Obama administration comes out against breed-specific legislation
The president responded to a petition to ban such laws, stating that ‘research shows that bans on certain types of dogs are largely ineffective.’
Obamas welcome new puppy to White House
The first family celebrates the end of summer by adding a new member to the family.
Did Harry Potter help Obama get elected?
A new book argues that the Potter series’ moral lessons helped young voters identify with Democrats and cast their votes for Obama.
Canine communication is big on folded ears, tucked tails and other body language, but pet dogs are also careful students of the human face. Not only can a dog identify its owner’s face in a crowd, but it can even tell when a stranger is smiling.
Since President Obama is widely recognizable, our view of this modified image may resemble how dogs see a familiar human face. It’s much blurrier than what we see, but that basic amount of visual information still sparks welcome-home frenzies from dogs around the world every day.
See more images of how dogs see the world.
How the Secret Service really protects the president
Secret Service officials take advantage of a variety of resources to ensure the safety of the president, including various forms of technology.
Read President Obama’s climate change plan
According to a Fact Sheet distributed to press by the White House, the speech will focus on these three areas.
Photo of the day: Bo Obama revels in the dog days of summer
Bo, 4-year-old Portuguese water dog, receives a belly rub during a play session on the White House’s South Lawn with President Obama, who took a brief break from meetings.
Obama to announce bold action on climate — but is that enough?
Climate change will march on regardless of our actions, argues writer Sami Grover. Maybe it’s time to get more ambitious in our response.