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What I Hope Our Kids Have Learned From Their Dad's Time In The White House

Kari McDonough | Posted 01.17.2017 | Politics
Kari McDonough

Eight years ago, when our kids were 7, 4 and 1, their dad started work in the West Wing of the White House. They are now high school, middle school, a...

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

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.20.2016 | 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 paragraph...

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 South...

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 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...

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...

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.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.08.2013 | Media

Welcome once again to your Sunday Morning Liveblog, and especially welcome once again to the second week of this great debate: Should We Do Some Ultimately Inconsequential Stuff In Syria For The Sake Of Feeling Credible On The Playground Of Nations or Should We Refrain?

Elise Foley

Obama Chief Of Staff Makes Case For War | Elise Foley | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that it's too early to say whether there are enough votes in Congress to authoriz...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Speak On NSA Soon | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama doesn't think the National Security Agency's collection of phone records violates customer privacy and he will de...

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor, Denis McDonough Meet For Dinner As Obama Continues Charm Offensive | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama played golf with senators on Monday and is having dinner with House Democratic leaders on Wednesday evening, but ...

Will Wrigley

Senators To Obama: End Veterans Benefits Backlog | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The majority of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging his "direct and public involvement" in fixing ...