Fence-jumper identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, a homeless veteran with PTSD

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http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/513470941548912641 Here’s the latest on Omar J. Gonzalez, the man who breached security at the White House yesterday: White House intruder was an Army vet with PTSD, family says http://t.co/EkM6Yd1pEy — Kim Murphy, LA Times (@kimmurphy) September 21, 2014 The opener: The intruder who scaled a White House fence and made it through the front doors […]

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NYT’s Peter Baker panned for questioning GOP concern for Obama’s safety

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http://twitter.com/#!/jtLOL/status/517340038615416832 The New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker wonders what’s up with all the Republican interest in getting the Secret Service back on track and strengthening security around the White House following the latest fence-jumping and entrance into the White House: The complicated politics of the Secret Service furor. http://t.co/Xr7IL1rBs6 — Peter […]

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Is this how Obama will celebrate the Team USA hockey victory? [pic]

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http://twitter.com/#!/lc_mayo/status/434708496769368064 T.J. Oshie led the U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team to a thrilling 3-2 shootout victory over Russia today. http://twitter.com/#!/Daniel_Doelling/status/434708382004826112 USA! USA! http://twitter.com/#!/stackiii/status/434708938953457664 http://twitter.com/#!/tnacgal/status/434709258224279552 Is this the response that popped into President Ego’s head? http://twitter.com/#!/Rschrim/status/434710362403774464 It’ll take a lot more than that to ruin this awesome win. http://twitter.com/#!/duchessrebecca/status/434708466167324672 http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/434718465073483776 [Update] No photo of Obama […]

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Hypocritical White House in no rush to #RaiseTheWage for its unpaid interns; Iowahawk zings

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http://twitter.com/#!/bienafe/status/461151021335859200 With the way the White House has relentless pushed for a minimum wage increase: http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/460820151550898176 http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/460823446709342208 http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/460836856847147008 http://twitter.com/#!/WhiteHouse/status/460871021831393282 You’d think they’d be only too eager to lead by example. Fat chance: http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/461112873242996738 From HuffPo, via Instapundit: The White House declined multiple opportunities to comment on whether it would rethink its position on not compensating […]

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News to us! Jay Carney says Obama learned of VA scandal from media reports [video]

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http://twitter.com/#!/JayCaruso/status/468451610214285313 A pretty lousy kind — and, according to press secretary Jay Carney, the kind that’s currently occupying the White House. Confronted about the developing Veterans Affairs scandal during today’s press briefing, Carney reassured the press corps — and thus the country — that President Obama only found out about it recently. From the news, natch: http://twitter.com/#!/webbersteinhoff/status/468450431459667968 Transcript: […]

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On phone, Biden urges President Yanukovich to exercise ‘maximum restraint’

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http://twitter.com/#!/petermaercbs/status/435918296395689984 Vice President Joe Biden called Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich Tuesday to urge the government to use maximum restraint in its clashes with protesters who are occupying the streets of Kiev. http://twitter.com/#!/USA4everGirl/status/435925855190007808 http://twitter.com/#!/bloodless_coup/status/435913069114687488 That’s right; tonight is the White House’s gala screening of “Monuments Men,” with the stars in attendance. http://twitter.com/#!/Alex_Panetta/status/435915266921594880 http://twitter.com/#!/KiritRadia/status/435916929874681856 Nineteen people have been […]

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There’s A New Campaign To Feature A Woman On The $20 Bill

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“A woman’s place is on the money,” the nonprofit Women on $20s says. 1. A nonprofit is campaigning for Andrew Jackson to lose his spot on the $20 bill and be replaced with a less controversial female historical figure. View this image › Paul J. Richards / Getty Images 2. U.S. money highlights the achievements […]

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‘Let them wear Spanx!’ Fashionistas gush over FLOTUS at WH design workshop

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http://twitter.com/#!/NoahCRothman/status/519914465526296576 First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a “fashion education” event at the White House today: Watch live: The First Lady encourages students at the #FashionEdu Workshop to #ReachHigher for a college degree → http://t.co/3YOBxGAiN9 — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) October 8, 2014 "In these dresses…we see the incredible promise that lies within our next generation." […]

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At DNC fundraiser, president laments loss of Air Force One

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His gray hair or ours? As Twitchy reported earlier, President Obama held a conference call this morning to herald the official opening of the latest enrollment period for Obamacare. This evening, though, he was back on the road, appearing at a fundraiser for the DNC in Maryland and joking (we hope) about his second term […]

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‘Anyone seen Harry Reid?’ Naked man arrested at White House gate [pics]

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http://twitter.com/#!/amandacarpenter/status/469920499904937984 There hasn’t yet been a Friday document drop at the White House, but there has been a clothing drop. A man was reportedly denied entry at the White House gate today, so he stripped naked, which didn’t exactly make security let him in any faster: http://twitter.com/#!/chucktodd/status/469915742075637760 http://twitter.com/#!/arielcohen37/status/469914416474234882 Working security can be an ugly business. […]

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