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  • Planned Parenthood Hires Crisis Communication Firm Featuring Anita Dunn

    07/28/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/15 | John Sexton
    Planned Parenthood has hired a high-profile crisis communication firm to help it deal with fallout from a series of undercover sting videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports that PP has hired SKDKnickerbocker, a firm which features former Obama communications staffer Anita Dunn as a managing director. Dunn is perhaps best known for a speech she gave extolling the political philosophy of communist revolutionary Mao Zedong. On its website, SKDKnickerbocker touts its expertise in crisis communications in Washington and on Wall Street. “By working with a company’s existing corporate communications resources or creating a separate ‘war room,’...

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • Former Obama Official’s Paycheck Fairness Talking Points Demolished in CNN Brawl

    04/08/2014 3:28:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/8/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Anita Dunn, a veteran Democratic operative and a former White House communications director in Barack Obama‘s administration, did not perform all that well when tasked with defending the president’s election year push for a variety of remedies to the issue equal pay for women. To the extent that this an issue at all, which Dunn failed to prove, she also was unable to demonstrate that the White House’s proposed solutions would even address the issue without creating new, far more tangible problems for employers and employees alike in the process. After CNN host Jake Tapper noted that it is already...
  • White House getting advice on Syria from former Obama campaign advisers (Dunn-Cutter-Axelrod-Gibbs..

    09/03/2013 4:14:23 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    FOXNews ^ | September 3, 2013 | Ed Henry
    The White House is getting advice from some former campaign advisers on how to win congressional support for a strike on Syria, Fox News has learned, with top White House aides soliciting their input during a long strategy session Tuesday afternoon. The aides met with former top Obama campaign hands like strategist Anita Dunn, former deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and long-time adviser David Axelrod. (snip) Other attendees included two people who have been critical in helping plot media strategy for the president over the years -- former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and former senior White House adviser...
  • The IRS scandal’s inconsistencies

    08/06/2013 8:51:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 6, 2013 | By Darrell Issa and Dave Camp
    ...Interview after interview of IRS employees by congressional investigators began to expose the inconsistencies in the administration’s narrative. There were no “rogue” agents, only employees who followed the implicit or explicit directions of more senior IRS officials in Washington. When Washington told Cincinnati IRS employees to “hold” other tea party cases while officials in Washington scrutinized early “test cases” concerning the group, they did it. When Washington told them to assign a tea party case coordinator, they obliged. Employees also told investigators that the IRS chief counsel’s office was not, as the American people were first led to believe, merely...
  • Obama's Former Communications Director's Firm Does PR For Keystone XL Pipeline... (Anita Dunn)

    05/29/2013 12:24:33 PM PDT · by bronxville · 10 replies ^ | 5/3/2013 | Steve Horn
    Full title: Obama's Former Communications Director's Firm Does PR For Keystone XL Pipeline, Tar Sands Rail Transport "Keystone XL: Dunn's Obama/Kerry Connections Portend a Dunn and Done Scenario Dunn has maximized her White House insider access status since leaving the Administration in 2009 and starting SKDK. "Dunn regularly attends closed-door political strategy briefings with top Obama aides; White House records show she has visited more than 100 times since leaving her communications job," the Oct. 2012 New York Times piece explained. "She is now serving as a paid adviser to the Democratic National Committee." Dunn's husband Robert "Bob" Bauer also...
  • A Frequent Visitor to the White House

    05/29/2013 4:56:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 5-29-13 | John Steele Gordon
    The Washington Examiner reported on Monday that Mark Everson, Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2003 to 2007, during the Bush administration, visited the White House exactly once while in office. Indeed he felt like he’d “moved to Siberia” so out of the ordinary political loop was he. But Douglas Shulman, Commissioner from 2008 to 2012, during the Obama administration, visited the White House 118 times just in 2010 and 2011. His successor, Steven Miller, also visited “numerous” times. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue is a managerial position, not a policy-making one, although his input on the practical realities of tax...
  • Confirmed Again: IRS Targeting of Conservatives Came From the Top in Washington

    05/29/2013 6:13:41 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 27 replies
    Town Hall ^ | May 29, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    We've known for weeks the argument made by senior IRS officials that targeting of conservative Tea Party groups was carried out by a "few low-level agents in Cincinnati" is bogus. Now, we have even more proof. NBC News reported last night that the signatures of senior level IRS officials, including that of IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, are on documents that were sent to Tea Party groups asking for more information. Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and...
  • IRS higher-ups requested info on conservative groups, letters show (Hussein's revenge?)

