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  • Spending cuts start Friday after both Senate bills fail

    02/28/2013 1:41:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Feb. 28, 2013, 3:25 p.m. EST | Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
    <p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Automatic federal budget cuts of $85 billion looked certain to kick in after a pair of bills to replace them failed in the Senate on Thursday.</p> <p>Getty Images Enlarge Image Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.</p> <p>Neither a Democratic nor a Republican bill aimed at replacing the so-called sequester was able to get enough support to win a test vote on Thursday. While senators from both parties hadn’t expected passage, the bills represented a last-ditch legislative effort to replace the across-the-board cuts to domestic and military spending.</p>
  • Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed

    02/28/2013 7:59:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies
    Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed By: Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei February 28, 2013 08:30 AM EST POLITICO’s “Behind the Curtain” column last night quoted Bob Woodward as saying that a senior White House official has told him in an email he would “regret” questioning White House statements on the origins of sequestration. The official in question is Gene Sperling, economic adviser to the president. The White House has since pushed back, saying the exchange was far more innocuous than Woodward claims. We have obtained, exclusively, the exchange. Here it is: From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb....
  • Bob Woodward: ‘Very Senior’ White House Official Warned Me

    02/27/2013 5:26:38 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    Appearing on CNN Wednesday, the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward said a “very senior person” at the White House warned him that he would “regret doing this,” referring to his outspoken criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of the impending forced cuts known as the sequester. “I think they’re confused,” Woodward told CNN host Wolf Blitzer. Woodward apparently went on to criticize Obama further over the sequester the same day he received the warning from the White House. “It makes me very uncomfortable for the White House to be telling reporters, you are going to ‘regret’ doing something that you believe...
  • NJ Chief: A senior WH official got so belligerent with me, I had to drop him as a source

    02/28/2013 12:36:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3:21 pm on February 28, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Woodward, Lanny Davis, and now Ron Fournier. How come it’s the older, more established D.C. hands who are piping up about being strongarmed by the White House and not the younger, less established ones? Is it because the young’uns have developed a thicker skin from being challenged more often? Because they’re small enough potatoes that Team Hopenchange doesn’t bother wasting much time yelling at them? Because Woodward and Fournier are better positioned career-wise to challenge the White House? Or because younger liberal journos are “team players” for The One in a way that older reporters simply aren’t?Anyway. Another ray of...
  • Gene Sperling and ‘Regret’

    02/28/2013 12:15:12 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | February 28, 2013 11:55 A.M. | Kevin A. Hassett
    The media universe is in a tizzy over the revelation that a White House official told Bob Woodward he would “regret” his coverage of the White House’s attempt to spin the sequestration debate. While I commend Bob Woodward’s coverage, which rings true given what my own Republican contacts have said, now that we know that Gene Sperling was the source for the quotation, and can read the email exchange, it is clear that the statement, while certainly regrettable, was not some ham-fisted attempt to intimidate Woodward.
  • Former Clinton aide: Obama WH threatened my paper, too (Lanny Davis tells his experience)

    02/28/2013 11:16:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/28/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If Bob Woodward's experience wasn't quite as harrowing as he first let on, Lanny Davis' anecdote sounds more like the real deal. Bill Clinton's former special counsel told Larry O’Connor and Brian Wilson on WMAL that his columns at The Washington Times got the Obama administration so angry, they threatened Davis' editor with removing the paper's accreditation to cover the White House:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE AUSIO Lanny Davis, formerly a special counsel to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor that a White House official once threatened to have The Washington Times’ White House credentials revoked...