2:17 PM, Jul 9, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Six years in and the new White House press person is saying:
“We definitely are in a phase where we are looking for creative opportunities to help the president and his message break through.”
And they aren’t fooling around either. Mr. Earnest, as reported by Justin Sink of the Hill:
… said the communications team wanted “creative ideas and to think outside the box about how we can help the American people understand what the president is focused on.”
So, “creative ideas” and “thinking outside the box.”
Must be time, then, to buckle you chin strap and get your game face on.
8:14 AM, Jul 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A Veterans Affairs whistleblower says he experienced "harassment" after he contacted White House aide Rob Nabors about problems at the VA:
12:38 PM, Jul 2, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The enemy, it seems, has gotten through the wire and into the command bunker. As Zachary Z.
1:41 PM, Jun 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House says "the constitutional lawyer in the Oval Office disagrees" with the Supreme Court's decision today on the contraceptive mandate in Obamacare:
2:04 PM, Jun 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Jennifer Bendery reports that a woman fainted in the White House press briefing today, almost immediately after spokesman Josh Earnest finished his second day on the job as press secretary.
7:11 AM, Jun 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Tom Cotton, speaking yesterday on the Bowe Bergdahl-Taliban swap:
"Five years ago today, I was a captain in the United States Army in Laghman Province, so I think I will take the prerogative to speak on behalf of the soldiers who served in Afghanistan," said Cotton.
7:07 AM, Jun 12, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Last week, George Will wrote a column about how progressive politics have fomented "rape culture" on college campuses. The column was not well received by some, or even, as a great many of the histrionic responses would indicate, well understood.
11:08 AM, Jun 3, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
At the White House press briefing Monday, Jay Carney was not asked directly about his statement from June 2013 that "we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance w
10:00 AM, May 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Jay Carney told the press today that NSA leaker Edward Snowden "faces felony charges here in the United States and he ought to return here to face these charges." Carney made the comments aboard Air Force One, en route to West Point where President Obama will deliver today's commencement address.
Via the pool report:
8:08 AM, May 28, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The NFL commissioner is headed to the White House to dicuss concussions in sports, the Washington Post reports.
Rule by experts comes a cropper Jun 2, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 36 • By NOEMIE EMERY
They had a dream. For almost a hundred years now, the famed academic-artistic-and-punditry industrial complex has dreamed of a government run by their kind of people (i.e., nature’s noblemen), whose intelligence, wit, and refined sensibilities would bring us a heaven on earth. Their keen intellects would cut through the clutter as mere mortals’ couldn’t. They would lift up the wretched, oppressed by cruel forces.
9:19 AM, May 13, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Steve Hayes, with Mara Liasson and Charles Krauthammer, last night on Fox News:
7:35 AM, May 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Timothy Geithner, the former secretary of the Treasury Department, says the White House wanted him to lie in scheduled appearances on the Sunday TV talk shows. As Geithner writes in his new memoir: