White House

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Inaugural gown previews a first lady’s style [video]

The inaugural gown worn by the first lady offers an initial hint about her fashion sense and helps indicate the tone of the incoming administration.
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The White House: Home to some memorable pets [video]

Pets have always played a role in the White House. Learn more about the cats, dogs — and bears, badgers and hippos — at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Lots of prep work for Trump before Inauguration Day

On January 20, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Here are some of the items from his presidential to-do list.
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Got a dollar? Take a virtual tour of the White House.

With a phone and a dollar bill, you can explore the residence of the presidents in 1600, an augmented reality app, available for Apple and Android.
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A year in White House photos

Here are some of our favorite images from the White House, taken by chief White House photographer Pete Souza and photojournalists covering President Obama.
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A master tailor’s journey from Auschwitz to the White House

At age 88, Holocaust survivor Martin Greenfield still makes handmade suits for presidents and celebrities. See what makes him truly remarkable.
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Trump visits White House to meet Obama

President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House on November 10 in a cordial beginning to their transfer of power.
Obamas and Singhs at White House (© AP Images)

The pleasure of your company: The Obamas’ state dinners

President Obama has held state dinners for 17 foreign leaders. The lavish events allow the president and first lady to combine diplomacy with glamour.
President Obama walking down outdoor columned walkway (White House/Lawrence Jackson)

A tall chair, a short commute and a White House accessible...

The West Wing of the White House may be the most famous office in the world. Watch a video tour given by one of its most unique and well-placed staffers.