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June 1st Is National Day Of Civic Hacking: White House Asks Americans To Solve Problems With Govt Data From NASA And More

via John Constine, TechCrunch The White House wants you to hack for a better America. Last month it announced the National Day Of Civic Hacking on June 1-2 where many government agencies will liberate data for citizens across the U.S. to use to build tech that helps their communities. Twenty-seven cities have planned events where … Continue reading

U.S. House Sets Afternoon Contempt Vote On Attorney General Holder

via David Jackson, USA Today Barring a last-minute deal on documents, leaders of the Republican-run House expect to vote this afternoon on a contempt of Congress citation for Attorney General Eric Holder. Democrats and the White House call it all politics, while House members criticize Holder for declining to release documents related to the botched … Continue reading

Supreme Court Ruling On Health Care: The Four Most Likely Scenarios

via Peter Landers, The Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court is ruling next week on the Obama health law. Of the many possible scenarios, here are the most likely four, shown in order of how much of the law would be struck down: Scenario #1: The entire law is upheld. After all is said and … Continue reading

Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban ‘Buy American’

via Zach Carter, The Huffington Post A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element of the controversial free trade agreement currently being negotiated by the administration. If approved in its current form, the pact would effectively ban “Buy American” … Continue reading

Gingrich Formally Ends Tumultuous White House Bid

via Deborah Charles, Reuters Newt Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. The former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, the face of the Republican party in the mid-1990s, badly trailed front-runner Mitt … Continue reading

Student Loan Interest Rate Bill That Cuts Health Care Program Passes House

via Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post The House of Representatives advanced a bill Friday that funds cheaper student loans by cutting a preventive health care program — sparking a heated battle in which House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused Democrats of manufacturing a war on women. The House passed the bill by a vote of … Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About CISPA

via Alex Fitzpatrick, Mashable The House of Representatives changed, then passed, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, better known as CISPA, late Thursday afternoon. As the dust settles, many are wondering where CISPA stands now and where it’s headed next. Hey Mashable, what’s CISPA? CISPA’s designed to let private business share information about … Continue reading

Congress To Vote On CISPA Cybersecurity Bill, White House Threatens Veto

[Editress’ Note: It’s important to be well-informed. Read the full CISPA bill here.] via Donna Cassata, AP, MSNBC The Obama administration on Wednesday threatened to veto a House bill designed to defend critical U.S. industries and corporate networks from electronic attacks by foreign governments, cybercriminals and terrorist groups, arguing the measure falls short in protecting … Continue reading

G-8 Summit To Be Held At Camp David, Not Chicago

via Christi Parsons, Chicago Tribune President Obama is moving one of two major world summits from Chicago to the presidential retreat near Washington, with an aide saying the president has decided he wants a more “intimate” setting than his hometown for the May gathering. The Group of Eight meeting will be moved to Camp David, according … Continue reading

Barack Obama Waives Rule Allowing Indefinite Military Detention Of Americans

via Michael McAuliff, The Huffington Post The White House released rules Tuesday evening waiving the most controversial piece of the new military detention law, and exempting U.S. citizens, as well as other broad categories of suspected terrorists. Indefinite military detention of Americans and others was granted in the defense authorization bill President Barack Obama signed … Continue reading

Why Congress Has No Date For The Prom

via Gail Collins, The New York Times I am shocked to report that Congress, the beating heart of American democracy, is unpopular. Not unpopular like a shy kid in junior high. Unpopular like the Ebola virus, or zombies. Held in near-universal contempt, like TV shows about hoarders with dead cats in their kitchens. Or people … Continue reading

House Kills SOPA Bill

via Josh Wretlind, Examiner In a surprise move today, Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced that he will stop all action on SOPA, effectively killing the bill. This move was most likely due to several things. One of those things is that SOPA and PIPA met huge online protest against the bills. Another reason would be … Continue reading

Bill Daley Resigning: Obama Chief Of Staff Stepping Down

via Jennifer Bendery and Zach Carter, The Huffington Post In a move that next to nobody in the White House saw coming, President Barack Obama announced Monday that William Daley is resigning as his chief of staff and being replaced by budget director Jacob Lew. “Last week, my chief of staff Bill Daley informed me … Continue reading

Bill Daley, White House Chief Of Staff, To Hand Off Some Responsibilities

via Glenn Thrush, Politico Embattled White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley will hand off some day-to-day responsibilities to presidential confidante Pete Rouse after coming under fire from West Wing officials for his management style and ineffectual relationship with Congress, according to administration sources. The shift, first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday … Continue reading

White House: No Evidence That ETs Have Reached Out To Touch Us, Or Even Exist

via Lee Speigel, The Huffington Post There’s no evidence of any extraterrestrial life and “no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.” And there you have it, straight from the White House’s mouth, so to speak. UFO aficionados, skeptics and believers alike have waited patiently since September to … Continue reading

White House Rejects Petition To Legalize Marijuana

via Lucia Graves, The Huffington Post The White House has rejected several marijuana legalization petitions, one of which called on the federal government to stop interfering with state marijuana legalization efforts. “As a former police chief, I recognize we are not going to arrest our way out of the problem,” wrote Gil Kerlikowske, director of … Continue reading

Obama Offers Jobs Bill, And The G.O.P. Balks

President Obama sent his jobs bill to Congress on Monday, urging lawmakers to put aside “political games” and pass the $447 billion plan meant to increase hiring as the government struggles to curtail persistent high unemployment. But just two hours after Mr. Obama, flanked by firefighters, construction workers and teachers in the Rose Garden, waved a copy … Continue reading

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