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September 27th, 2010

Biden to Dems: 'Stop whining'

Vice President Joe Biden stoked a firestorm of liberal discontent with President Barack Obama on Monday – demanding that the Democratic base “stop whining” and start fighting Republicans instead of the White House. Biden, speaking at a frozen yogurt plant in New Hampshire, said he wanted to “remind our base ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Summers to Leave White House After Election

White House officials expect Lawrence Summers to leave his job as the president’s National Economic Council director after November’s congressional elections, according to three people familiar with the matter.His departure would leave Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner as the only member of President Barack Obama’s original top-tier economic team. Summers, 55, ... continue reading

September 21st, 2010

Senate blocks move to lift ban on gays in US military

WASHINGTON — The US Senate Tuesday blocked moves to repeal a ban on gays in the military in a procedural vote, indefinitely delaying consideration of the controversial measure.Known as "Don't ask, Don't tell," the 1993 law has aroused impassioned debate with celebrities such as pop star Lady Gaga calling for ... continue reading

September 10th, 2010

Obama Meets With Elizabeth Warren

A White House official confirms that President Obama met with Elizabeth Warren at the White House on Tuesday, a top contender for heading the Consumer Financial Protection Board.“Elizabeth Warren is a respected advocate and she was meeting at the White House Tuesday, but no decision has been made about the ... continue reading

September 3rd, 2010

More Dems buck plan to let taxes increase for rich

WASHINGTON – Congress seems increasingly reluctant to let taxes go up, even on wealthier Americans.Worried about the fragile economy and their own upcoming elections, a growing number of Democrats are joining the rock-solid Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's plans to let some of the Bush administration's tax cuts expire.Democratic ... continue reading

September 2nd, 2010

Warren fuels speculation by dropping class

When fall classes began Wednesday at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was scheduled to be teaching contract law to first-year students. But something happened on the way to the chalkboard."I'm writing to let you know that Professor Jerry Frug will be teaching your Contracts class this term instead of Professor ... continue reading

August 31st, 2010

Obama won't say `Mission Accomplished' in speech

WASHINGTON — The White House says there are two words President Barack Obama will not say Tuesday night in his speech about the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq: "Mission accomplished."Seven years ago, President George W. Bush stood on an aircraft carrier to declare an end to major ... continue reading

August 15th, 2010

Pentagon Refuses To Believe WikiLeaks, White House Calls Releases Troubling

Washington, DC, United States - The White House on Friday called the prospect of release of about half of the 15,000 documents WikiLeaks withheld earlier, “troubling” while the Pentagon refused to believe any announcements. The White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said it was not easy to “quantify the troubling nature ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

Dennis Kucinich: I Won't Challenge Obama

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has run for president twice before, said today he will not challenge President Obama in a primary in 2012. His remarks come days after White House spokesperson Robert Gibbs angrily said progressives wouldn't even be happy with the liberal Kucinich as president."I think what we have ... continue reading

August 13th, 2010

VIDEO: Gibbs Challenged to 'Pee-Off'

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan has an unusual proposition for White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.We've told you Gibbs upset some liberals after dismissing what he called the "professional left" for never being satisfied with what President Obama has done, telling The Hill, "I hear these people saying he's like George ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

Elizabeth Warren’s Meeting at the White House

Elizabeth Warren this afternoon met at the White House with David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, where the possibility of her heading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was discussed, but not decided on, a White House official confirms. President Obama did not meet with Warren today. “The President believes that Elizabeth ... continue reading

August 12th, 2010

White House: US on track to end Iraq combat role

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is satisfied that the United States can safely end its combat role in Iraq at the end of this month and meet the deadline for removing all U.S. troops from the country by the end of 2011, White House officials said Wednesday.Obama was briefed on ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

VIDEO: Rep. Alan Grayson wants Gibbs fired, calls him 'Bozo the Spokesman'

