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The White House's First Website Was So '90s It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

The White House rolled out its very first website 20 years ago today. Billed "An Interactive Citizens' Handbook," the inaugural White House site al...

Real-Life 'Death Star' Petition Gets Enough Signatures On White House Site

Posted 12.14.2012 | Denver

Well, it looks like the Dark Side of the Force is strong within the White House website thanks to a Longmont, Colorado man who set up a petition reque...

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.

The White House's New We the People Petition Website

J.H. Snider | Posted 12.11.2011 | Technology
J.H. Snider

The president should be applauded for launching this democratically enhancing but politically risky initiative. However, We The People will probably only have a short life.

White House Creates Website For Online Petitions

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is making it easier for people to press the federal government to act. It is bringing that constitu...

White House Website Goes Open-Source | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The online-savvy administration on Saturday switched to open-source code for -- meaning the programming language is written in publ...

White House Announces Vivek Kundra As Chief Information Officer

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House announced this morning that Vivek Kundra will be the administration's Chief Information Officer. Kundra served as the Chief Technolog...

Sam Stein

Recovery.Gov: White House Website To Track Stimulus Goes Live | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama White House has officially launched its stimulus-tracking website,, giving the public a new-media portal through which to follo...

Bush: Fix Your "Miserable Failure" Googlebomb Legacy Before Obama Takes Office

Danny Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Sullivan

Due to an inept attempt to defuse the "miserable failure" Googlebomb, when Bush goes, the next US president (Obama) inherits the problem.

It's Time for a Wiki White House

Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Froomkin

On January 20, the Bush administration's stodgy, wheezing version of will be carted off to the National Archives in its entirety, leaving precisely no legacy -- and no limits.