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  • Graham: President Obama twisted up over Benghazi

    05/22/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 22, 2013 | Michael Graham
    What’s the difference between keeping President Obama “updated throughout the night” on a deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi and keeping him “updated throughout the night” on a deadly tornado in Oklahoma? The president could have actually done something about Benghazi. Have you been watching the president the past 36 hours or so? Lots of photos of him calling officials in Oklahoma, offering federal help. Speeches in front of the camera expressing his condolences to the tornado victims and pledging to rebuild. “Our prayers are with the people of Oklahoma today,” Obama said yesterday, “and we’ll back up those prayers with...
  • Benghazi scandal tied to White House

    04/29/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    As the result of a Freedom of Information Act battle, new documents have emerged tying the messaging of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, to the White House. ... Among the top administration PR personnel who received the memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Deputy Press Secretary Joshua Earnest, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, then-White House Deputy Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, then-National Security Council Director of Communications Erin Pelton, Special Assistant to the Press Secretary Howli Ledbetter, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist David Plouffe. In addition a document showed Susan Rice was...
  • Robert Gibbs: If Dems Lose Senate, ‘Turn Out the Lights, the Party’s Over’

    03/17/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2014 - 10:16 AM | Curtis Kalin
    Former Obama White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appeared on the “Meet the Press” roundtable Sunday and laid bare truths about Washington, and his former boss’s spokesman. As the show’s featured guest, White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer painted a ludicrously optimistic portrait of the 2014 midterm elections for Democrats, stating emphatically, “I believe we will keep the Senate.” Later in the show, Gibbs admitted the Democrats could “absolutely” lose the Senate. He added: “If [Obama] doesn’t get more involved in raising money and making this a choice, as Dan Pfeiffer said, you lose the Senate. And, if you lose the...
  • Not Even Trying Anymore: White House Blames Bush for Weak Economic Data in 2014

    01/27/2014 7:11:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Schauss
    When asked about the poor economic conditions in America ahead of the President’s State of the Union speech, Senior White House Advisor, Dan Pfeiffer, petulantly passed the buck to George W. Bush. The comedic excuse is as pathetic as it is baseless. But don’t let that stop the White House from trying to cast blame for today’s economic failures on an economic crises that came to life in the closing days of their predecessor’s administration. On Fox News Sunday, Pfeiffer explained to Anchor Chris Wallace that the reason for America’s weak economic “recovery” was because of the damage done...
  • Obama’s Rough 2013 Prompts a New Blueprint (Podesta: Need to remember Harry Reid's not president)

    01/25/2014 3:22:45 PM PST · by kristinn · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Scott Wilson with Karen Tumulty
    An internal White House assessment concludes that President Obama must distance himself from a recalcitrant Congress after being badly damaged last year by legislative failures, a government shutdown and his own missteps. Obama has said that his fraught relationship with Congress, especially after Republicans won the House in 2010, complicated his ability to promote his agenda. But for the first time, following what many allies view as a lost year, the White House is reorganizing itself to support a more executive-focused presidency and inviting the rest of the government to help. The new approach comes after weeks of internal White...
  • Sarah Palin knew a death panel when she saw one

    11/06/2013 12:18:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Charles Hurt
    Mama Grizzly warned us this would happen. Under Obamacare, the sick and weak and old would stand before death panels of bureaucrats to be granted life or death. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was laughed out of town for making four years ago what we now know is a prescient prediction. Perhaps she is one of the few who actually read the health care bill before it passed. “And who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course,” she wrote on her Facebook page in 2009. “The America I know and
  • President was told healthcare website would work, official says

    11/03/2013 2:16:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 3, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama was assured that the healthcare insurance website was ready to launch on Oct. 1, even as private contractors and some administration officials knew the site had failed in early testing, a senior White House advisor said Sunday. Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer said the president repeatedly asked about the healthcare.gov website, a key piece of his 2010 healthcare overhaul legislation, and was told it would meet his expectations. Along with the president, Pfeiffer hyped the website in the weeks before the troubled launch, promising it would “be a consumer experience unmatched by anything in government, but also...
  • White House Official Tweets N-Word

    10/08/2013 7:11:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 54 replies
    The White House via Twitter ^ | Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | Dan Pfieffer
    Obviously a horrendous typo in my previous tweet. My apologies 9:54 AM - 8 Oct 13
  • Trey Gowdy calls Dan Pfeiffer a ‘demagogic self-serving political hack’

    07/23/2013 3:37:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/23/2013
    (snip) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), who chairs a House subcommittee on border security, called Pfeiffer a “demagogic self-serving political hack who can’t even be elected to a parent advisory committee, much less Congress.” (snip) Pfeiffer had tweeted a link to an editorial in La Opinion, a Southern California newspaper aimed at Latinos, that was critical of Cantor’s proposal. The piece “nails the cruel hypocrisy of the GOP immigration plan: allow some kids to stay but deport their parents,” Pfeiffer wrote. Gowdy’s comments came at the end of an hours-long hearing and as he was thanking four witnesses for being constructive...
  • WATCH: Dan Pfeiffer on IRS scandal: 'The law is irrelevant'

    05/20/2013 2:20:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Video at link
  • Pure Vanity!

