Gibbs: I was ordered not to acknowledge drone program existed

I was listening to Up Withe Chris Hayes yesterday morning  while doing some things around the house.  When Robert Gibbs made the above statement, I actually stopped what I was doing to hear Gibb’s revelation about White House policy on the use of drones (starting at 3:30…) I’ve been opposed to the use of drones since… More Gibbs: I was ordered not to acknowledge drone program existed

Politico’s: The week in one-liners: Wolf, FLOTUS, Newt

Politico The top quotes in politics … “I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong.”  — Former Sen. John Edwards speaking after a mistrial was declared in his federal campaign finance trial. “He’s slightly wacked.” — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich zinging MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “Donald, you’re beginning to sound a little ridiculous.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer addressing  Donald Trump. “What ever happened… More Politico’s: The week in one-liners: Wolf, FLOTUS, Newt

West Wing Week: 2/18/11 or “Goodbye, Gibbs”

The White House Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, President Obama released his federal budget, discussing the need to take responsibility for our deficits while investing in education, to prepare our children to be competitive in the global economy and win the future.… More West Wing Week: 2/18/11 or “Goodbye, Gibbs”

Politico’s: The Week In One Liners

Politico The week’s top ten quotes in American politics:  “I’m going to miss almost all of you.” – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, discussing his departure from the White House with reporters.  “I firmly believe in after-school programs. I don’t care if it’s tumbling or trigonometry.” – Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel.  “After leaving… More Politico’s: The Week In One Liners

For Obama, Egypt a balancing act

Politico The White House tiptoed gingerly toward solidarity with the protesters thronging Egyptian streets on a day of escalating rhetoric that culminated Friday evening with President Barack Obama making a televised appeal to the nation’s leader, Hosni Mubarak, to halt his crackdown and reform the government. “This moment of volatility has to be turned into… More For Obama, Egypt a balancing act

Jay Carney To Be Next White House Press Secretary

Huffington Post Jay Carney, Vice President Joe Biden’s top spokesman, is taking over the post of White House Press Secretary, multiple Democratic sources confirmed to The Huffington Post. Carney will be taking over the position being vacated by Robert Gibbs at a time when much of the original inner Obama circle is either leaving the… More Jay Carney To Be Next White House Press Secretary

Robert Gibbs To Russian Reporter: No, Arizona Shooting Is Not “American”

Mediaite White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs, speaking about [last] weekend’s shooting in Arizona, responded to one Russian reporter’s assertion that the shooting was somehow “American” – as in a wholly American demonstration of one practicing his freedom to… kill… people? We’re not entirely sure what the reporter’s thought process was. In any case, here is how… More Robert Gibbs To Russian Reporter: No, Arizona Shooting Is Not “American”

Obama administration, Congress brace for new political reality

One week from today, the GOP dominated 112th Congress begins it’s two year run.  What will be different, what will remain status quo? CNN A new political reality hits Washington next week, with the first split Congress since 2004 raising questions about whether the bipartisan cooperation of the recently concluded lame-duck session can continue. Conventional wisdom says the shift… More Obama administration, Congress brace for new political reality

Gibbs’ Comments On Sanders Filibuster Show White House Toning Down Cracks At Liberal Critics

I’m glad to see that the White House has decided not to continue it’s unwarranted attacks against many of those who actually voted Obama into office… Huffington Post White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded carefully Monday to the nine-hour filibuster Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led Friday in protest of the tax-cut deal President Barack… More Gibbs’ Comments On Sanders Filibuster Show White House Toning Down Cracks At Liberal Critics