    05/28/2013 4:14:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Lisa Myers, Rich Gardella, Talesha Reynolds
    Additional scrutiny of conservative organizations’ activities by the IRS did not solely originate in the agency’s Cincinnati office, with requests for information coming from other offices and often bearing the signatures of higher-ups at the agency, according to attorneys representing some of the targeted groups. At least one letter requesting information about one of the groups bears the signature of Lois Lerner, the suspended director of the IRS Exempt Organizations department in Washington. Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing 27 conservative political advocacy organizations that applied to the Internal Revenue Service for tax-exempt status, provided some of the letters to NBC...
  • Obama appoints anti-voter ID Dem to co-lead voter commission -Bob Bauer

    05/25/2013 9:06:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2013 | Laurel Conrad
    Barack Obama appointed Tuesday to help lead the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, Robert F. Bauer, said during the 2012 election that voter ID laws are a Republican tactic to suppress lawful votes. During the 2012 election, the Obama team tapped Bauer to lead the legal teams for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Among his initiatives: fighting voter ID laws enacted by a number of states in an effort to combat voter fraud. During his time as the team’s organizer, Bauer told the Associated Press that he believes that the GOP is enlisting these new laws to impede...
  • Why did IRS’ Shulman visit WH 118 times in two years? ‘Um, Easter Egg Roll?’

    05/22/2013 12:52:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 31 replies
    twitchy ^ | May 22, 2013 | T Staff
    Asked why he visited WH 118 times,Former IRS Commish Doug Shulman,cited the Easter Egg Roll as one reason. —Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 22,2013 Well, give him points for creativity at least. When asked to account for his 118 visits to the White House within a two-year period, former IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman dug deep and managed to come up with one explanation: he took his kids to the White House Easter Egg Roll!… “@jpodhoretz: 118 times in 104 weeks Shulman went to White House. why?"Easter egg roll…" he actually said that.” Bold.—Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 22,2013 No kidding! Too bad...
  • Strassel: Conservatives Became Targets in 2008

    05/24/2013 9:18:36 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 23, 2013 | Kim Strassel
    The White House insists President Obama is "outraged" by the "inappropriate" targeting and harassment of conservative groups. If true, it's a remarkable turnaround for a man who helped pioneer those tactics. On Aug. 21, 2008, the conservative American Issues Project ran an ad highlighting ties between candidate Obama and Bill Ayers, formerly of the Weather Underground. The Obama campaign and supporters were furious, and they pressured TV stations to pull the ad—a common-enough tactic in such ad spats. What came next was not common. Bob Bauer, general counsel for the campaign (and later general counsel for the White House), on...
  • CNBC Exec’s Children Murdered, 1 Day After CNBC Reports $43 Trillion Bankster Lawsuit

    10/27/2012 10:47:23 AM PDT · by opentalk · 73 replies
    Intel Hub ^ | October 26, 2012 | JG Vibes
    This week financial news organization CNBC gave some mainstream attention to the largest money laundering and racketeering lawsuit in United States History, in which “Banksters” and their U.S. racketeering partners are being accused of laundering of 43 trillion dollars worth of ill gotten gains. The lawsuit is said to involve officials located in the highest offices of government and the financial sector. Since this information was surprisingly revealed by the mainstream news organization there has been a very suspicious and deadly fallout at the CNBC headquarters. Within hours the original page for the article was taken down, and CNBC senior...
  • PICKET: (video) Former WH comm. director avoids questions on Fluke controversy

