Watching President Barack Obama on Twitter at The White House

"In order to reduce the deficit, what costs would you cut, and what ... would you keep?" and with that President Barack Obama kicked off the first ever White House Twitter Townhall, sending his first tweet before fielding 18 questions from Twitter users....more
I was hoping to find out what the President would cut....more

#AskObama: White House Hosts First-Ever Tweetup Today

At 2PM Eastern today (July 6, 2011), the White House will hold its first-ever Twitter town hall meeting. President Obama will answer questions on the economy and jobs submitted by Twitter users using the hashtag #AskObama. ...more

The Other 99%: Supporting Military Families

Raise your hand if you or your partner serve in the military. I'm willing to bet that the majority of us are still sitting here with our hands by our side. This is because less than 1% of Americans are part of an active military family. When I went to the White House earlier this year, a staffer said something that resonated with me: "1% of the population is serving, and 100% should be aware of their sacrifice." ...more
Thank you so much for this. As a veteran with a husband still active duty and serving in ...more

First Lady Breaks Ground on Third Season of White House Kitchen Garden

On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama will take part in the third planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. The garden has served as a touchpoint and centerpiece for Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity and improve eating habits for all Americans, but particularly for America's children. ...more

Cyber Bullying

My son came to me a while back about a kid at his school. He was distressed about the fact that this kid was posting stuff on his Facebook wall. The majority of it was through an app on Facebook that asks certain questions about different Facebook friends, and the person answering has the option of answering “yes” or “no”. On his wall, it says “Little Johnny has answered a question about you....more

BlogHer Went to the White House

When BlogHer asked if I could attend the Women’s Online Summit at the White House, the answer was hells yeah. So last Monday, I went to the White House with representatives from 25 other online sites to be briefed on a wide-range of issues as well as learn about the informational resources the White house is making available to news services and the American public in general. ...more

This sounds like an amazing experience. President Obama seems to sincerely have an ...more

What do you mean you don't drink Coffee- What would a Mormon in the White House really mean

 I love politics, and I not really sure where this love came from. However, I think it started because of a really great high school history teacher and a deep love for the TV show The West Wing....more

The White House Teams Up with Monster.com: Will it Help Job Seekers?

Starting today through November 14, 2010, job seekers can visit the Monster.com Facebook page and post questions to the Obama Administration regarding America's employment climate. The intention is that questions that garner a lot of comments or rack up the "Likes" will be answered by the White House via video responses posted online. Mashable announced this news recently and the comments are already flowing. As with any high-profile partnership between the White House and say, anybody, questions abound. Most important among them, will this sort of forum truly benefit most out of work Americans ...more

Thanks for your thoughts...

It is awesome when people learn from each other. Where I see ...more

Talking to the White House About the Impact of the Recession on Women

On this past Thursday, the White House hosted a small conference call for online media with senior administration officials to discuss the impact of the recession on women and how the Administration's agenda is affecting women. ...more

Absolutely there are. I'm sorry I didn't make sure to get that in - I have to say, they way ...more