Posts tagged "White House"

Who's Watching As White House Collects Emails (For Illegal Campaigning?)

-By Warner Todd Huston The Official White House website has a questionable new addition. When you land on the White House main page a notice fills your screen asking you kindly if you’d like to supply them with your email address so that they can send you “periodic updates from President Obama and other administration... Read more »

Obama's New 'Truth Minister' Husband of 'General Betray Us' MoveOn.Orger

-By Warner Todd Huston This week President Obama revealed his latest attempt to control the media, the Internet, and the information revealed to the people of the United States by creating a new “press” office of sorts, an Obama ministry of truth, if you will. Obama’s grandiose name for this new office is the Progressive... Read more »

Schools Snub Obama's Speaking Contest

-By Warner Todd Huston Last year 1,000 high schools competed to win the chance to have President Obama attend their graduation exercises. But this year, the White House is scrambling to understand why only 68 schools have applied for the honor. The Political Hotsheet blog at CBSNews tells us that internal memos are flummoxed as... Read more »
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Obama Misspells Libya on Twitter Feed

-By Warner Todd Huston So, not only has Obama turned a deaf ear to the dozens getting killed in Libya by their own mad dictator, but when the White House Twitter feed finally did decide to discuss the country it spelled the name of the place incorrectly. Seriously, White House? “Lybia”? Sounds like something that... Read more »

One of Obama's Biggest Donors Now His 'Economics Adviser'

-By Warner Todd Huston Last week President Obama appointed the CEO of General Electric, Jeffery Immelt, to head up his Economic Advisory Board. This is, as Freedomworks' Tabitha Hale wrote, "an obvious rent seeking arrangement between Big Government and Big Business."
This could not have been a more clear product of a crony corporatist relationship, and it is one that has no place in government that professes to value the free market. So now, we fight it. Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks sums it up well: "It's time to break up the unethical romance between government and big business. For too long, corporate elites have lobbied to profit from the size and growth of government at the expense of hard-working Americans. We're here to let President Obama and Jeffrey Immelt know that the days of easy money through backroom deals are over."
Let's have a small reminder of who and/what Jeffery Immelt is, shall we?

Now, some of you out there may be confused about my post, here. "Aren't you a conservative," you might ask? "Aren't you usually FOR the business community...

William Daley, New Obama Chief of Staff

-By Warner Todd Huston The AP is now reporting that President Obama is, indeed, hiring Chicago Mayor Daley’s brother, William, as his newest White House Chief of Staff. “President Barack Obama has chosen Daley, a former commerce secretary, to replace interim chief of staff Pete Rouse,” says the APs Ben Feller. The question from the... Read more »
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Called on the Carpet: Obama's New WH Rug Muffs History

-By Warner Todd Huston He grew up in Indonesia, his father was a Kenyan, and he’s been fighting the perception that he isn’t much of an American since he became a nationally known entity. Unfortunately for President Obama, his redecoration of the Oval Office is not helping by making him seem just as ignorant about... Read more »

Obama Scrubs White House Website of Climate Change Promises, Media Mum

-By Warner Todd Huston Despite that President Obama made Cap and Trade and other green policy plans a focal point of his early days in office — not to mention his campaign for president — the White House has quietly scrubbed from its official website many of Obama’s promises and green initiatives. I guess the... Read more »

Fox News To Get Front Row Seat in WH Briefing Room

-By Warner Todd Huston With the too-long-in-coming departure of the despicable Helen Thomas from the White House press room, newsies have been waiting with bated breath to find out who would get the seat she formerly wasted there. Fox News made its bid, of course, but many assumed that it would never happen. In fact,... Read more »
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Obama Fairness? White House Staffers See Amazingly Unequal Pay

-By Warner Todd Huston In January one of the early “successes” of the White House was the Lilly Ledbetter Act, legislation that was supposed to insure equal pay “for everybody.” Apparently, as in all Obama’s pronouncements, the outcome of Obama’s drive for “fairness” is rarely as advertised. In this case, some people are more equal... Read more »