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  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel’s private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursday’s lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel’s administration have been “met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.” …
  • EPA Scrambles To Save Its Global Warming Rule From Defeat

    07/31/2015 1:33:47 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 31, 2015 17:16 UTC | Michael Bastasch
    The EPA may be making some major changes to its carbon dioxide emissions regulatory scheme, the details of which have been leaked to the media just days ahead of its expected release date. The EPA will be getting rid of its energy efficiency building block of its Clean Power Plan over legal concerns the agency was overstepping its bounds by controlling how efficiently people used their electricity, reports The Wall Street Journal. The Journal also reported the Clean Power Plan will encourage nuclear power production. An EPA spokeswoman would not confirm the reported changes to the rule as it has...
  • Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills Double-Dipped While State Dept. Chief of Staff

    06/24/2015 11:26:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    NLPC ^ | June 24, 2015 | Peter Flaherty
    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon details today how Cheryl Mills, one of Hillary Clinton’s longtime underlings, apparently collected a paycheck from New York University at the same time she was serving as Chief of Staff of the State Department. According to thearticle: After joining the State Department in the beginning of 2009, Mills continued to serve as general counsel for New York University for several months. She also sat on the board of the “NYU in Abu Dhabi Corporation,” the fundraising arm for the university’s UAE satellite campus. The school is bankrolled by the Abu Dhabi government...
  • German officer will serve as US Army Chief of Staff in Europe. First non-American Officer.

    07/31/2014 3:19:28 PM PDT · by machogirl · 180 replies
    army times can't post | July 31, 2014 | Me
    A German Army General has been appointed to Chief of Staff of U.S. Army Europe. This is the first time a non-U.S. officer has held this position.
  • APNewsBreak: Obama Aide to Oversee VA Review

    05/14/2014 9:38:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 24 replies
    AP via CNS News ^ | Wednesday, May 15, 2014 | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is dispatching one of his closest White House advisers to oversee a review of the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department as the agency grapples with allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital. White House deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors will be temporarily assigned to the VA to work on a review focused on policies for patient safety rules and the scheduling of patient appointments, officials said Wednesday. The move signals Obama's growing concern over problems at the department, particularly recent reports that hospital administrators in Phoenix kept an off-the-books list to conceal...
  • Jarrett: I'm not the shadow chief of staff

    12/18/2013 8:50:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/13 | Justin Sink
    Valerie Jarrett denied being a “shadow chief of staff” to President Obama on Wednesday, insisting she never talks about work during her private time with the president and first lady. “I´m not the shadow chief of staff. I have very specific responsibilities,” Jarrett, a senior adviser to the president and a longtime family friend of the Obamas, said at a Politico breakfast. [WATCH VIDEO] Jarrett said that “people sometimes presume because I am a friend of the president and first lady” that she´s able to exert influence when the Obamas retire from the office to their residence. “There is this
  • White House [Valerie Jarrett] backs a three-month extension of jobless benefits

    12/18/2013 7:32:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The White House on Wednesday said it supports Sen. Jack Reed's (D-R.I.) call for a three-month extension of the unemployment benefits that are slated to expire on Dec. 31. "We strongly support it," senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said at a Politico breakfast. Jarrett added that the White House believed the legislation would pass with a "bipartisan" vote and stressed the administration believed it was "very important" that it gets passed. On Tuesday, Reed called extending the unemployment benefits "critical of our economy" during a speech on the Senate floor. “This safety net is really there not just for...
  • U.S. Air Force Lacks Preparedness for Syria Strike

    09/03/2013 8:13:17 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 52 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/3/2013 (7:51 PM) | Adam Ross
    Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says the U.S. Air Force is not in an ideal place to lead a major Syria offensive...
  • Obama announces Denis McDonough as Chief of Staff

    01/25/2013 9:26:12 AM PST · by Wisconsinlady · 8 replies
    Fox News -Breaking News ^ | 01/25/13 | self
    Obama states McDonough has been one of his closest advisors-
  • Benghazi Bag Man, Denis McDonough, to be named Obama's Next Chief of Staff

