10:00 am || Meets with House Republican Conference; East Room 11:30 am || Receives annual briefing on forecast for 2011 hurricane season; Situation Room 4:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:30 pm All times Eastern
Vice President Biden is being touted as the White House point man on the budget, leading the discussions with Congress as our nation’s leaders try to come up with a plan to slash the deficit and avoid defaulting on the debt. Just today, Biden was the subject of a glowing profile in USA Today describing his unique qualifications for honchoing the negotiations. It’s a tall
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The Obama White House has long practiced the tactic of bullying reporters who write stories it doesn’t like. I was on the receiving end of it plenty of times during my time covering President Obama for Roll Call. It’s a tactic, a form of suppression of speech by the openness administration. I’ve written about it before on this website.. The appointment of Jesse Lee to
First Lady Michelle Obama today made a decidedly unsplashy Memorial Day visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to comfort wounded veterans who are recuperating there, ABC News reports. The White House properly low-keyed the visit, which was not widely reported. The meetings with the veterans were private. A nice way for the first lady to pass this solemn day. Mrs. Obama has made the
Here’s a new video by one of our readers, Granny Jan, who videoblogs at Granny Jan and Jihad Kitty. She documents several occasions during which President Obama can be seen chewing what I presume is his Nicorette gum. Good for Obama. It’s certainly better than smoking, even if it does look goofy for the president to be chewing gum. But what irks is that the
President Obama Monday laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and called on the country to reflect on its “debt to its fallen heroes.” The biggest factor in Obama’s upcoming decision on how many troops to remove from Afghanistan will be cost. Obama named Gen. Martin Dempsey to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obama is finding his political footing, according