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We the People Petitions

White House Sidesteps Request To 'Condemn The Apartheid State Of Israel'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday dodged a petition request to condemn Israel for human rights violations against the Palest...

Jesse Rifkin

Could The Federal Government Remove The Governor Of Puerto Rico? | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

Realistically, probably not. Yet more than 100,000 people are calling for the removal of Puerto Rico's governor anyway, and one interpretation of the ...

President Obama Could Help Save Dying Children, But Apparently He Prefers Budweiser

Tracy Seckler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Tracy Seckler

On March 27, the very day we reached 100,000 signatures, another petition on the White House's We the People website also hit the mark. Sponsored by Budweiser and promoted through a professional ad campaign, "Declare Major League Baseball Opening Day a National Holiday" has already been graced with an official White House reply.

Bring Back Our Girls

Yvonna Russell | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Yvonna Russell

Ten years ago Susan Minot wrote an article, "This We Came to Know Afterwards" which later evolved into her novel, "Thirty Girls" which shares the stor...

Here Are 7 Petitions That Actually Moved The White House To Take Action

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact

In its few short years, the White House’s petition platform has gotten impassioned activists pretty fired up. The "We the People" initiative all...

White House Pushed For Federal Ban On Creationism In The Classroom

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The seemingly unending battle over the nation's science curriculum reached a new forum this week, when someone submitted a petition to the White House...

Petition Suggests Lawmakers Should Wear Logos Of Financial Backers

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

From the depths of the White House's "We the People" petition website comes this cause created on Tuesday, hoping to force congressional lawmakers to ...

Biden Shares What It's Like To Be Biden

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Ever wonder what it’s like being the president’s right-hand man? Well, thanks to a new audio series starring Vice President Joe Biden, you can fin...

Military Tuition Assistance Petition On White House Website Hits 100,000 Signatures

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

A petition on the White House's website protesting the suspension of the military's popular tuition assistance program has garnered enough signatures ...

We, the Petitioners

Alex Palombo | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

As of this week, the webmasters are once again raising the bar: A petition on the site must gather 100,000 signatures to require a response.

White House Announces Big Change For Petition Program

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

The White House announced Tuesday that petitions submitted through its online platform will now need 100,000 signatures to warrant an administration r...

'The Administration Does Not Support Blowing Up Planets'

The Huffington Post | Ethan Klapper | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

Sorry, folks. The Obama administration will not be building a Death Star. The White House responded Friday night to a petition on its website urgi...

White House Pushed To Weigh In On Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

The White House weighed in once more Tuesday on the issue of marijuana legalization, responding to a trio of highly popular petitions submitted to its...

Petition To Try Feinstein For Treason Crosses Threshold

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

A petition submitted to the White House's "We the People" website calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to be tried in a federal court for trea...

Jason Linkins

You Want A Joe Biden Reality Show, Just Admit It | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

If there's one thing that unites Americans of all political persuasions, it's that everyone enjoys watching Vice President Joe Biden. Please note ...

Push To Classify Westboro As Hate Group Takes White House By Storm

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics

Users of the White House's "We the People" digital petition platform have flooded the site in support of an effort to officially designate the Kansas-...

Gun Control Push Breaks White House Record

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

A pro-gun control petition submitted on Friday through the White House's "We the People" platform has quickly emerged as the most popular cause ever c...

Facing 80 Years In Prison, Medical Marijuana Provider Gets Support

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Chris Williams was working as a medical marijuana provider in Helena, Mont. in 2011 when federal agents raided the greenhouse he was in charge of and ...

Why Obama must help my "invisible cousin," Benjaman Kyle

Carlo Revelli | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Carlo Revelli

This is the story of how I discovered that I was the cousin of the only man on Earth who is listed as 'missing' despite his whereabouts being known.

Texas Secession Petition Qualifies For White House Response

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics

A petition for Texas secession has qualified to receive a White House response. As of Tuesday evening, the petition -- which asks for the peaceful ...

The White House's We The People Petition Website: First Year Report Card

J.H. Snider | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
J.H. Snider

It's time for the one year report card. Fortunately, the White House has released a wealth of statistics touting the success of We the People.

Jason Linkins

Concerned Citizens Petition President To Not Kill Them With Drones | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, The New York Times published a lengthy article on the process by which the Obama White House decides whom to dispatch from this earth with robot drones. There's a couple of things worth noting upfront. First, given the access the Times was accorded to write this story, it's pretty much a certainty that the White House is happy with the finished product. Second... wow, is there ever some cause for concern! Just check out the way the it defines "militants" for the purpose of after-action review of these drone strikes: "... Mr. Obama embraced a disputed method for counting civilian casualties that did little to box him in. It in effect counts all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants... unless there is explicit intelligence posthumously proving them innocent."

Lee Speigel

UFO Believers vs. White House: Round II | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

Thousands of people who believe in UFOs and think the U.S. government knows more than it admits were hoping for a breakthrough last month when they si...

White House: The Truth Is Not 'Out There'

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Alien lifeforms have not contacted Earth yet, the White House claimed over the weekend in response to petitions asking for information on supposed hum...

What Is the Democratic Function of the White House's We The People Petition Website?

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The recent story in the WSJ ridiculing the "we'll-take-any-question politics" of the White House's new petition website is a chatty, well-written article, bereft of any curiosity about democratic function.