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  • Bombshell: Valerie Jarrett Helped Manage Fallout Over Eric Holder's

    10/24/2014 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the White House has argued it had nothing to do with Operation Fast and Furious while it was active and certainly wasn't involved the fallout and cover-up that followed after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in 2010 by Mexican bandits carrying guns from the lethal program. Now years later, a Vaughn Index describing Fast and Furious documents being held from the American people and Congress under President Obama's assertion of executive privilege shows White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett played a key role in Attorney General Eric Holder's changing testimony to Congress. More from Judicial Watch: Practically lost in...
  • WH: States to Decide What to Do If West African Travelers Don’t Self-Report Ebola Symptoms

    10/23/2014 8:24:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Individuals from West African nations who travel to airports in six U.S. states will be tracked for 21 days for signs of Ebola, but it will be up to individual states to decide what to do if these travelers fail to self-report, the White House said Wednesday. White House spokesman Josh Earnest called it “an additional layer that will be based upon an effort to share information with state and local health authorities so they can put in place the measures that they believe would be most effective in protecting the populations of their states.” Screening has already...
  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    10/22/2014 8:52:13 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 75 replies
    atlanta journal constipation ^ | 10/22/14 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    <p>WASHINGTON — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.</p> <p>The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the same lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody.</p>
  • White House Doctors Transcript of Obama Remarks

    10/21/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 28 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 10/21/2014 | Keith Koffler
    The White House Monday left a potentially embarassing phrase out of the official transcript of the president’s remarks, altering what is supposed to be a verbatim rendition and, unless it was a mistake, effectively lying to the American people. The odds, of course, of something harmful being the one thing left accidentally on the cutting room floor or unheard by the stenographer would seem rather low. According to the White House pool report by Politico’s Jennifer Epstein: The White House’s transcript of tonight’s DNC fundraiser omits the president’s reference to unpaid bills being stacked up on his desk at home in Chicago. I included...
  • Truthsnark: You’ll love this perfect Photoshop of Obama’s Ebola task force

    10/19/2014 7:29:59 PM PDT · by absentee · 13 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/19/14 | Twitchy Staff
    President Obama held a “rare” Saturday-night meeting “convening national security staffers and public health officials to discuss the threat of Ebola.” Twitchy reported that the president was golfing earlier in the day, which might help explain why the meeting had to be held late at night. Golf first, Ebola second? President Obama had an emergency #Ebola meeting Saturday night. Check out this EXCLUSIVE photo from inside the W.H.! pic.twitter.com/4ZwlWVFYXs— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) October 19, 2014
  • We are always open to ideas:Astonishing statement of CDC chief in charge of bungled Ebola response

    10/16/2014 11:58:59 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 October 2014 | David Martosko
    "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Thomas Frieden began his grilling Thursday on Capitol Hill with a stark admission that his agency is still searching for ways to combat the Ebola virus as it burrows into the United States. Two members of Congress are calling for his resignation, and the White House began the torturous process of throwing him under the disease-control bus on Thursday afternoon, saying that Frieden is 'taking responsibility' for his agency's screwups. 'We're always open to ideas for what we can do to keep Americans safe,' Frieden said in his opening statement, departing from...
  • Video: Jay Carney breaks with White House over Ebola travel restrictions

    10/16/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    I knew Democrats would start flipping on travel restrictions soon but I didn’t expect O’s own mouthpiece to lead the charge. We’re still in the early stages, though, so Carney’s statement here is carefully qualified: He mentions “flight restrictions,” which may or may not mean an outright travel ban, and he suggests that as only one of a variety of “substantive actions” that might be taken, like, say, moving sick patients to a hospital that can better handle Ebola.Which, it so happens, is exactly what the CDC is going to do. BREAKING: Nina Pham to be transported to NIH...
  • Clueless in the White House

    10/15/2014 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    Former governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tells an Obama joke that is drawing roars of laughter from GOP audiences. Romney's story, which nails the president's weakness, involves golf champion Phil Mickelson and the grand slam tennis great Andre Agassi. As he tells it, Obama goes to a bank to cash a check, but without any ID on him. The teller says he can't cash it without identification, pointing out that Mickelson proved who he was by tapping a golf ball into a cup, and Agassi did it by belting a tennis ball into a tiny target. "Is...
  • White House pool reporters test own news distribution system