Rep. Alan Grayson (Fla.) Wednesday became the second congressional Democrat to call for White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' ouster, using colorful moniker to describe him.Gibbs raised the ire of liberals Tuesday when he told The Hill that some left-wing critics of the Obama administration "ought to be drug tested."Grayson, ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

U.S. Democrats see good news in primary results

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 - After hearing months of dire political predictions, President Barack Obama's Democrats took heart on Wednesday from primary results that spared an endangered senator and highlighted Republican Party divisions ahead of November's elections. Democratic Senator Michael Bennet's primary win in Colorado bucked a national anti-incumbent trend and ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

Press secretary Robert Gibbs, revisiting a newspaper interview in which he blasted “the professional left” for criticizing President Barack Obama, brushed off calls for his resignation during Wednesday’s daily briefing and said his remarks were the result of frustration with pundits who haven’t given the administration its due."I don’t plan ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs stands by remarks on liberals -- sort of

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he might have said things differently when he lashed out at liberals he called the "professional left" and suggested some of them should be drug tested.But he told his daily White house briefing that he's certainly not leaving his job ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Gibbs returns to press podium after battle with 'professional left'

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, under fire from liberals, made it clear Wednesday he has no plans to resign.Gibbs returned to the daily White House briefing on Wednesday a day after his criticism of the “professional left” created a political firestorm.In an interview with The Hill, Gibbs said some ... continue reading

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August 11th, 2010

Hopium and Hypocritium

The arrogance of the Bush administration could never be surpassed, right? Wrong! Today, Whore House (again, with my apologies to my sex-worker friends) spokeswhore, Robert Gibbs, was quoted as saying this of the “professional left” who liken Obama to his predecessor: “(They) need to be drug tested,” and that these ... continue reading

August 11th, 2010

Michael Moore suggests White House spokesman smoking ‘really heavy stuff’

Maybe it's the White House press secretary that's smoking the "heavy stuff." Robert Gibbs tried to walk back comments Tuesday that liberal critics of President Barack Obama "ought to be drug tested." In a statement, Gibbs called the comments "inartful" but didn't offer a full-throated apology to what he called ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

Spokesman: Gibbs 'answered honestly' when speaking of frustations with the left

An Obama spokesman said the frustrations are real but "minimal" and there's no danger of Gibbs's resigning.White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said Robert Gibbs "answered honestly" when he told The Hill about frustrations the administration has with "the professional left."Burton, who was filling in at Tuesday’s press briefing ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

Burton to Step in For Gibbs Today

The White House announced that Deputy Press Sec. Bill Burton will brief the White House Press Corps today instead of Press Sec. Robert Gibbs. The switch comes on the heels of Gibbs trashing what he believes are liberal naysayers who don't support President Obama. In a story this morning from ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

Rep. Ellison: 'Gibbs Crossed The Line'

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) called on Robert Gibbs to step down on Wednesday, following the White House press secretary's sharp critique of what he called a "professional left" that is perpetually unsatisfied by President Obama. "I hear these people saying he's like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug ... continue reading

August 10th, 2010

White House unloads anger over criticism from 'professional left’

The White House is simmering with anger at criticism from liberals who say President Obama is more concerned with deal-making than ideological purity.During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the ... continue reading

July 15th, 2010

Congress approves sweeping Wall Street reforms

WASHINGTON – Congress on Thursday passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression, clamping down on lending practices and expanding consumer protections to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown that knocked the economy to its knees.A year in the making and 22 months after ... continue reading

July 1st, 2010

House Democrats take up war funding bill

WASHINGTON — With their ranks infused with anti-war sentiment, Democrats controlling the House inched forward Thursday with a plan to both finance President Barack Obama's Afghanistan troop surge and salvage their dwindling jobs agenda.Long delayed, the measure came to the floor Thursday amid building pressure on Democrats to act before ... continue reading

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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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Mar 31st
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Mar 24th
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