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  • ABC’s Jake Tapper: The Sam Donaldson of the Obamanation

    02/21/2009 5:59:54 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies · 622+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/21/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Is it Jake Tapper or Jake Scrapper? I am beginning to think the later as amongst the Obamagobbed media, ABC News' senior White House correspondent Tapper is emerging as the man ever ready with the pointed question for Obama and his administration. We may even call Tapper the Sam Donaldson of the Obama era. We all remember the many long years when Sam Donaldson would stand before Republican presidents (oh, and Clinton, too) and their press secretaries and, in that accusing monotone, ask the the most pointed question of the day, don't we? Of course, we also remember the less...
  • ABC News' Jake Tapper Nails Obama Press Secretary on Caterpillar Contradiction - Video 2/13/09

    02/13/2009 1:55:03 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies · 1,654+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 13, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of ABC News' Jake Tapper nailing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to the wall today on President Obama's statement yesterday, directly contradicted by Caterpillar's CEO, that passage of the Stimulus Plan would lead Caterpillar to rehire laid off workers. He also asked Gibbs what it says about Obama that no Caterpillar workers lobbied Rep. Aaron Schock to vote for the Stimulus Bill despite Obama putting him on the spot yesterday to do so in front of the workers. In both cases, Gibbs refused to really address the questions. Jake Tapper is showing himself to be a...
  • Who's Afraid of Jake Tapper?

    02/10/2009 9:32:36 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 977+ views ^ | Feb. 10, 2009 | Rachel Sklar
    ABC's tenacious reporter is already proving to be the new star of the White House press pack. Last night’s prime-time presidential address may have been like prom to the White House press corps, but every high-schooler knows that reputations are made in the schoolyard. And for the freshman class of 44, the first skirmish happened last Thursday in the White House briefing room between presidential Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and ABC’s Jake Tapper. Tapper, the network’s ambitious, telegenic Senior White House Correspondent, has made a name for himself as a tough questioner, but last Thursday, Tapper’s tenacity didn’t just get...
  • Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Gets Irritated at ABC News' Jake Tapper - Video 2/5/09

    02/05/2009 8:07:40 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies · 1,709+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs getting irritated with ABC News Reporter Jake Tapper. Tapper was pressing Gibbs on making documents available on whether Obama nominees have paid taxes. Gibbs was flippant with Tapper and eventually completely ignored a second question asked by Tapper. It's still early, but it seems to me that Robert Gibbs is a total bust as Press Secretary. He is very poor at the give and take with the press corps on camera. He made a fool of himself today, and showed himself to be as thin-skinned as the President he serves....
  • President Obama Likely to Order Military Commission Charges Dropped Against Terrorist Suspect

    02/05/2009 3:24:14 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 121 replies · 6,530+ views
    ABC Political Punch ^ | February 05, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News has learned that on Friday, President Obama will likely order the Department of Defense's Military Commission to withdraw charges against terrorist suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. The charges may later be reinstated in a military commission or pursued in a civilian court. Al-Nashiri will remain in custody. The announcement will not be made until after President Obama meets with the families of victims of terrorist attacks on 9/11 and on the U.S.S. Cole, where he will assure them that this step is not being done to be lenient towards al-Nashiri. The move is being done to stop the continued...
  • Tapper Tweaks Administration With Obamicon Of Lobbyist Appointee Lynn

    01/25/2009 10:25:05 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 9 replies · 612+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    My item of earlier this afternoon notwithstanding, not everyone at ABC is in the Obama tank. During the course of the campaign, Jake Tapper distinguished himself among his MSM colleagues by asking tough questions regarding candidate Obama. He did so both on the air, and notably in postings at his Political Punch blog. Recently named ABC’s Senior White House Correspondent, Tapper has served notice that he hasn’t lost his fastball. Readers will recall my item of yesterday describing how CBS’s Early Show weekend anchors apparently thought it was a good idea to have themselves posterized in the iconic Obama style...
  • Obama Visits Marine Corps Base for Christmas

