(Photos) Never Forget: Moment Of Silence At The White House In Remembrance Of The September 11 Attacks

In remembrance of the September 11 attacks, President Obama and first lady Michelle, along with the entire White House staff takes a moment of silence. The gathering took place on the south lawn of the White House at 8:46 a.m. – the exact time the first World Trade Center tower was hit on September 11, 2001. In addition, President Obama plans to take a trip to Fort Meade, Maryland to visit the troops on base. Drop down bottom for more.

#KanyeForPresident The White House Responds To Kanye’s Presidential Bid

In case you missed it, last night during his acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award at MTV’s VMAs Kanye West announced he will be running for president in 2020. So far, Ye has received tons of positive feedback regarding his announcement and has even got the stamp of approval from the White House. Read more below to find out The White House response.

The White House Hires It’s First Transgender Staff Member

According to a statement released Tuesday, President Obama has appointed the very first openly transgender White House Staff member. A former policy advisor for National Center for Transgender Equality, Raffi Freedman-Gurspan will serve as an outreach and recruitment director in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. Read more below.

White House Staffer Arrested After Firing A Shot At Capitol Police Officer During Lover’s Spat

A White House staffer has been arrested and is facing assault charges firing a shot Capitol Police officer with the cop’s own gun during a lover’s argument. Barvetta Singletary, a special assistant to the president has been placed on unpaid leave and has lost all access to the White House while police investigate the situation. Read more below.

(Video) Girl Scouts Camp Out On The White House Lawn

50 lucky Girl Scouts had the opportunity to spend a night camping on the historic White House lawn. President Obama and the First Lady invited Girl Scouts from West Virginia, Virginia, Washington, DC and Oklahoma to have an overnight camping trip on the South lawn. Hit the jump to read more about this historic event.

White House Lifts Ban On Cell Phones + Social Media

The White House has always had a strict no-cell phone policy during their public tours so as to maintain privacy, but that has since been nixed! Taking to Instagram early this morning, the FLOTUS Michelle Obama announced that they are doing away with the ban.

“Big news! Starting today, we’re lifting the ban on cameras and photos on the @WhiteHouse public tour. Visitors are now able to take photos and keep those memories for a lifetime!”

How cool is that? To learn how to schedule a tour with your friends and family, head here.

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