    10/15/2014 3:46:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-14 | Paul Farhi
    White House journalists are creating an alternative system for distributing their media “pool” reports in response to the Obama administration’s involvement in approving and disapproving certain content in official reports. A small group of reporters initiated an online forum this month in which they shared “pool” information among themselves, without White House involvement. The forum was set up by the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA), which negotiates with the White House’s press staff over access for journalists. Pool reports — those summaries of the president’s public appearances that go to the news media at large and are used in countless...
  • Dems want White House shakeup (Hussein “should take a flamethrower...")

    10/12/2014 5:14:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/14 | Justin Sink
    President Obama needs to shake up his White House staff to give new life to his presidency, top Democratic strategists and former White House veterans say. They argue Obama needs an infusion of talent if he hopes to recover over his final two years in office. One prominent party strategist said Obama “should take a flamethrower to his office.” “He needs dramatic change — it’s not even a debatable point,” the strategist said. “The general consensus that the president is surrounded by people who do him more harm than good because they are more focused on pleasing him than they...
  • Senator Pat Roberts: Valerie Jarrett Was Involved in IRS Scandal [VIDEO]

    10/11/2014 4:58:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-11-14 | Patrick Howley
    Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts said Friday that he thinks the IRS targeting scandal was driven by Valerie Jarrett’s office in the White House, according to information that he saw that Democrats tried to “whitewash.” Roberts told talk radio host Hugh Hewitt that he participated in a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the IRS scandal but “the effort was made by the majority, by the Democrats in the Congress, to simply end that investigation,” which he called a “whitewash.” “I’m convinced that even Valerie Jarrett was involved,” Roberts said. “I think this was White House-driven. I think all of the...
  • WaPo: Inspector General Was Asked to Delay Damning White House Prostitution Scandal

    10/09/2014 7:13:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Two years ago a slew of Secret Service agents got busted for hiring prostitutes while on an official trip in Cartagena, Colombia. That scandal erupted after an agent failed to properly pay a woman for her services. They were fired and the White House denied aides had any involvement. Now, the Washington Post is out with a stunning report about the scandal not only detailing that former White House presidential advance team member and volunteer Jonathan Dach officially registered a prostitute as an overnight guest in his hotel room, but that White House aides knew about Dach's actions and interfered with...
  • Report: White House knew of possible tie to prostitution scandal

    10/09/2014 8:00:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | David McCabe
    David Nieland, who led the investigation for the DHS inspector general’s office, later told Senate aides examining the investigation that his superiors had asked him to keep those details out of the report. He also said that the request to leave the information out came from his superiors shortly after they met with Janet Napolitano, then the secretary of homeland security.Nieland also said that he had been told to delay the release of the report until after the election. A Washington Post story published Wednesday night alleges that the White House did not rigorously investigate information linking a volunteer for...
  • Immigration-Travel Center to be set up at White House

    10/09/2014 7:06:54 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 29 replies
    UToo News | 9 October 2014 | Mene
    The White House announced today that starting in January 2015, a new Immigration-Travel Center will be set up at the White House for individuals traveling to and from West Africa. Travelers will arrive at Washington Dulles airport and will be shuttle for free to the center. They will be processed through the front door and into the left wing with final process taking place in the Green Room since an individual who was unauthorized already made it that far anyway. A special parking area will be set up on Pennsylvania Ave. for cars and shuttles transporting travelers from the West...
  • Journalists Appalled, Shocked Obama White House Would Lie to Them

    10/09/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Late last night the Washington Post broke a story about a connection between White House aides and the 2012 Secret Service prostitution scandal. When the scandal broke two years ago, the White House denied involvement or knowing about the details of what happened. The Post story proves otherwise and provides evidence a White House volunteer officially checked a prostitute into his hotel room in Cartagena, Colombia. The report also details threats made against the Inspector General, who was asked to delay the release of embarrassing and damaging information about the connection between the White House and the scandal until after...
  • Did White House pressure IG into blocking probe of staffer in Secret Service scandal?

