May 15, 2013 |
(The Oval Office. September 2010. Barack Obama is alone, reclining in his chair, legs up on the desk. The Communist Internationale plays loudly . The president whistles along while reading a large hardcover book. As camera zooms in, the words "Das Kapital" can be seen on the spine.) Obama: (aloud, to himself) Man, that Marx had so much of this right.... (His intercom buzzes). Secretary: Mr. President, your three o'clock is here. Obama: Send them in, Katie.
November 26, 2009 |
Dan Pfeiffer regularly trolls the West Wing, his list of to-do items -- a couple dozen long -- on a stiff White House-embossed index card in his pocket. At the end of every day, there's always a handful that he can't quite cross off. The soon-to-be White House communications director is never in one place for long. At one moment, he's feet up on someone else's desk in the press aides' pen, hands clasped behind his head. Then, he's leaning against a wall in David Axelrod's office down the hall from...
December 31, 2009 |
Eighteen months removed from a protracted presidential primary fight, a group of Democrats gathered by President Obama has recommended that the party effectively eliminate the influence of so-called superdelegates by redefining their voting power. The Democratic Change Commission, which was convened last August to examine the nominating process, is recommending that superdelegates -- also known as unpledged delegates -- be required to vote along with the electoral majority of their state.
March 7, 2009
Why the continued hubbub over Rush Limbaugh by leading Democratic voices? Obama campaign manager David Plouffe has entered the fray [" Minority Leader Limbaugh ," op-ed, March 4]. Democrats and liberals piously defend Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s remarks about a "nation of cowards" as needed dialogue on race. But Mr. Limbaugh's rhetorical attention-grabber about rooting for President Obama "to fail" without contextual discussion of his genuine concerns over onerous taxation, unfathomable government spending and...
October 6, 2009
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is enlisting Hollywood celebrities including actress Rosario Dawson and musician Will.I.Am to draw attention to his health care overhaul agenda. The performers will act as celebrity judges for a TV commercial contest set up by Organizing for America, the Obama political organization that's part of the Democratic National Committee. Organizing for America last month invited supporters to create and submit 30-second ads in support of remaking health care.
November 1, 2009
Guests to be interviewed Sunday on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (WTTG), 9 a.m. Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh . STATE OF THE UNION (CNN), 9 a.m. Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio); Gov. Haley Barbour (R-Miss.); Republican strategist Mary Matalin ; and Democratic strategist James Carville . THIS WEEK (ABC, WJLA), 10 a.m. Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett ; columnist George Will ; former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers ; Ed ...