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White House on Lockdown After Capitol Shooting

Both the White House and the Capitol were on lockdown early Monday afternoon after a shooting at the Capitol injured one police officer, apparently not seriously. Initial reports suggest there was one shooter and that he was in custody and headed to the hospital, apparently having sustained injuries himself. The White House by mid-afternoon was… Continue Reading

Scolding the Joy Out of a Beautiful Moment

Something of wonder thing occurred at the White House recently. It may still be occurring, although I haven’t seen evidence of it recently. A young red-tailed hawk arrived on the grounds. For city folk like me, it’s a glorious thing to see. I witnessed it the other day on the North Lawn when some smaller birds were chasing… Continue Reading

HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO SEE THIS MISPLACED MODIFIER??

Oh God. Get some people in the White House press office with at least a rudimentary understanding of English grammar. The White House has now, at least three times that I’ve seen, sent out this announcement about President Obama’s event today at Georgetown University: On Tuesday, May 12, President Obama will participate in a discussion… Continue Reading

Drone Lands at the White House

A drone landed within the gates of the White House this morning, making its way into a tree at around 3 am, according to reports. The White House sought to portray the incident as no big deal, saying what they termed “a device” did not pose a threat. Nevertheless, here’s a look at the response:… Continue Reading

Lights Briefly Out at the White House

Updated Tuesday, December 16, 7:12 pm ET The lights went out for a few seconds at the White House this morning, according to reporters on the scene who tweeted about the incident. Yahoo News White House reporter Olivier Knox tweeted that @DCPoliceDept tweeted and then deleted “Something about police at 1900 E St Office of Personnel Management for… Continue Reading