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South façade of the White House
Building
Town 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Country United States
Construction
Started October 13, 1792
Design team
Architect James Hoban
.The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.^ Word of advice for the President of the United States.

^ Here's the official White House transcript: .

^ The white house is just stating the facts.
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.Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., it was designed by Irish-born James Hoban.^ The long-term design will allow for authorized vehicles to access Pennsylvania Avenue, which will continue as the site of the Inaugural parade.
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^ Behind the Scenes at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue...
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^ Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., it was built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the late Georgian style and has been the executive residence of every U.S. President since John Adams.
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[1] and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the late Georgian style. .It has been the residence of every U.S. President since John Adams.^ In 1997 portraits of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were selected to highlight the 200th anniversaries of their inauguration as president and vice president in 1797.
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^ Commonly referred to as the First Lady of the Press, she is the most senior member of the White House press corps and has covered every president since John F. Kennedy.
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^ For a century after President John Adams first moved into the Executive Mansion, the protection of the Mansion and its residents remained a relatively minor concern, except during wartime.
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.When Thomas Jefferson moved into the home in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades that were meant to conceal stables and storage.^ When Thomas Jefferson moved into the home in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward, creating two colonnades which were meant to conceal stables and storage.
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^ Supporters of a connection posit that Thomas Jefferson while visiting the École Spéciale d’Architecture (Bordeaux Architectural College) in 1789 viewed Salat’s drawings,[6] and on his return to the U.S. shared the influence with Washington, Hoban, Monroe, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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^ The North Portico was not modeled on a similar portico on another Dublin building, the Viceregal Lodge (now Áras an Uachtaráin, residence of the President of Ireland), for its portico postdates the White House porticos’ Principal story plan for the white house by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1807.
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.In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set ablaze by the British Army in the Burning of Washington, destroying the interior and charring much of the exterior.^ Gilbert H. Mitchell, assistant conductor of the Army Band, served as music coordinator for the Military District of Washington during the ceremonies.
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^ I didn't hear too much complaining from the press during the run-up to the Iraq war.
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^ The British thus faced no resistance as they set fire to the Executive Mansion and reduced it to a smoldering shell.
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.Reconstruction began almost immediately, and President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed house in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had nearly all work offices relocated to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded.^ President William Howard Taft enlisted the help of architect Nathan C. Wyeth to add additional space to the West Wing, which included the addition of the Oval Office.
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^ Due to crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had nearly all work offices relocated to the newly-constructed West Wing in 1901.
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^ The south portico was constructed in 1824 during the James Monroe administration; the north portico was built six years later.
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.The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers.^ The third-floor attic was converted to living quarters in 1927 by augmenting the existing hip roof with long shed dormers.
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^ We have lived through an era where too often, short-term gains were prized over long-term prosperity; where we failed to look beyond the next payment, the next quarter, or the next election.
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.A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings.^ Later, a reception area was added to the East Wing.
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^ Today, Jefferson’s colonnades link the residence with the East and West Wings.
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^ A newly constructed East Wing was used as a reception area for social events; both new wings were connected by Jefferson’s colonnades.
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.East Wing alterations were completed in 1946, creating additional office space.^ East Wing alterations were completed in 1946 creating additional office space.
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^ The East Wing The East Wing, which contains additional office space, was added to the White House in 1942.
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^ The East Wing was occupied in 1942, although construction was not fully completed until 1945.
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By 1948, the house's load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure. .Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely dismantled and a new internal load-bearing steel frame constructed inside the walls.^ Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely dismantled, resulting in the construction of a new internal load-bearing steel framework and the reassembly of the interior rooms.
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^ The work, done by the firm of Philadelphia contractor John McShain, required the complete dismantling of the interior spaces, construction of a new load-bearing internal steel frame and the reconstruction of the original rooms within the new structure.
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^ By 1948, the house’s load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure.
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Once this work was completed, the interior rooms were rebuilt.
.Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Old Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President.^ White House White House readout from today's meeting .
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^ The "White House Complex" is composed of four principal structures: the Executive Mansion, where the First Family resides; the Old Executive Office Building, the location of the executive offices of the President and the Vice-President; the West Wing, the location of the official office of the President; and the East Wing, the official reception entrance to the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion.
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^ Expected attendees at Friday morning's event in the East Room of the White House include: .

.The White House is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement.^ They were stationed on the first and second floors of the Mansion and on the White House grounds.
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^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
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^ White House Second Floor showing location of principal rooms.
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.The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers in general.^ Word of advice for the President of the United States.

^ The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president’s administration and advisors in general.
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^ Of course people are going to visit the White House, and any President in office.
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.The property is owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park.^ The property is owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President’s Park.
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^ In this year's installment, the dogs want to become junior park rangers with the National Park Service… but first, they have to help decorate the White House for Christmas.

^ Jan 30 2010 11:26AM A National Weather Service forecaster in Nashville, Tenn., says his part of the country is dealing with a "major winter storm."
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In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture."

Contents

History

1789-1800

President's House, Philadelphia. Occupied by Washington, 1790-97, and Adams, 1797-1800.
.Following his April 1789 inauguration, President George Washington occupied two executive mansions in New York City: the Samuel Osgood mansion at 3 Cherry Street (April 1789 - February 1790), and the Alexander Macomb mansion at 39-41 Broadway (February - August 1790).^ The Inauguration of George Washington, 1789.” 3 January 2009.
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^ George Washington, First Inauguration, April 30, 1789.” 1 December 2008.
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^ February 2010 January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 Category .
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.The July 1790 Residence Act named Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the temporary national capital for a 10-year period beginning December 1790, while the Federal City was under construction.^ The initial construction took place over a period of eight years, at a reported cost of $232,371.83 ($2.8 million in 2007 dollars).
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^ She served on ICANN's board for three years beginning in December 2005.

^ The nation’s first president, George Washington, traveled to the site of the federal city on July 16, 1792, to make his judgment.
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.Philadelphia rented Robert Morris's mansion at 190 High Street (now 524-30 Market Street) for Washington's presidential residence, while Pennsylvania built a presidential palace several blocks away in a futile effort to have Philadelphia named the permanent national capital.^ Adams wrote: I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this House, and all that Naming conventions The building was originally referred to variously as the "President’s Palace", "Presidential Mansion", or "President’s House".
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^ Bush's Federal Treasury had to bail out Wall Street because free-market Capitalism didn't work.
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^ The festivities culminated with the inaugural ceremony on April 30, 1789, when the nation’s beloved General George Washington arrived in a carriage to the steps of Federal Hall.
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.Washington occupied the Market Street mansion from November 1790 to March 1797, and altered it in ways that may have influenced the design of the White House.^ Wall Street comes to the White House.
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^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ If these folks want a fight, it's a fight I'm ready to have," Obama said at the White House It was a stern, populist lecture from the president to Wall Street for what he perceives as its abandonment of Main Street.
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.President John Adams also occupied the Market Street mansion, declining the presidential palace (which was bought by the University of Pennsylvania).^ In 1800, John Adams became the first President to occupy it.
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^ In 1997 portraits of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were selected to highlight the 200th anniversaries of their inauguration as president and vice president in 1797.
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^ For a century after President John Adams first moved into the Executive Mansion, the protection of the Mansion and its residents remained a relatively minor concern, except during wartime.
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Architectural competition

A 1793 elevation by James Hoban, the selected architect from the competition
The North Portico of the White House compared to Leinster House
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The Château de Rastignac compared to the South Portico of the White House, ca.
^ This beautiful American-made ornaments features a view of the South lawn and faade of The White House on a crispy winter evening.
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^ Commemorative White House Ornament - $26.00 This ornament is an intricately detailed reproduction of the north and south facades of the White House enhanced with 24 kt.
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^ On Saturday October 29, 1994, at approximately 2:55 p.m., Francisco Martin Duran stood on the south sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
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1846
.The President's house was a major feature of Pierre (Peter) Charles L'Enfant's's plan for the newly established federal city, Washington, D.C..^ The central feature of the federal city would be the executive residence of the President.
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^ Shortages, including material and labor, forced alterations to the earlier plan developed by French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant for a "palace" that was five times larger than the house that was eventually built.
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^ The North Portico of the White House compared to Leinster House The President’s house was a major feature of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s plan for the newly established federal city, Washington, D.C.[2] The architect of the White House was chosen in a competition, which received nine proposals, including one submitted anonymously by Thomas Jefferson.
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[3][4] .The architect of the White House was chosen in a design competition, which received nine proposals, including one submitted anonymously by Thomas Jefferson.^ But one less Communist in the White House!
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^ The North Portico of the White House compared to Leinster House The President’s house was a major feature of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s plan for the newly established federal city, Washington, D.C.[2] The architect of the White House was chosen in a competition, which received nine proposals, including one submitted anonymously by Thomas Jefferson.
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^ Problem is, one is in the White House today.
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[5] .The nation's first president, George Washington, traveled to the site of the federal city on July 16, 1792, to make his judgment.^ The nation’s first president, George Washington, traveled to the site of the federal city on July 16, 1792, to make his judgment.
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^ Although it was not built until some years after the presidency of George Washington, it is also speculated that the name of the traditional home of the President of the United States may have derived from Martha Custis Washington’s home, White House Plantation in New Kent County, Virginia, where the nation’s first President and First Lady had courted in the mid-18th century.
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^ With the advent of radio, Warren Harding became the first president to have a full-time speechwriter, although even George Washington asked someone else (James Madison) to help draft his farewell address.
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.His review is recorded as being brief, and he quickly selected the submission of James Hoban, an Irishman living in Charleston, South Carolina.^ His review is recorded as being brief and he quickly selected the submission of James Hoban, an Irishman living in Charleston, South Carolina.
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^ History 1 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia White House Architectural competition A 1793 elevation by James Hoban, the selected architect from the competition The South Portico of the White House compared to the Château de Rastignac lacking ornament, and not fitting the nation’s president.
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[6] .Washington was not entirely pleased with the original Hoban submission, however; he found it too small, lacking ornament, and not fitting the nation's president.^ Washington was not entirely pleased with the original Hoban submission, however; he found it too small, Design influences The building Hoban designed is verifiably influenced by the first and second floors of Leinster House, in Dublin, Ireland, which later became the seat of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament).
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^ Presidents have access to the entire Smithsonian and National Gallery of Art collections!
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^ The nation’s first president, George Washington, traveled to the site of the federal city on July 16, 1792, to make his judgment.
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.On Washington's recommendation, the house was enlarged by thirty percent; the present East Room, likely inspired by the large reception room at Mount Vernon, was added.^ This was likely inspired by the large reception room at Mount Vernon.
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^ On Washington’s recommendation the house was enlarged by thirty percent; a large reception hall, the present East Room, was added.
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^ Several other Georgian era Irish country houses have been suggested as sources of inspiration for the overall floor plan, details like the bow-fronted south front, and interior details like the former niches in the present Blue Room.
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Design influences