    01/16/2013 5:51:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/13 | Pamela Geller
    Hagel, Brennan, Kerry ... and now Denis McDonough. President Barack Obama plans to name Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough as his next chief of staff, a Democratic source briefed on the plans tells POLITICO. McDonough would replace Jack Lew, the communist Obama nominated to be his new Treasury secretary. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor and a former senior fellow at the uber far left Center for American Progress, is the man most responsible for orchestrating the Benghazi jihad cover-up. McDonough rewrote the CIA talking points on Benghazi, misrepresenting the video, when the true motive behind the terrorist attack...
  • Wall Street's Washington Infiltration Continues with New Chief of Staff Jacob Lew

    01/11/2012 6:28:22 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 3 replies · 2+ views ^ | January 11, 2012 | By Kerri Shanno
    U.S. President Barack Obama is keeping a trend alive with new White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew. You see, Lew has something in common with his predecessors: He spent years raking in millions on Wall Street. Like William M. Daley, who on Monday resigned from his post as chief of staff, and Rahm Emanuel, who vacated the position in 2009 to successfully run for mayor of Chicago, Lew has strong ties to the financial sector. Until 2009 he was the chief operating officer of Citigroup Alternative Investments, which made money betting against the housing market with controversial credit default...
  • Bill Daley Resigns and Budget Director Jack Lew Takes Over

    01/09/2012 12:09:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 19 replies
    Yahoo via ABC ^ | 9 Jan 2012 | Jake Tapper
    Bill Daley tells ABC News that he resigned last week as chief of staff, as first reported by the Los Angeles Times. Senior administration officials confirm that Jacob “Jack” Lew, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the new chief of staff. Daley was brought in to replace Rahm Emanuel, but in November his role was “changed,” with more power given to senior adviser Pete Rouse. At the time White House officials insisted the move was in no way a demotion, but it certainly wasn’t a vote of confidence. [...]
  • Bill Daley resignation: Hill Democrats are happy but Obama is stunned

    01/09/2012 4:52:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/9/12 | GLENN THRUSH
    Bill Daley was never a great fit inside the West Wing. He had an even rockier relationship with key Hill Democrats, especially Harry Reid, so the tears aren’t exactly flowing today — even though most White House staffers bear no personal animosity to Daley. (Here’s my initial story on the friction, including anger at Daley among junior White House staffers.) Seven quick observations, culled from White House staffers, former Obama administration officials and other Democrats, in the wake of Daley’s sudden departure: 1. Daley’s departure really did stun Obama, who didn’t have a successor immediately in mind (Apart from Lew,...
  • Officials: White House chief of staff resigning

    01/09/2012 11:36:55 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2012, 2:20 PM EST | BEN FELLER
    Two senior administration officials say the White House chief of staff, William Daley, is resigning. He's being replaced by Jacob Lew, the budget director. The change will be effective at the end of this month. President Barack Obama planned to announce it later Monday.
  • Daley’s Demotion: How Washington Elites Got Obama Wrong

    11/08/2011 9:57:37 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 11-8-11 | Jonathan Chait
    Hiring Bill Daley as chief of staff may not have been the biggest mistake of President Obama’s first term, but it was surely the most obvious one. Now he appears to be reversing it. The official line is that Daley is not being demoted, he is merely handing off more of the day-to-day responsibilities of managing the presidency to Pete Rouse. But, of course, managing the day-to-day traffic in the White House is the entire source of the chief of staff’s power. All accounts suggest Daley performed the mechanics of his job in a catastrophically bad way. But the interesting...
  • Top Obama Aide Takes Step Back (W.H.Shake-up: Chief of staff hands over day-to-day operations)

