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  • Meet Bug-Eating, Urine-Drinking TV Outdoorsman Bear Grylls, Obama’s Unlikely Hiking Buddy

    09/03/2015 12:42:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    As far as hiking buddies go, Barack Obama and Bear Grylls make for an unlikely pairing. Grylls is a TV outdoorsman with a flair for drama and a propensity for drinking his own urine. Obama is cerebral and stolidly even-keeled, and, you know, the president of the United States. Nevertheless, the strange duo is slated for some bonding Tuesday while hiking the Exit Glacier, a south Alaskan river of ice that has shrunk by 1.25 miles in recent decades. They have no plans to drink urine, Grylls has confirmed, and the adventurer’s usually madcap exploits will be scaled down to...
  • FLASHBACK: Two Obama-Era Officials Violated Hatch Act But Weren't Removed from Office

    06/14/2019 10:00:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/14/2019 | Nicholas Ballasy
    The U.S. Office of the Special Counsel has recommended the removal of White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway over violations of the Hatch Act. The OSC wrote that her “violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system — the rule of law.” This isn't the first time a White House or cabinet official violated the Hatch Act. It happened several times in the Obama administration but the OSC didn't recommend the removal of the official. In...
  • United Airlines names former Obama press secretary Josh Earnest as spokesman

    05/03/2018 1:55:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 3, 2018 | by Robert Channick
    Reeling from a year of public relations disasters, United Airlines has named former White House press secretary Josh Earnest as its new spokesman. Earnest, who served for eight years under President Barack Obama, the last three as press secretary, will handle communications for United, which stumbled in its messaging in response to situations including a passenger-dragging incident and a series of mishaps involving pets, damaging the Chicago-based airline’s reputation. “United Airlines is an iconic, global brand with a long history — but it's United's bright future that makes me enthusiastic about joining the team,” Earnest said Thursday in a news...
  • Ex-Obama Spox Earnest Blames Republicans for Obama Inaction on Russian Meddling

    06/26/2017 6:13:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 50 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans. It’s been reported that Obama was paralyzed into inaction by fears of seeming to help Hillary during the campaign. Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Earnest said: “The first time, [McConnell] didn’t have time to schedule time to talk about it. This is something that Republicans did not take seriously, and that did hamstring our efforts to respond to this as effectively as we would have liked.”...
  • Josh Earnest: Trump better not cross any red lines or Obama will do what he does with red lines

    04/26/2017 8:44:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Which is . . . ? Donald Trump obviously doesn’t need to worry. If he crosses any of Obama’s red lines, all that will happen is that Vladimir Putin will swoop in and broker a phony deal in which Trump pretends to give up his weapons. I suppose there are still leftists who buy the narrative that Trump and Putin are best pals, so the whole thing is set up from the start. Seriously, though . . . one thing we know about Obama is that he is willing to fight an enemy. It’s just that he has to actually...
  • Josh Earnest: Obama will jump in...if Trump crosses any, er, “red lines” [tr]

    04/24/2017 4:40:35 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 24, 2017 | Allahpundit
    I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too, as is everyone who worked for the Obama administration on foreign policy: “Since when does Obama enforce red lines?” Actually I suspect you’ll find him enforcing lots of moral “red lines” in the future, now that all that’s required of him is giving a speech to an adoring media peppered with lots of that’s-not-who-we-ares. That was 80 percent of his presidency but it’ll be 99 percent of his retirement.
  • Josh Earnest: Obama Would Jump in if Government Crosses "Red Lines"

    04/25/2017 8:20:49 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/24/17
    Former White House Secretary Josh Earnest told MSNBC's Chris Jansing that President Obama wouldn't engage in political debates unless the federal government started to cross "clear red lines."
  • NBC News Signs Former Obama Press Secretary To Provide "Unbiased" Political Commentary

    03/27/2017 2:46:40 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-27-2017 | Tyler Durden
    On its 'Today Show' earlier this morning, NBC revealed that it has signed former Obama White House press secretary Josh Earnest as a political analyst. Earnest is expected to provide political commentary on NBC and MSNBC. And, in an hilarious welcoming statement, the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie warned Earnest that he would now have to disavow himself of his political bias to provide impartial political analysis...just before inviting him to take shots at Republicans. "White House Press Secretary under President Obama we're pleased to announce is joining us a political analyst." "Now you have to wear your analyst hat, not...
  • Josh Earnest Named NBC News, MSNBC Political Analyst

    03/27/2017 7:25:18 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 27, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Former President Barack Obama's final press secretary, Josh Earnest, was named an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst on Monday morning. Earnest, a Kansas City native, served as White House Press Secretary from 2014 to 2017. Axios obtained an internal memo from NBC New President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin. "A native of Kansas City, Josh graduated from Rice University with a degree in political science and policy studies. With his wealth of experience and insight, Josh will be a great addition to our roster of contributors and will be an asset for our two networks as we...
  • Earnest to press: Give Obama credit for being 'transparent'

    12/25/2016 1:55:27 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 25, 2016 | Kelly Cohen
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest expressed annoyance that President Obama doesn't get enough credit for being the "most transparent" president in history. . . . Earnest added that there is really "no constituency in American politics for transparency in government beyond journalists."
  • Trump Calls White House Spokesman Josh Earnest a 'Foolish Guy'

    12/15/2016 9:19:54 PM PST · by Dave346 · 114 replies
    NBC News ^ | Dec 15 2016, 9:50 pm ET | Danny Freeman
    HERSHEY, Pennsylvania — President-elect Donald Trump went after White House spokesman Josh Earnest during a rally here Thursday, calling him a "foolish guy." "This foolish guy Josh Earnest, I don't know if he's talking to President Obama. You know, having the right press secretary is so important because he is so bad, the way he delivers a message. He can deliver a positive message and it sounds bad," Trump said during a stop on his post-election "Thank You Tour." While Trump never mentioned Russia specifically — he mentioned China and Mexico over the course of his speech — the slam...
  • Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT!

