3:25 PM, Jan 14, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House is accusing Republicans intent on stopping President Obama's executive amnesty as "essentially" voting for amnesty. "This vote is bad policy. It is essentially a vote for amnesty. It is also bad politics," the White House spokesman told reporters aboard Air Force One.
10:01 PM, Jan 13, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House won't be calling jihadists adherents to "radical Islam." At least, that's the reasonable take away from this extraordinary exchange the White House press secretary had today with a reporter:
2:08 PM, Jan 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Josh Earnest told the press today he doesn't know what President Obama was doing while world leaders gathered in Paris yesterday to rally:
10:21 AM, Jan 11, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House announced today its next step in fighting extremism: a meeting.
1:39 PM, Jan 10, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is in a good mood. He believes the country, under his leadership, is heading in the right direction.
"About a year ago, I promised that 2014 would be a breakthrough year for America. And this week, we got more evidence to back that up," the president begins his weekly address.
12:31 PM, Jan 9, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
While we earlier estimated the cost of President Obama's "free" community college to be around $34 billion, the White House has finally released its own estimate: $60 billion.
The news come via the latest White House pool report:
8:01 PM, Jan 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters today that the United States needs to "redouble" efforts to explain "what the tenets of Islam actually are." He made the comments in response to a question about how the U.S. might respond to the terror attack today in France.
'If based on this investigation it turns out to be an act of terrorism, then we would condemn that in the strongest possible terms, too'9:08 AM, Jan 7, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Josh Earnest refrained from calling the attack on a French magazine "terrorism" in an interview this morning on CNN:
2:08 PM, Jan 6, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mexican president Peña Nieto called President Obama's executive amnesty "very intelligent" and "an act of justice” in comments today in the Oval Office. He made the comments in Spanish.
Via the pool report:
Mexican President Peña Nieto and POTUS spoke at length in the Oval Office to the pool shortly after noon but did not take questions. Nieto’s comments are via an interpreter, as he spoke in Spanish.
2:23 PM, Jan 5, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a CBS reporter that his question was "a clown question, bro."
"One last thing," said the CBS reporter, "[British PM] David Cameron said over the weekend that the president calls him 'bro.' Is that true? And is there any other pet names he has for world leaders?"
"Well, to paraphrase a local baseball player here in Washington, D.C., that's a clown question, bro," said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.
'First Aspect of Our Response'2:08 PM, Jan 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House spokesman announced the sanctioning of North Korea for the "destructive and coercive cyber attack on Sony."
7:40 AM, Dec 24, 2014 • By IKE BRANNON
Last week the White House released a first draft for what it ultimately intends to be a report card for the nation’s colleges. And there’s no way this effort will improve the lot of the typical college student.
12:31 PM, Dec 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama and his family will head this evening to Hawaii, where he's expected to vacation until the new year.
"On Friday, December 19, President Obama and the First Family will travel to Honolulu, Hawai’i. The arrival of Air Force One is open to pre-credentialed media and closed to the public," the White House said in a statement.
And State Department?9:53 AM, Dec 15, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
CBS's Mark Knoller reports that the lights went out briefly at the White House this morning.
"Just had a power outage at the WH. Lasted only a few seconds. Perhaps a premature Govt shutdown," Knoller joked.
8:56 PM, Dec 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will meet with Prince William, the duke of Cambridge, tomorrow in the Oval Office, according to the White House.