.The building Hoban designed is verifiably influenced by the first and second floors of Leinster House, in Dublin, Ireland, which later became the seat of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament).^ Washington was not entirely pleased with the original Hoban submission, however; he found it too small, Design influences The building Hoban designed is verifiably influenced by the first and second floors of Leinster House, in Dublin, Ireland, which later became the seat of the Oireachtas (the Irish parliament).
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^ The North Portico was not modeled on a similar portico on another Dublin building, the Viceregal Lodge (now Áras an Uachtaráin, residence of the President of Ireland), for its portico postdates the White House porticos’ Principal story plan for the white house by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1807.
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^ Thomas Jefferson walked to and from his first inaugural ceremony in 1801, but chose to ride on horseback from the Capitol to the White House after being sworn in for his second inauguration in 1805.
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[7] .Several other Georgian era Irish country houses have been suggested as sources of inspiration for the overall floor plan, details like the bow-fronted south front, and interior details like the former niches in the present Blue Room.^ Several other Georgian era Irish country houses have been suggested as sources of inspiration for the overall floor plan, details like the bow-fronted south front, and interior details like the former niches in the present Blue Room.
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^ The Post has gone from my first read that I savored for hours to something I skim quickly after having gone to several other real news sources first.

^ Commemorative White House Ornament - $26.00 This ornament is an intricately detailed reproduction of the north and south facades of the White House enhanced with 24 kt.
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.These influences, though undocumented, are cited in the official White House guide, and in White House Historical Association publications.^ White House Historical Association: 1992, 2001.
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^ Here's the official White House transcript: .

^ These influences, though undocumented, are cited in the official White House guide, and in White House Historical Association publications.
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.The first official White House guide, published in 1962, suggested a link between Hoban's design for the South Portico, and Château de Rastignac, a neoclassical country house located in La Bachellerie in the Dordogne region of France and designed by Mathurin Salat.^ Here's the official White House transcript: .

^ The first official White House guide, published in 1962, suggested a link between Hoban’s design for the South Portico, and Château de Rastignac, a neoclassical country house located in La Bachellerie in the Dordogne region of France and designed by Mathurin Salat.
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^ In 1891, First Lady Caroline Harrison proposed extensions to the White House, including a National Wing on the east for an historical art gallery, and a wing on the west for official functions.
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The French house was built 1812–1817, based on an earlier design. .The link has been criticized because Hoban did not visit France.^ The 2 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia link has been criticized because Hoban did not visit France.
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.Supporters of a connection posit that Thomas Jefferson while visiting the École Spéciale d'Architecture (Bordeaux Architectural College) in 1789 viewed Salat's drawings,[8] and on his return to the U.S. shared the influence with Washington, Hoban, Monroe, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.^ Supporters of a connection posit that Thomas Jefferson while visiting the École Spéciale d’Architecture (Bordeaux Architectural College) in 1789 viewed Salat’s drawings,[6] and on his return to the U.S. shared the influence with Washington, Hoban, Monroe, and Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
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^ Goo - December 24th, 2009 at 11:41 pm With more of our own shiny objects, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
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^ Although Washington and Jefferson shared a view of where the capital should be located, they had very different opinions of central executive authority and the appropriate character of the nascent Presidency.
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[9]

Construction

.Construction of the White House began with the laying of the cornerstone on October 13, 1792, although there was no formal ceremony.^ White House Construction Construction of the White House began with the laying of the cornerstone on October 13, 1792, although there was no formal ceremony.
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^ White House ceremony.

^ Was there any discussion of this at the White House?
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[10] .The main residence, as well as foundations of the house, were built largely by enslaved and free African-American laborers, as well as employed Europeans.^ The main residence, as well as foundations of the house, were built largely by enslaved and free African-American laborers, as well as employed Europeans.
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^ SCOTT McCLELLAN: Well, the White House Iraq Group, as I mentioned, was set up, as you point out too, to really market the war to the American people.
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^ President Monroe, who wanted Americans to look freely upon the "President's house," replaced the stone wall with a curving iron fence.
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[11] .Much of the other work on the house was performed by immigrants, many not yet with citizenship.^ Much of the other work on the house was performed by immigrants, many not yet with citizenship.
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^ White House As for security considerations, they note that the White House is set much further back from the street than numerous other sensitive federal buildings are.
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^ There were many others who worked where I did, doing the same thing.
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.The sandstone walls were erected by Scottish immigrants, employed by Hoban,[12] as were the high relief rose and garland decorations above the north entrance and the "fish scale" pattern beneath the pediments of the window hoods.^ The sandstone walls were erected by Scottish immigrants, employed by Hoban,[10] as were the high relief rose and garland decorations above the north entrance and the "fish scale" pattern beneath the pediments of the window hoods.
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^ At least some of this wall was erected, including a section on the north border of the grounds that completely blocked the view of the Mansion from the city commons, known as Lafayette Park.
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.Irish and Italian immigrants produced much of the brickwork and plasterwork.^ Much of the brick and plaster work was produced by Irish and Italian immigrants.
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.The initial construction took place over a period of eight years, at a reported cost of $232,371.83 ($2.8 million in 2007 dollars).^ The initial construction took place over a period of eight years, at a reported cost of $232,371.83 ($2.8 million in 2007 dollars).
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^ Recent reports suggest that financial industry lobbying in Washington, at $104.7 million for the first three months of 2009, is 8% down on last year.
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^ If this legislation passes with the cost of somewhere around a trillion dollars give or take a couple hundred billion, and this is for coverage for the next 10 years, what after that.
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Although not yet completed, the White House was ready for occupancy on or circa November 1, 1800.[13]
.Shortages, including material and labor, forced alterations to the earlier plan developed by French engineer Pierre Charles L'Enfant for a "palace" that was five times larger than the house that was eventually built.^ Shortages, including material and labor, forced alterations to the earlier plan developed by French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant for a "palace" that was five times larger than the house that was eventually built.
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^ The French house was built 1812–1817, based on an earlier design.
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^ The North Portico of the White House compared to Leinster House The President’s house was a major feature of Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s plan for the newly established federal city, Washington, D.C.[2] The architect of the White House was chosen in a competition, which received nine proposals, including one submitted anonymously by Thomas Jefferson.
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[12] .The finished structure contained only two main floors instead of the planned three, and a less costly brick served as a lining for the stone façades.^ The only U.S. president elected to two non-consecutive terms, Cleveland served as the 22nd president from 1885 to 1897.
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^ There are photos of at least two other paintings on the same ornament (presumably, there are even more, since we can only see less than half of it).
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^ As administrations change hands, there is always a transitional period of two to three months during which the musical entertainments are planned, scheduled, and realized along the lines of the new first family's tastes.
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.When construction was finished the porous sandstone walls were coated with a mixture of lime, rice glue, casein, and lead, giving the house its familiar color and name.^ When construction was finished the porous sandstone walls were coated with a mixture of lime, rice glue, casein, and lead, giving the house its familiar color and name.
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^ I’d give quite a bit to be invited to the white house and praised by it, only to have the opportunity to shrug off the white coat and publicly disagree with it’[s plan.
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[12]
.As it is a famed structure in America, many replicas of the White House have been constructed.^ As it is a famed structure in America, many replicas of the White House have been constructed.
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^ The press capitalized on the "Kennedy Command Performance", if and an enchanted America followed every nuance and interpretative detail of the White House performing artists that the media offered.
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^ I understand the difference between news and opinion which apparently many have forgotten about, including the White House.
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Naming conventions

.The building was originally referred to variously as the "President's Palace", "Presidential Mansion", or "President's House".[14] The earliest evidence of the public calling it the "White House" was recorded in 1811.[15] A legend emerged that during the rebuilding of the structure white paint was applied to mask the burn damage it had suffered,[16] giving the building its namesake hue.^ A legend emerged that during the rebuilding of the structure white paint was applied to mask the burn damage it had suffered, giving the building its namesake hue.
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^ Adams wrote: I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this House, and all that Naming conventions The building was originally referred to variously as the "President’s Palace", "Presidential Mansion", or "President’s House".
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^ If McCain is president…would we call the white house assisted living?” .
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[17] .The name "Executive Mansion" was used in official contexts until President Theodore Roosevelt established the formal name by having "White House–Washington" engraved on the stationery in 1901.[18][19] The current letterhead wording and arrangement "The White House" with the word "Washington" centered beneath goes back to the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.^ The current letterhead wording and arrangement "The White House" with the word "Washington" centered beneath goes back to the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
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^ The name "Executive Mansion" was used in official contexts until President Theodore Roosevelt established the formal name by having "White House–Washington" engraved on the stationery in 1901.
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^ White House Front and center .
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[19]
.Although it was not completed until some years after the presidency of George Washington, it is also speculated that the name of the traditional home of the President of the United States may have derived from Martha Custis Washington's home, White House Plantation in Virginia, where the nation's first President had courted the First Lady in the mid-18th century.^ The White House is the President's home, to decorate as he or she pleases.
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^ For this year’s White House, he didn’t disappoint.
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^ White House names cybersecurity coordinator .
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[20]

