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  • Secret Service Plans to Raise White House Fence by 5 Feet

    04/27/2016 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    NBC Wahsington ^ | 4/27/2016 | Scott MacFarlane
    The U.S. Secret Service plans to raise the height of the White House security fence by 5 feet and add a new concrete foundation to reduce the risk of fence-jumpers, according to a copy of an agency report obtained by the News4 I-Team. The agency, along with the National Park Service, said it intends to begin building a taller, stronger fence to protect the White House grounds by 2018. Details of the plan were included in an audio recording of a briefing made by federal officials, which was released to the I-Team Wednesday. The same briefing is expected to be...
  • Russian subs poised to cut U.S. underwater cables for all comms

    04/20/2016 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 32 replies
    October 27, 2015
    http://www.studentnewsdaily.com/daily-news-article/russian-subs-near-undersea-cables-concerns-u-s/
  • Rappers Ankle Monitor Goes Off At The White House

    04/18/2016 1:53:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    dailycaller ^ | April 18, 2016 | Kaitlan Collins
    Rick Rosss ankle monitor went off while he was at the White House this weekend.The 40-year-old rapper whose real name is William Leonard Roberts II was in Washington, D.C. to support the administrations My Brothers Keeper initiative, which aims to keep young black people out of jail. Barack Obama had just finished speaking when Rosss ankle monitor began beeping loudly, TMZ reported Monday.
  • Pope: Sanders encounter sign of good manners, 'nothing more'

    04/16/2016 10:59:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2016 1:02 PM EDT | Ken Thomas
    Pope Francis said his brief encounter Saturday with U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was a sign of good manners, nothing more, and hardly evidence of interfering in American politics. [] This morning when I left, Sen. Sanders was there. He knew I was leaving at that time and I had the kindness to greet him and his wife and another couple who were with them, the pope told reporters traveling back with him to the Vatican. When I came down, I greeted them, shook their hands and nothing more. This is good manners. Its called good manners and not...
  • White House Sponsoring Anti-Gender Stereotypes Conference

    04/10/2016 4:08:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    MRC TV ^ | April 6, 2016 10:19am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The White House will be holding a conference to encourage toy companies and the media to break down gender stereotypes because not enough girls are choosing to pursue careers in STEM fields. The one-day conference, sponsored by the White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California will try to address the gender gaps in our workforce. According to the White House, it is a tremendous problem that only 29 percent of those in some of the highest-paying, most in-demand STEM fields are women....
  • The GOP must stop Trump (more garbage from the globe)

    04/10/2016 6:09:07 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/10/2016
    DONALD J. TRUMPS VISION for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American. It is easy to find historical antecedents. The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leaders vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House. It is an exercise in taking a man at his...
  • Brutal: Former Defense Secretaries Openly Slam 'Inexperienced' Obama White House War Micromanagement

    04/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    For years the Obama administration has been accused of micromanaging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from inside the White House. Now in an astonishing report from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, three former Obama Defense Secretaries are openly slamming him for his distrust of the military, his failure to lead and they're exposing his inexperienced and closest advisors for second guessing senior field commanders with phone calls to the battlefield. "President Obama, he's one of the youngest presidents we've ever had. One of the most inexperienced presidents we've ever had. He has a staff around him that is very...
  • WH Science Advisor: Farmers, Construction Workers Will Die From Climate Change

    04/04/2016 1:10:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 74 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 4, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - White House Science Advisor John Holdren says because of the impacts of climate change, agricultural and construction workers will basically be unable to control their body temperature and will die. In some parts of the world, when you look more broadly at this question, you see the likelihood that in the hottest times of the year it will be simply physiologically impossible to work outdoors, Holdren said at a White House event on climate change Monday. That means agriculture, that means construction, people who try to work outdoors will basically be unable to control their body temperature and...
  • A bittersweet farewell to the Obamas at their last White House Easter egg roll

