Category Archives: The White House

Welcome Home, Sgt. Bergdahl!! And Thank You, President Obama!!

I was elated to hear the wonderful news about Bowe Bergdahl finally in American hands once again!!

And, though there are some who are opposed to President Obama for not formally advising Congress within 30 days of the planned exchange, I believe he acted in the only way he could have.  Timing was of the essence, and bringing back one of our own, was paramount.

Sgt. Bergdahl’s parents couldn’t be happier, and the outcome of theirs and so many others’ efforts over the years, bore the fruit of their efforts.

Here is the report and video showing Mr. and Mrs. Bergdahl’s welcome to the White House by President Obama.



Our Nation’s House Has Gone Solar!

Speaking of Sunshinebright!!

I didn’t know that the nation’s house was going solar!  I found out today with the arrival of an email from the White House with that announcement and video!  Take a look:

Hi, everyone —

On America’s path toward a clean energy future, solar power is an increasingly important building block.

That’s why we installed solar panels on the roof of the White House — it’s a clear sign of our commitment to energy efficiency.

Go behind the scenes with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and other experts, and take a closer look at the solar panels on the White House roof:

Learn more about the solar panels on the White House roof.

But it’s not just the White House that’s going solar.

Earlier today, President Obama announced that more than 300 organizations in the public and private sector have made commitments to advance the deployment of solar power and invest in energy efficiency.

These new commitments mean thousands of homes will go solar in the next few years, and electricity bills will be lower for more than 1 billion square feet of buildings.

Simply put, solar panels mean less carbon pollution, and more jobs for Americans — jobs that can’t be outsourced. They’re good for our energy future, and they’re good for our economy.

Last year, jobs in the solar industry increased by 20 percent. And a new American home or business goes solar every four minutes.

Find out more about this outstanding solar progress, and how it’s leading to a cleaner future and a healthier environment.

Thanks, and stay tuned,


John Podesta
Counselor to the President
The White House