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USA Today is reporting that the new whitehouse.gov, which launched at one minute after noon yesterday (a good four minutes before Barack Obama actually took the oath of office) will be posting pool reports.

This great news for those of us who enjoy reading the pool reports but struggle to get our hands on them, but maybe not such good news for the reporters who often infuse the reports with dry wit and/or a sharp tongue (what’s a good campaign story without a cardboard Obama and locked Kennedy pool house?). Hopefully all this “transparency” won’t also kill all the fun asides. UPDATE: Gawker has further deets including an illustration of the pitfalls of the reply-all key).