    03/29/2016 6:22:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2016 | Petula Dvorak
    Zilch. Every. Dang. Year. Weve entered the White House Easter Egg Roll lottery for years now, hoping each time that we would be one of 35,000 families lucky enough to get tickets to play on the South Lawn, to post those glorious Facebook pictures in front of the South Portico.
  • White House cancels all new offshore drilling leases for Atlantic coast

    03/15/2016 1:27:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Color me shocked. (Sarcasm intended.) The long awaited plans for U.S. offshore oil leases are coming out shortly and you’ll never guess what happened. After years of working toward expanded development in the Atlantic shelf, the White House has reportedly yanked the plans entirely and will cancel all plans for such leases. (New York Times) The Obama administration is expected to withdraw its plan to permit oil and gas drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast, yielding to an outpouring of opposition from coastal communities from Virginia to Georgia but dashing the hopes and expectations of many of those states’...
  • White House condemns violence at Trump events

    03/11/2016 10:16:49 AM PST · by McGruff · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 11, 2016 | Jordan Fabian
    President Obama's top spokesman on Friday condemned a recent string of violent incidents at Donald Trump rallies that have captured national attention. "There is no excuse or justification for acts of violence against reporters who are covering a political event," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force One. "The White House like many other people, including other Republicans, has been concerned about the invective and taunting that has been directed at journalists covering political events," he added. Its totally inappropriate. Its not consistent with the standards of political discourse that should be observed by anybody who...
  • Clintons Began Taking White House Property a Year Ago [stole $28,500 of White House property](2001)

    03/10/2016 9:44:25 AM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2001
    WASHINGTON President Clinton and his wife started shipping White House furniture to the Clintons' newly purchased home in New York more than a year ago, despite questions at the time by the White House chief usher about whether they were entitled to remove the items. The day before the items were shipped out, chief usher Gary Walters said he questioned whether the Clintons should be taking the furnishings because he believed they were government property donated as part of a White House redecoration project in 1993, during Clinton's first year in office. This week, they agreed to return another...
  • Kyle Odom's Martian Chronicles

    03/10/2016 7:01:00 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    KXLY News ^ | Rob Kauder
    Kyle Odom is an honorably discharged Marine, a Dean's List graduate from the University of Idaho and a man driven to kill a Coeur d'Alene pastor based on his belief that his life had been ruined by an intelligent species of amphibian-humanoid from Mars. In multiple documents in a thumb drive mailed to KXLY Monday and received Tuesday, Odom laid out his manifesto that a race of ancient Martians, with subterranean bases on Earth and under the surface of the Moon, had subverted all levels of the US and Israeli governments, ranging from top ranking members of the US Senate...
  • Canadian leader Trudeau bringing star power to White House

    03/05/2016 12:02:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2016 10:57 AM EST | Rob Gillies and Darlene Superville
    Justin Trudeau, the new, young prime minister of Canada with movie-star looks, is bringing his star power to the White House. The tall, dark-haired, 44-year-old scion of one of Canada's most famous politicians was sworn into office in November. Within weeks, President Barack Obama granted Trudeau one of the highest honors the U.S. reserves for close allies: a pomp-filled visit with plenty of time in private talks and in front of cameras with Obama, who remains popular in Canada. [...] "Obama was delighted that Trudeau got elected," said Nelson Wiseman, a University of Toronto political science professor, offering perspective on...
  • White House: ISIS extermination of Christians cant be called genocide yet

    03/05/2016 4:08:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    RT ^ | 03/02/16
    The Obama administration says Islamic State’s persecution of Christian minorities in Iraq and Syria is not genocide. The point where it is accurate to term it as such “has not been reached,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a press briefing. TrendsIslamic State Asked whether Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is practicing genocide in its extermination of Christians in Syria and Iraq, Earnest said: “My understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has at this point not been reached. “We have long expressed our concerns with the tendency of – well, not...
  • White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide

    03/01/2016 7:27:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2016 | 6:35 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide "involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached." He condemned the terrorists' "willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians." Earnest noted that the Obama administration has long expressed its concerns over ISIS/ISIL's "slaughter" of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. ...
  • Trump’s Road to the White House Just Became Smoother

    02/22/2016 8:35:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 69 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/15 | Mitch Wolfe
    To me, Trump’s victory in the Republican primaries seems inevitable. To the clueless Republican political establishment – not so much The results are in from the most recent Republican primary in South Carolina. As predicted, Donald Trump won his second consecutive primary contest. Trump- 32% and the runners up- being Senator Cruz and Rubio, both at about at 22%. I hate to the bearer of bad news to the Republican political establishment, the “Anyone But Trump” cabal of fat cat fossilized old fogies; those die-hard denizens of the National Review and the Weekly Standard- the sanctimonious keepers of the conservative...
  • Demeaning The Office

    02/21/2016 6:18:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    When President Bill Clinton's affair with intern Monica Lewinsky was exposed, it was a new low for the office of president. It wasn't the first affair by a president (or Clinton), not by a long shot. But the fact it was with an intern and he committed perjury behind it demeaned the office in a way that hadn't been done before. It turned the 2000 election partially into a referendum on restoring the dignity, or at least the veneer of it, to the office. Thanks to the words and deeds of Barack Obama, that dignity needs to be restored yet...
  • Chicago Black Lives Matter activist declines White House invitation

    02/19/2016 3:16:10 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2/19/2016 | Dawn Rhodes
    A Chicago activist turned down an invitation to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday prior to the annual White House Black History Month reception. Aislinn Pulley, who co-founded Black Lives Matter: Chicago, was among about 20 people invited to what the White House billed as an intergenerational meeting of black leaders to discuss criminal justice reform throughout the U.S., according to a White House official. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch also was expected to attend the event Thursday afternoon. Other invitees included the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Cornell Brooks, University of Missouri student organizer DeShaunya Ware and DeRay...
  • Donald Trump Promises to Build New White House Ballroom

    01/31/2016 8:27:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 31, 2016 | Tessa Berenson
    In his final speech before Iowa caucus day, Donald Trump renewed his old promise to build a lavish White House ballroom and pay for it himself. "Every time the top people come over from China ... they put up a tent at the White House," he said, during his final event Sunday in Sioux City, Iowa. "We'll have a ballroom at the White House."
  • Fox News: Contacts in the FBI and DOJ are 'Super Pissed Off' at the White House

    01/30/2016 9:36:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/30/2016 | Debra Heine
    According to Fox News' chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge, her contacts in the FBI and DOJ are "super pissed off" at what White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said about Hillary Clinton's email problems Friday. "That's not something I'm worried about," he told reporters at the daily briefing. Earnest threw cold water on predictions that Hillary Clinton will face a Justice Department indictment for mishandling classified information on her private and unsecure email server while secretary of State.. "That will be a decision that will be made by the Department of Justice," he said. "Some officials have said she is...
  • Clinton’s mystery e-mail [Lost history-it happened before in the White House]

    01/26/2016 11:52:10 AM PST · by donna · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 05/18/2000 | Paul Sperry
    Audit details huge gap in missing White House documents Published: 05/18/2000 With Congress planning more hearings into the White House's cover-up of a huge gap in subpoenaed e-mail, it's no wonder that the nation's chief executive says he avoids using e-mail. At least that's what he told a 9-year-old boy when the lad asked him how he uses the Internet last month during a "digital divide" photo-op. "If you work for the government," President Clinton explained, "you don't use e-mail very much unless you want it all in the newspapers." Of course, Clinton was making a joke at his own...
  • Former White House supervisor charged with embezzling

