Category White House

We Must Know the Truth About Trump’s Relationship with Russia—Now

This is the worst scandal involving the White House and a foreign power since Iran-Contra. Demand the facts. By Bill Moyers, Michael Winship / . . . . . . We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there MUST be an investigation by an independent, bipartisan commission of Russia’s ties to Donald Trump […]

White House’s plan for war: What, exactly, does “enduring offensive ground combat operations” mean?

The White House’s AUMF proposal isn’t as bad as it could’ve been — but it can’t leave any room for ambiguity The White House finally got around to submitting its draft authorization for use of military force for Congress to consider, debate, amend, vote on, ignore, ruin, whatever. And if it passes in some form […]

The Rebound In Obama’s Job Approval Is Real

President Obama stops at Charmington’s cafe in Baltimore on Thursday. “How Obama Got His Groove Back” may be coming soon to a theater near you. Numerous polls have found Obama’s job approval rating creeping higher in the past month. But how real is this rise? It’s real … and small. In sparse polling environments, the […]

A Year of Great Progress for President Obama – Dan Pfeiffer

Breaking Down the “Worst” Year in Washington Let me start with a controversial premise: 2014 was a year of great progress for President Obama and the progressive agenda Stay with me — even if you’re distracted by the sound of heads exploding across the Beltway punditocracy. You can practically hear professional pundits saying “Wait, what? How can […]

White House: Obama will shut down the government with a veto if the GOP tries to stop amnesty

Via the Daily Caller, there’s a caveat here but I’m not sure why. First Jon Karl asks whether Obama would veto a single bill that funds the entire government for 12 months but specifically blocks him from carrying out executive amnesty. Yup, sure would, says Josh Earnest. Okay, says Karl, but what if Republicans pass […]

White House Views Hispanics as Mere Electoral Pawns

In the annals of cynical political maneuvers, President Obama’s decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after the election must win some sort of prize. It’s not just the rawness of the political calculation but also the chutzpah of insisting that the decision came because acting now would have doomed long-lasting reform. Nobody believes […]

It’s Time for the Hispanic Caucus to Break With the White House

President Obama’s delay of administrative action on immigration was a huge blow to the hopes and morale of undocumented immigrants and organizers around the country. However, it wasn’t a shocking announcement from a President who is known as the Deporter-in-Chief in our communities, and who refuses to even meet directly with the undocumented leaders who […]


Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, […]