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Denis Mcdonough

Heroin Epidemic Is Another Reason To Move On Criminal Justice Reform: White House

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's heroin epidemic has risen to the top of President Barack Obama's list of priorities -- it made it into the second paragrap...

Obama's Chief Of Staff Raves About GOP Gov. Nikki Haley

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Wednesday sang the praises of an unlikely politician: Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of Sout...

Ryan Grim

Nancy Pelosi Strategizing With White House Against Iran Bill | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate has spent the better part of the past two years working to inject itself into nuclear negotiations between Iran...

Jessica Schulberg

White House Chief of Staff Has Harsh Words For Israeli Leadership | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough brought a strong message to an American pro-Israel conference on Monday, telling a crowd of 3...

Sam Stein

White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To The Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reassert control over the domestic political debate surrounding sensitive negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, the ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Democratic Rep: Congress Shouldn't Give Obama A 'Blank Check' On War | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics

Congress should act to pass an authorization to use military force against the Islamic State, but should also be wary of granting the president a "bla...

Obama Just Quietly Sent His Chief Of Staff To Count Homeless People In San Francisco

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

It's not every day a top-ranking White House official gets hands-on in a local operation -- especially with very few cameras around. But last Thursday...

Obama Aide Takes Blame For U.S. Absence At Paris March

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough took the blame for the absence of a high-profile U.S. official at a unity march following the recent Paris ...

Ali Watkins

White House Knew CIA Snooped On Senate, Report Says | Ali Watkins | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan consulted the White House before directing agency personnel to sift through a walled-o...

Travel Bloggers Attack the White House

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

Earlier this week at an international summit that included the top 100 most influential travel bloggers and digital media persons in the world, the White House National Security Council announced the creation of a new Study Abroad Office.

Ryan Grim

Negotiations To Release CIA Torture Report Break Down Again | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations between the Obama administration and the Senate over how much of the upper chamber's CIA torture report can be released hav...

Ali Watkins

Denis McDonough Used To Like Intelligence Oversight | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2006, with the Bush administration resisting efforts by Congress to look into the execution of its global war on terror, the Center f...

Jennifer Bendery

White House: We 'Didn't Threaten' Families Of Slain U.S. Journalists With Prosecution | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday pushed back on claims that the Obama administration threatened prosecution against ...

'The Bear's Loose': Obama Makes A Stealth Starbucks Run

AP | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama slipped out of the White House for a run to a nearby Starbucks, ahead of the knot of White House reporters ...

The One Phrase Obama Cannot Stop Repeating In His Speeches

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach & Ben Craw | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Nobody is more committed, concerned, frustrated, offended or madder than the President. At least, that's according to President Barack Obama's spe...

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.

Top Aide: Obama 'Madder Than Hell' Over Veterans Affairs Allegations

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) - White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said President Barack Obama is "madder than hell" about possible deadly he...

Obama Taps Senior Aide To Oversee Policy Execution

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama appointed a new White House adviser Friday and charged her with overseeing the execution of major policies ...

Issa Targets White House Politics Shop

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking the White House to turn over records related to Pres...

White House Official, Top Republican At Odds Over Immigration Timeline

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

Sunday's talk shows offered two different takes on the immediate prospects for immigration reform. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said tha...

McDonough Now Obama's Point Man On Health Care

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama assembled his second-term White House team last January, his trusted new chief of staff promptly put h...

Lawmakers Aim To Fulfill Obama's Health Care Pledge

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Little more than a week after millions of consumers received health care cancellation notices, lawmakers in both par...

Obamacare Woes Frustrating Democrats' 2014 Hopes

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Republicans see opportunity in conservative states * Nervous Democrats offer possible changes to law By Richard Cowan ...

My Alma Mater in a New Light

Al Eisele | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Al Eisele

Saint John's University is known for alums who are key figures in two of the most important current issues facing the U.S. They are Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, and the late Matthew Ahmann, who helped shape the civil rights movement.

White House Lacks 'Beyond-A-Reasonable-Doubt Evidence' On Syria

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House asserted Sunday that a "common-sense test" dictates the Syrian governmen...