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  • Obama Aide: 'Irrelevant Fact' Where President Was During Benghazi Attacks

    05/19/2013 7:26:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies
    Obama Aide: 'Irrelevant Fact' Where President Was During Benghazi Attacks Daniel Halper May 19, 2013 9:48 AM 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,...
  • White House Fears ‘President Cruz’ Will Overturn Exec Amnesty

    12/19/2014 8:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer conceded that he fears a President Ted Cruz will overturn President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, perhaps signaling that Cruz represents the greatest threat to the progressive left. “Our first 100 days we spent a lot of time signing executive orders undoing what [President George W.] Bush did, and I would like not to be sitting on a beach somewhere reading about President [Ted] Cruz doing that to us, so it’s very important to us,” Pfeiffer told the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Earlier in the day, Pfeiffer declared that Obama’s executive amnesty was one...
  • Graham: President Obama twisted up over Benghazi

    05/22/2013 12:54:48 PM PDT · by don-o · 38 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 Lies

    05/02/2014 3:54:11 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard - Magazine ^ | MAY 2, 2014 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    In response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed last summer by Judicial Watch, the Obama administration last week released 41 documents related to the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. An email from the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, has received most of the attention. In it, Rhodes laid out four goals for Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who would be appearing on five Sunday talk shows 36 hours later. “To convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities...
  • When the White House hates your tweet

    05/01/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 7 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 1, 2014 | Olivier Knox
    For the Obama White House, tweets from reporters are a kind of early warning system. It’s up to Jessica Allen, 24, to sound the alarm. Allen, whose official title is “media monitor,” tracks journalists’ tweets and flags them in mass emails that land in the in-boxes of more than 80 Obama aides, including chief of staff Denis McDonough, White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler, press secretary Jay Carney and senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer. The result? Reporters who regularly cover Obama have become familiar with seemingly out-of-the-blue emails or telephone calls from officials taking issue with their tweets — often thoughtfully and...
  • ‘The WH is losing it’: Petulant Obama adviser Pfeiffer explains Obama’s Gettysburg anniversary snub

    11/19/2013 10:28:09 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 19, 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    All is a twitter on Twitchy regarding Nobama's no-show at the a150 year anniversary of The Gettysburg Address. Some in the media are mocking Pfeiffer/Obama for their sarcastic tweets.
  • White House aide sparks outrage by 'smearing' cancer patient who spoke out against Obamacare

    11/05/2013 5:09:24 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11-5-13 | David Martosko and Lydia Warren
    Dan Pfeiffer, the top White House communications strategist, tweeted out a liberal organization's hit piece on Edie Sundby's insurance company Pfeiffer has one of the few 'official' White House Twitter accounts The story ran on the Think Progress blog, a project of the Center for American Progress – run by a former Clinton White House chief of staff It alleged Sundby's now-famous health insurance limbo is United Healthcare's fault, not Obamacare's Sundby, who has battled gallbladder cancer for nearly seven years, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed about how Obamacare will affect her health Her insurance plan will be canceled...
  • Michelle Pfeiffer Says She Used to Be in a 'Breatharian' Cult

    11/04/2013 2:06:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 3, 2013 | Kate Stanton
    Michelle Pfeiffer was in her 20s when she became involved in a cult that encouraged its followers to live without food or water.Tabloids are full of stories of Hollywood actresses on crazy fad diets, but Michelle Pfeiffer once belonged to a cult that believed human beings could learn to live on nothing but air. In a recent interview with The Sunday Telegraph, the 55-year-old actress said she was 20 when she moved to Los Angeles and met a couple who acted like "personal trainers." “They worked with weights and put people on diets. Their thing was vegetarianism,” she said. “They...
  • Despicable: WH smears cancer survivor who lost her insurance plan due to Obamacare

    11/04/2013 8:49:14 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies ^ | November 4, 2013 |
    Beyond repugnant. As Twitchy reported, Edie Littlefield Sundby is a Stage IV cancer survivor. She is losing her current insurance plan due to Obamacare. She cannot keep her plan, nor the doctors, that have helped her beat all odds and live for almost seven years. Greta Van Susteren and Brit Hume brought her story to the attention of the boot-licking hacks at the New York Times who claimed that President Pants on Fire “clearly misspoke” when he said you could keep your plan. No biggie. Those with a soul (does not include the NYT editorial board) are repulsed by the...

    09/27/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-27-2013 | CHRIS STIREWALT
    Senior White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer compared House Republicans to suicide bombers, kidnappers and arsonists in an interview with CNN. Pfeiffer, the former White House communications director who was promoted to the senior spot after the 2012 election, explained President Obama’s unwillingness to compromise on his call for an unconditional increase in the federal debt limit: “What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest.” He also called Republican counterproposals “ransom demands” adding, “It’s not a negotiation if I show up at your house and say, ‘Give me everything inside or I'm going to...
  • White House Aide Calls Criticism Of Obama "Offensive"

    05/19/2013 2:47:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 19,2013 | Brian Knowlton
    A senior adviser to President Obama mounted a combative defense of the administration on Sunday, saying that the controversies enveloping the White House were the result of Republican lawmakers trying to “drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped-up hearings and false allegations.”
  • ‘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.
  • 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...
  • Obama Senior Adviser Complains That The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'

    04/04/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/3/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Wednesday that the prominent Drudge Report website "hurts" the White House's message because of its dominating effect on the news cycle. Pfeiffer said that he was "ambivalent" to what Matt Drudge links to on his website, but he lamented that the site led to a "Pavlovian response" from reporters. "Anyone saying anything can get caught up in the spin cycle in a way that is very damaging," Pfeiffer said at a Politico Playbook breakfast with Mike Allen. "It hurts what we’re trying to do, but then it is very damaging to that individual...
  • 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...
  • 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)
  • Another Government Shutdown?

    09/11/2010 7:56:36 PM PDT · by Gil4 · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The White House Blog ^ | September 10, 2010 | Dan Pfeiffer
    Another Government Shutdown? Posted by Dan Pfeiffer on September 10, 2010 at 10:33 PM EDT Today the President once again discussed his proposals to boost America’s economic recovery – from rebuilding America’s roads and bridges, to giving businesses incentives to invest, to help for small business. If one sat back and tried to think of the most bipartisan idea the President could possibly propose to boost job creation, it would probably be providing tax breaks for small businesses, and yet even this has been blocked by the partisan Republican minority from even coming up for an up-or-down vote for months....
  • 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...
  • David Pfeiffer (R-NM) Exploring U.S. Senate Campaign

    08/23/2005 6:07:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies · 1,197+ views
    The Free New Mexican ^ | August 19, 2005 | Tom Sharpe
    What I have been doing is exploring the possibility of running," he said. "I've been traveling around the state, going to Republican functions to meet with county chairs and party activists."