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The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal & Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama announced Thursday the White House was ending its ban on photos during tours. Starting July 1, White House visitors are b...

You Can Finally Take As Many Photos As You Want While On A White House Tour

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Cameras are no longer banned on White House tours. First lady Michelle Obama announced an end to the ban on Instagram Wednesday: Big news! S...

Jennifer Bendery

White House Tours To Resume In November | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON – White House tours will resume in early November, a White House official confirmed Friday to The Huffington Post. The tours, which we...

Jason Linkins

In The Future, All Opportunity Costs Will Be Measured In 'White House Tours' Units | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

I suppose this was inevitable: Critics are outraged at the price tag of President Barack Obama's trip to Africa this month, which is slated to cost...

One Week After Boston Bombings, White House Reopens Pennsylvania Avenue

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The White House has removed the caution tape that prevented pedestrians from accessing Pennsylvania Ave from 15th to 17th NW for the las...

Fox News Hosts Say Government Should Fund White House Tour Instead Of Sex Ed

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media

Who needs sex education classes when you could have an entire century of White House tours? Discussing the government's dispensing of funding Frida...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Guts Program For Low-Income Children | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Citing budget cuts caused by sequestration, a Head Start program near Fayetteville, Ark., has decided to take the dramatic step of closi...

Sam Stein

Air Traffic Controller Furloughed Just One Week After Winning Safety Award | Sam Stein | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On March 6, Louella Hollingsworth was presented with the League Medal of Safety Award by the National Air Traffic Controllers Associatio...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: White House Tours Remain The Only Sequestration Casualty Anyone Cares About | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Life isn’t easy. It’s filled with many inconveniences. The train doesn’t run on time. You shelled out a few hundred bucks to see a Broadway show...

Why One Big Decision Left Obama Sinking

The Daily Beast | David Freedlander | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

The sequester kicked in two weeks ago....

Sam Stein

This Is Obsessing GOP Lawmakers While Sequestration Hits Back Home?!? | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans have upped their campaign to pressure the White House to reopen its doors to tour-goers after shutting them in...

Sequester the Tourists

Brian Rooney | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Brian Rooney

President Obama did the right thing when he decided to kick visitors out of the White House. The visitors budget was slashed by the sequester so they ended the tours, but they should have done it a long time ago. Tourists shouldn't be traipsing around the house where the president lives.

White House Rejects Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

The White House will not turn to billionaire real estate mogul and political provocateur Donald Trump for help funding tours of the grounds that were ...

Donald Trump Wants To Pay For What!?

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Real estate mogul Donald Trump offered on Monday to fund public tours of one of the nation's most famous pieces of real estate: the White House. "I...

Bloomberg: Obama Should Be Playing Golf Every Weekend

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Of the biggest criticisms levied against President Barack Obama, atop the list is the claim that the commander-in-chief struggles at schmoozing. I...

Friday Talking Points -- I'd Love to Change the World

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan introduced his version of the Republican budget this week, and it seems Ryan has agreed that two or three of President Obama's biggest budget victories actually do significantly cut the deficit, and are therefore worth including in the Republican plans for the future.

Zach Carter

Tour-niquet: Flow Of Tourists Soon To Stop Through White House | Zach Carter | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

A few dozen visitors went to the White House on Friday for what may prove to be the final spin through the presidential palace on the government's dim...

Sam Stein

Local News Covers Sequestration's Impacts While Washington Focuses On Canceled White House Tours | Sam Stein | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate over sequestration this past week has come down to two questions: Was the administration exaggerating the impact of the spend...

Jason Linkins

Congressional Republicans Are Super Upset That White House Tours Have Been Cancelled | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

As reported earlier, the sequestration has led to the cancellation of White House tours, according to a letter from the White House's visitors office ...

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama's Golf Trips

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) proposed an amendment to the continuing spending resolution that would prevent the government from paying for President B...

The White House Cuts Back

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

The White House announced it will cancel all public tours due to sequestration cuts, TPM reported Tuesday. "Due to staffing reductions resulting fr...

Bo Obama Gives Holiday Treat To White House Visitors

Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

The White House, like the rest of the nation, is already in holiday mode. On Wednesday they sent out images of a bookmark, given to White House tour-g...

Jennifer Bendery

Secret Service Clarifies Fetuses Not Counted As Full Humans On White House Tours | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pregnant women are not required to count their fetuses as full human beings when registering for White House tours, contrary to some rep...

White House Welcomes 6,000 Visitors A Day

Washington Post | Dan Zak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

With the Obama family on vacation, the White House Visitors Office is trying to push 36,424 people through their home in five 12-hour days, rather tha...