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Obama Holds Twitter Townhall at the White House

President Barack Obama President Barack Obama became the first president to hold a Twitter townhall meeting. The townhall, #WHTweetup@Townhall, took place yesterday at the White House East Room and featured 140 guests and 30 Tweetup participants from all around the country who follow @whitehouse on Twitter. To help the president …

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CBO Says White House Plan is Costly

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the White House’s plan to sell off government properties to save money will actually end up costing the government more. A report by the agency found the proposal would increase spending by $60 million in the next decade. The proposal, which is part of …

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Matthew Olsen Appointed as New Director of National Counterterrorism Center

Photo: Matthew Olsen, National Counterterrorism Center President Barack Obama has chosen Matthew Olsen as his next director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Olsen, formerly general counsel for the National Security Agency, will replace retiring director for the center, Michael Leiter. The agency was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks that …

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Energy Department Announces Patent Reform to Boost Start-ups

Energy Department Secretary Steve Chu recently announced his department will dramatically reduce the costs of patents, slashing the price from $15,000  to $1,000. This is all in an effort by the Obama administration to encourage entrepreneurship and help the start-up process for small businesses. The program, part of President Barack …

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President Announces Plan to Increase Broadband Space

White House officials announced President Barack Obama’s plan to increase the amount of available commercial and federal broadband space in a memorandum scheduled to be signed today. The plan will make 500 megahertz available over the next 10 years in reflection of the rising use of smartphones and other wireless …

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Gates, Mullen Comment on Resignation of McChrystal

In light of the recent resignation of former NATO and U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen commented on their support of President Barack Obama’s decision to install David Petraeus as McChrystal’s replacement, both stating McChrystal showed poor judgment in his …

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Obama Announces Patients’ Bill of Rights

President Barack Obama unveiled new regulations under the Affordable Health Care Act in a speech that marked the first 90 days since the bill was signed. Titled the “Patient’s Bill of Rights,” the new package of benefits revealed how the provisions will be executed and various protections to customers under …

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Operation Stolen Dreams Cracks Down on Mortgage Fraud

FBI’s “Operation Stolen Dreams” has recovered more than $147 million stolen from mortgage fraudsters throughout the country since its start date March 1. The sweep was a coordinated Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force effort to investigate and prosecute those allegedly involved in financial crimes for mortgage fraud. Director Robert Mueller, …

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National Security Strategy Revealed Today

President Barack Obama today released the National Security Strategy, a 52-page document that provides a framework for national security programs and policies for the present-day high-threat environment. John Brennan, assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, commented, “This is the first national security …

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