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The First White House Was Right Here in Philly

This coming Monday is Presidents’ Day, a weird hybrid holiday that used to be just Washington’s Birthday, celebrated on February 22nd, but got moved to […]

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Obama Stenographer Beck Dorey-Stein on Life in the White House

The Rundown Age: 32 CV, abridged: White House stenographer under presidents Obama and Trump (2012-’17); high-school English teacher in Hightstown, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and […]

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Dawn Staley Says Her Championship Team Has Been Snubbed by White House

While much was made in September of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors having an invite to the White House rescinded by President Trump, Philly […]

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Wolf Bashes Healthcare Bill in Letter to White House

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf is urging the White House not to embrace the American Health Care Act – legislation that would repeal and replace major […]

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OPINION: Trump’s First 100 Days Weren’t a Damn Comedy

This Saturday, Donald Trump will be celebrating his 100th day as the 45th president of the United States. So far, there’s been no action on […]

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Trump Adds Philly Lawyer to White House Legal Team

A Philadelphia lawyer will advise President Donald Trump as an associate White House counsel. 

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White House to Recognize Local Advocate for Young Black Women

The White House will recognize 10 individuals around the country as “Champions of Change” this Friday, and among them will be Philadelphia’s Cheryl Ann Wadlington, who has […]

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Terry Gross to Receive Humanities Medal From President Obama

WHYY’s Terry Gross is one of 12 people set to receive a National Humanities Medal during a White House ceremony next week.

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President Obama Will Host Villanova Wildcats at White House

I want to thank Villanova and my teammates for everything this year. I will never forget the memories I made and the people I met […]

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White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer to Speak at CCP Graduation

From West Philly to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue; Deesha Dyer is our own hometown success story. The Washington Post describes her as “a girl from a […]

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White House Invites Openly Gay Catholic Man To Welcome Pope

In a growing call for Pope Francis to meet with a variety of LGBT organizations during his time here in the United States, one report indicates […]

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The White House Now Has a Gender-Neutral Restroom

It appears that Obama administration is making boldly progressive moves to support the LGBT community during the President’s last term in office; today it was […]

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Obama to Support Efforts to End Conversion Therapy for Gay and Transgender Youth

The death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide in December after her parents forced her to attend conversion therapy, has initiated a lot of […]

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Penn A Cappella Group Perform for President, First Lady and Emmy Rossum at the White House

Last Wednesday, members of The University of Pennsylvania Shabbatones, a Jewish a cappella group, sang for the president and first lady at the White House’s annual Chanukah […]

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Meet the Edward Snowdens of Philadelphia