Obama enters Twitter age, opens @POTUS account

May 19, 2015

Obama enters Twitter age, opens @POTUS account

President Barack Obama is embracing short-form communication. Twitter has a new @POTUS account. For years, White House officials have used Twitter to communicate White House policy and occasional personal observations. But Obama himself pretty much stayed out of the social media fray. No longer. ...

Second layer of steel spikes to be added to White House fence

May 8, 2015

Second layer of steel spikes to be added to White House fence

The U.S. Secret Service is adding a second layer of steel spikes to the top of the White House fence to keep would-be intruders at bay, according to a proposal approved Thursday by the National Capitol Planning Commission. The steel “pencil point” spikes will ...