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White House Doesn’t Respond To Heitkamp On Keystone

White House Doesn’t Respond To Heitkamp On Keystone

This was a funny exchange during the White House press briefing yesterday. Jonathan Karl of ABC News asked White House spokesman Jay Carney about reactions from Democrat Senators – including North Dakota’s own Heidi Heitkamp – to the decision to further delay a decision on the Keystone pipeline. Carney’s response was the same boilerplate response


Is HealthCare.gov “Fixed” Because They’re Calling The Error Messages Something Else?

With just weeks left for Americans to sign up for health insurance policies before the new year, the Obama administration is telling us that HealthCare.gov is all fixed. But is it really? Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked White House spokesman Jay Carney today about error messages website users are still receiving today. Henry said


Obama Administration Fudges Obamacare Premium Numbers

The Obama administration has released a new report about the cost of health insurance under Obamacare entitled, “Significant choice and lower than expected premiums available in the new Health Insurance Marketplace.” The wording was no doubt picked very carefully, because while the premiums for insurance might be lower than expected they’re much higher than what


Survey: Less Than A Third Of Businesses Are Ready For Obamacare

Yesterday White House mouthpiece Jay Carney said the idea that Obamacare is “reducing full-time employment is belied by the facts.” “[T]he data reflects that there is not support for the proposition that businesses are not hiring full-time employees because of the Affordable Care Act,” he said. That’s a little hard to believe given data that


Hacked AP Twitter Account Claims White House Bombed, Stock Market Takes A Big Dip

Earlier today the official account for the Associated Press gave everyone on Twitter a moment of distress with a post claiming that the White House had been bombed and President Obama was injured. The account has been suspended, with the AP saying it was hacked: The @ap Twitter account has been suspended after it was

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Obama Administration: Drone Strikes On US Citizens Are “Legal, Ethical And Wise”

A leaked Department of Justice “white paper” makes the case for the legal killing of US citizens abroad who the government defines as imminent threats to national security, and it states that actual evidence or intelligence showing that the target is actually involved in a plot or a plan to attack the US isn’t necessary.

Jay Carney April First

Only In Washington Does “Raise The Debt Ceiling” Mean “Paying The Bills”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney thinks Congress ought to “pay it’s bills” by raising the debt ceiling: “There are only two options to deal with the debt limit: Congress can pay its bills, or it can fail to act and put the nation into default,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a


White House Refusing To Rule Out Trillion Dollar Coin Idea

Just in case you thought the “trillion dollar coin” plot to bypass Congress debt ceiling was just a silly academic exercise, here’s White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refusing to rule the idea out no fewer than five different times. Just remember, most of the people pushing the “trillion dollar coin” idea, wherein the President


White House: Mandated Diversity For You, But Not For Us

Responding to criticism of cabinet picks that have been male-heavy, White House mouthpiece Jay Carney said that while the White House likes the concept of diversity in their pool of potential candidates, ultimately they decide based on who the best candidate is: DAN LOTHIAN, CNN: I know you touched on this a little bit yesterday,

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Benghazi: Obama’s Chappaquiddick?

Many of you are too young to remember Chappaquiddick. A married Senator, Ted Kennedy, driving home from a party late one night, with a young woman not his wife, lost control of his car, possibly (probably) because alcohol was involved, and when his car plunged off the Chappaquiddick bridge, into the dark and murky water,