    10/09/2014 4:53:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    At first, this story from the Washington Post seems impossible to believe. After all, the White House insists that they were cleared of any involvement in the Cartagena prostitute scandal by, er, their own internal investigation — a claim that White House aide Eric Schultz repeated to the Post’s Carol Leonnig and David Nakamura. That settles it, right? Wrong: But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that...
  • "Even Republicans" Worry About Presidential Security?

    10/08/2014 8:44:27 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Michael Barone
    It shouldn’t be surprising that Republicans are just as angry as Michelle Obama is reported to have been about the Secret Service’s failure to keep an intruder out of the White House, and its four-day failure to realize that a sniper’s gunshots hit the first family’s residence. Not everybody evidently feels this way when a Republican is in the White House. The New York Times movie critic’s verdict on the 2006 movie: “‘The Death of a President’ is, in the end, neither terribly outrageous nor especially heroic; it’s a thought experiment that traffics in received ideas.” ... If Baker thinks...
  • White House says it has Ebola virus under control

    10/03/2014 4:03:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2014 | Sarah Ferris
    Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. “We know how to do this, and we will do it again,” Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said at a press briefing. “It’s very important to remind the American people that U.S. has the most capable healthcare system and...
  • White House: Ebola Virus "As Important As Any Threat We're Facing" (video)

    10/03/2014 1:57:13 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 37 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 3, 2014 | RealClearPolitics
    Late Friday afternoon White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco addressed the media on Ebola. Monaco said "we are not facing just a health crisis, we are facing a national security priority." Monaco said the Ebola virus is "as important as any threat we're facing." LISA MONACO, WH HOMELAND SECURITY ADVISOR: As the president has said, we are not facing just a health crisis, we are facing a national security priority and it's one that he has instructed his team is as important as any threat we're facing. Since this outbreak began in March the president has directed that we...
  • Senior Administration Officials to Hold Briefing on the US Gov. Response to the Ebola Pandemic.

    10/03/2014 12:45:20 PM PDT · by machogirl · 190 replies
    The White House ^ | 10-03-2014 | White House
    Senior Administration Officials to Hold Briefing on the U.S. Government Response to the Ebola Pandemic
  • Why We Cannot Trust the White House on Ebola

    10/03/2014 8:59:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/03/2014 | Jack Cashill
    On Thursday morning, I received my first well-produced Facebook message mocking those deluded souls, presumably on the right, who are worried about the spread of Ebola. The only thing that surprised me about the message was that I had not seen one sooner. The same people who gave us homophobia and Islamophobia (not to mention racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, nativism, and climate denial) are about to give us Ebolaphobia. As former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel notoriously said (while plagiarizing Winston Churchill), "You never let a serious crisis go to waste.” The Obama White House will exploit this crisis,...
  • 'Security Breaches 'R Us'

    10/03/2014 8:47:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Michael Barone
    The White House sprayed by bullets. A hospital guard with a criminal record and a gun the Secret Service didn't know about riding on an elevator with the president in Atlanta. The fence-jumper who made it all the way into the East Room of the White House. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson had no choice but to resign on Wednesday afternoon. She did it a week or two late, but she did the right thing. The vaunted federal agency -- whose core duty is to protect the president of the United States, his family and his home - has become...
  • Elaborate video shows entire security breach at White House, source says

    10/02/2014 5:16:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/2/2014 | Faith Karimi
    A man who jumped the White House fence allegedly knocked over a female officer at the mansion's double doors before he dashed into the ornate East Room. An inquiry continues into how Omar Gonzalez, 42, made it into the White House. Investigators are looking through an elaborate closed-circuit video system showing the entire incident, a Secret Service source told CNN. Authorities said the Iraq war veteran had a knife in his pocket when he ran into the White House, where he was later subdued after a wild chase. The officer he met at the doorway got up, chased him and...
  • Dangerous People and Deadly Force

