The White House Posts
Tonight President Obama will be giving his State of the Union address. When watching the State of the Union, you may notice that it will have social media integrated into it like never before. ”When the President addresses the nation, the White House will provide something you can’t find anywhere else: an enhanced version of the speech that offers charts, facts and other info as the President speaks,” said Macon Phillips on the White House blog. The enhanced version of the address will be streamed on YouTube, Google+, Facebook, Hulu, UStream, iPhone apps, iPad apps, and Android apps.
The White House has announced that the National Day Of Civic Hacking will take place between June 1-2. This is where many government agencies will allow citizens to work on various data sets to build technology intended to help the community. Around 27 cities have planned events where hackers will be able to use data from The Department of Labor, The Census Bureau, and NASA. The project was put together by Code For America, Random Hacks Of Kindness, and Innovation Endeavors (the venture fund put together by Google chairman Eric Schmidt). Below is the description of the event:
President Obama has launched a public relations campaign on Twitter called #My2K. President Obama is asking supports to call upon Congress to build support for his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff. “Middle-class families, folks who are working hard to get into the middle class, they’re watching what we do right now. If there’s one thing that I’ve learned, when the American people speak loudly enough, lo and behold, Congress listens,” stated the president at the White House today.
President Obama recently met with the U.S. women’s gymnastics team and The White House’s Twitter page shared the photo of all of them. McKayla Maroney, one of the members of the team, gained fame for her “not impressed” expression she had when winning the Silver Medal during the Olympics. The best part of the photo is that Ms. Maroney does look impressed.
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Nicki Minaj is a popular hip-hop artist that works closely with Lil Wayne, Drake, Birdman, etc. When Li’l Wayne released a mixtape on the Internet, some of the lyrics from Minaj came off as controversial. She said “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy b—–s is f—ing up the economy.” The media went nuts over these lyrics and a radio station even asked President Barack Obama about his thoughts. The President’s response is below:
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President Obama stopped at Big Apple Pizza in Florida recently. Muscly-armed Big Apple owner Scott Van Duzer was so excited to see the President that he gave him a big bear hug. Van Duzer is 6’3″ and weighs 260 pounds. Van Duzer considers himself as being a Republican and has been commended by the White House for the charity that he runs to collect blood for people that are sick. President Obama said:
A team of hackers claims to have Mitt Romney’s tax returns and has threatened to release them publicly at the end of the month unless a ransom is paid. The hacker group claims to have obtained the files from PricewaterhouseCooper’s Tennessee office on August 25th. Here is how the hackers got their hands on it according to DailyDot.com.