    05/20/2013 6:43:17 AM PDT · by BobNative · 8 replies
    Vanity | May 20, 2013 | Self
    Dan Pfeiffer was so arrogant yesterday, he and other White House Staff Members need a dose of reality from "the Little People!" Does anyone have telephone numbers and eMail addresses for key White House Staffers? If so, please provide this information for our Free Republic Friends. Many Thanks. God bless You and God bless America!
  • Republicans Ripping White House's Dan Pfeiffer - "The Legality Of IRS Targeting Is 'Irrelevant'"

    05/20/2013 5:20:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 19, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Republicans Are Ripping The White House's Dan Pfeiffer For Saying The Legality Of IRS Targeting Is 'Irrelevant' Brett LoGiurato | May 19, 2013 Republicans are ripping White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer this morning for referring to the legality of the IRS' inappropriate targeting of conservative groups as "irrelevant." But Pfeiffer said that to reinforce the White House's assertion that the IRS' behavior is inexcusable. "I can’t speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant," Pfeiffer said on ABC's "This Week,"
  • Pfeiffer: Republicans owe Susan Rice an 'apology' [for what?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked]

    05/19/2013 9:35:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Pfeiffer: Republicans owe Susan Rice an 'apology' By MACKENZIE WEINGER | 5/19/13 12:07 PM EDT White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer on Sunday said Republicans “owe” U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice “an apology” for saying she misled the country in the wake of the Benghazi attack. “Frankly, I think that many of the Republicans who had been talking about this, now that they’ve seen the emails, owe Ambassador Rice an apology for the things they’ve said about her in the wake of the attack,” Pfeiffer said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Apology for what?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked. “For accusing her of...
  • White House Advisor Attempts to Defend the Handling of the IRS Scandal

    05/19/2013 11:58:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2019 | Heather Ginsberg
    <p>Dan Pfeiffer, a White House Senior advisor, attempted to defend the Obama administration’s handling of the IRS scandal on today’s Face the Nation. Pfeiffer claimed it wasn’t a ‘real’ scandal and said, “What would be an actual real scandal in Washington would be if the president had been involved or had interfered in an IRS investigation”.</p>
  • ‘What did you do when you found out?’: Rep. Darrell Issa slams lying-liar Dan Pfeiffer

    05/19/2013 11:36:14 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 172 replies
    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said today that “the law is irrelevant” concerning the IRS’ targeting of conservatives. Rep. Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, ripped into Pfeiffer for his absurd comments.
  • Obama Aide: 'Irrelevant Fact' Where President Was During Benghazi Attacks

    05/19/2013 8:18:03 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 12 replies
    Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer said it's an "irrelevant fact" where the president physically was during the Benghazi terror attack on September 11, 2012. Host Chris Wallace reminds Pfeiffer that Obama didn't really talk with Secretary Clinton, Secretary Panetta, or Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, that night. "He was talking to his national security staff," Pfeiffer insists. Asked about whether the president entered the Situation Room, Pfeiffer says, "I don't remember what room the president was in on that night, and that's a largely irrelevant fact." Pfeiffer then argues that Wallace's questions about the president's handling of...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 May 2013

    05/19/2013 4:38:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 May 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 19th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Pfeiffer, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Rep. David Camp, R-Mich.; Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Pfeiffer, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Sen. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt.THIS WEEK (ABC): Pfeiffer; Sen. Robert Menendez, D- N.J.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga.; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Pfeiffer, Sen. Rand...
  • Amid damage control efforts, White House listens to outside advice

    05/16/2013 7:13:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 16, 2013 8:44pm EDT | Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - Senior White House officials responsible for navigating the administration through a trio of scandals met on Thursday with outside Democratic strategists for advice on how to get past the controversies and back on track advancing the president's agenda. The White House is trying to regain the upper hand after being knocked on the defensive over its response to deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, the seizure of journalists' phone records in a Justice Department leak investigation, and the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups for special scrutiny. Now, President Barack Obama's closest advisers want to find a way...
  • White House pushes Obama budget, warns Republicans about 'my way or highway' tactic (Hurl Alert)

    04/07/2013 4:27:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    AP via Fox News.com ^ | April 7, 2013
    The White House tried Sunday to win support for President Obama’s forthcoming budget, arguing the plan is a balanced approach to economic prosperity and warning Republicans about stonewalling negotiations and pushing a “rejected” Romney plan. “Right now, the approach of many Republicans, particularly the leadership in the House, is my way or the highway,” senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer told “Fox News Sunday.” “Their view is the only acceptable plan is to try to … essentially enact the Romney economic plan. The American people rejected that, and Republicans shouldn't be doubling down on it.” The White House effort comes...
  • White House issues embarrassing apology to Charles Krauthammer over Churchill bust gaffe

    08/01/2012 7:17:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Tthe Telegraph ^ | 1 Aug 2012 | Nile Gardine
    The Obama presidency is fond of issuing apologies for America on the world stage, but very rarely makes them at home to Americans. White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer has just issued one to Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer, who last week wrote an op-ed berating the Obama administration for removing a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office when it came to power. Pfeiffer had issued a stinging attack on Krauthammer, alleging that his Churchill bust reference was “100 percent false.” Krauthammer was of course 100 percent correct, and the British Embassy in...
  • Busted: Mr. Pfeiffer and the White House blog

    07/30/2012 11:09:09 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 29, 2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Shortly after 9/11, President George W. Bush received from Prime Minister Tony Blair a bust of Winston Churchill as an expression of British-American solidarity. Bush gave it pride of place in the Oval Office. In my Friday column about Mitt Romney’s trip abroad and U.S. foreign policy [“Why he’s going where he’s going,” op-ed], I wrote that Barack Obama “started his Presidency by returning to the British Embassy the bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office.” Within hours, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer had created something of a bonfire. Citing my statement, he posted a furious...
  • White House Busted!!

    07/28/2012 1:51:01 PM PDT · by yoe · 46 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | July 28, 2012 | Keith Koffler
    The White House incorrectly claimed that a bust of Winston Churchill was not removed from the White House when President Obama moved in, insisting with emphatic certainty that it had simply been moved to the residence but then retracting the assertion. In a “Fact Check” post added to the White House website Friday, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer scornfully dismissed as “100% false” the “rumor” that Obama had removed the Churchill bust that had presided over the George W. Bush Oval Office and shipped it back to the British. Turns out Pfeiffer’s was the false statement. Picture [snip] Pfeiffer...
  • WH's Pfeiffer: Not Raising Debt Ceiling "Could Potentially Put Us Towards A Depression" (OH NOES!!!)

    07/26/2011 8:10:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    WH Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer: "We are seven days away from an unprecedented financial event in this country's history. One that could potentially put us towards a depression because the House Republicans, led by Speaker Boehner, are unwilling to compromise one inch." Pfeiffer spoke to CBS News Radio on Tuesday morning. (video at link)
  • When Health Insurance Companies Attack (WH Communications Director goes after private business)

    03/11/2010 6:15:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 377+ views
    White House .gov ^ | 3/11/10 | Dan Pfeiffer
    When Health Insurance Companies AttackPosted by Dan Pfeiffer on March 11, 2010 at 01:22 PM EST In recent weeks, you’ve probably heard a lot about WellPoint, the big insurance company that reported earning $2.7 billion in one quarter, and then promptly raised rates on some customers in California by up to 39 percent. Those aren’t the only big increases WellPoint has attempted to implement. In 2009, the company sought a 24 percent increase for its customers in Connecticut, and it’s asked to raise rates by 23 percent in Maine this year. This pattern appears to be working for WellPoint. Recently,...
  • New W.H. Comm Director Has a Dim View of Fox News

    01/20/2010 6:56:06 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 32 replies · 1,345+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | January 20, 2010 | Don Irvine
    Anita Dunn may be gone from the White House but her successor feels the same way she did about Fox News. From TVNewser The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview today with The New York Times' The Caucus blog, Pfeiffer was clear about the White House position on Fox News: "I have the same view of Fox that Anita [Dunn] had, which is that Fox is not a traditional news organization. They have a point of view. That...
  • Obama "Old Man" Ad Attacks McCain's War Disabilities

    09/12/2008 4:01:22 PM PDT · by PhatHead · 350 replies · 3,218+ views
    NRO - The Corner ^ | 12 September 2008 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Obama campaign is mocking John McCain for not using a computer. From the AP story about the computer illiterate ad: "Our economy wouldn't survive without the Internet, and cyber-security continues to represent one our most serious national security threats," [Obama spokesman Dan] Pfeiffer said. "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail." Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "extraordinary." The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the...