    03/18/2012 10:35:38 AM PDT · by kristinn · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, March 18, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    The Washington Times affiliated radio program America's Morning News spoke with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who is now a managing Director at the Washington D.C. based PR firm SKD Knickerbocker, on Sunday. She refused to answer questions regarding concerns about how much of a role the White House played in Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke's appearance before a House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee to testify about Georgetown Law Center's lack of contraception coverage. Ms. Dunn also did not answer questions about if she thought HBO's Bill Maher was out of line when he called former...
  • Factor Investigation: Ex-Obama Official Running Sandra Fluke

    03/09/2012 2:19:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 08, 2012 | O'Reilly
    By Bill O'ReillyAs we reported last night, "The Factor" believes that the Sandra Fluke contraception controversy was manufactured to divert attention away from the Obama administration's disastrous decision to force Catholic non-profit organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control and the morning after pill. That might very well be unconstitutional.
  • Bill O’Reilly Asks ‘Who Is Running Sandra Fluke?’… It ‘All Goes Back To White House’

    03/09/2012 4:35:54 AM PST · by NYer · 66 replies
    Mediate ^ | March 8, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    “Who,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asked on his program Thursday night, “is running Sandra Fluke?” He explained to viewers that The Factor believes that the controversy surrounding the activist and Georgetown law student has been manufactured in a calculated move to help the Obama administration. The Factor is having some trouble, O’Reilly explained, tracking down who it is, exactly, that has been setting up Fluke’s media appearances. Just last week, he shared, his show called Fluke on her cell phone, inviting her onto the show. She has yet to call them back. “Very unusual,” said O’Reilly. “There was no...
  • O’Reilly: Former Obama adviser Anita Dunn’s PR firm representing Sandra Fluke

    03/08/2012 9:18:10 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-8-2012 | Jeff Poor
    O’Reilly: Former Obama adviser Anita Dunn’s PR firm representing Sandra Fluke Jeff Poor March 3, 2012 Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke is being represented by a former Obama adviser’s PR firm, Bill O’Reilly explained on his Thursday night program “The O’Reilly Factor,” suggesting that the young woman was indirectly planted at the center of the contraception controversy by the Obama administration... .............. O’Reilly went on to reveal that SKDKnickerbocker, a PR agency whose managing director is former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, is now representing Fluke. Dunn is perhaps best known for her attack on Fox News and for...
  • Is Media Matters Obama's Watergate? - Jarrett, Dunn the new Ehrlichman? White House, PIs.

    02/21/2012 4:09:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 21, 2012 | Jeffery Lord
    ......................."So. Media Matters, we learn, is having weekly strategy calls with the White House, they meet with Obama aide Jarrett and ex-aide Dunn, who returned to the White House for the meeting after she departed. Anita Dunn also "became a regular presence" in the Media Matters offices, the then-president of Media Matters "lunched with her, met with her and chatted with her frequently on any number of occasions." And what else? What raises the specter of Tony Ulasewicz? This. From Media Matters' Karl Frisch: "We should hire private investigators to look into the personal lives of Fox News anchors, hosts,...
  • Dershowitz:I Won’t Vote For Obama If Associated With ‘Stalinist Bigots’ Media Matters

    02/14/2012 3:17:04 PM PST · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz told BreitbartTV Editor Larry O'Connor on the Governor Paterson Show on WOR that the Media Matters organization is full of "radical Stalinists" and says the White House and Democratic Party need to clearly separate themselves from the organization. *snip* Speaking at University of Pennsylvania last week, well-known Israel supporter and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz reportedly warned the press about MMFA's operations. "I have, and let me tell you, Max Blumenthal (((SON OF CLINTONISTA VIPER, SYDNEY BLUMENTHAL))) and Media Matters will be singlehandedly responsible for (Obama) losing this election," he is reported saying. The Democrats "cannot win...
  • Todd Disses Santorum--But Fails To Ding Dunn On Hedge Fund Hypocrisy

