11:35 am || Participates in an ambassador credentialing ceremony 2:10 pm || Honors the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks; East Room 4:10 pm || Delivers remarks on the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument Designation; Department of Interior All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 12:45 pm
It’s still not clear. Despite repeated requests by the Washington Free Beacon for an answer, the White House has refused to say whether President Obama took, as promised, a five percent pay cut in solidarity with federal employees furloughed as a result of the sequester last year. According to the New York Times, Obama, who makes $400,000 a year, was to write a check for
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President Obama Monday dipped lower than usual in his attacks on the GOP, suggesting that today’s Republican Party is not patriotic. Speaking at a Washington-area fundraiser for congressional Democrats, Obama said he wanted a “patriotic” Republican Party, as opposed to the one he’s stuck with today: We’ve got one party in Congress right now that has been captured by ideologues whose core premise is “no”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was called out Monday for, on the one hand, asserting that the “investigation” at the Veterans Affairs Department must continue – a key defense for not firing Secretary Shinseki – and on the other suggesting that the resignation of VA Undersecretary Robert Petzel was related to the scandal. Carney said: On the issue of Dr. Petzel, I would hope
The Republican National Committee has picked up on President Obama’s strategy of rolling out the “I’m really, really mad this time!” message every time there’s a scandal within his administration, putting out a video, “I’m so Mad.” I don’t really think he gets mad about anything, do you? More like annoyed. Like when someone questions his wisdom or stacks his pillows the wrong way. But
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