Evolution of the White House

Early use, the 1814 fire, and rebuilding

The White House as it looked following the conflagration of August 24, 1814
Jefferson and Latrobe's West Wing Colonnade in this nineteenth century engraved view, is now the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room.
Principal story plan for the white house by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1807.
.
Earliest known photograph of the White House, taken c.
^ I think it will be known as the “Eastern White House”.
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^ Earliest known photograph of the White House, taken c.
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^ So while we're doing the hundred-year retrospective, the press's view of itself and the American public's view of the White House and the Press also needs to be taken into account.
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1846 by John Plumbe during the administration of James K. Polk.
.On Saturday, November 1, 1800, John Adams became the first president to take residence in the building.^ In 1800, John Adams became the first President to occupy it.
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^ Evolution of the White House Early use, the 1814 fire, and rebuilding John Adams became the first president to take residence in the building on November 1, 1800.
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^ Carter and his wife thus became the only president and first lady to walk the entire one and a half miles from the Capitol to the White House.
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[12] .During Adams' second day in the house, he wrote a letter to his wife Abigail, containing a prayer for the house.^ During Adams’ second day in the house he wrote a letter to his wife Abigail, containing a prayer for the house.
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^ Letters and telegrams poured in to the White House in the days following the speech.
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^ December 23rd, 2009 at 2:16 am Not only has Obama made Christmas at the our White House a disgrace he has also allowed for the Muslim's to have a day of prayer.
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Adams wrote:
.
I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this House, and all that shall hereafter inhabit it.^ Adams wrote: I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this House, and all that Naming conventions The building was originally referred to variously as the "President’s Palace", "Presidential Mansion", or "President’s House".
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.May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.^ May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.
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[21]
.Franklin Roosevelt had Adams' blessing carved into the mantel in the State Dining Room.^ Franklin Delano Roosevelt had Adams’ blessing carved into the mantel in the State Dining Room.
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^ Her husband created the modern press briefing room over Franklin Roosevelt’s old swimming pool.
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^ Two shots landed short of the Executive Residence, one landed on the State Floor balcony, and the fourth penetrated a window in the State Floor Dining Room.
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[21]
.Adams lived in the house only briefly before Thomas Jefferson soon moved in.^ Adams lived in the house only briefly, and the home was soon occupied by Thomas Jefferson, who gave consideration to how the White House might be added to.
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^ In 1997 portraits of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were featured.
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^ In 1997 portraits of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were selected to highlight the 200th anniversaries of their inauguration as president and vice president in 1797.
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.Despite his complaints that the house was too big ("big enough for two emperors, one pope, and the grand lama in the bargain"[22]), Jefferson considered how the White House might be added to.^ How has it been shaped by White Houses of yore (and the current one)?
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^ How has it been shaped by White Houses of yore (and the current one)?"
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^ Problem is, one is in the White House today.
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.With Benjamin Henry Latrobe, he helped lay out the design for the East and West Colonnades, small wings that help conceal the domestic operations of laundry, a stable and storage.^ The earliest evidence of the public calling it the 3 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia White House Benjamin Henry Latrobe, he helped lay out the design for the East and West Colonnades, small wings that help conceal the domestic operations of laundry, a stable and storage.
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^ Today, Jefferson’s colonnades link the residence with the East and West Wings.
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^ In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt and his family moved in to the White House and hired McKim, Mead, and White to carry out renovations and expansion, including the addition of a West Wing.
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[12] .Today, Jefferson's colonnades link the residence with the East and West Wings.^ It includes the central Executive Residence flanked by the East Wing and West Wing.
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^ Today, Jefferson’s colonnades link the residence with the East and West Wings.
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^ Today, Mr. Gibbs sat in his West Wing office and watched the proceedings unfold on television as his deputy, Bill Burton, conducted the press briefing.

[12]
.In 1814, during the War of 1812, the White House was set ablaze by Canadian and British troops[23] during the Burning of Washington, in retaliation for burning Upper Canada's Parliament Buildings in the Battle of York; much of Washington was affected by these fires as well.^ White House Ornament Gift Set - $45.00 Receive a discount when you purchase these two beautiful, official White House ornaments together.
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^ Also, the White House LiveStream has worked quite well since its launch.
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^ New White House Line Against Fox: It's War posted by Ari Melber on 10/11/2009 @ 10:58pm .
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.Only the exterior walls remained, and they had to be torn down and mostly reconstructed because of weakening from the fire and subsequent exposure to the elements, except for portions of the south wall.^ Only the exterior walls remained, and they had to be torn down and mostly reconstructed due to weakening from the fire and subsequent exposure to the elements, except for portions of the south wall.
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^ We have just as big an interest in what Wall St. We may have a bigger interest because they are using our money to give to the finance and health insurance industries.
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^ No wonder Chavez, who has shut down over 60 media outlets (with a goal of over 100) because they are 'biased against the government', loves Obama; .
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.Of the numerous objects taken from the White House when it was ransacked by British troops, only two have been recovered.^ Of the numerous objects taken from the White House when it was ransacked by British troops, only two have been recovered — a painting of George Washington, rescued by then-first lady Dolley Madison,[19] and a jewelry box returned to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 by Alan Van Dyke, a Canadian man who said that his grandfather had taken it from Washington.
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^ Brigadier General Nathaniel Michler was tasked to propose solutions to address these concerns; he proposed to abandon the White House as a residence, and use it only for business.
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^ In 1814, during the War of 1812, the White House was set ablaze by British troops[19] during the Burning of Washington, in retaliation for burning Upper Canada’s Parliament Buildings in the Battle of York; much of Washington was affected by these fires as well.
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.Then-first lady Dolley Madison rescued a painting of George Washington,[23] and in 1939, a Canadian man returned a jewelry box to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, claiming that his grandfather had taken it from Washington.^ Of the numerous objects taken from the White House when it was ransacked by British troops, only two have been recovered — a painting of George Washington, rescued by then-first lady Dolley Madison,[19] and a jewelry box returned to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 by Alan Van Dyke, a Canadian man who said that his grandfather had taken it from Washington.
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^ Although it was not built until some years after the presidency of George Washington, it is also speculated that the name of the traditional home of the President of the United States may have derived from Martha Custis Washington’s home, White House Plantation in New Kent County, Virginia, where the nation’s first President and First Lady had courted in the mid-18th century.
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^ The White House is one of the first government buildings in Washington that was made wheelchair-accessible, with modifications having been made during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who needed to use a wheelchair as a result of his paraplegia.
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Most of the spoils were lost when a convoy of British ships led by HMS Fantome sank en route to Halifax off Prospect during a storm on the night of November 24, 1814.[24]
.After the fire, President James Madison resided in The Octagon House.^ After the fire, President James Madison resided in The Octagon House.
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^ It is a long-standing rule of respect that the incumbent president continues to reside at the White House with his or her family until the president-elect is sworn in as the new president.
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^ On hearing that 4,000 British regulars were marching toward Washington, President Madison stationed troops on the White House grounds.
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.Meanwhile, both architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Hoban contributed to the design and oversight of the reconstruction, which lasted from 1815 until 1817. The south portico was constructed in 1824 during the James Monroe administration; the north portico was built six years later.^ The south portico was constructed in 1824 during the James Monroe administration; the north portico was built six years later.
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^ Though Latrobe proposed similar porticos before the fire in 1814, both porticos were built as designed by Hoban.
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^ Washington agreed and eventually settled on a design by the architect James Hoban.
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[12] .Though Latrobe proposed similar porticos before the fire in 1814, both porticos were built as designed by Hoban.^ Though Latrobe proposed similar porticos before the fire in 1814, both porticos were built as designed by Hoban.
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^ Meanwhile, both architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe and Hoban contributed to the design and oversight of the reconstruction, which lasted from 1815 until 1817.
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[25] .The similarity between the South Portico and an elliptical portico, with nearly identical curved stairs at Château de Rastignac in La Bachellerie, France is speculated as the source of inspiration,[26] although this matter is one of great debate.^ Although the focus has so been on allegations that the White House threatened Perella Weinberg, sources familiar with the matter say that other firms felt they were threatened as well.
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[27] Italian artisans, brought to Washington to help in constructing the U.S. Capitol, carved the decorative stonework on both porticos. .The North Portico was not modeled on a similar portico on another Dublin building, the Viceregal Lodge (now Áras an Uachtaráin, residence of the President of Ireland), for its portico postdates the White House porticos' design.^ Guests are visiting the White House now.

^ Now our President will hoist the Communist flag over the White House.
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^ Great, now we get another "UNVETTED" person in the White House.
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[26] .For the North Portico, a variation on the Ionic Order was devised incorporating a swag of roses between the volutes.^ For the North Portico, a variation on the Ionic Order was devised incorporating a swag of roses between the volutes.
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.This was done to link the new portico with the earlier carved roses above the entrance.^ This was done to link the new portico with the earlier carved roses above the entrance.
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Overcrowding and building the West Wing

.By the time of the American Civil War, the White House had become overcrowded.^ Overcrowding and building the West Wing By the time of the American Civil War, the White House had become overcrowded.
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^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

^ That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online.

.The location of the White House was questioned, just north of a canal and swampy lands, which provided conditions ripe for malaria and other unhealthy conditions.^ The White House is, without question, a house unlike any other.
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^ The location of the White House was questioned, just north of a canal and swampy lands, which provided conditions ripe for malaria and other unhealthy conditions.
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^ The white house is just stating the facts.
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[28] .Brigadier General Nathaniel Michler was tasked to propose solutions to address these concerns.^ Brigadier General Nathaniel Michler was tasked to propose solutions to address these concerns; he proposed to abandon the White House as a residence, and use it only for business.
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^ To address these concerns, the Senate amended Tyler's security bill to vest the appointment power in the Mayor of Washington instead of the President.
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.He proposed abandoning the use of the White House as a residence and designed a new estate for the first family at Meridian Hill in Washington, D.C., but Congress rejected the plan.^ A new estate for the first family was planned at Meridian Hill in Washington, D.C., but the plan was rejected by Congress.
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^ (But then neither is Congress, or the White House staff.
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^ In 1891, First Lady Caroline Harrison proposed extensions to the White House, including a National Wing on the east for an historical art gallery, and a wing on the west for official functions.
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[28]
The White House North Lawn in the 1860s, during the Abraham Lincoln administration
.When Chester Arthur took office in 1881, he ordered renovations to the White House to take place as soon as the recently widowed Lucretia Garfield moved out.^ Which means that among the places high-quality White House coverage can take place is in the White House.
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^ Of course, Mao has his place in the White House.
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^ Good for the White House for taking on Fox.
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.Arthur inspected the work almost nightly and made several suggestions.^ Arthur inspected the work almost nightly and made several suggestions.
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.Louis Comfort Tiffany was asked to send selected designers to assist.^ Louis Comfort Tiffany was asked to send selected designers to assist.
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.Over twenty wagons of furniture and household items were removed from the building and sold at a public auction.^ Over twenty wagons of furniture and household items were removed from the building and sold at a public auction.
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[29] .All that was saved were bust portraits of John Adams and Martin Van Buren.^ All that was saved were bust portraits of John Adams and Martin Van Buren.
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^ In 1997 portraits of both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were featured.
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^ In 1997 portraits of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were selected to highlight the 200th anniversaries of their inauguration as president and vice president in 1797.
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[30] .A proposal was made to build a new residence south of the White House, but it failed to gain support.^ A proposal was made to build a new residence south of the White House, but it failed to gain support.
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^ The conservatives have points made by the White House.
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^ Brigadier General Nathaniel Michler was tasked to propose solutions to address these concerns; he proposed to abandon the White House as a residence, and use it only for business.
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.In the fall of 1882 work was done on the main corridor, including tinting the walls pale olive and adding squares of gold leaf, and decorating the ceiling in gold and silver, and colorful traceries woven to spell "USA". The Red Room was painted a dull Pomeranian red, and its ceiling was decorated with gold, silver, and copper stars and stripes of red, white, and blue.^ The Red Room was painted a dull pomeranian red, and its ceiling was decorated with gold, silver, and copper stars and stripes of red, white, and blue.
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^ The red white and blue is bleeding.
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^ White House traceries woven to spell "USA".
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A fifty-foot jeweled Tiffany glass screen, supported by imitation marble columns, replaced the glass doors that separated the main corridor from the north vestibule.[31]
.In 1891, First Lady Caroline Harrison proposed extensions to the White House, including a National Wing on the east for an historical art gallery, and a wing on the west for official functions.^ In 1891, First Lady Caroline Harrison proposed extensions to the White House, including a National Wing on the east for an historical art gallery, and a wing on the west for official functions.
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^ Here's the official White House transcript: .

^ Among its uses, the East Wing has intermittently housed the offices and staff of the First Lady, and the White House Social Office.
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[28] .A plan was devised by Colonel Theodore A. Bingham, which reflected the Harrison proposal.^ A plan was devised by Colonel Theodore A. Bingham, which reflected the Harrison proposal.
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[28] .In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt and his family moved in to the White House and hired McKim, Mead, and White to carry out renovations and expansion, including the addition of a West Wing.^ In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt and his family moved in to the White House and hired McKim, Mead, and White to carry out renovations and expansion, including the addition of a West Wing.
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^ From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia White House West Wing is located.
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^ In 1891, First Lady Caroline Harrison proposed extensions to the White House, including a National Wing on the east for an historical art gallery, and a wing on the west for official functions.
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[12] .President William Howard Taft enlisted the help of architect Nathan C. Wyeth to add additional space to the West Wing, which included the addition of the Oval Office.^ President William Howard Taft enlisted the help of architect Nathan C. Wyeth to add additional space to the West Wing, which included the addition of the Oval Office.
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^ Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office which was eventually moved as the section was expanded.
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^ In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt and his family moved in to the White House and hired McKim, Mead, and White to carry out renovations and expansion, including the addition of a West Wing.
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[28]
.The West Wing was damaged by fire in 1929, but rebuilt during the remaining years of the Herbert Hoover presidency.^ The West Wing was damaged by fire in 1929, but rebuilt during the remaining years of the Herbert Hoover presidency.
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^ The intruder managed to enter the dining room and interrupt President Herbert Hoover's dinner before an agent stopped him.
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^ President William Howard Taft enlisted the help of architect Nathan C. Wyeth to add additional space to the West Wing, which included the addition of the Oval Office.
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.In the 1930s, a second story was added, as well as a larger basement for White House staff, and President Franklin Roosevelt had the Oval Office moved to its present location: adjacent to the Rose Garden.^ In the 1930s, a second story was added, as well as a larger basement for White House staff, and President Franklin Roosevelt had the Oval Office moved to its present location: adjacent to the Rose Garden.
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^ Nixon added a singlelane bowling alley to the White House basement.
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^ White House Second Floor showing location of principal rooms.
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[12]

The Truman reconstruction

Truman reconstruction, 1949–1952, a steel structure is built within the exterior shell.
.Decades of poor maintenance, the construction of a fourth story attic during the Coolidge administration, and the addition of a second-floor balcony over the south portico for Harry Truman[32] took a great toll on the brick and sandstone structure built around a timber frame.^ In the fall of 1882 work was done on the main corridor, including tinting the walls pale olive and adding squares of gold leaf, and decorating the ceiling in gold and silver, and colorful The Truman reconstruction Decades of poor maintenance, the construction of a fourth story attic during the Coolidge administration, and the addition of a second-floor balcony over the south portico for Harry Truman[28] took a great toll on the brick and sandstone structure built around a timber frame.
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^ Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829.
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^ The south portico was constructed in 1824 during the James Monroe administration; the north portico was built six years later.
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[12] .By 1948, the house was declared to be in imminent danger of collapse, forcing President Truman to commission a reconstruction and move across the street to Blair House from 1949 to 1951.[33] The work, done by the firm of Philadelphia contractor John McShain, required the complete dismantling of the interior spaces, construction of a new load-bearing internal steel frame and the reconstruction of the original rooms within the new structure.^ Truman reconstruction, 1949–1952, a steel structure is built within the exterior shell.
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^ Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely dismantled, resulting in the construction of a new internal load-bearing steel framework and the reassembly of the interior rooms.
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^ The work, done by the firm of Philadelphia contractor John McShain, required the complete dismantling of the interior spaces, construction of a new load-bearing internal steel frame and the reconstruction of the original rooms within the new structure.
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[32] .Some modifications to the floor plan were made, the largest being the repositioning of the grand staircase to open into the Entrance Hall, rather than the Cross Hall.^ Some modifications to the floor plan were made, the largest being the repositioning of the grand staircase to open into the Entrance Hall, rather than 5 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia White House The Red Room as designed by Stéphane Boudin during the administration of John F. Kennedy.
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^ Lincoln put up with the annoyance rather than risk alienating some associate or friend of a powerful politician or opinion maker.
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^ His staff is being exposed as inexperienced, and rather than focused on the issues, focused on his portrayal in the media.
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[32] .Central air conditioning was added, as well as two additional sub-basements providing space for workrooms, storage, and a bomb shelter.^ Central air conditioning was added, as well as two additional subbasements providing space for workrooms, storage, and a bomb shelter.
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^ Current has been on the air since 2005 and provides a variety of short programs, or “pods,” created by users called VC2 producers, as well as longer programs produced by the network.
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^ The White House is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement.
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[12] .The Trumans moved back into the White House on March 27, 1952.[12] While the house's structure was kept intact by the Truman reconstruction, much of the new interior finishes were generic, and of little historic value.^ While the house’s structure was kept intact by the Truman reconstruction, much of the new interior finishes were generic, and of little historic value.
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^ No wonder the White House hates Fox News so much.
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^ I think the White House should have kept her on.
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.Much of the original plasterwork, some dating back to the 1814–1816 rebuilding, was too damaged to reinstall, as was the original robust Beaux Arts paneling in the East Room.^ Much of the original plasterwork, some dating back to the 1814–1816 rebuilding, was too damaged to reinstall, as was the original robust Beaux Arts paneling in the East Room.
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.President Truman had the original timber frame sawed into paneling; the walls of the Vermeil Room, Library, China Room, and Map Room on the ground floor of the main residence were paneled in wood from the timbers.^ President Truman had the original timber frame sawed into paneling; the walls of the Vermeil Room, Library, China Room, and Map Room on the ground floor of the main residence were paneled in wood from the timbers.
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^ Diplomatic Reception Room, Map Room, China Room, Vermeil Room, Library, the main kitchen, and other offices.
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^ Much of the original plasterwork, some dating back to the 1814–1816 rebuilding, was too damaged to reinstall, as was the original robust Beaux Arts paneling in the East Room.
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[34]

