Remember when everyone was screaming for 2016 to just end already? Well, it did. And 2017 managed to be even more horrific. Twitter has essentially verified that fact with its end of the year roundup of the most popular tweets, accounts, and hashtags. Appreciate them now, because next year is just going to be worse.
Julian Assange sent his first tweet ever from a personal account back in February, and has been tweeting away since. But there’s an imposter account that has been gaining steam recently. How much steam? Donald Trump Jr. just retweeted it.
Appearing before the House Select Committee on Intelligence today, FBI director James Comey couldn’t offer a shred of evidence to support Donald Trump’s outlandish and totally unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election.
President Trump finally admitted that “this is Nixon/Watergate.” But in his view of the circumstances Obama is playing the Nixon role and... someone else functioned as the “White House Plumbers.” At least, that appears to be the analogy. Thus far, White House aides have refused to clarify the metaphor.
The hottest scientific journal article of 2016 wasn’t on black holes or dinosaur-killing asteroids: it was on the Affordable Care Act, and it was penned by sitting President Barack Obama. Imagine that ever happening again.
As one of the final acts of his environmentally-minded farewell tour, President Obama indefinitely barred new offshore drilling in vast swaths of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, taking advantage of a 63-year-old law to prevent Donald Trump from overturning the ban once in office.
After a fake story once again made the rounds on Facebook over the weekend, Barack Obama today name-checked the social network while talking about the spread of lies this election season.
On Sunday, the New York Times published a seemingly routine report about Obama’s cyber offensive strategy. Hiding halfway down the page, however, there are some fascinating details about the decision-making process behind a potential US cyber retaliation against Russia.
There are few things in this world as sacred as a person’s Twitter followers. Sadly for President Barack Obama, he’s going to have to give up all 11.1 million he’s earned on the @POTUS Twitter handle when he leaves the Oval Office in January 2017.
If you’re traveling to Cuba, you’d better leave room in your suitcase. US visitors can now bring home Cuban cigars and rum without hassle. The Obama administration just announced new policy directives meant to increase trade and travel with the island. Now, American travelers will now be able to bring large quantities…
People may disagree on Barack Obama’s accomplishments or the legacy he will leave when he exits the Oval Office, but there’s one way he has truly earned the nickname “Obummer”—and that’s in his list of what he considers essential scifi viewing.
In an op-ed for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, President Obama not only advocates for the self-driving car, but muses on the technological advancements of the past seven-and-a-half years. “Things are a little different today than when I first moved into the White House,” the president writes. “Back then, my watch told…
The White House just released new guidelines that detail how the federal government will respond to large scale hacks, including details on how it gauges the significance of particular hacks. The new plan specifically deals with major cyber breaches “affecting the homeland, US capabilities, or US interests.” It makes…
President Barack Obama has been pushing for more alternative energy initiatives during his time in the White House. He pledged to spend more on renewable energy research, attempted to get states to reduce carbon emissions, and even teamed up with perfect head of hair and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to curb…
Everyone loves an upgrade—even POTUS. The New York Times reports that the White House has recently undergone a technological transformation, though it may not sound too impressive to many of us: Its employees are now equipped with modern laptops, iPhones and even... color printers.
There’s a photo currently swirling around the great big toilet bowl of social media that supposedly shows President Obama in Cuba. He’s pointing and smiling at an illustration of a naked Donald Trump. An illustration of Donald Trump sporting a micropenis, no less. But it’s completely fake.
I woke up this morning to the internet buzzing about a new White House Twitter handle: @SCOTUSnom. Was the Supreme Court starting a food blog? But then I realized the new account was actually built as a kind of social media defense for President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination, Merrick Garland.
In a major victory for environmentalists, the Obama administration is expected to reveal a five year drilling plan that’ll significantly curb offshore oil and gas development in Atlantic coastal waters and the Arctic, The Guardian reports. Members of the Obama administration got ahead of the prez by making the…