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President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he was “angry” at IRS officials who inappropriately targeted conservative groups for scrutiny, announcing that his administration had sought and accepted Steven Miller resignation as interim commissioner of the IRS.
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After mounting pressure from conservatives in Congress, the White House released copies of emails and other documents related to last fall’s attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi.
The White House is headed to microblogging service Tumblr, and it promised in its announcement on Twitter that “there will be GIFs.” Not only that, but an administration-posted image offers an executive decision on one of the most bitterly debated issues in the history of the Internet: the pronunciation of GIF.
Tell us, Tumblr: How do you say ‘GIF’?
From historical milestones to pop culture touchstones, from iconic moments to everyday scenes, something memorable happens every morning on TODAY. The show’s archives are chock full of fascinating stories from the past 61 years, and we want to share them with you!
So take a trip back in time with TODAY, starting with a story from exactly 20 years ago on April 8, 1993, as the White House upgraded its phone system to move out of the “horse and buggy” age. An administration “in love with technology” was slowly, but surely attempting to bring the White House into the digital age, with additional phone lines and e-mail.
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President Obama pitched a human brain research initiative on Tuesday that he likened to the Human Genome Project to map all the human DNA, and said it will not only help find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism, but create jobs and drive economic growth.
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Reversing their earlier course, the White House will now brief members of Congress on a memo detailing the justification for drone strikes against U.S. citizens.
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The White House has posted its official response to an online petition calling on the federal government to start building a Death Star by 2016. Apparently it’s against federal government policy to blow up planets — and would be an out-of-this-galaxy waste of money.
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President Barack Obama lit a new National Christmas Tree at a traditional ceremony Thursday outside the White House that officially kicks off the holiday season in the nation’s capital.
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President Obama and Mitt Romney met today for the first time since the president’s sweeping electoral-vote reelection Thursday over lunch at the White House.
Over an hour — and white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad — the once-bitter rivals talked about “America’s leadership in the world” and “pledged to stay in touch,” according to the White House.
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The winner of the presidential election met with the man he defeated Thursday as President Barack Obama had lunch at the White House with former Republican nominee Mitt Romney.