    12/26/2008 7:27:02 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 137 replies · 4,235+ views
    ABC ^ | December 26 | Jake Tapper
    ...As Obama entered the room it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite; staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the President-elect to come to them to stand up...
  • Questions Arise About the Obama/Blagojevich Relationship

    12/09/2008 2:50:52 PM PST · by Soliton · 29 replies · 2,267+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 09, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    And, it should be pointed out, Mr. Obama has a relationship with Mr. Blagojevich, having not only endorsed Blagojevich in 2002 and 2006, but having served as a top adviser to the Illinois governor in his first 2002 run for the state house. That 2002 endorsement came at the same time that Axelrod had such serious concerns about whether Blagojevich was ready for governing he refused to work for his one-time client. According to Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., Mr. Obama's incoming White House chief of staff, Emanuel, then-state senator Obama, a third Blagojevich aide, and Blagojevich's campaign co-chair, David Wilhelm,...
  • Questions Arise About the Obama/Blagojevich Relationship

    12/09/2008 2:16:06 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies · 2,244+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec.9, 2008 | Jack Tapper
    "Obviously like the rest of the people of Illinois I am saddened and sobered by the news that came out of the US attorney's office today," said President-elect Obama this afternoon in Chicago, speaking of the criminal complaint against Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich for corruption. "But as this is a ongoing investigation involving the governor I don't think it would be appropriate for me to comment on the issue at this time." Asked what contact he'd had with the governor's office about his replacement in the Senate, President-elect Obama today said "I had no contact with the governor or his...
  • Anti-Obama Fringe to Descend Upon Supreme Court Tomorrow (Libtards in Denial)

    12/04/2008 2:50:11 PM PST · by pissant · 175 replies · 4,172+ views
    ABC ^ | 12/4/08 | Jake Tapper
    The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will tomorrow discuss whether or not it should take up the case of Leo C. Donofrio, Applicant, v. Nina Mitchell Wells, New Jersey Secretary of State, a case that challenges the citizenship of President-elect Obama. After the Justices meet -- and assuredly decline to hear the matter -- the anti-Obama activists supporting the case will hold a vigil near the steps of the highest Court in the land. The theory -- which is without evidence -- is that Mr. Obama's birth certificate is faked, and that he was not born in Hawaii but...
  • Election Over, Ayers, Wright & Farrakhan Emerge

    11/10/2008 1:20:49 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 38 replies · 392+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 09, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    In case you care… "For nine months, I kept quiet," Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said today at Mosque Maryam in Chicago, "because I saw that the good words that I spoke about this beautiful young man" -- President-elect Obama -- "at our Saviours' Day convention and the way they were misused. I decided it would be better for me to just be quiet rather than be drawn into the controversy that was swirling around his pastor, Father Pfleger, and others." "I feel freer today to say the things that are in my heart," said the controversial religious leader....
  • Obama to Dance on "Ellen" Tomorrow

    10/21/2008 5:40:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies · 967+ views ^ | October 21, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    This evening in Miami, Sen. Barack Obama taped an interview with Ellen DeGeneres for a piece that will air tomorrow on her show -- a surprise appearance. I regret to inform you that he did, indeed, dance.
  • "Whistleblower" Civil Suit Filed Against Bank in Rezko Land Deal (Obama's Illegal Home Purchase??)

    10/18/2008 2:20:23 PM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies · 1,367+ views
    Political Punch ^ | 101808 | Jake Tapper
    A civil suit was filed against Mutual Bank Corporation this week regarding the Rezko-Obama land deal that has called the Democratic candidate so many headaches. Kenneth J. Conner filed a $4.2 million suit against his former employer this week in Cook County Civil Court (see the suit HERE) alleging the bank was engaged in systematic fraud. Conner used to perform real estate review and analysis for the bank and he says that in June 2005 Amrish Mahajam, the president and CEO of Mutual, approved a loan to Rita Malki Rezko so she could purchase a 9,090 square foot vacant parcel...
  • Obama to Pre-emptively Attack McCain