    01/21/2016 12:34:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2016 | Ann E. Marimow
    A former White House switchboard supervisor was charged Wednesday with embezzling thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds by manipulating an employee's time sheets. Prosecutors accuse Andrea Turk of Upper Marlboro of stealing nearly $11,000 by funneling money through an employee she supervised. Turk, 46, was director of switchboard operations at the White House, supervising 15 operators, from 2009 until she was fired in August 2013. Her duties included overseeing employee work schedules and approving overtime hours, according to federal court records filed Wednesday in Washington. The alleged thefts began in early 2012, according to an FBI affidavit, when Turk called...
  • Megyn Kelly Asks White House About Muslim Attack On Cop – Their 2 Word Response Says It ALL

    01/19/2016 1:24:22 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 9, 2016 | Jack Davis
    Almost everyone had something to say about Thursday's incident in which a gunman who said he supported ISIS attacked Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett with a gun, shooting him 17 times. Everyone except resident Obama, that is, who over the course of his administration has shown a willingness to reply instantly and passionately when police are accused of a shooting. When Fox News host Megyn Kelly asked about the latest Islamic lone wolf to stage an attack on American soil, the White House had two words to say, according to Kelly: "No comment." She then discussed the implications of the...
  • Kidnapping Plot Revealed as An Inside Job

    01/09/2016 6:42:33 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-9-2016 | MOTUS
    Have you seen this, it’s yuge! A heavily armed North Dakota man, claiming to be both Jesus and the son of Marilyn Monroe and John Kennedy (which seems mutually exclusive) was arrested in a failed attempt to kidnap one of the Obama dogs. Has anyone heard from Bakkenwag lately?Apparently the plot was discovered before the man (also allegedly known as Scott D. Stockert) even left his home in North Dakota and he was arrested in his Washington D.C. area hotel room for unlawful firearms possession. Insider information (don’t ask me where I got it, I’d have to shoot you) reveals...
  • Man who allegedly went to DC to kidnap Obamas’ dog arrested

    01/08/2016 3:48:10 PM PST · by windcliff · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-8-16 | Jessica Gresko
    WASHINGTON — Officials in Washington say they've arrested a North Dakota man who allegedly traveled to the nation's capital to kidnap a dog belonging to President Barack Obama. D.C. Superior Court documents say Secret Service agents interviewed Scott D. Stockert of Dickinson, North Dakota, at a Washington hotel after receiving information that he was on his way to the capital to kidnap a 'pet' owned by the first family. A court document says that Secret Service agents interviewed Stockert on Wednesday after they received information from a Secret Service office in Minnesota that Stockert 'was on his way to Washington,...
  • White House omits key figure on gun control, reporter NAILS it

    01/05/2016 2:27:22 PM PST · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 1/5/16 | Steve Berman
    President Obama‘s press secretary cited “30,000 gun deaths in America” as the reason his boss should end-run Congress to implement new gun controls–but he omitted a key fact. Press Secretary Josh Earnest answered a reporter’s question if there was any opposition to the president’s plan to take executive action to close a so-called “gun show loophole” while making private gun sales more difficult for citizens. Looking down at his talking points, he started reeling off statistics about gun deaths, police shot, and other violent crimes committed with guns. But he missed the part where 20,000 of those gun deaths were by...
  • Jarrett: Opponents of Obama's Gun-Control Orders Should Talk to Gun-Violence Victims

    01/05/2016 8:32:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 77 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    resident Obama's senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said the administration waited until now to announce executive actions on gun control because they were hoping Congress would pass something better first. Jarrett told MSNBC this morning that if Republicans have a problem with the actions, which include expanding the definition of gun dealers to therefore expand required background checks, "they should all spend time talking to the victims of gun violence." Pressed on why it took so long, she replied, "Well, our first priority was to get Congress to pass an act that would have been more comprehensive." The National Rifle Association...
  • Earnest: White House Delaying Iran Missile Sanctions Until They'd Have 'Maximum Impact'

    01/05/2016 8:15:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 5, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The White House said it pulled back on levying sanctions against Iran for ballistic missile violations because they're just trying to determine when they'd have "maximum impact."A couple dozen Senate Democrats have been heaping pressure on the Obama administration to do something in response to the October and November launches, which run afoul of UN Security Council Resolution 1929.Last week, Iran President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense department to step up the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program in response to a report that the Treasury Department was preparing sanctions in response to two illegal missile tests.The Wall Street Journal reported...
  • WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu

    12/30/2015 5:32:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Sharona Schwartz
    WSJ: White House Used NSA to Spy on Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, Members of Congress, American Jewish Groups Dec. 30, 2015 7:23am Sharona Schwartz Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the target of National Security Agency eavesdropping which also netted the private conversations of members of U.S. Congress and American Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The alleged spying took place despite a promise two years ago by President Barack Obama -- after it was revealed that the NSA had listened in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls -- that the U.S. "will not monitor the communications of...
  • Report: U.S. spying on Israel swept up members of Congress

    12/29/2015 4:08:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/29/2015 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    U.S. spying programs scooped up communications between members of Congress and Israeli leaders, giving the White House insight into Israel’s lobbying of U.S. lawmakers against the Iran nuclear deal, current and former U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal. The article, published Tuesday afternoon, reports that the U.S. continued to spy on select leaders of allied nations despite President Barack Obama’s pledge to curb such surveillance two years ago, and that it was a top priority to maintain spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government. As part of that continued surveillance, the National Security Agency also swept...
  • Report: Obama to start “speaking out” against Trump in 2016

    12/28/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 28, 2015 | Allahpundit
    But … but that’ll help Trump. Can’t Obama see that? If a man as distrusted by Republicans as O starts name-checking Trump as a special threat, undecided GOPers will rally around him. That could be the difference in a close race with Cruz and/or Rubio. Why would Obama do something that’s likely to increase Trump’s chances at the nom—- Oh. Ohh...
  • White House Inadvertently Admits That a Child Is a Child 'Even Before Birth'

    12/23/2015 5:57:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    The Executive Office of the President of the United States -- aka Barack Obama -- released a document in the days leading up to Christmas that proves once again that reality conspires against even the most careful liars. The White House intended the document in question -- dryly titled "Long-Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" -- to build the case for expanding the value and availability of food stamps. What the document demonstrates is that even the Obama White House knows that an unborn child is a child. During his political career, Obama has made great exertions to...
  • Trump Hotel In Washington DC

    12/18/2015 6:49:30 AM PST · by CodeToad · 29 replies
    CodeToad | 18 December 2016 | CodeToad
    Just an interesting observation that the Trump Hotel in Washington DC is due to open in 2016. It is located just three blocks from the Whitehut in the old Post Office Pavilion building.Google Maps of Area
  • Obama Meeting With Islamic Leaders to Discuss "Hateful Talk" Against Muslims

    12/15/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    Obama Meeting With Islamic Leaders to Discuss "Hateful Talk" Against Muslims, Still Hasn't met With San Bernardino Families President Obama, in yet another attempt to pander to the Islamic community in hopes of dragging them into the Democratic Party, has agreed to meet with Islamic leaders to discuss "hateful talk" and discrimination against Muslims. What's truly disgusting about this is how the president hasn't personally met with victims' families from the San Bernardino attack, who are dead because a Muslim terrorist decided to go beyond "hateful talk" and end the lives of 14 innocent individuals. Apparently these folks don't matter...
  • Obama opens White House doors to forge CEO alliances

    12/15/2015 9:48:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/15/15 | Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who made few friends in corporate board rooms early in his first term as he pressed for tighter regulations on banks and remarked on the "fat cats" who helped precipitate the financial crisis, heads into his final year in the White House having built – or rebuilt – alliances with chief executives of the nation's biggest companies. The president and his top advisers have kept an open door for CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, keeping almost 1,000 appointments with them, a Reuters review of White House records shows. Of the hundreds of appointments listed,...
  • White House looks to curb anti-Muslim sentiment

