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Obama Would Veto Keystone Pipeline Bill

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today said President Obama would veto Republican-backed legislation allowing the Keystone pipeline to go forward, asserting that there is already a “process in place” within the administration to consider the matter. Obama is widely expected, after years of delay and with gasoline prices plummeting, to reject the pipeline administratively on environmental grounds.

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White House Plays the Race Card, of Course

Seems like a good way to run the country. Brand your opponents as racist. I mean, the guy isn’t even running for reelection again. At this point, for President Obama, playing the race card is just sport. That’s exactly what the White House did Monday. Knowing full well Republicans plan to keep Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana in the leadership as majority whip, White House

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White House Signals a Political Fight Over Scalise

The White House today signaled it will attempt to use to its advantage the controversy over House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s purported links to white supremacist David Duke, questioning the decision of Republicans to elevate Scalise to the whip position. While averring that it “will be up to Republicans to decide” who they choose as leaders, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today left no

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White House Executive Gobbledygook

As you may be aware, the White House was recently caught with its pants down yet again, trying to suggest that President Obama was not even in the Bush leagues, so to speak, when it came to overusing his executive authority. “The truth is, even with all the actions I’ve taken this year, I’m issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100

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Five Reasons Obama’s Cuba Deal Stinks

President Obama is intent on making nice with one of the most oppressive regimes in modern history. It’s what he wanted to do since he no doubt learned from his professors in college about Dependency Theory and the evils of Yankee imperialism. Here’s why his move to normalize relations with Cuba is such a mistake. 1. It bails the Cuban regime out right when things

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Obama Visit to Cuba Appears Probable

He didn’t exactly say it, but responses by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to questions today about the possibility of President Obama visiting Cuba appeared designed to lay the basis for just such a visit. Speaking at today’s briefing, Earnest pointedly declined to rule out a visit and sought to justify a possible Obama trip the Cuba even if the regime’s repressive tactics had not

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Ron Klain, Secret Agent Man

Where is Ron Klain? He’s an international man of mystery. We know he exists. We know he’s defeating Ebola. Probably has one arm tied behind his back, just to be fair. But we are not allowed to see him. He is our leader, but he does not lead. He does not talk us. He does not reassure. HE DOESN’T LET ON WHAT THE HELL HE

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White House Throws Hissy Fit Over Netanyahu Remarks

The White House Monday lashed out furiously at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for saying U.S. opposition to a new Israeli housing project in East Jerusalem was contrary to “American values.” Now, the White House has a point in asserting that it doesn’t need a civics lesson from a foreign leader on American values. But we have to understand the context. Netanhyahu’s statement, made on Face the

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White House Forced to Reassure on Biden

Well this was kind of refreshing. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today quite properly took quite seriously questions from ABC’s Jonathan Karl about Vice President Biden’s performance over the past couple of weeks. Rather than shooting the messenger, which is normal White House protocol, Earnest tacitly acknowledged that Biden’s incessant gaffing of late was cause enough for alarm to issue a statement reassuring that Biden remains

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The President Has Full Confidence . . . Wah Happened?

You have to wonder about the statements we get out of the White House. I mean, you and I already do, because so many of those statements turn out to be inaccurate. But maybe some people aren’t wondering yet. Just hours before Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was fired Wednesday, the White House’s two top communications officials, Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Communications Director Jennifer

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Reporter: Why Watch Obama at All?

Everyone knows President Obama’s speech Wednesday night will include few if any details about how we are going to go about defeating ISIS. Because President Obama has few if any details himself. CBS reporter Major Garrett asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today why, then, anyone should tune in: GARRETT: If I’ve listened to you correctly today, you said the president will tell the country

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