    10/05/2008 7:10:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies · 1,326+ views
    ABC ^ | 10/5/2008 | Jake Tapper
    With the news that the McCain campaign is launching a full assault on Obama's associates, preparedness, and judgment in a TV ad campaign to start Wednesday -- as detailed in this morning's Washington Post -- the Obama campaign is planning a pre-emptive assault on the TV airwaves to start Monday. Gov. Sarah Palin got the ball rolling this morning, going after Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., for his association with Professor William Ayers, a former member of the radical group the Weather Underground, saying Obama "is someone who sees America it seems as being so imperfect, imperfect enough that he’s palling...
  • apper: McCain 'About to Open Up a Can of Whoop-ass on Obama'

    10/04/2008 7:14:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 2,635+ views ^ | October 4, 2008 | Noel Sheppard
    UPDATE at end of post: the can has already been opened!Without question, ABC's Jake Tapper is one of the few members of the mainstream media who's actually willing to publish less than favorable reports about Barack Obama.In a "Political Punch" blog posting Saturday about new revelations involving indicted fundraiser Tony Rezko, Tapper deliciously summed up a Washington Post piece as claiming that "Sen. John McCain's about to open up a can of whoop-ass on Obama with a focus on his personal associations." I kid you not (emphasis added, photo courtesy ABC): Story Continues Below Ad ↓ The Chicago Sun-Times...
  • Motorsports Racetrack Property Aid? Puerto Rico Rum Taxes? In the Economic Rescue Bill?

    10/02/2008 11:53:38 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 11 replies · 1,266+ views
    ABC News Political Punch ^ | 10/2/08 | Jake Tapper
    The Senate Finance Committee has published a summary of some of the additions to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act. There are many provisions in the bill that will directly benefit millions of Americans -- what's called the "AMT patch," for instance, which will protect 20 million middle class Americans from seeing a tax increase in 2009. Or tax deductions for tuition, and for teacher expenses. Corporations will see extensions of popular tax cuts -- for research and development, or renewable energies. But there's also some other stuff. My colleague Z. Bryon Wolf points out that it bears mentioning that all...
  • Staffers for negotiators of bailout bill asked to turn over their BlackBerries

    09/27/2008 2:50:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 39 replies · 1,878+ views ^ | 9/27/2008 | Jake Tapper
    Saturday afternoon so as to prevent leaks, as members of Congress and the Bush administration rolled up their sleeves to try to hammer out a compromise bill. The BlackBerries, with Post-It notes identifying their owners, vibrated away in a small trash can, and later were spread out on a table for later retrieval, as their owners tried to help their bosses resolve the legislative logjam in one of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's offices on the second floor of the U.S. Capitol building. House Republicans, who had not been meaningfully involved in the process until Thursday, when they announced they would...
  • President Bush Pushes Bailout Plan; House Republicans Resist

    09/26/2008 11:59:42 AM PDT · by dlt · 168 replies · 4,914+ views
    ABC News ^ | September 26, 2008 | JAKE TAPPER and RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    President Bush and Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain pleaded with GOP members of the House to end their party rebellion and quickly approve a Wall Street bailout plan.
  • Bush Invites Obama to DC to Work on Bailout Bill; Obama Accepts

    09/24/2008 5:23:59 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 138 replies · 3,171+ views
    ABC Blog ^ | 9/24/08 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News has learned that President Bush called Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., this evening and invited him to participate in a meeting about the Wall Street bailout bill tomorrow afternoon in Washington, DC, with other congressional leaders, including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Obama accepted the president's invitation, a source tells ABC News. The invitation comes at an interesting time. The President has not been in the middle of negotiations with Congress, leaving that task to his Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. McCain earlier today announced he was suspending his campaign -- and his participation in the first presidential debate Friday night...
  • Oh, That Joe! (No. 14 in a Series) - Biden Says Obama Won't Take His Beretta

    09/20/2008 2:35:19 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 75 replies · 215+ views ^ | September 20, 2008 | Jake Tapper
    Sen. Barack Obama better not mess with his running mate Joe Biden's guns...or else. In an out-of-nowhere attempt to re-assure a southwestern Virginia labor crowd about gun owners' rights, Biden -- who regularly scores "F" ratings from the National Rifle Association -- warned Obama that if "he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem."