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Police arrest 12 during ‘Take Back the Capitol’ rally

WASHINGTON — US police made a dozen arrests near the White House on Wednesday as more than a thousand demonstrators converged in the latest protest against corporate greed and inequitable distribution of wealth. After an hour of face-to-face talks, officers including some on horseback, started to detain demonstrators who had…

Obama presses payroll tax cut extension

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama chastised Republican lawmakers Monday for failing to act to extend a cut in payroll taxes set to expire at the end of the year. In comments at the White House, Obama said Republicans were blocking the measure to avoid allowing a hike in taxes to…

White House refuses apology over Pakistan strike

WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday dismissed the notion of offering an apology to Pakistan over the NATO air strikes that killed 24 soldiers, insisting an inquiry was still ongoing as to how the men died. “I, speaking for the White House and the president, offered condolences on behalf…

White House shooter declared fit to stand trial

WASHINGTON — A man charged with attempting to assassinate US President Barack Obama by firing an assault rifle at the White House has been declared fit to stand trial, but the government Monday called for more tests and a full competency hearing. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, 21, who allegedly called Obama the…

White House aide meets with LGBT media – no news, lotsa spin

(Photo: Americablog’s Joe Sudbay took this impressionist photo of me in the White House Press Briefing Room, 7/1/2010.) What the heck was I doing at the White House? This week I received an invitation to the White House earlier this week from the Office of Media Affairs to cover a…

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…

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