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The White House Screening Of The Hunt For Red October Had Celebrities, Spies And (Maybe) A Sex Scandal

President George H. W. Bush hosted a star-studded screening of The Hunt for Red October at the White House on February 19, 1990. The guests included everyone from Tom Clancy and James Earl Jones to the CEO of Paramount and Colin Powell. Robert Gates was there, as was the director of the CIA, and men from the highest ranks of the Navy. But there are some guests who still remain a secret, even to this day.


The White House Is Redirecting $598 Million From The Fight Against Ebola To Combat Zika

With summer approaching, the risk of a surge in cases of the Zika virus has become a major concern for US officials, and the White House has announced that they would be redirecting money earmarked for Ebola to efforts combatting Zika.


The White House Has Had A Massive Tech Overhaul

Everyone loves an upgrade — even POTUS. The New York Times reports that the White House has recently undergone a technological transformation, though it may not sound too impressive to many of us: Its employees are now equipped with modern laptops, iPhones and even… colour printers.


Obama Keeps Inviting Star Wars Stormtroopers To The White House

Today’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House had everything: The Easter Bunny, lots of Easter eggs, and… stormtroopers? For some reason Star Wars stormtroopers keep showing up at Obama events. But the weirdest part might be that Obama hasn’t even seen The Force Awakens yet.


The White House Wants To Use Science Fiction To Settle The Solar System

Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology assembled a strange gathering: scientists, artists, engineers, and policy-makers, for a workshop designed to imagine how humanity could settle the solar system.


Obama's $300 Million Proposal For Water Security Could Change Everything

With his 2017 budget heading to Congress this week, US President Obama has been busy making policy announcements. While an oil tax and autonomous vehicle plan are getting all the attention, a smaller element of the budget will have much greater impact: a proposal to make sure all Americans have access to clean, safe water.


White House Wants $1.8 Billion To Fight Zika 

The White House is asking Congress for $US1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, both within the United States and abroad. This request is a heartening sign that the Obama administration is taking Zika seriously. But don’t worry, it’s not a sign that the US is bracing itself for a local mass outbreak.


Obama Pledges To Double Spending On Renewable Energy Research By 2020

President Obama will be sending his budget to the United States Congress this coming week, and in it, he’s announced that it will double the investment in research for clean and renewable energy sources.


Obama Wants To Tax Oil Companies And Give The Money To Green Transportation Projects

Oil is at its lowest price in decades, which has many people worrying about what burning all that cheap oil will do to an already crippled planet. Now US President Obama is proposing something pretty ambitious: Taxing oil companies to pay for cleaner transportation infrastructure.


You Can Now Take A Really Boring Virtual Reality Tour Of The White House 

Video: “Tour the White House in virtual reality.” That sounds unbelievably cool, but maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that it’s really not that exciting.


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