    10/02/2014 8:44:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Steve Chapman
    When a man jumped over the White House fence, ran across the lawn and entered the residence, the Secret Service failed and failed again. One of the most conspicuous and surprising failures was that though it had armed agents on the ground and snipers on the roof, no one fired a shot to stop him. In fact, the agency bragged about not using their guns, saying that "the officers showed tremendous restraint and discipline in dealing with this subject." The agents didn't shoot Omar Gonzalez because they "apparently concluded that he was not armed and did not appear to be...
  • Militarizing the White House, Not the Police

    10/02/2014 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/02/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Are the lives of police officers in Ferguson worth less than that of the President of the United States? It appears that the same media, which object to police in Ferguson, Missouri arming and protecting themselves and their community members against mobs, are in favor of making the area around the White House into an armed camp, walled off from the public. According to John Martin of ABC News, the White House is already a fortress that includes: An iron fence Guard stations Bullet-resistance windows Alarms and infrared sensors Snipers on the roof Groups of armed agents—many hidden around lawns...
  • The Ghost In The White House

    10/02/2014 2:26:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-2-2014 | Derek Hunter
    There is a ghost in the White House, a spirit disconnected from this world, whisking from room to room, past staff, uninterested in their conversations. Unfortunately for us, the ghost is the president of the United States. Barack Obama loves being president – the perks, the privilege, the pomp and circumstance. It’s the job that bores him. Unlike community organizing, the Illinois State Senate, or even the U.S. Senate, there’s only one president. They can’t just show up when they want or bleed into the background when they’d rather be doing other things. President Obama loves the campaign trail. He...
  • The Culture of Passing the Buck

    10/02/2014 4:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, was questioned this past Tuesday by members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding lapses in Secret Service Performance. The hearing focused primarily on an incident that took place on September 19. Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, allegedly jumped the White House fence, ran across the White House lawn, ran up a flight of stairs and through the North Portico door. He then allegedly entered the entrance hall, turned left and headed into the East Room, where he was tackled and subdued. A knife was allegedly found in his possession....
  • Liberian with Ebola Sneaks into White House Past Drunken Secret Service Agents [Email]

    10/01/2014 5:40:51 PM PDT · by General Smedley Bulter · 8 replies
    (This is going around as an e-mail.) Liberian with Ebola Sneaks into White House Past Drunken Secret Service Agents by Patrick Finnegan In the last two weeks, we had an African with ebola board a commercial airliner and fly right into Dallas, and apparently nobody in Congress thought this was a bad idea. Just to prove the incompetence goes double for the White House, a crazed individual proclaiming that the "atmosphere was collapsing" charged into the White House, which apparently needs a lock on the front door or at least a guard able to stop a lunatic. Well, based on...
  • White House: No Ebola travel restrictions

    10/01/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 1, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The White House said Wednesday it will not impose travel restrictions or introduce new airport screenings to prevent additional cases of Ebola from entering the United States. Spokesman Josh Earnest said that current anti-Ebola measures, which include screenings in West African airports and observation of passengers in the United States, will be sufficient to prevent the “wide spread” of the virus. The chances of a U.S. epidemic are “incredibly low,” he said. “The reason for that is that it is not possible to transmit Ebola through the air. ... The only way that an individual can contract Ebola is by...
  • White House huddles as ISIS advances toward Turkey

    10/01/2014 9:03:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/2014 | Justin Sink
    President Obama met Tuesday evening with his national security team amid reports that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was advancing toward toward the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani on the border between Turkey and Syria. The president and his top foreign policy aides met at the White House on Tuesday "to discuss our comprehensive strategy to counter the threat posed by [ISIS]," the administration said in a statement. The meeting came as CNN reported that Turkish soldiers and tanks were massing at the border amid concerns about a flood of refugees entering the country ahead of advancing...
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    09/30/2014 5:16:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2014 7:21 PM EDT | Alicia A. Caldwell
    President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man carrying a knife got into the White House. …
  • Oversight Hearing on White House Security 10am ET - LIVE THREAD

    09/30/2014 6:33:49 AM PDT · by Textide · 163 replies
    C-Span ^ | 09/30/2014 | live
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about Secret Service security protocols following a September 19 White House intruder breach. Hearing starts at 10am Eastern. C-Span Live: http://www.c-span.org/live/ Fox News article: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/09/30/white-house-intruder-made-it-to-east-room-officials-say/ Committee on Oversight and Government reform: http://oversight.house.gov/ Chairman Issa Preview Statement: http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Chairman-Issa-Preview-Statement.pdf
  • Rick Perry: White House Must Address Beheading