    11/07/2011 8:18:53 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | Monday November 07, 2011 | CAROL E. LEE
    WASHINGTON—William M. Daley was hired to help resuscitate Barack Obama's presidency after deep Democratic losses in 2010. Ten months into his tenure as chief of staff, Mr. Daley's core responsibilities are shifting, following White House missteps in the debt-ceiling fight and in its relations with Republicans and Democrats in Congress. On Monday, Mr. Daley turned over day-to-day management of the West Wing to Pete Rouse, a veteran aide to President Obama, according to several people familiar with the matter. It is unusual for a White House chief of staff to relinquish part of the job. A senior White House official...
  • Ashley Turton: 5 Facts About the D.C. Lobbyist Found Dead in Her Car

    01/10/2011 12:30:20 PM PST · by AdamBomb · 92 replies
    aol ^ | 1/10/2011 | Aol
    Ashley Turton, the wife of an Obama official and a lobbist, was found dead this morning in a burning car parked in her garage. The bizarre death has D.C. wondering what happened to Turton. Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from "a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three," the Washington Post reported. Turton, who was 37, lived a full life. Surge Desk rounds up what we know about her so far. 1. She was one-half of a power couple Turton was married to Dan Turton, the White House's deputy director...
  • Chief of Staff: We’ll Try to Make Next War Short

    06/09/2011 6:03:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/11 | Gil Ronen
    Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Thursday that “In any future warfare there will be an effort to bring about a swift result and to cut down the time that the fighting lasts, because we know that our ability to decide the battle depends on the Home Front’s resilience.” Photo Gantz spoke at a ceremony at the Chief of Staff’s bureau in Tel Aviv, in which Brigadier General Eyal Eizenberg was promoted to the rank of major general. Eizenberg will replace Maj. Gen Yair Golan as Home Front Commander in the coming days. Golan will become Head of Northern...
  • Palin hires a chief of staff ‎

    02/11/2011 9:08:30 PM PST · by pissant · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/11 | AndyBarro
    Sarah Palin has hired a veteran operative to serve as a chief of staff to her loosely organized team, one of the biggest indicators yet that the former Alaska governor is leaning toward a run for the White House. POLITICO confirmed late Friday night that Palin has hired Michael Glassner to serve the key role.
  • Obama Selects Pro-Abortion William Daley as Chief of Staff

    01/06/2011 10:40:44 AM PST · by julieee · 9 replies ^ | January 6, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Selects Pro-Abortion William Daley as Chief of Staff Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has selected a replacement for pro-abortion Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who vacated his position to run for mayor of Chicago.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Picks Abortion Advocate as New Chief of Staff

    11/18/2010 9:43:55 AM PST · by julieee · 11 replies ^ | November 18, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    First Lady Michelle Obama Picks Abortion Advocate as New Chief of Staff Washington, DC -- First Lady Michelle Obama has selected a new chief of staff to replace longtime personal friend and political confidant Susan Sher. She will be replaced with Tina Tchen, who was an abortion activist before joining the White House.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama Picks Abortion Advocate as New Chief of Staff

    11/18/2010 9:43:49 AM PST · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | November 18, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    First Lady Michelle Obama Picks Abortion Advocate as New Chief of Staff Washington, DC -- First Lady Michelle Obama has selected a new chief of staff to replace longtime personal friend and political confidant Susan Sher. She will be replaced with Tina Tchen, who was an abortion activist before joining the White House.
  • Questions Remain on Pete Rouse's Voting History

    10/02/2010 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 6 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | Saturday October 2, 2010
    Stacy has already given a rundown of interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse's roles in the Obama administration and nefarious dealings with some players in Alaska politics. Another questionable aspect of Rouse is his voting history. In the past several days, Governor Palin tweeted a series of tweets regarding Alaska "resident", Pete Rouse: (Rahm's the smart one...bailing before Nov) Now, check out possible COS Pete Rouse. His background, voter reg in AK,etc. It's a small worldAlaska's Pete Rouse (@ least he claims to be "Alaska")finally comes out of the shadows; Obama looks to appt him COS;strange doings in the WHAlaska...
  • Will Jarrett Be The Next Rahm?