The Kennedy restoration

The Red Room as designed by Stéphane Boudin during the administration of John F. Kennedy.
.Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of President John F. Kennedy (1961–63), directed a very extensive and historic redecoration of the house.^ The Kennedy restoration Jacqueline Kennedy, wife of President John F. Kennedy (1961–63), directed a very extensive and historic redecoration of the house.
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^ Carter and his wife thus became the only president and first lady to walk the entire one and a half miles from the Capitol to the White House.
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^ Commonly referred to as the First Lady of the Press, she is the most senior member of the White House press corps and has covered every president since John F. Kennedy.
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.She enlisted the help of Henry Francis du Pont of the Winterthur Museum to assist in collecting artifacts for the home, many of which had once been housed there.^ She enlisted the help of Henry Francis du Pont of the Winterthur Museum to assist in collecting artifacts for the home, many of which had once been housed there.
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^ There are many resources on the internet that can help you find people to call and contact.
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^ And if one can fact-check the snot out of the White House at home in one's pajamas, which can be and is done all the time, there's no reason at all one can't do it at the White House in a suit.
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[35] .Other antiques, fine paintings, and improvements of the Kennedy period were donated to the White House by wealthy philanthropists, including the Crowninshield family, Jane Engelhard, Jayne Wrightsman, and the Oppenheimer family.^ The adding some 600 paintings and antiques White House.
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^ Kennedy period were donated to the White House by wealthy philanthropists, including the Crowninshield family, Jane Engelhard, Jayne Wrightsman, and the Oppenheimer family.
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^ The Kennedy restoration resulted in a more authentic White House of grander stature, which recalled the French taste of Madison and Monroe.
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Stéphane Boudin of the House of Jansen, a Paris interior-design firm that had been recognized worldwide, was employed by Mrs. Kennedy to assist with the decoration.[35] .Different periods of the early republic and world history were selected as a theme for each room: the Federal style for the Green Room, French Empire for the Blue Room, American Empire for the Red Room, Louis XVI for the Yellow Oval Room, and Victorian for the president's study, renamed the Treaty Room.^ Different periods of the early republic and world history were selected as a theme for each room: the Federal style for the Green Room, French Empire for the Blue Room, American Empire for the Red Room, Louis XVI for the Yellow Oval Room, and Victorian for the president’s study, renamed the Treaty Room.
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^ The Red Room was painted a dull pomeranian red, and its ceiling was decorated with gold, silver, and copper stars and stripes of red, white, and blue.
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^ Jimmy Carter, who favored frugality, was one of the few recent presidents who chose to retain the Oval Office décor selected by his predecessor.
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Antique furniture was acquired, and decorative fabric and trim based on period documents was produced and installed. .The Kennedy restoration resulted in a more authentic White House of grander stature, which recalled the French taste of Madison and Monroe.^ In January 2004, the White House announced that it opposed giving the 9/11 Commission more time to complete its work (see January 19, 2004 ).

^ Update: More than 67,000 people watched the event online, the White House said.

^ We are pleased to present the 2002 White House holiday ornament that honors the Roosevelt Restoration of 1902.
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[35] .In the Diplomatic Reception Room Jacqueline Kennedy installed an antique “Vue de l'Amérique Nord” wall paper which Zuber et cie designed in 1834. The wallpaper hung before on the walls of a mansion until 1961 when the house was demolished for a grocery store.^ Her goal was to transform the White House into a “grand house” that would be the pride of the nation by integrating appropriate antiques and installing art pieces borrowed from the Smithsonian.
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^ In previous years Jacqueline Kennedy sought to not only overhaul the upstairs residence space, but the public rooms on the ground and first floors as well.
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^ Until the West Wing was built in 1902, the President and his aides historically shared offices in designated areas of the Executive Mansion.
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.Just before the demolition, the wallpaper was salvaged and sold to the White House.^ So, a feature on the White House Web site was launched that allows the public to do just that.

^ November 4, 2008 Campaign 2008 , White House 2 Comments Here we are on the night before Campaign 2008 officially comes to a close.
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^ However, Web 2.0 and social media was just gearing up around the time I left the White House in May 2007.
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.The first White House guidebook was produced under the direction of curator Lorraine Waxman Pearce with direct supervision from Jacqueline Kennedy.^ That’s why – for the first time in history – my Administration posts our White House visitors online.

^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

^ Carter and his wife thus became the only president and first lady to walk the entire one and a half miles from the Capitol to the White House.
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[36] Sale of the guidebook helped finance the restoration.

The White House today

.As a means of preserving the history of the White House, no substantive architectural changes have been made on the house since the Truman renovation.^ Marine One prepares for landing on the South Lawn where State Arrival Ceremonies for visiting heads of state take place The White House today As a means of preserving the history of the White House, no substantive architectural changes have been made on the house since the Truman renovation.
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^ The conservatives have points made by the White House.
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^ In 1901, Theodore Roosevelt and his family moved in to the White House and hired McKim, Mead, and White to carry out renovations and expansion, including the addition of a West Wing.
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[37] .Since the Kennedy restoration, every presidential family has made some changes to their private quarters of the White House, but the Committee for the Preservation of the White House must approve any modifications to the State Rooms.^ These types of changes must be approved by the Committee for the Preservation of the White House.
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^ The conservatives have points made by the White House.
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^ The white house is just stating the facts.
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.Aimed at maintaining the historical integrity of the White House, the congressionally authorized committee works with the First Family—usually represented by the First Lady, the White House Curator, and Chief Usher—to implement the family's proposed plans for altering the home.^ Aimed at maintaining the historical integrity of the White House, the congressionally authorized committee works with the First Family—usually represented by the First Lady, the White House Curator, and Chief Usher—to implement the family’s proposed plans for altering the home.
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^ In 1891, First Lady Caroline Harrison proposed extensions to the White House, including a National Wing on the east for an historical art gallery, and a wing on the west for official functions.
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^ Kennedy period were donated to the White House by wealthy philanthropists, including the Crowninshield family, Jane Engelhard, Jayne Wrightsman, and the Oppenheimer family.
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[38]
Cross Hall, connecting the State Dining Room and the East Room
Marine One prepares for landing on the South Lawn where State Arrival Ceremonies for visiting heads of state take place
.During the Nixon administration (1969–74), First Lady Pat Nixon refurbished the Green Room, Blue Room, and Red Room, working with Clement Conger, the curator appointed by President Richard Nixon.^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

^ Carter and his wife thus became the only president and first lady to walk the entire one and a half miles from the Capitol to the White House.
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^ He also was the first to swear the oath in the President’s Room at the Capitol in private.
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[39] Mrs. Nixon's efforts brought over 600 artifacts to the home, the largest acquisition by any administration.[40] .Her husband created the modern press briefing room over Franklin Roosevelt's old swimming pool.^ Quit "swimming" in the press pool.
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^ When Roosevelt welcomed the press in from the cold, he was agreeing that the modern presidency needed an interlocutor, and would benefit by having a official one on hand.
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^ Richard Nixon, however, preferred bowling to swimming and demanded that the pool be removed to make additional room for the press.
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[41] .Nixon added a single-lane bowling alley to the White House basement.^ White House Bowling Alley.” 3 January 2009.
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^ ADDED: I think Fox should not tolerate this kind of bashing from the White House.
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^ Republican President Richard Nixon was the biggest Mao toady the White House has ever seen.
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[42]
.Computers and the first laser printer were added during the Carter administration, and the use of computer technology was expanded upon during the Reagan administration.^ She said the initiatives represent "a dramatic demonstration of the administration's intent to use technology to create a more transparent and collaborative government."

^ During the first administration of President William McKinley (1897-1901), the Secret Service's protective activities became more regular and more public.
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^ Sherwood Boehlert , R-N.Y., and former Science editor Donald Kennedy , was released on the eve of the first meeting for the Obama administration of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

[43] .A Carter-era innovation, a set of solar water heating panels that were mounted on the roof of the White House, was removed during Reagan's presidency.^ Four years later the Reagans had the solar panels removed.
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^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ White House salaries and job titles are largely controlled at the discretion of the president, within the confines of the overall budget approved by Congress for the Executive Office of the President.
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[44][45] .Redecorations were made to the private family quarters and maintenance was made to public areas during the Reagan years.^ Perhaps this in the first family's private quarters.
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^ He told me, “I believe the university made substantial progress in the areas I focussed on during my time as president.
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^ OK, this is probably the tree in the public part of the house, not the private quarters, but still.
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[46] The house was accredited as a museum in 1988.[46]
.In the 1990s, Bill and Hillary Clinton refurbished some rooms with the assistance of Arkansas decorator Kaki Hockersmith, including the Oval Office, the East Room, Blue Room, State Dining Room, Lincoln Bedroom, and Lincoln Sitting Room.^ Robert Frost read for the inauguration of John F. Kennedy in 1961, and Bill Clinton included poets on the schedule for both of his inaugurations.
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^ However, in subsequent years George and Barbara Bush, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and George W. and Laura Bush all chose to walk part of the parade route from the Capitol.
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^ Bone Driver - December 22nd, 2009 at 9:37 pm Like the fake "American" sitting in the oval office?
  • » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree - Big Government 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

[47] .During the administration of George W. Bush, first lady Laura Bush refurbished the Lincoln Bedroom to make it as if it were in the time of Lincoln; the Green Room, Cabinet Room, and theater were also refurbished.^ It’s time to require lobbyists to disclose each contact they make on behalf of a client with my Administration or Congress.

