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Dan Pfeiffer

Before Debate, Tough Crowds At The Practice

New York Times | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a conference room at the Democratic headquarters, President Obama has been preparing for the debate next week, but the reviews of hi...

Sam Stein

WATCH LIVE: HuffPost Q&A With White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer | Sam Stein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Huffington Post sat down with White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer Tuesday for a live video discussion on the major topi...

White House To Republicans: 'Get The Job Done'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

With some Republican opposition toward a short-term payroll tax cut extension out in the open, the White House responded on Sunday with its own intent...

Howard Fineman

White House Suggests A Short Tax Holiday | Howard Fineman | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Faced with (still) intransigent Republicans, the White House on Thursday floated an idea: that Congress extend the payroll tax cuts and ...

House Republicans Unveil $1 Trillion Spending Bill

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans yielded on policy affecting communist Cuba and Democrats gave way on new energy standards for light bulbs to seal an ag...

Sam Stein

White House Throws Curve Ball In Budget Negotiations | Sam Stein | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move that could dramatically shake up late-stage budget negotiations in Congress, the White House on Wednesday night issued a publi...

Elise Foley

America's Cup Act: No Smooth Sail For Congress | Elise Foley | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Congress has already lost support from the 99 percent -- now they're inconveniencing the remaining one. In a strange confluence of Congressional ev...

Sam Stein

White House Says 'Compromise By Necessity' Behind Us | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the conclusion of the debt ceiling debate this August, there was broad relief inside the Obama White House. The resolution to cut rou...

Interview: White House's Dan Pfeiffer on How Twitter Pressured Congress to Act on Debt Ceiling Bill

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
Shira Lazar

On Friday, President Obama urged citizens to tweet their congressmen and women using the hashtag "#compromise." In the 48 hours after the president's call to action, the hashtag was used more than 22 thousand times, and reached an estimated 36 million users.

The Lion's Den That Was Netroots Nation

Sally Kohn | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Should the "professional left" aggressively push the Obama administration to do more for working families? Hell yeah! Yet the tone of the questioning was infinitely more critical than friendly.

Elise Foley

Jared Polis Defends Obama: 'He's The Best President This Country Has Ever Had On LGBT Issues' | Elise Foley | Posted 08.18.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS -- After heated criticism of President Barack Obama on gay issues at Netroots Nation, openly gay Congressman Jared Polis defended Obama on...

Sam Stein

White House Opens Door To Non-"Clean" Debt Ceiling Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the President’s top advisers opened the door on Wednesday to adding deficit-reduction elements to a bill that would raise the c...

Amanda Terkel

White House: DREAM Act Passage Will Come From The 'Bottom Up' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is preparing a major grassroots push to pass the DREAM Act next year, which President Obama said Wednesday was one of hi...

Getting What They Expected

Dan Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pfeiffer

Last week, as special interests continued to pour secret donations into front groups supporting Republicans, we asked the obvious question: "What do they expect in return?" Today we found out they're already drawing up the plans.

Shadow Campaigning: What Do They Expect in Return?

Dan Pfeiffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Pfeiffer

The American people no longer have the right to know who is financing ads that are overwhelmingly spreading exaggerations and falsehoods in an attempt to influence an election. This is a problem.

Have Democrats Lost the Narrative?

Zach Friend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Zach Friend

With every crazy new Republican claim, if you're a Democrat, your reaction is probably some version of, "What idiot could believe this crap?" Then you start arguing with it. And as soon as you do, you lose.

Abort the Executive Order

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

I say to all you female Democratic Senators, who now have the fate of American women and the health care bill in your hands: Walk over to the White House, and say you're not having it.

Obama's Top Six Health Care Players

LA Times | Peter Nicholas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Months ago, when President Obama made healthcare his top domestic priority and picked the White House team to make it happen, he selected individuals ...

Anita Dunn Stepping Down As White House Communications Director

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday shuffled its communications team, with Anita Dunn stepping down as expected and her deputy taking over d...

Obamas Are Not The Only White House Couple

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has more than one way of bringing people together: Just ask Cass and Samantha. Or Anita and Bob. Or Tommy and Katie. ...

Washington Network Watch: Daschle's (Near) Dozen

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

Daschle alumni constitute their own cluster of critical mass within the Obama network; at least nine senior campaign advisers have ties to the former Senate leader.