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Sequester? Good Times still Rolling at the White House

The tours for the public may be canceled, but the fun continues at the White House, where President Obama and First Lady Michelle are indulging in exclusive entertainment even as furloughs begin to hit the White House itself. Tuesday evening, the Obamas were treated to a viewing of the movie “42,” which chronicles the life… Continue Reading

Biden: Eggs, Pancakes, and Soda Bread for 40

The St. Patrick’s Day sequester-free zone remained in place today as White House St. Patrick’s Day festivities entered their second day. Freshly returned from watching the installation of Pope Francis at the Vatican, Vice President Biden hosted a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast for more than 40 guests, including Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, at the… Continue Reading

Carney: Tour Cancellation Will Stand

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said that while some exceptions to the suspension of White House tours will be considered, the policy will stand and the gates to the People’s House will not be broadly reopened. “The decision to cancel tours generally won’t be revised,” Carney said, asserting that the Secret Service would… Continue Reading

Politico: Grand Bargain All But Impossible

President Obama almost certainly missed his chance to strike a “grand bargain” with Republicans on the deficit, particularly after having taken taxes out of the mix by raising them by $600 billion unilaterally at the beginning of the year, according to Politico. Republicans, according to the piece, are serious when they say they are finished… Continue Reading

Stopping White House Tours Saves Only $18K per Week

Canceling the White House tours saves the nation a relative pittance, lending credence to Republican charges that shuttering the People’s House had more to do with politics than the sequester. According to ABC News, stopping the tours saves the federal government only about $18,000 per week, even as it causes massive disappointment to many –… Continue Reading

Obama Approval Crashes as Sequester Kicks In

While conventional wisdom holds that Republicans will incur the wrath of voters for the sequester, President Obama’s approval rating has taken a sizable hit in just the past few days, suggesting he may claim a significant portion of the blame. Obama’s approval rating stood at 53 percent February 27 and at 51 percent on March 1,… Continue Reading

Will Big-Drama Obama Backfire?

With all the nonsense that came out of the White House about the sequester, it could be that President Obama’s credibility has taken a serious hit. Perhaps it’s not just the Republicans who are going to get blamed here. Because when Saturday Night Live opens its show satirizing The One, you know there’s a problem… Continue Reading