.

Stepping out of the Shadows, Together for Women and Girls

Tina Tchen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Tina Tchen

Today, the Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of the Vice President, and the White House Council on Women and Girls commemorate the 10th observance of National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Dan Pfeiffer's Exit Interview: How The White House Learned To Be Liberal

New York Magazine | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

Dan Pfeiffer, who left his position as senior adviser at the White House last week after having worked with Barack Obama since his first presidential ...

Get to Know Your Dragon

Kim Dramer | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
Kim Dramer

In spite of the fact that most Americans now see China as the next superpower, we know little about the Chinese. The time has come to get to know your dragon.

Will the White House's Violent Extremism Summit Address Pressing Civil Rights Concerns?

Hina Shamsi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Hina Shamsi

Should the federal government task teachers, religious leaders, and mental health professionals with rating and reporting to law enforcement about the strength of a family's parent-child bond? A child's involvement in religious activities or his connection to a group identity? Whether there are "ideologues" within an American community or what its level of "cohesiveness" is?

The U.S. Is Being Hypocritical on Hostage Exchanges

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Didn't the White House negotiate with the Taliban in Afghanistan in order to gain the release of Bowe Bergdahl -- an American soldier who was held by the Haqqani Network for close to five years?

Formerly Homeless Teen Went From Shelter To Michelle Obama's SOTU Guest

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact

Anthony Mendez knows a thing or two about defeating the odds. The 19-year-old's best friend was shot and killed during a neighborhood feud in 2011,...

Amber Ferguson

Happy Birthday FLOTUS! Here's Why You're Awesome

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama turns 51 on Saturday. Happy Birthday, FLOTUS! Ever since she stepped foot in the White House, Obama has wowed us with her...

White House Official Says "Radical Islam," Turns Into Dust

Spencer Green | Posted 03.16.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Supervising Language Neuterer Lionel Fullingbrill was answering questions about February's Extreme Extremism summit (E2) when he accidentally said the aforementioned two words and disappeared into a swirling cloud of airborne particles.

Travel Bloggers Attack the White House

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

Earlier this week at an international summit that included the top 100 most influential travel bloggers and digital media persons in the world, the White House National Security Council announced the creation of a new Study Abroad Office.

The History of the US. Secret Service and My Interactions With Them While Covering President Obama (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 12.05.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

Here's my conversation with Kenny Shelton about the history of the U.S. Secret Service, my personal dealings with them and the controversial breaches of presidential security that led to the sudden resignation of Director Julia Pierson October 1, 2014.

Your Secret Service: Always at the Ready...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Worried about protecting the White House? They've got it covered!...

Showing Up at the White House Unannounced

Chris Peak | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy
Chris Peak

No, Channing Tatum has never broken into The White House. At least not to my knowledge. Well, okay, he may have, I really don't know. The investigation is still ongoing, so I'll say that he could have, but probably didn't.

Pierson's Policies Put President at Risk

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Abrahams

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, testifying before House lawmakers, called the September 19 White House breach "unacceptable," saying security procedures were "not properly executed."

Michael Calderone

Top Obama Adviser Dismisses Media 'Fake' Uproar Over 'Latte Salute'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Dan Pfeiffer said Thursday that the president’s "latte salute," the Twitter-fueled media outrage of the week, epitomizes just "how fak...

Man Who Jumped Fence Was Able To Enter The White House

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

A man who jumped the White House fence on Friday evening prompting an evacuation was able to enter the North Portico doors of the White House, the Sec...