President reopens White House to tours (virtually, that is)
You didn’t think the first family would leave on a $100 million trip to sub-Saharan Africa this summer without thinking of the little people, did you? Those sequestration cuts that closed the White House to tours are still in effect, but Americans are welcomed to fire up the computer this summer and take a virtual tour of the people’s house.
Come to think of it, the virtual tour is way better than an in-person tour could ever be. The chances of running into the president are next to nonexistent in real life, but the virtual tour allows you to see President Obama in just about every room: the Map Room, the Diplomatic Room, the Rose Garden, the East Colonnade, the Library, the Oval Office and more. It’s all part of the president’s commitment to opening the doors … without actually opening the doors.