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Obamas salute US soldiers in Christmas message

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle sent Christmas greetings to Americans and particularly US soldiers serving abroad in a special holiday message. As families gather for the holidays “we wanted to take a moment to send greetings from our family — from me, from Michelle, from Malia…

Dean, Lieberman point to Obama for death of public option

WASHINGTON — A consistent narrative is emerging from various sides of the health care debate: the White House is largely responsible for the removal of the popular public option from the reform legislation. Two key players in the debate — Howard Dean and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) — have essentially…

O’Reilly slams ‘blind ideologue, Kool-Aid drinker’ Laura Ingraham

It was a clash of the partisans on Fox News. When teased by right-wing radio talker Laura Ingraham about his alleged “gushing” over Michelle Obama during the White House Christmas party, Bill O’Reilly was quick to bristle. “Wait a minute,” he said. “I’m going to call you out on this.…

‘Accidental Salahis’ enjoy White House breakfast

A Georgia couple who showed up at the White House a day early for a tour somehow wound up at an invitation-only breakfast with President Barack Obama and the first lady. It wasn’t a state dinner, but it left the White House once again explaining how people who were not…

Revealed: Bush officials e-mailed bogus rumor blaming Gore for failure to kill Bin Laden

“Missing” Bush White House emails found White House emails retrieved from Bush administration records reveal that top Bush Justice Department officials circulated a memo falsely blaming Al Gore for U.S. failure to get Osama bin Laden. The apocryphal Osama-Al Gore-Oliver North story, already debunked on snopes.com, was forwarded internally to…

Fox White House correspondent tells Twitter critic to take a hike

A believer of evolution might think with so many critics out there — liberal, presidential or otherwise — that Fox News reporters would develop thick skin. But a grammatically challenged Tweet by a user with just two followers managed to unnerve Major Garrett, the Senior White House Correspondent for Fox…

22 million missing Bush-era emails found, set for 2014 release

Computer technicians have found 22 million missing White House e-mails from the administration of President George W. Bush and the Obama administration is searching for dozens more days’ worth of potentially lost e-mail from the Bush years, according to two groups that filed suit over the failure by the Bush…

Obama calls Wall Street CEOs ‘fat cat bankers,’ gives himself B+

President Obama told CBS’ Steve Croft that “fat cat bankers” on Wall Street have not shown “a lot of shame” about taking big bonuses an excessive compensation after causing the country’s economic problems. Obama explained why Americans are still upset at Wall Street. “You guys are drawing down $10, $20…

White House pressuring Reid to negotiate with Lieberman?

UPDATE The White House is denying a news report that it is pressuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to negotiate a deal with Sen. Joe Lieberman on health care reform. “The report is inaccurate,” White House communication adviser Dan Pfieiffer told Greg Sargent at the Plum Line. “The White House…

Siegelman: Bush lawyers still running Justice Department

President Barack Obama’s Justice Department has changed little from the Bush Justice Department because the same people are still running the show, says former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. Siegelman is fighting a 2006 corruption conviction he and many observers say was politically motivated and may have even been orchestrated from…

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