White House Orders Review Of Energy Department Loans In Wake Of Scandal

The White House has ordered a review of the Energy Department’s loan after Solyndra, a California-based solar company that went bankrupt after receiving a $528 million federal loan. Republicans have been investigating the power company and warned about their problems but still supported it. In wake of the bankruptcy White House records could be subpoenaed as early as next week. Read more after the jump. @Julie1205

White House Gets First Female ‘Chief Usher’

Who run the world?! Girls! The White House has announced that next month, Angella Reid will become the White House’s next chief usher or “director of the president’s executive residence”. Reid will be only the ninth person to hold the job and the first woman in the position. Continue reading after the jump. @capriSUNshine

(Video & Pics) NFL: 1985 Chicago Bears Visit President Obama At The White House

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl Da ’85 Bears finally got their White House due. Declaring “This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States,” President and sports fan in chief Barack Obama on Friday saluted his hometown team for winning the Super Bowl a quarter century ago.

NFL: Better Late Than Never…1985 Bears Finally Will Visit The White House

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl This is one visit President Obama will look forward to. A White House official confirmed Thursday that the 1985 Chicago Bears– who won the Super Bowl, but were unable to visit the White House because of the space shuttle Challenger tragedy– have 26 years later been invited by President Obama to visit on October 7th.

Deal reached to avert transportation shutdown

House and Senate leaders have reached a deal that averts a looming shutdown of federal highway and aviation programs. hit the jump to read the rest of the story. @WiL

NASCAR: 4 Nascar Stars Pass on Meeting President Obama

Four NASCAR stars will take a pass on meeting President Obama at the White House.  Is it a snub to the Head of State?  Read more after the jump. @Shay_Marie x @gametimegirl

Nascar: 5 Drivers To Miss Meeting With President Obama

Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl Jimmie Johnson will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House next Wednesday in celebration of Johnson’s fifth consecutive Sprint Cup Series title. But the list of people who won’t be attending has gotten some attention, too.

BREAKING NEWS: 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits D.C. and Rocks the Whole East Coast!!!

I was trying to take a minute to relax just a little while ago…and next thing I know my entire bed was shaking, rattling and rolling! I look up to see my door vibrating and thought either I was going crazy, the house is haunted orrr…maybe there’s an earthquake. LOL! I waited until someone else tweeted about it so I didn’t look nuts and sure enough…a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit just outside of the DC area!! Wow!! 2012 seeming like more of a reality??? Details after the jump on the quake. Marisa Mendez

NFL: Superbowl Champion Green Bay Packers Visit the White House

Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers to the White House was no easy task for President Barack Obama.  The president is a die-hard fan of the Packers’ rivals, the Chicago Bears, the team Green Bay beat in last year’s conference championship game to move on to the Super Bowl.  Read more after the jump. @Shay_Marie x @gametimegirl

Taliban Fighters Who Shot Down Helicopter Are Killed In U.S. Airstrike

After the worst single incident in 10 years of war in Afghanistan, some justice has been dealt. An air strike by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan killed Taliban fighters, including local leader Mullah Mohibullah, who were responsible for last weekend’s helicopter crash that killed 38 troops. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story. @WiL

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