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U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney visited the Oval Office on Thursday, along with other members of the gold-medal-winning U.S. team. Here, Maroney shows the president how to do that face that made her a meme right after the 2012 Olympics. -via reddit (Image credit: Pete Souza via Flickr user The White House)

Taylor Wilson at the White House

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Last summer we ran a profile of Taylor Wilson in mental_floss magazine. Today the kid was at the White House! Here’s what he was doing there, according to WhiteHouse.gov: President Barack Obama hosts the second White House Science Fair celebrating the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, [...]

A Normandy Veteran Meets The President

The context of the photo is explained at the White House’s Flickr photostream: June 6, 2009 “After his speech in Normandy, a crush of people tried to get close to the President to shake his hand. I noticed this guy waiting patiently and then literally being pushed back into the crowd. I felt bad for him, and [...]