    12/15/2015 8:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/15/2015 | By NICOLE DURAN
    The White House on Monday began "staff-level" meetings and calls with religious leaders to discuss how they could help combat growing anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama, and Melissa Rogers, who leads the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, held a conference call with leaders of all religions from across the country. "Spoke with 890+ religious leaders to thank them for speaking up for every American's right to be free from religious discrimination," Jarrett tweeted on Monday. Administration officials "routinely" interact with religious leaders, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on...
  • The White House Holiday Photo Line: A Tradition of Awkwardness (poor BO being pestered)

    12/14/2015 10:55:57 AM PST · by ETL · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | DEC. 13, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON -- As President Obama faced public criticism over his Oval Office address on terrorism this month, one lawmaker took a private moment during a holiday party at the White House to reassure the commander in chief. "That was a good speech you gave last night, Mr. President," Representative Steve Cohen, Democrat of Tennessee, told Mr. Obama as he stopped to have his picture taken with him in the photo line at the black-tie congressional ball last week. "It's hard to be the grown-up in the nation." It was one of hundreds of seconds-long interactions that the president and the...
  • The Latest: White House: Paris deal most ambitious yet (and how you will be ripped off)

    12/12/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/15
    LE BOURGET, France (AP) - The latest on the U.N. climate conference outside Paris (all times local): The White House is calling the Paris accord "the most ambitious climate change agreement in history" and says it establishes "a long-term, durable global framework" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Barack Obama is to make a statement on the climate agreement later Saturday at the White House.
  • The White House has a Problem With Ted Cruz’s Tweets About the Islamic State

    12/11/2015 8:06:17 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest mocked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz Friday for his tweets regarding the Obama administration's handling of the Islamic State, critiquing the Texas senator for lacking a specific national security policy. Earnest announced that President Barack Obama will be at the Pentagon Monday to meet with his national security team and then make remarks about the fight against the Islamic State. After reporter questions, Earnest insisted the administration would maintain it's current course in the fight. "Those who are most frequent in voicing those calls, do not themselves have alternative solutions on the table," Earnest...
  • WH Struggles to Answer How Mass Shootings Would Be Stopped with Gun Control Laws

    12/11/2015 4:57:24 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Liz Sheld
    During a White House press conference yesterday, spokesman Josh Earnest struggled to answer questions about how more gun control legislation would have prevented any of the mass shootings in recent years. VIDEO Wall Street Journal reporter Byron Tau referenced presidential candidate Marco Rubio's claim that gun legislation would not have preventing recent mass-shootings. “If not a single recent mass shooting would have been stopped by the kind of gun control measures you champion, are those the right approach to this problem?” Tau asked. Responded Earnest, “Well, Byron, I think we’ve been pretty direct and upfront about the fact that there...
  • Feds to roll out new terror alert system

    12/08/2015 1:53:08 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/7/2015 | Julian Hattem
    Federal officials are planning to roll out a new terror threat system in coming days, on the heels of new warnings about home-grown attacks. The new system would be the third major federal warning system in the years since Sept. 11, 2001, beginning with the original color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System, which was abandoned in 2011. The current National Terrorism Advisory System is meant to notify the public about an "imminent" or "elevated" threat to the country. However, it has never been used, in part because the bar for triggering an alert is too high, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson...
  • White House says Trump's Muslim comments disqualify him for president

    12/08/2015 10:39:59 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 114 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 12/08/2015 | Reuters
    The White House on Tuesday said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call for the United States to ban Muslims from entering the country disqualified him from becoming president and called on Republicans to reject him immediately. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Trump's campaign had a dustbin of history quality to it and said his comments were offensive and toxic.
  • Embarrassing correction issued by White House: Obama can’t even have speech VETTED correctly?