    09/07/2010 5:33:10 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 11 replies ^ | 09/07/10 | CaroleL
    Media pundits got a break today from speculating on just how big the Republican wave will be in November. Instead they got to speculate on who will be President Barack Obama's next Chief of Staff if Rahm Emanuel decides to run for mayor of Chicago now that current Mayor Richard Daley has decided not to seek a seventh term.
  • The Blame Game

    08/14/2010 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 1+ views
    The Testimony by Ari Bussel What is the purpose of the Tirkel “Public Commission to Examine the Maritime Incident of 31 May 2010?” The Commission headed by Israeli Judge Tirkel consists of seven members, of whom two are foreign observers with full access to all (including classified) materials. There are no women serving on the Commission. With the exception of one foreign observer, the average age of the members of the Commission reminds me of the synagogue in an old age home where I pray. Wisdom of years and experience. This week was full of activity for the Commission. It...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff to quit White House in six to eight months

    06/20/2010 7:24:01 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 28 replies · 1+ views
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER ^ | Sunday, June 20th 2010, 9:44 PM | BY MEENA HARTENSTEIN
    Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff, told 60 Minutes that the job is 'a tremendous amount of pressure.' No, that's not Obama in '93 'Whoomp! (There it is)' video Bam slams GOP for blocking unemployment benefits bill Rahm Emanuel calls Joe Barton's remarks 'dangerous' Daly: Want to punish BP? Build more energy-saving subways White House gate crashers stir it up again Rahm Emanuel just can't take it anymore. That's what "Washington insiders" are telling the London Telegraph, which reports that the White House chief of staff is tired of sparring with both Republicans and fellow Democrats and will quit...
  • AP sources: RNC official steps down amid criticism

    04/05/2010 7:41:36 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 34 replies · 709+ views ^ | 04/05/10 | CaroleL
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amid unrelenting criticism of how the Republican National Committee has spent donors' dollars, Chairman Michael Steele on Monday accepted the resignation of his chief of staff and allowed one of his senior advisers to exit the inner workings of his political machine. The turnover hinted at future changes that some top Republicans hoped would include the chairman himself.
  • Hotheaded Emanuel may be White House voice of reason

    03/02/2010 11:55:21 AM PST · by Baladas · 13 replies · 608+ views
    the Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2010 | Jason Horowitz
    Rahm Emanuel is officially a Washington caricature. He's the town's resident leviathan, a bullying, bruising White House chief of staff who is a prime target for the failings of the Obama administration. But a contrarian narrative is emerging: Emanuel is a force of political reason within the White House and could have helped the administration avoid its current bind if the president had heeded his advice on some of the most sensitive subjects of the year: health-care reform, jobs and trying alleged terrorists in civilian courts. It is a view propounded by lawmakers and early supporters of President Obama who...
  • Boehner chief of staff dies at 46 (apparent heart attack)

    01/10/2010 12:49:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 2,228+ views ^ | 1/10/10 | Patrick O'Connor
    Paula Nowakowski, the longtime chief of staff to House Republican Leader John Boehner, died suddenly Saturday night, according to the leader's office. She was 46. "It is with profound sadness and shock that I announce the passing of Paula Nowakowski, my longtime chief of staff, trusted aide and friend, who died suddenly last night," Boehner said in a statement early Sunday afternoon. "Words cannot adequately express the sorrow and disbelief I and every member of our team are grappling with today in the wake of this stunning news." A Boehner aide said the cause was an apparent heart attack. Speaker...
  • Obama Blocks Probe Of Fired IG

    12/23/2009 4:08:48 PM PST · by opentalk · 26 replies · 1,355+ views
    Judicial watch ^ | December 23, 2009 | judicial watch
    Violating its own guarantee of unprecedented transparency, the White House is blocking an investigation into the controversial firing of an inspector general who exposed one of President Obama’s political supporters—a California mayor—for misusing federal funds. First Lady Michelle Obama was reportedly behind the contentious June dismissal of AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin and congressional investigators want to interview the aide (Jackie Norris) who may have given the order. At the time Norris was the First Lady’s chief of staff but the White House counsel’s office has blocked investigators from interviewing her, according to a national news report. Norris is currently...
  • Caption this picture of Rahm Emanuel