    02/14/2012 1:15:07 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    His show's called The Daily Rundown. And sure enough, Chuck Todd ran down Rick Santorum this morning as just another "flavor of the day" who "probably won't be the nominee." Apparently, trouncing Mitt Romney in three contests last week, and leading by a reportedly huge margin in Romney's native state of Michigan, isn't enough to impress Chuck. But Todd totally swerved around Anita Dunn, failing to question his guest about the story of her big-money hypocrisy making today's news. As Obama's White House communications director, Dunn regularly went after hedge funds. But now as a PR consultant, as the Washington...
  • Author: 'Birth Certificate' prompts departure of White House counsel (Corsi re: Bauer)

    06/02/2011 3:53:21 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 321 replies
    WND ^ | June 2, 2011 | Unattributed
    The author of the best-selling "Where's the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President" charged today the resignation of White House counsel Bob Bauer is the result of his participation in the release of Barack Obama's "Certificate of Live Birth," which he fears would not stand up to the scrutiny of any serious investigation by the FBI, Congress or the media. Corsi believes Bauer "felt compelled" to resign because of the growing substance to worries that the eligibility issue will blow up into a full-scale investigation. "Bauer sent Perkins and Coie attorneys to Honolulu...
  • David Cameron spent Ł66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's...

    01/04/2011 12:51:18 AM PST · by bronxville · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd December, 2010 | Jason Groves and Tamara Cohen
    Full Headline - "David Cameron spent Ł66,000 on TV coaching by Obama's body language expert during election campaign": - "David Cameron spent more than Ł66,000 flying in Barack Obama’s body language expert to help prepare for the televised election debates, it emerged yesterday." "Detailed receipts show the Tories spent Ł66,333 hiring the Washington firm SKDKnickerbocker to prepare Mr Cameron for the debates, in which he was widely considered to have been bested by Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg." "Consultant Anita Dunn, who advised President Obama on body language, was part of the team flown to London four times to prepare...
  • George Stephanopoulos Lobbies GOP to 'Cooperate' With Dems..if Defeat Could be-'Blessing'for Obama

    11/02/2010 10:01:10 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 68 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11-2-10 | Scott Whitlock
    (Video at link) ### Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday once again pushed Republicans who win on Election Day to "cooperate" with Barack Obama and also wondered if a defeat could be a "blessing" for the President. Talking to Republican adviser Nicolle Wallace, the morning show host lobbied, "But [Republicans] have to make a choice, as well. Do they choose to cooperate with President Obama and stand firm on principle, which is going to guarantee gridlock?" Questioning former Obama aide Anita Dunn, he wondered if "having more Republicans in Washington is a blessing to him because it means that...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Attack of the Dunn (the Mao hag is back)

    08/17/2010 12:52:06 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-17-10 | Jon Ward
    Former WH communications director attacks GOP as intolerant over Ground Zero mosque ### Former White House communications director Anita Dunn on Tuesday launched a furious attack against Republicans who have criticized President Obama’s remarks on the Ground Zero mosque, labeling the GOP as the party of intolerance. “The Republican party as solidifying its reputation for intolerance in this year, for almost any kind of difference in American society, is going down a very dangerous long term road,” Dunn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They might see some short term things although I think the American people are better than that,”...
  • Dunn acts as Obama attack dog on mosque, says GOP ’solidifying its reputation for intolerance’

    08/17/2010 7:15:21 AM PDT · by maggief · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | August 17, 2010 | Jon Ward
    Former White House communications director director Anita Dunn on Tuesday launched a furious attack against Republicans who have criticized President Obama’s remarks on the Ground Zero mosque, labeling the GOP as the party of intolerance. “The Republican party as solidifying its reputation for intolerance in this year, for almost any kind of difference in American society, is going down a very dangerous long term road,” Dunn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “They might see some short term things although I think the American people are better than that,” she said. Coming from Dunn — who is no longer works for...
  • Cameron and Clegg: nauseating new Progressive partnership – a win for the EU and the Cap-and-Trade

    05/12/2010 7:47:06 AM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | May 12th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    There is something rotten in the state of Britain when a conservative Prime Minister gets elected with the help of Mao loving Anita Dunn. David Cameron got her for campaigning help in February which ironically coincided with his ratings going down. The true-conservatives in Britain refused to vote for the progressive Cameron carrying Alinsky in his pocket and the Tory were not able to get majority in a year when all the stars were aligned for them. Instead of Conservative change the UK got a perverse union of a Climate Change/Big Society Cameron and the Pro-EU/Pro-Euro/Pro-Amnesty Clegg. In a...
  • Fan of Chairman Mao to help Tory leader Cameron

    04/28/2010 6:11:57 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 240+ views ^ | April 28, 2010 | Roger Kimball
    Yes, that’s right, possums, Anita Dunn, former Obama aide who told a group of high school students that Mao Tse Tung was one of her two favorite political philosophers [1], has been hired by Tory hopeful David Cameron [2] to help him prep for tomorrow’s televised debate with Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown. The British election hangs in the balance. Ms. Dunn had helped Obama “de-posh” himself during the campaign, showing him how to mimic looks of concern and concentration, how and when to frown, when to smile, and the makeover seemed to work. At any rate, Obama won. Can...
  • The British Obama?

    04/20/2010 3:55:43 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 373+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 20, 2010 | Adam Shaw
    It seems that Britain is about to make the same mistake America made in 2008. Last week here in England, we had the first of three "leaders debates" between the leaders of the three main political parties in the run-up to the May 6th General Election, and a new sensation is making waves. The background to the debates is one of cynicism and boredom from the public, thanks to a failed Labour government and the lack of a substantial alternative. The current Prime Minister Gordon Brown is highly unpopular, and the 2010 General Election should be an easy win for...
  • Obama’s Message Maven Finds Fingers Pointing at Him (NY Times: Sympathy for the Axelrod)

    03/06/2010 10:03:29 AM PST · by kristinn · 34 replies · 1,152+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Mark Leibovich
    SNIP In a lengthy interview in his office on Wednesday, Mr. Axelrod was often defiant, saying he did not give a “flying” expletive “about what the peanut gallery thinks” and did not live for the approval “of the political community.” He denounced the “rampant lack of responsibility” of people in Washington who refuse to solve problems, and cited the difficulty of trying to communicate through what he calls “the dirty filter” of a city suffused with the “every day is Election Day sort of mentality.” SNIP Mr. Axelrod’s friends worry about the toll of his job — citing his diet...
  • The Party of No? Yes, Please.

    02/23/2010 7:41:09 AM PST · by timesthattrymenssouls · 3 replies · 115+ views
    Constitutional Guardian ^ | 2/23/2010 | Nancy Tengler
    "Let no one deceive you with empty words." The Apostle Paul to the Ephesians, Chapter 5, verse 6 The President introduced (finally) his version of health care "reform" yesterday. And despite his warning to the Republicans to avoid "political theatre" he placed himself at center stage in this Tragedy. There are those much better equipped to analyze the bill but in summary, this seems to be the worst of the House and Senate bills, stewed into one giant ooze of higher costs, declining care and a greater role for the one of the most inept and unaccountable governments in our...
  • Video: Are The Dems In Panic Mode? (Anita Dunn-Bayh campaign advisor on MSNBC)

    02/16/2010 9:37:45 AM PST · by STARWISE · 9 replies · 1,462+ views
  • Anita Dunn: GOP ‘Walked Away’ From Obama’s Outreach on Healthcare

    01/27/2010 2:40:09 PM PST · by pillut48 · 27 replies · 1,062+ views ^ | January 27, 2010 | The Early Show
    "I was working at the White House for most of this time."
  • New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News

    01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News. From TVNewser The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News: "I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That...
  • GLENN BECK TV THREAD! Friday, December 4, 2009

    12/04/2009 1:27:07 PM PST · by rockabyebaby · 147 replies · 2,525+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2009 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn hosts a job summit - get real solutions from those who were not invited to obama's photo op summit yesterday! STAND UP AMERICA, GET OUT OF THE FETAL POSITION AND MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD. Welcome to the GLENN BECK television thread...Shake the cobwebs out of your brain...We are another day closer to the REVOLUTION that will change the 2010 elections. All comrades, infidels, sick twisted freaks and lurkers are welcome and are encouraged to participate in the thread. Join us won't you!
  • Anita Dunn’s Husband Becomes White House Counsel (Front Page mag)

    11/24/2009 10:36:15 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 1,574+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11-20-09 | John Perrazzo
    By now, millions of Americans are familiar with Anita Dunn, who recently resigned her post as Barack Obama’s White House Communications Director after it was learned that she had previously cited Mao Zedong, the late Communist dictator and mass murderer, as one of her “favorite political philosophers.” By contrast, few people know anything substantive about Dunn’s husband, Robert Bauer, who has replaced Gregory Craig as President Obama’s White House Counsel. Craig resigned abruptly on November 13, after having repeatedly denied, for weeks, that he had any plans of stepping down. A 1976 graduate of the University of Virginia School of...
  • The White House has lost its war against Fox News

    11/17/2009 1:13:21 PM PST · by Schnucki · 21 replies · 1,281+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 17, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    I predicted last month that the White House would lose its war with Fox News. That now looks to be the case with the announcement by Fox News White House correspondent Major Garrett that Fox is one of five networks selected to interview Barack Obama in Beijing this evening, with each allotted ten minutes with the President. The decision to include Fox in tonight’s interview roster, alongside the likes of NBC, ABC and CBS, is a humiliating about-turn for the White House after it spent weeks rubbishing Fox’s credibility. As Anita Dunn, the Mao-quoting White House communications director put it...

    11/17/2009 5:03:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies · 1,284+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | November 12, 2009 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- Well, that did not take long! Just weeks after initiating a war of words with Fox News and being exposed as an admirer of Chairman Mao, Anita Dunn, the White House Communications Director, is stepping down. I intimated as much a couple of weeks back, when I lumped her in with two other Obama Administration zanies who were forced to resign: environmental czar Van Jones and National Endowment for the Arts spokesman Yosi Sergant. My point was that recent Democratic administrations always welcome to Washington a fleet of eccentrics that are not to be believed. Both the Carter...
  • The Mao The Merrier

    11/16/2009 5:16:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 554+ views ^ | November 16, 2009
    Officials: Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. She rose to fame as chief strategist for former Senate majority leader, now national health care guru, Tom Daschle. While serving as White House communications director, she was the commanding general of the administration "war" on Fox News. Like her philosophical mentor, Mao, and her colleague, FCC diversity czar Mark...
  • ‘Going Rogue?’: Anita Dunn Hints That Obama Knew She Would Attack Fox News

    11/16/2009 2:15:41 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 16 replies · 1,587+ views
    ‘Going Rogue?’: Anita Dunn Hints That Obama Knew She Would Attack Fox News Breitbart.TV
  • Does ACORN trail lead to White House?

    11/16/2009 11:27:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 32 replies · 1,639+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/16/09 | Chad Groening -
    An Iowa congressman is questioning the timing of the sudden resignation of a controversial Obama administration official, whose husband has had close ties to ACORN and has recently been named President Obama's White House counsel. In serving as White House communications director, Anita Dunn had created a stir when she told school children earlier this year that Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse Tung was one of the people she admired the most. She also launched a public attack against the Fox News Channel for its reporting on the ACORN prostitution scandal. Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) thinks it is curious that...
  • Obama Chooses an Inner-Circle Man (Bob Bauer - Dunn's husband)

    11/15/2009 7:50:05 AM PST · by khnyny · 13 replies · 1,463+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 2009 | John Broder
    WASHINGTON — In being named White House counsel less than a year into President Obama’s tenure, Robert F. Bauer is reversing a longstanding trend. Many presidents initially name a close friend and ally to the post, and then turn to a well-known Washington legal fixture when they run into legal or political trouble. In this case, Mr. Bauer, a trusted back-room counselor who was one of the first people Mr. Obama hired when he came to Washington five years ago, is taking the place of Gregory B. Craig, a legal powerhouse who was a relative latecomer to Mr. Obama’s inner...
  • Anita Dunn: MSNBC 'different' from Fox News