    12/06/2016 2:18:52 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 48 replies
    Observatorial ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | George
    Obama Aide Insults WWII Vets on Pearl Harbor: GET OVER IT! By George | December 6, 2016 Obama administration press secretary Josh Earnest has made a career on his snarky, hyper-partisan comments from the press room podium, but this was UNFORGIVABLE. Addressing the corrupt media hacks about the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Pearl Harbor, Earnest dropped a comment that any WWII veteran would take as an INSULT. From BizPac Review: During a White House press briefing Monday, Earnest was asked whether veterans may be offended by Abe’s visit if he expressed no regret over the...
  • Two US officials to attend Fidel Castro's funeral

    11/29/2016 9:59:33 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2016 12:58 PM EST
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest says a high-ranking presidential adviser and the top diplomat to Cuba will represent the United States at Fidel Castro’s funeral. Earnest is emphasizing that the two are not part of a formal delegation to the service, but the appearance of deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes and Jeffrey DeLaurentis shows a commitment to an “ongoing, future-oriented relationship with the Cuban people.” DeLaurentis is awaiting Senate confirmation to be U.S. ambassador to Cuba. …
  • Obama will ask Trump to keep executive orders in place

    11/10/2016 1:51:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 369 replies ^ | 11/9/16 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama has described Donald Trump as ignorant, dangerous and unfit to lead the nation, but he’ll ask the Republican president-elect Thursday not to wipe out his cherished, legacy-making executive actions on everything from the Iranian nuclear deal to Obamacare. In a meeting at the White House to prepare Mr. Trump for taking office, Mr. Obama will try to persuade the president-elect to honor what his aides call a “tradition” of preserving executive actions implemented by the departing chief executive. “There is a tradition, particularly with regard to executive agreements of successive presidents preserving some element of continuity,” said White...
  • WH Press Secretary: You Can Avoid Paying Penalties If You

    10/30/2016 1:27:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | October 29, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Obamacare premiums are going through the roof, which is one of the main problems plaguing President ObamaÂ’s heath care law. Donald Trump has taken a swipe at the deductibles from the plans offered under the bill, saying theyÂ’re so high that youÂ’d need to get hit by a Komatsu tractor in order benefit from the law. With Obamacare falling apart, more Americans are opting to pay the penalty to remain uninsured since itÂ’s more economical to take a risk than pay monthly premiums that are simply torpedoing home budgets. Health insurance companies werenÂ’t expecting to cover this many claims and...
  • Reporter Asks If Obama Will 'Move To Canada or New Zealand If Donald Trump Is Elected'

    10/25/2016 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 25, 2016 | 6:06 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    At Monday’s press briefing, a reporter asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest if Barack Obama will move to Canada or New Zealand if Donald Trump is elected president. “He’s working very hard to make sure that nobody has to move — has to leave the country as a result of an electoral outcome that the president doesn’t support,” Earnest responded. The reporter was serious, asking Earnest three times about Obama’s comfort level if Trump wins. …
  • Video: Earnest: Candidate Who "Snorted His Way Through" Debates

    10/17/2016 12:52:59 PM PDT · by CruiseMates · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10-17-16 | CruiseMates
    Josh Earnest, Hillary Spokesperson makes a joke that falls flat (on his face) during press conference today. He completely dismisses the idea of a pre-debate drug test with a comment about Trump "sniffing his way through the debates." Lower than snakes belly retort that shows why the press pool hates Hillary and probably will not love covering her.
  • Josh Earnest dismisses battle with ISIS as 'just a war of narratives'

    09/19/2016 10:54:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 19, 2016 | Tom Tillison
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the fight against the Islamic State is "just a war of narratives." President Barack Obama's spokesman echoed the president's habit of lifting up Muslim-Americans when terrorism strikes in the Unites States while discussing the bombing in New York on Saturday, which may have been the result of a lone wolf attack.
  • Josh Earnest demands you give his administration credit for its record-breaking transparency

    09/01/2016 1:36:37 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/16 | Robert Laurie
    To some degree every White House Press Secretary is shilling for their President, but Josh Earnest has gone the extra mile. Where some might be willing to dodge questions and lie, Earnest is willing to write angry old man letters to the editor op-eds in which he both denies obfuscation AND demands you give his administration props for its record-setting level of transparency. I’ll say this for the guy: He has a job to do, and he does it with gusto. Special: Actress Melissa McCarthy Stuns Millions by Losing 35 Oh sure, that job is shilling for the least transparent,...
  • White House: We Don’t Need Special Prosecutor for the Clinton Foundation

    08/24/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration does not believe that a special prosecutor is necessary to investigate the Clinton Foundation, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest. He suggested that those who were calling for a special prosecutor were impugning the character of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department. “I just think it’s hard for anybody to make a very persuasive case that somehow there hasn’t been enough investigating,” Earnest said during the White House press conference today. President Barack Obama, he said, had “complete confidence” in the independent career prosecutors of the Justice Department and the F.B.I.