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White House Watch Archive: Whitehouse.gov

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President Obama's Whitehouse.gov is finally starting to deliver on its promise. After seven weeks of lurching and sometimes amateurish underperformance, the Web team that vowed to harness the Internet to bring greater transparency and public access to the White House...

By Dan Froomkin  |  March 25, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Whitehouse.gov  
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About Recovery.gov

In his speech yesterday before signing the huge stimulus bill, President Obama said he hopes the Internet will help keep everyone honest. "With a recovery package of this size comes a responsibility to assure every taxpayer that we are being...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 18, 2009; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Financial Crisis , Transparency , Whitehouse.gov  
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Want to Be an Obama Appointee?

The White House Web site this morning launched a new job application feature, which "enables people everywhere to apply to be considered for a political appointment in President Obama's Administration." All you have to do is "fill out your information,...

By Dan Froomkin  |  February 12, 2009; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Whitehouse.gov  
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Whitehouse.gov Watch

Anne E. Kornblut writes for The Washington Post: "The new White House web site is expected to display many cool things once it's fully operational (which, currently, it is not)."But pool reports -- the informal, quick accounts of the president's...

By Dan Froomkin  |  January 23, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whitehouse.gov Watch

It looks like Obama's technology team has hit a few roadblocks.Anne E. Kornblut writes in The Washington Post: "Two years after launching the most technologically savvy presidential campaign in history, Obama officials ran smack into the constraints of the federal...

By Dan Froomkin  |  January 22, 2009; 12:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Whitehouse.gov Watch

It's still very much a work in progress, but the new Whitehouse.gov Web site, launched at the stroke of noon yesterday, promises enormous steps forward in terms of embracing Internet technology and promoting transparency.In an inaugural blog post, (yes, blog...

By Dan Froomkin  |  January 21, 2009; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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