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White House downplays, but doesn't rule out trillion dollar coin proposal

VP of global communications to leave Facebook

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Former White House press secretary Joe Lockhart, who has been at the social network for about 15 months, decides he doesn't want to move from the East Coast. [Read more]...
VP of global communications to leave Facebook

The White House is circulating a cybersecurity executive order: Here's what you need to know

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Following the controversial passage of CISPA in the House, and the failure of progress on the issue of cybersecurity in the Senate, talk began that the President might act through executive action. The Press Secretary mentioned that the President would “do absolutely everything we can to better protect our nation...
The White House is circulating a cybersecurity executive order: Here's what you need to know

With Its Latest Hire, Airbnb Gives A Clue On How It's Going To Fight Rental Laws

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Airbnb seems to be taking its regulatory problems increasingly seriously: The San Francisco-based online lodging marketplace has hired David Hantman, Yahoo's head of government relations, to run its public-policy efforts from Washington, DC, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports. Hantman isn't even the first experienced DC hand Airbnb has hired away from...
With Its Latest Hire, Airbnb Gives A Clue On How It's Going To Fight Rental Laws
Should insurance companies just cover everyone for car-sharing?

NYC mayor blames Apple device thefts on crime increase

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New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is blaming a surge in thefts of Apple products for an increase in the city's overall crime rate, says the New York Times. Bloomberg made the comments during his weekly radio show. Statistics published this week by the New York Police Department show 3,484...
NYC mayor blames Apple device thefts on crime increase

Cybersecurity may be dead in Congress, but the President hasn't ruled out an executive order

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And the circus rolls on. Today, in an email received by The Hill, Press Secretary Jay Carney made a statement that is widely being interpreted as indicative that the President may be open to issuing an executive order on cybersecurity-related issues. This follows the stunning, if mildly banal, failure of leading cybersecurity legislation in the Senate...
Cybersecurity may be dead in Congress, but the President hasn't ruled out an executive order

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Michelle Obama, Jay-Z, others suffer identity breach, FBI and Secret Service to investigate

Apple planning $1 billion investment for new data center in Reno

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According to several local reports, Apple is currently considering building a new data center in Nevada. KRNV & MyNews4.com reported today that Apple representatives attended a Washoe County Commission meeting to discuss plans to invest $1 billion over ten years and construct a new data center at the Reno Technology...
Apple planning $1 billion investment for new data center in Reno

White House Asks YouTube to Review Anti-Muslim Video; YouTube Says It Already Did

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The Obama administration said on Friday that it had asked YouTube to consider removing the anti-Muslim video that has recently sparked global controversy and violence — with victims including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans in Benghazi. But this was more of a public comment than a...
White House Asks YouTube to Review Anti-Muslim Video; YouTube Says It Already Did

"If you just took away the jump in Apple, we'd be down for the year."

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"If you just took away the jump in Apple, we'd be down for the year." - Marc La Vorgna, NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg's press secretary on the the city's surge in crime this past year. Demand for Apple products is coming from all corners. Unfortunately, it seems....
"If you just took away the jump in Apple, we'd be down for the year."
New York City Mayor Bloomberg blames iPhones & iPads for increase in crime
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged as civilian, will be tried in federal court

Yelp Is Doing A Facebook: It Just Grabbed An Obama Insider For Its Board (YELP)

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Yelp just hired President Obama's ex-Press secretary, Robert Gibbs, to its board. It's stealing a page from Facebook. Gibbs was pretty famously let go from the Obama administration in early 2011. He allegedly developed a contentious relationship with the White House Press Corps. That's not an ideal thing for the president's...
Yelp Is Doing A Facebook: It Just Grabbed An Obama Insider For Its Board (YELP)

Ricky Van Veen, Lots Of New York Blogs Fall For In-N-Out Burger Prank

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This morning, it looked like millions of burger-obsessed New Yorkers dreams were about to come true. Signs by Union Square and Madison Square Park buildings touted infamous California fast food joint In-N-Out Burger was coming to Manhattan (uh-oh, Shake Shack!). Ricky Van Veen, the College Humor co-founder and current CEO...
Ricky Van Veen, Lots Of New York Blogs Fall For In-N-Out Burger Prank

AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

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In an alarming false tweet Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed that President Barack Obama had been injured in explosions at the White House:  Within minutes, AP Corporate Communications reported that the tweet was false. That is a bogus @ap tweet. -- AP CorpComm (@AP_CorpComm) April 23, 2013 The AP later...
AP Twitter Hacked, Claims Barack Obama Injured In White House Explosions

White House press secretary wears Canada jersey

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White House press secretary wears Canada jersey

Canada looks to create new visa for startups, hopes to clear backlog by 2014

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Canada plans to create a new class of visa for immigrant entrepreneurs, specifically with the goal of attracting those in the technology sector to come to the country and start new companies. The plan is simple: venture investment funds choose entrepreneurs, the Canadian government tries to clear them for entry...
Canada looks to create new visa for startups, hopes to clear backlog by 2014

Inside the third-annual White House Science Fair

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The White House West Wing, as ever, is very busy. It's nearly time for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's daily press briefing, which today (April 22nd) will reveal that the Boston bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, won't be tried as an "enemy combatant." Just upstairs, the atmosphere is thankfully...
Inside the third-annual White House Science Fair
Stoned Fox Meme Rules Russian Internet

Sen. Feinstein calls on the President to go it alone on cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity is all but dead in the Senate, which has put the issue on ice for the rest of the year. That’s not my take, that’s the consensus opinion. We’re going to make no progress until calendar 2013. Unless, naturally, the President steps in and issues an executive order. As...
Sen. Feinstein calls on the President to go it alone on cybersecurity
Former press secretary says White House told him to dodge drone questions

Obama plays up 3D printing's military applications under new manufacturing plans

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3D printing has been attracting more attention in recent months as a tool to create gadgets, toys and miniature works of art. Now President Barack Obama thinks it can also play a role in strengthening the military and America's sagging manufacturing industry.Several different applications of the technology were identified...
Obama plays up 3D printing's military applications under new manufacturing plans
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