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Daily Archives: January 14, 2013, 9:27 pm

Quote of the Day || January 15, 2013

“Mr. President, we’ve completed our review of France’s operation in Mali, and we’ve decided to ask the French to stick to their core competencies: wine, lovemaking, and cheese.”

– Hillary Clinton

A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

The Feel-Good Anti-Gun Campaign

I thought this cartoon from our friends at Terrell AfterMath was pithy: This is why you heard President Obama today repeating what will be the slogan for the White House gun control effort: “If there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown, we should take… Continue Reading

Obama: Just Wait, the Ladies are on the Way

President Obama today sought to rebuff criticism that he doesn’t have enough women working for him, insisting women had played key roles in his administration and suggesting that more appointments of women are in the works. “I would suggest that everybody kind of wait until they’ve seem all my appointments . . . before they… Continue Reading

Obama: “I’m a Pretty Friendly Guy”

President Obama today denied that his lack of sociability was responsible for failures to strike deals in Washington, insisting he liked to meet with Republicans even as he nevertheless diminished the value of personal contact. “I’m a pretty friendly guy, and I like a good party,” Obama said during an East Room press conference today.… Continue Reading

Obama: I Want More Tax Increases

President Obama today made clear that he plans to pocket tax increases he extracted from Congress earlier this month and double down for more, asserting that further deficit reduction must include a “balanced” approach that raises taxes by closing “loopholes.” Obama, who spoke today during an East Room press conference, minimized the need to reduce… Continue Reading

Let’s Hear Your Questions!

Okay, what would you ask President Obama if you were at the press conference this morning? No, I’m not going to pretend to you that he might call on me and, if so, I might ask one of your questions. He ain’t calling on me. And I have a sick kid at home, so I’m… Continue Reading

Obama to Hold a News Conference Today

President Obama will hold a news conference at 11:15 am this morning, the White House just announced. I will live stream it for you. Announcing a press conference just a couple of hours before it hits is an old tactic of George W. Bush’s, giving the press a little less time to prepare and increasing… Continue Reading