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Denis Mcdonough

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

AP | Posted 06.09.2014 | 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...

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama & McCain: Washington's Newest Odd Couple

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe the tensions. No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama an...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Speak On NSA Soon

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Top Senators, White House Official Travel To Guantanamo Bay

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security reaffirmed their support for closing the U...

Jennifer Bendery

Eric Cantor, Denis McDonough Meet For Dinner As Obama Continues Charm Offensive

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Chelsea Kiene

Veterans Present Petition To White House Calling Obama To Fix Benefits Backlog

HuffingtonPost.com | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans met with senior White House officials Wednesday to express what they are calling an urgent need...

White House Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over GOP Delay

AP | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The new White House chief of staff says there's "a grave concern" about delays in assembling President Barac...

White House Pushes Back Against Immigration Leak Criticism

AP | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's chief of staff says the White House hasn't proposed "anything to Capitol Hill yet" o...

Mark Blumenthal

New Chief Of Staff Makes Big Sacrifice

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may have gained a new chief of staff, but Washington has apparently lost what would have been its most powerful b...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama To Announce Denis McDonough As White House Chief Of Staff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce Denis McDonough as the new White House chief of staff on Friday afternoon, along with a mix of othe...

McDonough To Be Named For Big Position

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced Friday that his new chief of staff is longtime trusted aide Denis McDonough, whom the president describ...