Tales from the Trail

Washington Extra – Busting those Obama myths (or not)

October 18, 2010

Our top story today (at least according to readers of Reuters.com):  President Barack Obama is to appear on “Mythbusters”, a television series that uses science to separate fact from fiction. It is part of a White House effort to highlight the importance of science, math and engineering, as experts warn that low interest in these subjects could damage America’s global competitiveness.

Obama on science: “We don’t play for second place here in America”

October 18, 2010

President Barack Obama gave away the punchline at Monday’s White House science fair — he has taped a show for Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and he didn’t get to blow anything up.