CNS News’ Fred Lucas asked about a comment from Obama appointee Donald Berwick about rationing, which Gibbs not only dodged but used to bludgeon the reporter. Rather than state whether the president agreed with a position held by his own nominee, Gibbs slammed a reporter much to other members of the press gallery’s delight: Read More
Some weird moments in last night’s White House YouBriefing.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs took questions submitted and voted on by the public via YouTube following the President’s address from the Oval Office on the BP oil spill and clean energy. Read More
When "not illegal" is the best thing that the White House can say about the behavior of the president's top aides, it's not a good sign.
But the Obama administration finds itself holding the sleazy-but-legal line on deals Rahm Emanuel and his lieutenant, Jim Messina, tried to cut to keep Democrats Joe Sestak and Andrew Romanoff from taking on the national party's preferred candidates in Senate primaries. Read More
The White House admitted Thursday that it offered Colorado Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff a job at the U.S. Agency for International Development, but it has never said specifically what it offered Rep. Joe Sestak to keep him from challenging Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Senate primary. Read More
The White House has just released a statement saying that Colorado Democratic Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff, who yesterday said White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina “suggested three positions that might be available to me were I not pursuing the Senate race,” had in fact applied for a job with the Obama administration in late 2008 and early 2009. Read More
The White House’s self-exonerating report on the Joe Sestak affair has given spokesman Robert Gibbs a new way not to answer questions. Now, when asked about the offer of a federal position to Sestak in return for Sestak’s agreement not to challenge Sen. Read More
On board Air Force One as the president traveled from Louisiana to Chicago Friday afternoon, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs hinted that he may have known for weeks, and perhaps months, that former President Bill Clinton was involved in the White House job offer to Rep. Joe Sestak. Read More
Will Barack Obama go an entire year without holding a formal news conference? He's getting close: The president's last full-scale session with the press was on July 22, 2009, which was 307 days ago. Read More
We may never know what job Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak was offered in exchange for dropping out the primary he just won.
Sestak made the Sunday talk show rounds and stuck to the same answer he gave the Examiner when asked what job, if any, the Obama administration had waved in front of him to stop him from challenging incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter, the Democrat who lost Tuesday’s primary. Read More
While the White House celebrates the capture of accused Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, some of the people most involved in fighting terrorism in the United States are very, very worried. Read More