    11/13/2009 4:46:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies · 1,757+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/13/2009 | Jon Ward
    Anita Dunn, the outgoing White House communications director who started the White House "war" on Fox News for having a conservative bias, on Friday defended MSNBC from the criticism that it is equally biased toward liberal politics.
  • Anita Dunn and the Obama White House: Outfoxed

    11/11/2009 9:49:28 AM PST · by IrishMike · 18 replies · 1,407+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2009 | Andrea Tantaros
    The White House just lost its chief media strategist and Fox News just lost its best P.R. tool. Anita Dunn, the outspoken and controversial communications aide to President Obama has announced today that she'll be leaving her post; her deputy, Dan Pfeiffer is to replace her. Though Dunn's title was communications director, at times, "Fox News Basher" seemed more appropriate as she seemingly and bizarrely began to publicly wage war on the network roughly a month ago. Fox is "opinion journalism masquerading as news," Dunn snapped, which ignited the White House attacks on Fox News' journalism. When asked further to...
  • Dunn leaving White House, Pfeiffer takes over

    11/10/2009 9:00:14 AM PST · by sten · 24 replies · 1,301+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Nov 10, 2009 | Chris Cillizza
    Dunn leaving White House, Pfeiffer takes over White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, will take over, according to sources familiar with the move. snip... The move will be formally announced later today.
  • Dunn leaving White House (infamous for losing press freedom battle with Fox News)

    11/10/2009 10:16:01 AM PST · by Liz · 19 replies · 1,383+ views
    WASH/PO ^ | November 10, 2009 | Chris Cillizza
    WH communications director Anita Dunn will step down at the end of the month. She will return to Squier Knapp Dunn, the consulting firm where she is a partner, but will remain as a consultant to the WH on communications and strategic matters. Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, will take over. Dunn and Pfeiffer are longtime confidantes -- having worked closely in Daschle's political orbit for years. The turnover is the only change in Obama's senior staff with 10 months (or so) of his presidency having passed. COS and former Illinois Congressman, Rahm Emanuel, would like to return to elected office...
  • Dunn leaving White House, Pfeiffer takes over

    11/10/2009 8:52:46 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 33 replies · 910+ views
    WAPO ^ | 11/10/09 | Chris Cillizza
    White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and Dan Pfeiffer, her deputy, will take over, according to sources familiar with the move. Dunn, a longtime Democratic media consultant, took over the job on an interim basis earlier this year when Ellen Moran abruptly left the post to take a job at the Commerce Department. Dunn will return to Squier Knapp Dunn, the consulting firm where she is a partner, but will remain as a consultant to the White House on the communications and strategic matters.
  • Dan Pfeiffer to replace Anita Dunn, Fox News takes parting shot

    11/10/2009 12:37:08 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies · 852+ views ^ | 11/10/09 | Dave Cook
    In announcing Dunn’s departure, Fox News anchor Jon Scott keep the controversy going. As transcribed by Politico, Scott said, “Anita Dunn is the person at the White House who decided it would be a good idea to try to freeze Fox News out of the White House operation, keep the president from doing interviews with Fox News personnel, keep high-level administration officials from doing interviews with Fox News.”
  • White House communications chief to step down (Anita Dunn)

    11/10/2009 8:58:46 AM PST · by khnyny · 140 replies · 6,632+ views ^ | November 10, 2009
    The White House's top communications aide is stepping down at the end of the month and will be replaced by her deputy.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Chairman Anita Dunn Steps Down, Deputy Dan Pfeiffer to Take Over

    11/10/2009 9:24:52 AM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 28 replies · 1,423+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | November 10, 2009 | David Swindle
    According to Fox News: White House Communications Director Anita Dunn will step down by the end of November and be replaced by her deputy Dan Pfeiffer, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Dunn's departure had been expected as she took the position on an interim basis earlier in the year. Before joining the White House, Pfeiffer worked on Barack Obama's presidential campaign and also for several Democratic senators. NewsReal has previously been very critical of Dunn for her praise of history's greatest mass murderer, Chairman Mao. Click here for our coverage of that controversy.