    09/29/2014 7:21:27 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-29-2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    KENDALL BREITMAN 9/29/14 9:52 AM Rick Perry said on Monday that the Obama administration will have to address the beheading of an Oklahoma woman in what the Texas governor noted closely resembles an act of terrorism. “At some point in time the administration does have to address this as what is appears to many people that it is — and that is an act of violence that is associated with terrorism,” Perry said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” On Thursday, Alton Nolen, 30, attacked two women at a Vaughan Foods plant in Moore, Okla. During the attack, one woman...
  • The ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Five

    09/28/2014 10:25:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The story of the Democrats (available free for the asking see details) continues with a description of the White House drunken orgy Andrew Jackson presided over in celebration of his victory. “Cut glass and china to the amount of several thousand dollars had been broken in the struggle to get the refreshments, punch and other articles had been carried out in tubs and buckets, but had it been in hogsheads it would have been insufficient, ice-creams, and cake and lemonade, for 20,000 people, for it is said that number were there, tho’ I think the number exaggerated. “Ladies fainted, men...
  • Secret Service fumbled response after gunman hit White House residence in 2011

    09/28/2014 1:50:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-27-14 | Carol D. Leonnig
    The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger. A bullet smashed a window on the second floor, just steps from the first family’s formal living room. Another lodged in a window frame, and more pinged off the roof, sending bits of wood and concrete to the ground. At least seven bullets struck the upstairs residence of...
  • Palin: Media's Favorite President Just Can't Stop Telling Lies

    09/27/2014 6:35:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Sep 2014 | Pam Key
    Friday in Washington D.C. at the Family Research Council's 2014 Values Voter Summit, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) called on conservatives to "get back to work," and "to save our country." Link: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/09/26/Palin-The-Medias-Favorite-President-Just-Cant-Stop-Telling-Lies
  • Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem

    09/26/2014 1:40:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    By now, everyone knows that there's a revolving door between Democratic politics and the "objective" news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On Sept. 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his "invaluable voice for the network" after his five years inside the Obama administration. By that afternoon, and in heavy rotation in the evening around an Obama speech, Carney was battling for the White House position. Having a direct conflict of interest isn't disqualifying if you're labeled a "commentator." The issue: Can Carney truly offer "invaluable" commentary...
  • Something is terribly wrong with the Secret Service

    09/23/2014 5:36:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 76 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9-22-14 | Byron York
    President Obama is supporting the Secret Service in the wake of a deeply troubling incident in which a disturbed man jumped the White House fence, sprinted across the North Lawn, and actually entered the White House Friday evening. The man, 42 year-old Omar Gonzalez, had a folding knife in his pocket and had left 800 rounds of ammunition in his car not far from the White House. Gonzalez had also drawn the attention of authorities at least twice a few weeks ago — once in Virginia, when he was found with a sniper rifle, a sawed-off shotgun, and a map...
  • White House will now lock the front door

    09/22/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/22/14 | Brian Hughes |
    The White House on Monday said it would do what most homeowners practice to secure their property: Lock the front door. “After Friday night’s incident, when the door is not in use, it will be secured,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest, clarifying that officials would, in fact, lock the door.
  • Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing"

    09/21/2014 3:42:08 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | 9-21-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Knife-Wielding Veteran Sniper Rushes White House, Wants To Warn Obama "Atmosphere Is Collapsing" Submitted by Tyler Durden on 09/21/2014 Of the stories in the past two days, there is hardly anything more bizarre than that of Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, a veteran had served three tours in Iraq — and relatives said served as a sniper — managed to jump over the White House fence, sprinted more than 70 yards across the Northern Lawn, got to the front double doors of the North Portico, turned the brass knob and stepped inside the vestibule. "There he was grabbed...
  • White House intruder was carrying a knife, court document says

