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Josh Earnest Wants The New York Times To Give Obama Credit For Transparency

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics

New York Times media columnist Jim Rutenberg made the simple observation this week that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as she crisscrosses the co...

Pacfic Gyre, Hawaii Marine Reserve Expansion, President Obama and you heard it here first

Anna Wilding | Posted 08.30.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

President Obama announced his plans today to expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii. This would make the Marine Reserve the largest in the world.

USDA Closes Offices In Five States After Anonymous Threats

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture has closed six offices in five U.S. states after receiving anonymous threats, a USDA representative sai...

Admiral Rogers Talks Openly About The NSA But Not Quite

Anna Wilding | Posted 07.18.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

Admiral Michael Rogers has quite a task afoot, as Director of the National Security Agency and the military's Cyber Command Mission Force. Speaking at a luncheon organised by retired Captain Kevin Wensing, Admiral Rogers said that the agency will eventually contain 6200 dedicated computer personnel split into 133 teams.

Dalai Lama shares condolences for Orlando,and says USA China relations important

Anna Wilding | Posted 06.21.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

His Holiness the Dalai Lama met with President Barack Obama today. This is the fourth time, since holding office that President Obama has met with His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

President Obama and the Bucking Broncos

Anna Wilding | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports
Anna Wilding

The Denver Broncos, including Peyton Manning who was ideally positioned just behind Obama and thus appeared in most photographs, spent a day there with many team members meeting Wounded Warrior Vets.

Zika Virus Is 'Scarier Than Initially Thought' Says CDC Head

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.13.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

While Congress has all but ignored the White House administration's formal request for $1.9 billion in funding to control, prevent, and combat the Zika virus, the CDC and NHIAID have gone full speed ahead in its research to stop the virus.

TTP to Be Signed in New Zealand Today

Anna Wilding | Posted 02.03.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

According to the White House, on 4 February 2016 the much debated Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, TPP, is due to be signed in New Zealand, at a Trade Minister level. However, in the United States, the Agreement is yet to be passed by Congress.

White House Perfectly Trolls Birthers Over Canadian-Born Ted Cruz

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday poked fun at new questions about Canadian-born Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), noting that "it would be...

White House: Donald Trump Has Disqualified Himself From Presidency

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's call for the United States to ban Mu...

White House Spokesman Is Literally Speechless When Asked About Ben Carson Claim

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest was literally at a loss for words on Friday when asked to comment on reports that Republican pr...

White House: We're Sending Troops To Syria For Who Knows How Long

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Josh Earnest displayed some incredible verbal gymnastics on Friday trying to explain President Barack Obama'...

A Conversation with Josh Earnest

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics | Posted 10.27.2015 | College
Harvard University’s Institute of Politics

According to current White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, a popular TV show and reality aren't completely different. Earnest says that some days seem "like an episode of The West Wing."

White House Advisers: The Decision To Stay In Afghanistan Means It's Going Well

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The president's decision to reverse course and remain in Afghanistan through 2016 is a sign that the U.S. strategy is working there, sen...

White House Won't Back Bill Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House lifted the veil a tiny bit on its position regarding a decades-old ban on crude oil exports, saying Tuesday it would not...

Obama Instructs Government To Prepare For At Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Fiscal Year

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told his administration to prepare for a "significant scaling up" of Syrian refugee admissions, under which the U...

Bob & Chez Show Podcast: Trump Will Dominate the Debates, Plus Planned Parenthood Exonerated of Wrongdoing in Two States

Bob Cesca | Posted 08.05.2016 | Media
Bob Cesca

CNN Treats Fake Sting Videos Like They're Real; Jeb Bush is Not Smart; A Tomato with a Feather Sticking Out of It; Ted Cruz Makes Machine Gun Bacon; The Fox News Debate Lineup; and much more.

CNN Host Grills White House Spokesman Over Planned Parenthood Videos

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.03.2015 | Media

CNN host Chris Cuomo called out the White House on Monday for supporting Planned Parenthood in the wake of allegations that the organization unethical...

Michael Calderone

Somebody Tampered With News Cameras During White House Briefing Room Evacuation

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.10.2015 | Media

After journalists had been evacuated from the White House briefing room for a bomb threat on Tuesday, a man walked up to an unmanned camera transmitti...

White House Welcomes Resignation Of FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - The resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter will give the international soccer organization an opportunity to impr...

Mr. President, Get Your Team on the Same Page About Iraq and ISIL

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

To say that the capture of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar Province, by ISIL over a week ago was an embarrassment to the Iraqi army would be a massive understatement.

Jennifer Bendery

White House: Seymour Hersh Story On Bin Laden Raid 'Riddled With Inaccuracies'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Monday dismissed new claims by journalist Seymour Hersh that the Obama administration lied about the way Osama bin La...

White House Accuses Top Republican Of Being 'Duplicitous' For Delaying Loretta Lynch Nomination

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called out Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Thursday after Grassley blamed Democrats for ...

Indiana's Religion Bill Is Partially Fixed -- But There's More Work to Be Done

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 06.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Barry Lynn

This was a strong and welcomed statement from the Obama Administration. I just wish that the president would apply this sentiment to the "religious freedom" provisions maintained by his own administration.

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Hounds Josh Earnest: 'Is Yemen Still A Success Story?'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.26.2015 | Media

Last September, during a speech outlining his plan to fight back the Islamic State, President Barack Obama told Americans to look at Yemen as a shinin...