    07/28/2009 4:37:15 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 76 replies · 2,565+ views
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  • Official: Emanuel fast-tracked immigrants to get votes

    12/15/2008 7:52:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1,254+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 15, 2008
    A former INS official who attended meetings with Rahm Emanuel when Emanuel was a White House aide says the hard-charging Democrat relaxed rules to naturalize even criminal immigrants and secure their votes for President Clinton ahead of the 1996 presidential election. President-elect Barack Obama, who has chosen Emanuel to run White House operations as his chief of staff, has promised to sign legislation that loosens immigration and puts even illegal aliens on a fast track to citizenship. Emanuel coordinated with Hispanic community organizers in Chicago to rubberstamp immigrants for citizenship, the INS official said in an exclusive interview with WND....
  • Emanuel, Blagojevich Aides Discussed Senate Seat

    12/14/2008 8:35:31 PM PST · by SSS Two · 34 replies · 2,043+ views
    Barack Obama had begun thinking about his Senate successor even before the presidential election, and dispatched Rahm Emanuel days after the vote to contact aides of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to begin talking up Mr. Obama's preferred candidates, associates of Mr. Emanuel said this weekend. Mr. Emanuel, a congressman from Chicago, had been approached about being Mr. Obama's White House chief of staff the week before the election, though he hadn't yet officially decided to take the post. Nonetheless, the issue of Mr. Obama's Senate replacement was sensitive enough that senior Obama aides wanted to keep the matter within the...
  • Detroit mayor's chief of staff resigns

    01/28/2008 12:00:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 79+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | David Runk - ap
    DETROIT - Christine Beatty, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's chief of staff, said Monday she is resigning amid allegations that she and the mayor lied under oath about an affair. In a letter to Kilpatrick that was released by his office, Beatty said she believes she can no longer effectively carry out her duties. Her resignation takes effect Feb. 8. "I painfully regret the devastation that the recent reports have caused to the citizens of Detroit, to my co workers, to the Mayor's family and to my family and friends," Beatty wrote in the letter. Kilpatrick spokesman James Canning said the...
  • Gen. Pace's Collateral Damage

    06/12/2007 10:00:19 PM PDT · by gpapa · 15 replies · 990+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 13, 2007 | Kathleen Parker
    Gen. Peter Pace -- the first Marine Corps officer to serve as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- is being precipitously let go. In a surprise announcement last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said that Pace wouldn't be renominated to a second term. In his place, Adm. Mike Mullen, current chief of naval operations, would take over when Pace's term expires Sept. 30. As the highly qualified, deeply respected Pace is being ushered out the door, it is reasonable to wonder why.
  • CA: New post for former assistant to Schwarzenegger chief of staff

    05/03/2006 6:40:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 602+ views
    A former top aide to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's new chief of staff was appointed the governor's deputy cabinet secretary Wednesday. Brian Prusnek, 28, of San Francisco, was Susan Kennedy's chief of staff last year and her energy adviser for two years when she was a member of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Republican governor sparked anger from conservatives in November when he appointed Kennedy to lead his staff. Kennedy previously was executive director of the state Democratic Party and a top aide to Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, who Schwarzenegger replaced in the 2003 recall election. Prusnek is registered as...
  • New White House Chief of Staff Signals Changes

    04/17/2006 8:10:31 AM PDT · by Pop Fly · 11 replies · 710+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/06
    WASHINGTON — Signaling a possible shake-up among President Bush's senior advisers, the new White House chief of staff told top presidential aides Monday to expect changes that "refresh and re-energize the team." He invited anyone who is thinking of leaving before year's end to do so now. Joshua Bolten, who took over the top staff job late Friday, did not ask for anyone's resignation in his first Monday morning staff meeting with the president's senior aides, presidential spokesman Scott McClellan said. No one stepped forward to say they would leave, either, McClellan said. But Bolten has Bush's full authority to...
  • Novak: Karl Rove Supreme