    09/20/2014 8:43:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2014
    White House intruder was carrying a knife, court document says Published September 20, 2014 The White House intruder who jumped a security fence on Friday and got inside the presidential mansion was carrying a knife, according to the criminal complaint obtained by Fox News and contrary to initial reports that the man was unarmed. According to the complaint filed in federal court, 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzales, of Copperas Cove, Texas, had a concealed black folding knife when Secret Service agents apprehended him inside the north White House door that faces Pennsylvania Avenue. After he was arrested, he told a Secret...
  • BREAKING: Second Intruder in Less Than 24 Hours Arrested at White House

    09/20/2014 4:35:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    FoxNews ^ | September, 20 14 | staff
    According to the Secret Service, the incident started earlier Saturday afternoon when a man walked up to a gate on foot. He later showed up at a different gate in a car and pulled into the vehicle screening area. When the man was asked to leave and refused, he was placed under arrest and charged with unlawful entry. "He didn't actually break through the barricade, but he has been taken into custody," Elizabeth Prann said on America's News Headquarters this afternoon.
  • Petition Urges Obama To Let Border-Jumper Stay in White House

    09/20/2014 4:25:55 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    TheDC ^ | 9/20/14 | Neil Munro
    The man who jumped the White House railing Sept. 19 deserves the right to live in President Barack Obama’s home, just as the president is allowing hundreds of thousands of border-jumping Central Americans to live in Americans’ homeland, says a new tongue-in-cheek petition posted at the White House website. “We urge President Obama to immediately and publicly recognize that Mr. Omar J. Gonzalez, an oppressed migrant, was merely looking for a better life when he entered the White House after going over the classist, divisive and needless fence,” says the petition,
  • Man Arrested After Another Security Breach at White House

    09/20/2014 4:02:56 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/20/2014 | NBC
    The Secret Service on Saturday arrested another man trying to illegally enter the White House, less than 24 hours after another man jumped a fence, raced across the lawn and made it all the way inside the building.
  • White House fence-jumper sparks evacuation, renews scrutiny of Secret Service

    09/20/2014 4:14:22 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/20/2014 | Fox News
    WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door. For the Secret Service, the...
  • Fence-Jumper Makes It Into the White House

    09/19/2014 9:06:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    abc ^ | september 20, 2014
    A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, just minutes after President Barack Obama had departed, the Secret Service said. The intruder sprinted toward the White House after leaping over the fence and ignored commands from officers to stop, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said. He was ultimately apprehended just inside the North Portico doors, the grand, columned entrance that looks out over Pennsylvania Ave. Donovan said the man appeared to be unarmed to officers who spotted him jumping the fence, and a...
  • White House says training Syrian rebels to take months (Susan Rice)

    09/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State extremists will take months, the White House warned Friday a day after Congress approved the plan. "We will move out as rapidly as can be done, in partnership with the countries that will host the training facilities," said Susan Rice, national security advisor to President Barack Obama. "This will be a process that takes months," she said, adding it will not "happen overnight." "This is a serious training program, and we are serious about vetting those that we will be training and equipping," Rice emphasized. "It is...
  • ‘Interceptor’ cellphone towers found near White House, Senate

    09/18/2014 12:18:10 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-18-2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Mysterious “interceptor” cellphone towers that can listen in someone’s phone call despite not being part of any phone networks have turned up near the White House and Senate. A company that specializes in selling secure mobile phones discovered the existence of several of the towers in and around the nation’s capitol. “It’s highly unlikely that federal law enforcement would be using mobile interceptors near the Senate,” ESD America CEO Les Goldsmith told the technology website Venture Beat on Thursday.
  • The Buck Stops in the White House

    09/12/2014 11:12:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    HYDE PARK, N.Y. Franklin D. Roosevelt had the good fortune of Hitler declaring war on the United States just four days after Pearl Harbor. With war blazing across front pages from coast to coast and the radio crackling with cries of fear and loathing, America was galvanized. Army and Navy recruiting offices were swamped by eager young men. The jihadists of ISIS are the Nazis of 2014. Their beheading of two Americans, mocking civilization by doing it on videotape, was the rough equivalent of Hitler's declaration of war. Public opinion turned on the proverbial dime, setting the stage for President...