9:00 AM, Nov 22, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
On Thursday, a scathing article by Ron Fournier titled, "Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You, at National Journal, took the White House to task for shutting out press photographers from presidential events in favor of official White House photos taken by White House photographer Pete Souza.
3:15 PM, Nov 14, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The White House will not be dismayed. In the wake of yesterday’s Obamacare enrollment numbers, it Tweeted out a song of joy.
1:11 PM, Nov 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean questioned whether President Obama has the "legal authority" to carry out the Obamacare fix the White House outlined today:
“I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this, since this was a congressional bill that set this up,” said Dean of Obama's proposed fix.
The former Vermont governor suggested that since the Obamacare website isn't working, the president's signature legislation might fail
3:27 PM, Nov 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A friend re-writes the White House's readout of President Obama's call today with President Hollande of France (the actual White House readout is at the end of this post) to include the "thoughts behind the president's call" with his French counterpart:
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8:53 AM, Nov 6, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
The White House is ramping up a new push for the president's version of comprehensive immigration reform. In an opening salvo, White House advisor on Violence Against Women Lynn Rosenthal wrote a blog entry titled, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Survivors Can’t Afford to Wait," saying that "it’s up to Republicans in the House to decide whether to move forward with immigration reform." Ms.
The fear of White House retribution.7:00 AM, Oct 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN reports that the White House is intimidating insurance companies not to publicly criticize Obamacare:
"What is going on is, behind the scenes attempt by the White House to at least keep insurerers from publicly criticizing what is happening on this Affordable Care Act rollout. Basically, if you speak out, if you are quoted, you're going to get a call from the White House, pressure to be quiet," reports CNN.
2:16 PM, Oct 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House spokesman Jay Carney explained at today's briefing that "it's true" some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare:
1:35 PM, Oct 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
On national television today, President Obama hawked Obamacare as the event turned into one big infomercial:
12:04 PM, Oct 21, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A woman behind President Obama fell ill at today's Obamacare event at the White House:
She looked like she was about to faint, as President Obama turned around in the middle of his remarks and told her to go take a seat. She left the back podium, and Obama joked, "This happens when I talk too long. You'll be okay. Why don't you go sit down? Come on. Good catch."
3:03 PM, Oct 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House will re-open for tours, according to the Huffington Post. But instead of tours 5 days a week, they will only be offered 3 days a week.
11:53 AM, Oct 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
National Park Service director Jarvis said he discussed closing the open-air monuments and memorials with the White House, as well as the secretary of the Interior Department:
"Yes, I did," says the director when asked whether he discussed the closures with the secretary of the Interior Department.
"You didn't discuss it with anyone in the White House, did you?" asks a congressman.
1:06 PM, Oct 14, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted the roll-out of Obamacare today on MSNBC:
"Let's just say this is excruciatingly embarrassing for the White House and for the Department of Health and Human Services," said Gibbs. "This was bungled badly. This was not a server problem, like, right, just too many people came to the website. This is a website architecture problem.