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What’s the Obama White House afraid of? Lafayette Park closed, media banned during GetEqual protest

In a move that suggests the White House is feeling the heat on its slow-motion approach toward repealing DADT, it’s now resorted to trying to stop press coverage of direct actions. As Ben Smith of The Politico notes in his post “Most transparent White House ever…“, closing Lafayette Park to…

Are you an adult with pre-existing conditions? The White House & Dems are preparing to screw you.

No final decisions have been made, but the White House is floating a nastygram balloon for all of us out there who have pre-existing conditions and know how health insurance companies have gotten away with murder denying people coverage. And this was one of the primary reasons reform is needed…

Ignore This Giant Plastic Card Around My Neck

Question for Jake Tapper: doesn’t the White House, as a normal matter of course, issue press credentials which require the holder to be a part of a legitimate news organization, and as a part of that process, hasn’t the White House been engaged in the process of determining what is…

The White House just called LGBTs part of pajama-clad ‘Internet fringe’ for asking for civil rights

In an NBC report less than 24 hours after the President declared his unwavering support for the LGBT community, the White House has decided to sh*t on citizen journalists on the left who are simply advocating for our civil rights. This is a real shot across the bow. Via Americablog:…

I Give Unto You…A Negro

It having been twenty five years since Michael Jackson appeared with the Reagans at the White House, and nearly three days since Michael Steele embarrassed himself in some electronic medium, it’s now time for conservatives to find a new black person to be comfortable with. Now, you might have thought…

The White House is ‘seeking ways’ to count same-sex couples in 2010 Census

Following Amanda’s post on the right-wing paranoia machine and the 2010 Census, this should give them agita. Pass the Pepto to the fringe……

Rick Santelli: Not America’s New White Jesus

Rick Santelli, who you may remember from his LARP rally trading floor rant of a few days ago, is now alleging that the White House has threatened his family. Politico has opined that Obama faces a “nation of Santellis” based on a misleading Rasmussen poll (is it just me, or…

C-SPAN’s Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership

C-SPAN has released the results of its second Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership. The 42 former occupants of the White House were ranked on ten attributes of leadership by 65 presidential historians. * Public Persuasion * Moral Authority * Relations with Congress * Performance Within Context of Times * Crisis…

Obama signs exec orders returning transparency to government

Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Our commitment to openness means more than simply informing the American people about how decisions are made. It means recognizing that government does not have all the answers,…

Sympathy for the Devil

It was almost a post title in search of a subject, wasn’t it? Vice President Dick Cheney will be using a wheelchair at the inauguration, the White House says, because he hurt his back Monday while moving boxes into his new home in McLean, Va. Poor guy.…

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