Tag: White House

Climate Change a Greater Threat Than Terrorism, White House Says

The president responded in the interview released this week: “Absolutely. And I don’t blame the media for that. What’s the famous saying about local newscasts, right? If it bleeds, it leads, right? You show crime stories and you show fires, because that’s what folks watch, and it’s all about ratings. And, you know, the problems […]

White House Wants ‘War Authority’ to Fight ISIS

The White House revealed to lawmakers on Tuesday details of its request to Congress for a three-year war authority to battle Islamic extremists that would prohibit “enduring” offensive combat operations, AFP reported.   The authorization for use of military force (AUMF) would also allow for use of U.S. special forces, and would not restrict operations […]

The White House as the Ministry of Truth

In George Orwell’s landmark novel 1984, Big Brother’s dictatorial state uses “newspeak” and its Ministry of Truth to turn falsehood into manufactured “truth” and reality into lies. The administration’s explanation of what drives the terrorists responsible for 9/11, the Fort Hood shooting, and the Boston bombing sounds everyday more and more like a product of […]

White House Blasts ‘Illegitimate’ Construction

Israel’s publishing of tenders to build 450 new homes in Judea and Samaria has left the United States deeply concerned, the White House said Friday.   The White House condemned the construction plans as “illegitimate and counterproductive” to achieving peace, according to the AFP news agency.   “We have deep concerns about these highly contentious […]

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law’s Tax Troubles

Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for health insurance.   […]

White House Distances Itself From Netanyahu Comments

The White House is still attempting to be diplomatic — at least publicly —when it comes to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to speak in front of the United States Congress in March.   This morning on Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough responded to an article in Haaretz, […]

White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

With their guttersniping failing to stop Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March speech before Congress, White House aides are unloading their full arsenal of bile. “He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave,” one Obama aide told an Israeli newspaper. “Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and […]

Boehner, White House Clash Over Netanyahu Invite

Instead, Boehner has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress next month. He didn’t consult with the White House before extending the invitation, and administration officials are not happy. Press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday afternoon that Boehner’s invitation is a breach of normal diplomatic protocol. Typically, a nation’s leader would contact the White […]