^ Protestors were granted permits and allocated space along the parade route for the first time during George W. Bush’s 2001 inaugural parade.
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^ In a long investigative piece , the New York Times reports on video propaganda produced by the Bush Administration making it into the news (March 13).
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.The White House is one of the first government buildings in Washington that was made wheelchair-accessible, with modifications having been made during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who needed to use a wheelchair because of his paraplegia.^ But one less Communist in the White House!
  • The Fix - Dunn leaving White House, Pfeiffer takes over 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Who is in charge of the White House?
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^ The conservatives have points made by the White House.
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.In the 1990s, Hillary Rodham Clinton—at the suggestion of Visitors Office Director Melinda N. Bates—approved the addition of a ramp in the East Wing corridor.^ As someone who supports Hillary Clinton, watching the media over the last year has given me a new appreciation of the right-wing critique of the media.
  • PressThink: What Happened to Scott McClellan in Longer Perspective: 100 Years of the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Here’s a picture of Bill Clinton’s oval office: www.whitehousemuseum.org/west-wing/oval-office-clinton.jpg .
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^ Additionally, if Bush was merely restating the same thing Clinton and Democrats were saying in the late 1990s about WMDs, does that make Clinton and those Democrats liars too?
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.It allowed easy wheelchair access for the public tours and special events that enter through the secure entrance building on the east side.^ Nevertheless, more recent Presidents have also been forced to address the often competing concerns of architectural integrity, public access, and physical security.
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^ Other intruders have gained access to the White House Complex illegally either by entering with legitimate passholders or running through a gate opened for a vehicle.
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^ Today, the East Wing serves as the reception entrance for tours and social events at the Executive Mansion.
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.The president travels from the White House grounds via motorcade or helicopter.^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
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^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ Now President Barack Obama is going to hoist the Communist Chinese flag above the White House to “celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC.” .
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.President Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first president to travel by helicopter to and from the White House grounds.^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
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^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
  • Ex-White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan Speaks Out on the Bush Admin Lies and Media Allies that Led the US to War 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: Original source]

^ White House salaries and job titles are largely controlled at the discretion of the president, within the confines of the overall budget approved by Congress for the Executive Office of the President.
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Layout and amenities

.Today the group of buildings housing the presidency is known as the White House Complex.^ I think it will be known as the “Eastern White House”.
  • Think Progress » GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’ 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Preston then returned to the White House Complex.
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^ Problem is, one is in the White House today.
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.It includes the central Executive Residence flanked by the East Wing and West Wing.^ The "White House Complex" is composed of four principal structures: the Executive Mansion, where the First Family resides; the Old Executive Office Building, the location of the executive offices of the President and the Vice-President; the West Wing, the location of the official office of the President; and the East Wing, the official reception entrance to the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion.
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^ The central feature of the federal city would be the executive residence of the President.
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^ Until the West Wing was built in 1902, the President and his aides historically shared offices in designated areas of the Executive Mansion.
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The Chief Usher coordinates day to day household operations. .The White House includes: six stories and 55,000 ft² (5,100 m²) of floor space, 132 rooms and 35 bathrooms, 412 doors, 147 windows, twenty-eight fireplaces, eight staircases, three elevators, five full-time chefs, a tennis court, a (single-lane) bowling alley, a movie theater, a jogging track, a swimming pool, and a putting green.^ White House Bowling Alley.” 3 January 2009.
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^ This White House is chocked full of incompetence.
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^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

[19] It receives about 5,000 visitors a day.
Ground floor
State floor
Second floor (residence)

Executive Residence

The original residence is in the center. .Two colonnades—one on the east and one on the west—designed by Jefferson, now serve to connect the East and West Wings, added later.^ Later, a reception area was added to the East Wing.
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^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

^ The walk up the drive to the West Wing takes one right up by where the networks and cable channels do their stand-ups many times a day.” .
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.The Executive Residence houses the president's home, as well as rooms for ceremonies and official entertaining.^ White House salaries and job titles are largely controlled at the discretion of the president, within the confines of the overall budget approved by Congress for the Executive Office of the President.
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^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

^ Entertainment Lifestyle Opinion Multimedia Marketplace About Us Home About ACORN advocate Posted on September 28th, 2009 by John Crowell President’s public-affairs director, Patrick Gaspard, is ACORN’s man in the White House.
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.The State Floor of the residence building includes the East Room, Green Room, Blue Room, Red Room, State Dining Room, Family Dining Room, Cross Hall, Entrance Hall, and Grand Staircase.^ Blue state Independents are fleeing liberal rule in historic numbers and trampling town hall's everywhere blood red.
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^ The "White House Complex" is composed of four principal structures: the Executive Mansion, where the First Family resides; the Old Executive Office Building, the location of the executive offices of the President and the Vice-President; the West Wing, the location of the official office of the President; and the East Wing, the official reception entrance to the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion.
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^ Expected attendees at Friday morning's event in the East Room of the White House include: .

[49] .The Ground Floor is made up of the Diplomatic Reception Room, Map Room, China Room, Vermeil Room, Library, the main kitchen, and other offices.^ In previous years Jacqueline Kennedy sought to not only overhaul the upstairs residence space, but the public rooms on the ground and first floors as well.
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^ They've given themselves no room to maneuver other than to just say "no" to everything that comes up.
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^ As a suggestion see if you can google up some of the other public references GW made to Iraq's HR violations.
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[50] .The second floor family residence includes the Yellow Oval Room, East and West Sitting Halls, the White House Master Bedroom, President's Dining Room, the Treaty Room, Lincoln Bedroom and Queens' Bedroom, as well as two additional bedrooms, a smaller kitchen, and a private dressing room.^ Expected attendees at Friday morning's event in the East Room of the White House include: .

^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ The "White House Complex" is composed of four principal structures: the Executive Mansion, where the First Family resides; the Old Executive Office Building, the location of the executive offices of the President and the Vice-President; the West Wing, the location of the official office of the President; and the East Wing, the official reception entrance to the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion.
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[51] .The third floor consists of the White House Solarium, Game Room, Linen Room, a Diet Kitchen, and another sitting room (previously used as President George W. Bush's workout room).^ Well, it’s better than having George W. Bush in the White House.
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^ Since Bush is pResident, will there still be a White House?
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^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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West Wing

.The West Wing houses the President's office (the Oval Office) and offices of his senior staff, with room for about 50 employees.^ On Sunday, March 15th, Geithner was summoned to the White House for a meeting with the President and his senior aides about whether Obama should adjust Geithner’s plan—or scrap it and come up with something else.
  • Larry Summers and the White House economic team : The New Yorker 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ Think Progress » GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’ ThinkProgress Wonk Room Yglesias Progress Report Think Progress .
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^ I HATE THINKING ABOUT THIS, he yelled at representatives of the Florida Governors Office attending the closing of the White House ceremony.

.It also includes the Cabinet Room, where the president conducts business meetings and where the United States Cabinet meets,[53] as well as the White House Situation Room, James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, and Roosevelt Room.^ Each legthe President and the American people, the White House and the press, the press and the publiccounts.
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^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ White House salaries and job titles are largely controlled at the discretion of the president, within the confines of the overall budget approved by Congress for the Executive Office of the President.
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[54] .In 2007, work was completed on renovations of the press briefing room, adding fiber optic cables and LCD screens for the display of charts and graphs.^ In 1902 the work was completed: the press got invited into the heart of the presidency and the nature of presidential power shifted.
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^ One bullet penetrated a window in the Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
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^ Fishbowl DC was there, In the Press Room of the White House that is Post Press : “We certainly heard Rosen’s point in the frustration in the voices of reporters at the gaggle and briefing this week.
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[55] .The makeover took 11 months and cost $8 million, of which news outlets paid $2 million.^ In the New Yorker a month or so ago, there was an article about the extreme high costs of health care in one city in Texas.
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[55] .Some members of the President's staff are located in the adjacent Old Executive Office Building, formerly the State War and Navy building, and sometimes known as the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.^ The "White House Complex" is composed of four principal structures: the Executive Mansion, where the First Family resides; the Old Executive Office Building, the location of the executive offices of the President and the Vice-President; the West Wing, the location of the official office of the President; and the East Wing, the official reception entrance to the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion.
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^ The State, War, and Navy Departments occupied the office space concurrently until just after World War II. Since that time, the building, now known as the Old Executive Office Building, has contained the Executive Office of the President, the Executive Office of the Vice-President, and the White House Office.
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^ According to the three former officials, the hearing is attended by commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste, the commission’s executive director Philip Zelikow, and some staff members.

[55]
This portion of the building was used as the setting for the popular television show The West Wing.

East Wing

.The East Wing, which contains additional office space, was added to the White House in 1942. Among its uses, the East Wing has intermittently housed the offices and staff of the First Lady, and the White House Social Office.^ (But then neither is Congress, or the White House staff.
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^ The East Wing was occupied in 1942, although construction was not fully completed until 1945.
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^ Victor Riche , who heads State's IT office, said the White House will again transmit the talk via text message in multiple languages.

Rosalynn Carter, in 1977, was the first to place her personal office in the East Wing and to formally call it the "Office of the First Lady." The East Wing was built during World War II in order to hide the construction of an underground bunker to be used in emergencies. The bunker has come to be known as the Presidential Emergency Operations Center.

Grounds

The White House and surrounding grounds
Overhead view of the White House grounds and President's Park
.The White House and grounds cover just over 18 acres (approximately 7.3 hectares).^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
  • Guest Voices: It's not the White Christmas House - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ The white house is just stating the facts.
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^ So, a feature on the White House Web site was launched that allows the public to do just that.

.Before the construction of the North Portico, most public events were entered from the South Lawn, which was graded and planted by Thomas Jefferson.^ As Issa told it, his party crash came in 1995 -- before he was a Representative -- at a NAFTA event held on the White House South Lawn.

^ Since President Jefferson's day, the White House has been an emphatically public residence -- the "House of the People," which they may either enter or look upon without obstruction.
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.Jefferson also drafted a planting plan for the North Lawn that included large trees that would have mostly obscured the house from Pennsylvania Avenue.^ The White House Security Review recommended prohibiting vehicular traffic from travelling along the segment of Pennsylvania Avenue between Madison Place and 17th Street.
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^ On Saturday October 29, 1994, at approximately 2:55 p.m., Francisco Martin Duran stood on the south sidewalk of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
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^ The president and his or her spouse lead the way down Pennsylvania Avenue, followed by the Vice President and his or her spouse, all the way to the White House.
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.During the mid to late nineteenth century a series of ever larger green houses were built on the west side of the house, where the current West Wing is located.^ During the nineteenth century, only wartime Presidents would dare risk doing so, and then only if the District of Columbia itself were threatened.
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^ The East Wing is the most recently built administrative structure within the White House Complex.
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^ Was humankind, in general, in the same place morally in the late 18th century as compared to the mid 20th century?
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During this period, the North Lawn was planted with ornate carpet-style flowerbeds. Although the White House grounds have had many gardeners through their history, the general design, still largely used as master plan today, was designed in 1935 by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. of the Olmsted Brothers firm, under commission from President Franklin D. Roosevelt. .During the Kennedy administration, the White House Rose Garden was redesigned by Rachel Lambert Mellon.^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

^ President Obama hopes he can utilize the Internet as successfully to build support for his pick for the Supreme Court as he did during his campaign for the White House.

^ White House climate czar Carol Browner said the administration has shown a commitment to clean energy in a way that has sparked investment from the private sector.

The Rose garden borders the West Colonnade. Bordering the East Colonnade is the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, which was begun by Jacqueline Kennedy but completed after her husband's assassination. On the weekend of June 23, 2006, a century-old American Elm (Ulmus americana L.) tree on the north side of the building, came down during one of the many storms amid intense flooding. .Among the oldest trees on the grounds are several magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) planted by Andrew Jackson.^ The aircraft skidded across the ground, struck a magnolia tree just west of the South Portico steps, and hit the southwest corner of the first floor of the Mansion.
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.Michelle Obama planted the white houses' first organic garden and installed beehives on the South Lawn of the White House, which will supply organic produce and honey to the First Family and for state dinners and other official gatherings.^ The other Maoist in Obama's White House will miss her!
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^ First Lady Michelle Obama will host the annual gathering.

^ Here's the official White House transcript: .

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Public access and security

.Like the English and Irish country houses it was modeled on, the White House was, from the start, open to the public until the early part of the twentieth century.^ So while we're doing the hundred-year retrospective, the press's view of itself and the American public's view of the White House and the Press also needs to be taken into account.
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^ Let me know if anything "speaks" to you...Until next time, Rhonda Posted by The White House of Parkville at 9:04 PM 2 comments Links to this post .

^ Must be because the White House can't control FOX like it must do with other networks.
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.President Thomas Jefferson held an open house for his second inaugural in 1805, and many of the people at his swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol followed him home, where he greeted them in the Blue Room.^ He also was the first to swear the oath in the President’s Room at the Capitol in private.
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^ Thomas Jefferson walked to and from his first inaugural ceremony in 1801, but chose to ride on horseback from the Capitol to the White House after being sworn in for his second inauguration in 1805.
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^ Jefferson was the only president who ever walked to and from an inaugural ceremony.
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.Those open houses sometimes became rowdy: in 1829, President Andrew Jackson had to leave for a hotel when roughly 20,000 citizens celebrated his inauguration inside the White House.^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

^ Update: More than 67,000 people watched the event online, the White House said.

His aides ultimately had to lure the mob outside with washtubs filled with a potent cocktail of orange juice and whiskey. .Even so, the practice continued until 1885, when newly elected Grover Cleveland arranged for a presidential review of the troops from a grandstand in front of the White House instead of the traditional open house.^ Loralee continued to share and continued to tell Ms. Jarrett that her family, her own husband, isn’t buying the White House rhetoric.
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^ Let me know if anything "speaks" to you...Until next time, Rhonda Posted by The White House of Parkville at 9:04 PM 2 comments Links to this post .

^ The White House chose instead, his foreign policy team chose instead, to try to make the strongest possible case to the American people, and they forgot the importance of being open and candid with the American people about the truth.
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.Jefferson also permitted public tours of his home, which have continued ever since, except during wartime, and began the tradition of annual receptions on New Year's Day and on the Fourth of July.^ While the original political motivation for the practice has perhaps dissipated, the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion have remained open to public view since Jefferson's time, except during the Spanish American War and the two World Wars.
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^ In related Earth Day news, President Obama will travel to Iowa for a tour of Trinity Structural Towers, which manufactures towers for wind energy production.

^ It's been a long time since the days of Edward R. Murrow's Harvest of Shame , in which CBS News laid its opinions on the line -- or Murrow's own challenge of Rep.
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.Those receptions ended in the early 1930s, although President Bill Clinton would briefly revive the New Year's Day open house in his first term.^ Bill Clinton redeemed those values.
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^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

^ Carter and his wife thus became the only president and first lady to walk the entire one and a half miles from the Capitol to the White House.
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Pennsylvania Avenue is now closed to all vehicular traffic, except government officials
.The White House remained accessible in other ways; President Abraham Lincoln complained that he was constantly beleaguered by job seekers waiting to ask him for political appointments or other favors, or eccentric dispensers of advice like “General” Daniel Pratt, as he began the business day.^ That is not the way this president or this White House operates.
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^ White House salaries and job titles are largely controlled at the discretion of the president, within the confines of the overall budget approved by Congress for the Executive Office of the President.
  • NATIONAL JOURNAL: White House Staff Salary List (07/11/2006) 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.nationaljournal.com [Source type: Academic]

^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

.Lincoln put up with the annoyance rather than risk alienating some associate or friend of a powerful politician or opinion maker.^ Seems to me like the Senators are covering for one another and putting all the blame on the President rather than putting it with their colleagues in the Democratic Senate "leadership."
  • Daily Kos: Where is the White House on HCR? 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sisyphus, You clearly ARE demanding that the Democrats and the press "step up" rather than trying to get the Bush Administration to "back down".
  • PressThink: To Liberate From the White House the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The polling data is telling me this over time from reading a lot of it rather than something I just thought up.
  • Daily Kos: Where is the White House on HCR? 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: Original source]

.In recent years, however, the White House has been closed to visitors because of terrorism concerns.^ For this year’s White House, he didn’t disappoint.
  • » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree - Big Government 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ Roger's Speech at the closing of the White House .

^ But the White House grounds were developed at a time when security was not a great concern in the United States.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 1974, a stolen Army helicopter landed without authorization on the White House grounds.^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
  • Guest Voices: It's not the White Christmas House - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ But the White House grounds were developed at a time when security was not a great concern in the United States.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But it does requires leaving the White House grounds on occasion, and maybe getting mussed up hair.
  • PressThink: To Liberate From the White House the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

.Twenty years later, in 1994, a light plane crashed on the White House grounds, and the pilot died instantly.^ For this year’s White House, he didn’t disappoint.
  • » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree - Big Government 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
  • Guest Voices: It's not the White Christmas House - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ THE SEPTEMBER 12, 1994 PLANE CRASH .
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57] .As a result of increased security regarding air traffic in the capital, the White House was evacuated in 2005 before an unauthorized aircraft could approach the grounds.^ Menorah on the White House grounds.
  • Guest Voices: It's not the White Christmas House - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Security , White House , reports .

^ In addition, the Review did not investigate certain aspects of White House security.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[58]
.On May 20, 1995, primarily as a response to the Oklahoma City bombing of April 19, 1995, the United States Secret Service closed off Pennsylvania Avenue to vehicular traffic in front of the White House from the eastern edge of Lafayette Park to 17th Street.^ I think it will be known as the “Eastern White House”.
  • Think Progress » GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’ 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ The most publicly noted of the Review = s numerous recommendations was the recommendation to restrict vehicular traffic on Pennsylvania Avenue between Madison Place and 17th Street in front of the White House.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Roger's Speech at the closing of the White House .

.Later, the closure was extended an additional block to the east to 15th Street, and East Executive Avenue, a small street between the White House and the Treasury Building.^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

^ In anticipation of the release of a White House cybersecurity report later this week, Senate Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller and Sen.

^ In addition, the Review did not investigate certain aspects of White House security.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[59] .The Pennsylvania Avenue closing, in particular, has been opposed by organized civic groups in Washington, D.C. They argue that the closing impedes traffic flow unnecessarily and is inconsistent with the well-conceived historic plan for the city.^ The White House Security Review recommended prohibiting vehicular traffic from travelling along the segment of Pennsylvania Avenue between Madison Place and 17th Street.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Romer was well suited for the job; an economic historian, she was a close student of Washington policymaking during downturns.
  • Larry Summers and the White House economic team : The New Yorker 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ The Review consulted with numerous experts in the fields of architecture, history, and urban planning regarding the Pennsylvania Avenue area.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As for security considerations, they note that the White House is set much further back from the street than numerous other sensitive federal buildings are.^ White House to perform sensitive tasks.
  • The American Spectator : ACORN's Man in the White House 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC spectator.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Security , White House , reports .

^ Update: More than 67,000 people watched the event online, the White House said.

[60]
.Prior to its inclusion within the fenced compound that now includes the Old Executive Office Building to the west and the Treasury Building to the east, this sidewalk served as a queuing area for the daily public tours of the White House.^ For instance, the White House is the only executive residence where public tours are permitted while the Chief Executive is in residence.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ White House salaries and job titles are largely controlled at the discretion of the president, within the confines of the overall budget approved by Congress for the Executive Office of the President.
  • NATIONAL JOURNAL: White House Staff Salary List (07/11/2006) 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.nationaljournal.com [Source type: Academic]

^ The "White House Complex" is composed of four principal structures: the Executive Mansion, where the First Family resides; the Old Executive Office Building, the location of the executive offices of the President and the Vice-President; the West Wing, the location of the official office of the President; and the East Wing, the official reception entrance to the State Rooms of the Executive Mansion.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These tours were suspended in the wake of the September 11 attacks.^ Members of the 9/11 Commission are informed that the air threat conference call, initiated by the military in response to the attacks on September 11, was recorded.

^ September 11, 2001: Government Departments in Washington Not Evacuated Prior to Pentagon Attack .

.In September 2003, they resumed on a limited basis for groups making prior arrangements through their Congressional representatives and submitting to background checks, but the White House remains closed to the public.^ Roger's Speech at the closing of the White House .

^ He and his White House are well outside it, and therefore they are making history.
  • PressThink: To Liberate From the White House the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

^ He’s the former White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006.
  • Ex-White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan Speaks Out on the Bush Admin Lies and Media Allies that Led the US to War 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.democracynow.org [Source type: Original source]

[61] .The White House Complex is protected by the United States Secret Service and the United States Park Police.^ We reported earlier that the White House has changed its procedures for parties after the incident at the state dinner last week.