    03/29/2006 10:28:14 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,557+ views
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | March 30, 2006 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Everybody in Washington's Republican political community was well aware that any changes George W. Bush made in his White House staff would not constitute a shake-up. What nobody expected was that Josh Bolten, in essence a professional bureaucrat, would be promoted to chief of staff. Yet, this selection becomes understandable as a confirmation of Karl Rove's supremacy in the White House.Rove holds the mundane titles of senior adviser to the president and deputy chief of staff, but scarcely anything happens in the Bush administration without his approval. Now he is more influential than ever. Andrew Card, the departing...
  • Impossible to Appease: Lauer Suggests Card Left Too . . . Soon!

    03/29/2006 4:32:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies · 705+ views
    Today Show/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    by Mark Finkelstein March 29, 2006 A quick take on a morning when I'm headed to Washington, DC. Sometimes, you just can't win with the MSM. For weeks, the MSM has been calling for a White House shake-up. So when it came in spades yesterday with the resignation of chief of staff Andy . . . Card [spades, Card. Come on, tough room here!], naturally the media applauded the bold move. Or not. Veteran NewsBusters readers know better. There is no appeasing the liberal media. They recalibrate their line of attack and move on. But who could have predicted the...
  • Will President Bush’s decision to replace his chief of staff improve his ratings? (Poll)

    03/28/2006 5:03:10 PM PST · by gondramB · 22 replies · 626+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/28/06
    Will President Bush’s decision to replace his chief of staff improve his ratings? Ye 8% 10083 votes No 92% 112126 votes Total: 122209 votes
  • Loyal to the End (Andy Card)

    03/28/2006 4:16:54 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 754+ views
    Newsweek ^ | March 28, 2006 | Richard Wolffe and Holly Bailey
    Now the question is whether Card wanted to quit his job or whether he needed to. The White House announced Card’s resignation on Tuesday and his replacement, budget director Joshua Bolten. Card first offered his resignation three weeks ago, according to the White House. That was just after the first polls showed just how much the White House was bleeding support after the Dubai ports story. A CBS poll gave Bush a job approval rating of only 34 percent and a personal favorability rating of 29 percent. (NEWSWEEK’s poll later showed the president with a 36-percent approval rating.) Bush won...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - (photos) - 3.28.06

    03/28/2006 3:40:25 PM PST · by ohioWfan · 387 replies · 3,983+ views, | 3.28.06 | ohioWfan
    This morning, President Bush announced from the Oval Office at the White House, the resignation of long time friend, and 5 year Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, and the appointment of Josh Bolten, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, to that position. Later, following a Cabinet Meeting, the President made a statement in the Rose Garden, surrounded by Cabinet members, about the progress in the government of Iraq, and the commitment of his administration to work with their counterparts in Iraq in the future.In news of significance to all conservatives, both Lyn Nofziger (81), Reagan press...
  • White House chief of staff resigning (Andy Card Has Resigned)

    03/28/2006 5:01:19 AM PST · by Arkinsaw · 426 replies · 15,090+ views
    MSNBC Breaking News ^ | March 28, 2006 | MSNBC
    Andy Card has resigned.
  • Newt White House Chief of Staff?

    03/25/2006 1:54:49 PM PST · by NorthEastRepublican · 9 replies · 366+ views
    me | 3/25/06 | me
    This isn't a rumor or any of the latest buzz, just purely my speculation. What do you guys think of Newt Gingrich for White House cheif of staff. I think Newt maybe the most politically astute individual out there. He is also the most conservative. He would greatly help Bush's presidency.
  • CA: Governor's new chief of staff piles it on / Susan Kennedy now also is head campaigner

