Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 10:02 am

While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass than this. Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, has signed on through his public relations firm to [...]

Former Obama Aides Cashing In On Public Service

By: Tuesday June 4, 2013 9:45 am

What’s the point of hoping if you can’t snatch some change? Or so seems to be the logic among the Obama supporters who went into government following the election. According to the Washington Post former aides in the Obama Administration are making some serious loot off their public service. Obama came into office promising that [...]

As Obama Dumps Transparency Former Staffers Cash In On “Public Service”

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 8:59 am

As President Obama quietly signed a bill to dump further disclosure requirements for congressional and senior executive branch staffers, his former staffers were looking to ring the cash register. Leveraging their access to the Obama Administration, these Corporate Democrats have found a way to triangulate some loot – buckraking. Welcome to the buckraking phase of [...]

Jay Carney to Be Named White House Press Secretary

By: Thursday January 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Jay Carney, a former writer for TIME Magazine and currently in the witness protection program the spokesman for Vice President Biden, will replace Robert Gibbs as the White House Press Secretary, according to multiple sources. Carney was picked from a pool of five candidates. I find that Carney has generally gone invisible in the two [...]

White House Staff Shuffle Begins as Robert Gibbs Leaves

By: Wednesday January 5, 2011 7:38 am

With the new Republican majority eating up the headlines, I’d expect the President to try and regain the spotlight by announcing staff changes this week. The first one is already underway. Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and close confidante to President Obama, said Wednesday that he will step down and become an outside [...]

Sequencing the Key on DADT Repeal

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 11:14 am

So Joe Lieberman went on MSNBC and publicly stated that the Senate should move Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal first, before the new START treaty, or basically the Senate will run out of time to address both. I believe, instead of going back to the START Treaty, we should go to the independent standalone repeal [...]

North Korea Shells South Korean Island

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 6:30 am

Overnight, North Korea fired artillery shells at Yeonpyeong, an inhabited South Korean island, prompting a response from South Korea and the scrambling of fighter jets. At least four soldiers were wounded in the attack, and according to the BBC two marines died. It’s unclear why North Korea would suddenly shell the island. Pyongyang claimed that [...]

Bush Tax Cut Extension Looks to Be on the Way

By: Thursday November 4, 2010 9:35 am

I’m completely unenthused about reporting on the fate of the Bush tax cuts. It’s beyond clear that they will be extended, the only question is for how long. Today Robert Gibbs said 1-2 years. I think putting this with a sunset right up against another election is probably a bad idea, given how it was [...]

Administration Announces Offshore Drilling Rules, Stands Strong on Deepwater Moratorium

By: Thursday September 30, 2010 1:52 pm

Robert Gibbs, showing rare outrage at a ConservaDem member of Congress, described himself as sad and disappointed at Mary Landrieu’s hold on Jacob Lew for OMB Director (by the way, if it was so important to them, the White House could have demanded the Senate to take a cloture vote and break the filibuster). Interestingly, [...]

Administration Trots Out “Hoocoodanode” Defense on Economy

By: Monday August 30, 2010 1:35 pm

I mentioned the President’s Rose Garden remarks from earlier today, but looking at the transcripts, he gave some hints about what “additional measures” his Administration would support to reverse the economy. And it’s pretty thin gruel: So, as Congress prepares to return to session, my economic team is hard at work in identifying additional measures [...]

Only Statistical Improvements in Housing Mess Coming From Additional Foreclosures

By: Tuesday August 10, 2010 11:12 am

Good news! Fewer homeowners are underwater, down to an incredible (sarcasm) 21.5%. Bad news! That’s because more homes have gone into foreclosure: And the reason for the drop isn’t that the housing sector is healing, but that “more homes entered the foreclosure process.” “While some of the downward pressure on negative equity is coming from [...]

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