    12/08/2015 7:02:04 AM PST · by dynoman · 24 replies
    BPR ^ | December 7, 2015 | Michael Dorstewitz
    "Even reading from his trusty teleprompter, President Barack Obama made a huge error in his Sunday night address to the nation on terror. The White House had to send a "corrected" transcript. Actually, it doesn't correct the record to indicate what the Teleprompter in Chief actually said. It corrects the record to indicate what he should have said. He indicated that Tashfeen Malik, the wife of her co-terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook, came to this country under a visa waiver. Actually she arrived under a K-1 fiancee visa. As a Pakistani citizen, she wasn't eligible for a 90-day visa waiver."
  • FBI San Bernardino Investigation Stymied by White House Politics

    12/07/2015 1:27:05 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 93 replies
    sofrep.com ^ | 12/7/2015 | JACK MURPHY
    Sources indicate heated tension between President Obama and FBI Director James Comey about the nature of the San Bernardino mass shooting, which left 14 civilians dead. Although the FBI believed that it was an act of terrorism from the beginning, immense political pressure was brought down on investigators to avoid using the term “terrorism,” with Obama stating, “It is possible that this is terrorist related, but we don’t know…It is also possible that this was workplace related.” A SOFREP source confirmed that after the shooting, Obama held a meeting in the Oval Office with his National Security Council, the attorney...
  • Obama’s Oval Office address reflects struggle to be heard

    12/07/2015 5:45:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2015 | Greg Jaffe
    In addressing the nation Sunday evening, President Obama turned to a venue he doesn’t like to discuss a subject he would rather avoid. His decision to speak on the terrorist threat from the Oval Office, just days after the deadly attack in San Bernardino, Calif., reflects a broad concern in the White House that the American people, distracted by the overheated cacophony of the campaign season, are not listening to him. Or at least they are not hearing what he has to say.
  • President Obama Addresses the Nation on Keeping the American People Safe

    12/06/2015 4:57:40 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 93 replies
    White House ^ | 2015-12-06 | President Barack Hussein Obama
    Summary: Watch live at 8pm ET on Sunday, December 6, when President Obama will deliver an address on his top priority: keeping Americans safe. . On Sunday, December 6, at 8:00 pm ET, President Obama will address the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority: keeping the American people safe. He will provide an update on the ongoing investigation into the tragic attack in San Bernardino. He will also discuss the broader threat of terrorism -- including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will...
  • NY Times: White House Hindering Investigations, Withholding Records

    12/06/2015 6:15:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 11/27/15 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    **SNIP** "This is by far the most aggressive assault on the inspector general concept since the beginning," said Light, and Peace Corps inspector general Kathy Buller said it "runs against transparency." The new rules come from a dispute within the Justice Department after its former inspector general, Glenn Fine, gave a series of reports on FBI abuses. After that, FBI attorneys said that he could no longer have access to their confidential records. A Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel opinion, though, said a law passed in 1978 did not mean the inspector general did not have all access in...
  • Obama White House: Terrorists Will Stop Attacking If We Pass Gun Control Laws

    12/04/2015 12:46:25 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/4/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The Obama administration reacted to yesterday’s shooting in San Bernardino – likely carried out by a Muslim terrorist – by insisting that “common sense” gun laws will deter jihadists who are planning attacks. Reporter Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: “Does the President really think that common sense gun laws would deter terrorists now that he has admitted that these two may have been terrorists?”
  • Statement by the President

    12/04/2015 1:08:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    The White House, Office of the Press Secretary ^ | December 04, 2015 | President Barack Obama
    The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release December 04, 2015 . Statement by the President This morning we learned that our businesses have added 13.7 million jobs over 69 months, extending the longest streak on record. Last night, Democrats and Republicans came together to pass a transportation bill that will help us build on America's progress by growing our economy and creating more good jobs for our middle class. This bill is not perfect, but it is a commonsense compromise, and an important first step in the right direction. I look forward to signing this bill...