    02/05/2006 9:26:08 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 286+ views ^ | 2/5/06 | Carla Marinucci
    Susan Kennedy has been described as Satan, a sellout, a traitor, a spy -- and a brilliant political operative. And if that's not enough, Kennedy -- the Democratic workhorse who has become Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's chief of staff -- has recently assumed one more title: head campaigner. As she goes around the state -- from boardroom to business group, talking up Schwarzenegger's $222 billion Strategic Growth Plan -- the former top aide to Democratic Gov. Gray Davis is unapologetic about her chief priority these days: "To get Arnold Schwarzenegger re-elected.'' --snip-- In an unusual arrangement, she is paid as...
  • Angry Republicans request meeting with governor over appointment

    12/08/2005 3:53:30 PM PST · by SierraWasp · 134 replies · 1,361+ views
    San Diego Tribune ^ | 12/7/05 | Tom Chorneau
    Angry Republicans request meeting with governor over appointment By Tom Chorneau ASSOCIATED PRESS 5:39 p.m. December 7, 2005 SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to hire a prominent Democrat as his chief of staff has sparked a growing uprising among Republican Party loyalists, who have requested a meeting with Schwarzenegger to hear him explain the choice. The governor has agreed to meet next Thursday with leaders of the California Republican Party to hear their concerns that Susan Kennedy, an aide to former Gov. Gray Davis, is now positioned to learn critical details of GOP campaign strategy and political policy. Some...
  • Talk of Changes in White House Staff Turns to Its Chief (Andrew Card)

    12/04/2005 9:42:31 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 1,075+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 5, 2005 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    There may be 26 holiday parties in 21 days at the White House this month, but the mood in the West Wing is anything but merry. True, President Bush's recent Iraq speeches have put the White House back into comfortable blasts of campaign mode, but a lot of staff members say that they are feeling burned out and beaten down. So talk has intensified after a miserable year - Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the C.I.A. leak investigation, Iraq - about staff changes and who may be leaving in January. "I hope you know that coming into a new year, some people...
  • CA: Schwarzenegger names Dem chief of staff (many Republicans and Democrats caught off guard)

    11/30/2005 3:39:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 843+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/30/05 | Tom Chorneau - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday took the first step to shaking up his administration after his resounding special election failure, appointing a longtime Democratic activist as his chief of staff. The move to replace Patricia Clarey had been widely expected since voters defeated all four of the governor's "year of reform" measures Nov. 8. Clary was campaign manager for the effort. But the announcement of state Public Utilities Commissioner Susan Kennedy as Clarey's replacement caught many Republicans and Democrats off guard. Kennedy was Cabinet secretary to former Gov. Gray Davis, who was ousted in the 2003...
  • Arnold to tap major Democrat (Susan Kennedy ) to be his Chief of Staff: BREAKING!

    11/29/2005 7:31:53 PM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 182 replies · 3,038+ views
    FLASHREPORT ^ | 11-29-2005 6:02 pm | Jon Fleischman
    Arnold to tap major Democrat to be his Chief of Staff by Jon Fleischman - Publisher 11-29-2005 6:02 pm The rule of six (if I hear at least six credible people tell me something, then as a confirmed rumor, I run with it) has struck again. I previously reported on rumors that Pat Clarey, the Governor's Chief of Staff (and a loyal Republican) would be stepping aside after the special election. Read that story here. Well, apparently the Governor has decided to name Susan Kennedy as his Chief of Staff. I am sure that if this plays out, Kennedy will...
  • Schwarzenegger hires former Gray Davis aide Susan Kennedy as chief of staff

    11/29/2005 9:35:25 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 91 replies · 1,786+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | Nov 29 05 | John Howard
    Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has hired Susan Kennedy, a top aide to former Gov. Gray Davis, as his new chief of staff, Capitol sources in both major parties said. The chief of staff's position is considered the most powerful administrative position in state government, with broad authority over policy-making and the sprawling bureaucracy. The decision was made following two days of intense, closed-door meetings that included negotiating sessions across the street from the Capitol in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, where Schwarzenegger stays while in Sacramento. Kennedy's hiring was the culmination of a five-hour meeting, sources said, at which Kennedy demanded--and...