^ A Park Police officer, who was alerted by the Secret Service, conducted a protective search of the individual and recovered a 9mm handgun.
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PROTECTION OF THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AND THE PRESIDENT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY .
  • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Further reading

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  • Abbott, James A. A Frenchman in Camelot: The Decoration of the Kennedy White House by Stéphane Boudin. Boscobel Restoration Inc.: 1995. ISBN 0-9646659-0-5.
  • Abbott James A., and Elaine M. Rice.^ Xisithrus Says June 17th, 2008 at 1:07 pm Was it the White House when Condi Rice was in it?
    • Think Progress » GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’ 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Chuck - December 25th, 2009 at 11:10 pm REminds me of the Clinton White House Christmas tree, decorated with condoms.
    • » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree - Big Government 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

    ^ December 23rd, 2009 at 3:41 pm "The White House pegged controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House."
    • » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree - Big Government 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

    .Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration. Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1998. ISBN 0-442-02532-7.
  • Abbott, James A. Jansen. Acanthus Press: 2006. ISBN 0-926494-33-3.
  • Clinton, Hillary Rodham.^ And yet there is liberation possible if correspondents stay on the beat but vacate the White House press room.
    • PressThink: To Liberate From the White House the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ Regarding a comment in 'liberating the White House press,' there is the hint of an incorrect assumption -- namely that 'the press represents the shared interest of Americans.'
    • PressThink: To Liberate From the White House the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ I really appreciated your coverage of the White House and your questioning and criticism of Bush policies (and lies), something that was oh so lacking in the mainstream press.

    .An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History. Simon & Schuster: 2000. ISBN 0-684-85799-5.
  • Garrett, Wendell.^ Home » Entities » White House Profile: White House .

    ^ December 23rd, 2009 at 3:41 pm "The White House pegged controversial designer Simon Doonan to oversee the Christmas decorations for the White House."
    • » EXCLUSIVE: Transvestites, Mao And Obama Ornaments Decorate White House Christmas Tree - Big Government 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When Obama is president, we will call it the White House again — Bush has blackened the name of it since 2000.
    • Think Progress » GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’ 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    .Our Changing White House. Northeastern University Press: 1995. ISBN 1-55553-222-5.
  • Kenny, Peter M., Frances F. Bretter and Ulrich Leben.^ We reported earlier that the White House has changed its procedures for parties after the incident at the state dinner last week.

    ^ And yet there is liberation possible if correspondents stay on the beat but vacate the White House press room.
    • PressThink: To Liberate From the White House the White House Press 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC journalism.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

    .Honoré Lannuier Cabinetmaker from Paris: The Life and Work of French Ébiniste in Federal New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and Harry Abrams: 1998. ISBN 0-87099-836-6.
  • Leish, Kenneth.^ General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt , who has been with GE since 1982 and serves on the board of the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

    ^ LaFauci received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Fordham University in New York City in 1971 and a Master of Arts in English Literature from New York University in 1974.
    • The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids! 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

    .The White House. Newsweek Book Division: 1972. ISBN 0-88225-020-5.
  • McKellar, Kenneth, Douglas W. Orr, Edward Martin, et al.^ The NCBLA’s book, Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out, can inspire costume ideas and provide facts.
    • The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids! 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He provides a detailed account of an urgent al-Qaeda warning he gave to the White House on July 10, 2001 (see July 10, 2001 ).

    ^ May 23, 2001: White House Told Al-Qaeda May Stage Hijacking or Storm Embassy .

    .Report of the Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion. Commission on the Renovation of the Executive Mansion, Government Printing Office: 1952.
  • Monkman, Betty C. The White House: The Historic Furnishing & First Families. Abbeville Press: 2000. ISBN 0-7892-0624-2.
  • New York Life Insurance Company.^ We reported earlier that the White House has changed its procedures for parties after the incident at the state dinner last week.

    ^ Victor Riche , who heads State's IT office, said the White House will again transmit the talk via text message in multiple languages.

    ^ In anticipation of the release of a White House cybersecurity report later this week, Senate Commerce Chairman John (Jay) Rockefeller and Sen.

    .The Presidents from 1789 to 1908 and the History of the White House. New York Life Insurance Company: 1908.
  • Penaud, Guy Dictionnaire des châteaux du Périgord. Editions Sud-Ouest: 1996. ISBN 2-87901-221-X.
  • Seale, William.^ New York: Chelsea House, 2007.
    • The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids! 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

    ^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

    ^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

    .The President's House. White House Historical Association and the National Geographic Society: 1986. ISBN 0-912308-28-1.
  • Seale, William, The White House: The History of an American Idea. White House Historical Association: 1992, 2001. ISBN 0-912308-85-0.
  • West, J.B. with Mary Lynn Kotz.^ A senior intelligence official at the time will later claim that the White House proposed on multiple occasions to mention the claim in speeches by Bush and Vice President Cheney.

    ^ PROTECTION OF THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLEX AND THE PRESIDENT IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY .
    • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

    .Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1973. ISBN 698-10546-X.
  • Wolff, Perry.^ One of the first changes is the White House's new website, which will serve as a place for the President and his administration to connect with the rest of the nation and the world."

    ^ Carter and his wife thus became the only president and first lady to walk the entire one and a half miles from the Capitol to the White House.
    • The Our White House Inauguration Celebration Kit for Kids! 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.ourwhitehouse.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The interests of national security, the security of the President and the First Family, future Presidents, and the White House Complex demand that this information be strictly safeguarded.
    • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy. Doubleday & Company: 1962.
  • Exhibition Catalogue, Sale 6834: The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis April 23–26, 1996. Sothebys, Inc.: 1996.
  • The White House: An Historic Guide. White House Historical Association and the National Geographic Society: 2001. ISBN 0-912308-79-6.
  • The White House. .The First Two Hundred Years, ed.^ For almost two hundred years it has symbolized the ultimate prize in this country's system of elected government, the American Presidency.
    • WHITE HOUSE SECURITY REVIEW PUBLIC REPORT 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Katz will later comment, “The government took interest in the book only after 9/11, two years after I’d first discovered it and offered it to them.

    by Frank Freidel/William Pencak, Boston 1994.

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For the United States presidential residence, see Washington, D.C./West End.
.White House [1] is a small town in the US state of Tennessee.^ The white house is just stating the facts.
  • White House vs. FOX News: Round Five: The Swamp 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Tables set in apple green, ruby and gold with arrangements of roses, hydrangeas and sweet peas awaited guests to Tuesday's White House state dinner.
  • The White House: News & Videos about The White House - CNN.com 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]
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^ Outside the White House there are some significant protests about Afghanistan, with the anniversary of the United States' first strikes in the nation after 9/11.
  • RealClearPolitics - Politics Nation - White House Unhappy With McChrystal "Campaign"? 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.realclearpolitics.com [Source type: News]

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.Take I-65 from Nashville, then US-31 into White House.^ White House takes control of cybersecurity .
  • White House takes control of cybersecurity | ZDNet Government | ZDNet.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC government.zdnet.com [Source type: General]

^ Good for the White House for taking on Fox.
  • White House vs. FOX News: Round Two: The Swamp 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

^ Could tourists take guns into the White House?
  • Could tourists take guns into the White House? - Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com 9 February 2010 17:16 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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The White House.

Proper noun

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  1. The official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.
  2. (idiomatic) The US presidency and its administration.^ Word of advice for the President of the United States.

    ^ Wikipedia The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States.
    • White House - Topics - Breitbart.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC topics.breitbart.com [Source type: News]
    • White House - Topics - Breitbart.com 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC topics.lingospot.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Facts about the White House The White House is recognized the world over as the official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.
    • White House - History And Facts About The White House 2 February 2010 18:018 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: News]

    The White House announced its support for the new law.

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Simple English

White House
Location in Washington, D.C.
Building
Town 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Country United States
Coordinates 38°53′51.61″N 77°2′11.58″W / 38.8976694°N 77.03655°W / 38.8976694; -77.03655
Construction
Started October 13, 1792
Design team
Architect James Hoban

The White House is the home and main workplace of the President of the United States. The house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban.[1] It is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.. The building was built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical style. It has been the home of every U.S. President since John Adams. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the house in 1801, he (with architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe) expanded the building outward. They made two colonnades that were meant to hide stables and storage.[2]

In 1814, during the War of 1812, the mansion was set on fire by the British Army in the Burning of Washington. The fire destroyed the inside of the house and charred much of the outside. Reconstruction began almost immediately. President James Monroe moved into the partially reconstructed house in October 1817. Construction continued with the addition of the South Portico in 1824 and the North in 1829. Because of crowding within the executive mansion itself, President Theodore Roosevelt had all work offices moved to the newly constructed West Wing in 1901. Eight years later, President William Howard Taft expanded the West Wing and created the first Oval Office. This was eventually moved as the section was expanded. The third-floor attic was changed into living quarters in 1927. A newly built East Wing was used as a reception area for social events. Jefferson's colonnades connected the new wings. East Wing changes were completed in 1946. These changes made more office space. By 1948, the house's load-bearing exterior walls and internal wood beams were found to be close to failure. Under Harry S. Truman, the interior rooms were completely taken apart and a new internal load-bearing steel frame was built inside the walls. Once this work was done, the interior rooms were rebuilt.

Today, the White House Complex includes the Executive Residence, West Wing, Cabinet Room, Roosevelt Room, East Wing, and the Old Executive Office Building, which houses the executive offices of the President and Vice President.

The White House is made up of six stories—the Ground Floor, State Floor, Second Floor, and Third Floor, as well as a two-story basement. The term White House is regularly used as a metonym for the Executive Office of the President of the United States and for the president's administration and advisers in general. The property is owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President's Park. In 2007, it was ranked second on the American Institute of Architects list of "America's Favorite Architecture."

References

  1. White House History, http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/History/
  2. Michael W. Fazio and Patrick A. Snadon (2006). The Domestic Architecture of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 364–366. 


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