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Obama Chief of Staff: D.C. Would Work Better ‘If This President Has His Way’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told NBC News reporter Chris Jansing on Thursday that Washington would work better if only President Barack Obama had his way.

Dempsey bucks Obama line by praising Israelis for Gaza tactics

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, went against the Obama administration's own line when he said Thursday that the Israeli military acted "responsibly" and went to “extraordinary lengths” to minimize Palestinian civilian casualties during Operation Protective Edge last summer

Marco Rubio Considers POTUS Run as a Pro-Amnesty Adviser Leaves Office

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says he will decide on a potential 2016 presidential run "in the coming weeks." He'll do so without the help of a pro-amnesty adviser and former chief of staff who has left his office. "For me, the decision is...Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Rauner Names Chief Of Staff

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner has named campaign aide Mike Zolnierowicz his chief of staff. (Just call him Mike Z.; everyone else does.) [ more › ]

Logan Spence Named to Head Lt Governor-Elect Patrick’s Transition Team

HOUSTON, Texas – Texas Lt. Governor-Elect Dan Patrick named his long-time chief of staff, Logan Spence, to be the chief of staff of his transition team. The team, consisting largely of former Texas Senate staffers and campaign leaders, will help Patrick through the process of setting up the new Lt. Show More Summary

US general backs Israel on Gaza casualties

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff says Israel went to "extraordinary lengths" to limit civilian deaths during Gaza war.

Rauner adds Edgar, Daley, Meeks to transition team

Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner introduced members of his transition team on Thursday, a group that includes business leaders, a former governor, a former congressman, a former White House chief of staff and South Side pastors who supported his campaign.

Phillip Gaines Embodiment of Chiefs' Front Office and Coaching Staff Partnership

Under the leadership of general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs are 16-8. That’s tied for the sixth-best mark in the league over the last two seasons after being the sixth-worst team from 2009-2012...Show More Summary

Republican Takover Is Obama’s Fault, Chief Of Staff For Harry Reid Claims

Harry Reid’s chief of staff is blaming President Barack Obama for Republicans takeover of the Senate and solidifying their majority in Congress. David Krone, the Nevada Senator’s chief staffer, told the Washington Post that the president and the White House were not “up to speed”‘ prior to the 2014 Midterms. Show More Summary

Harry Reid's chief of staff on Obama: 'Sometimes the messenger isn't good'

Democrats are picking up the pieces Wednesday morning after getting blown out in the midterm elections. And given that President Obama's low approval rating and his administration's fumbling on a few key issues — the ObamaCare rollout,...Show More Summary

Reid Chief of Staff Slams Obama: ‘Sometimes the Messenger Isn’t Good’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Let the circular firing squad begin. In a report by the Washington Post David Krone, chief of staff of dethroned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), tossed the Democrats' brutal midterm odds at the feet of President Barack Obama, arguing the White House undercut Senate fundraising efforts while saddling candidates with his unpopularity.

Like Colin Powell—and Most Black Folks—Obama Has Never Been Too Liberal or Conservative

In 2000, Gen. Colin Powell was elected president of the United States. He rode into office on high favorability ratings resulting from his successful stint as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. His core conviction was best captured...Show More Summary

Harry Reid’s top man tears apart the White House

You almost never see this in politics. David Krone, the chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), launches a major attack on the White House in this blockbuster story by my colleagues Philip Rucker and Robert Costa: At a March 4 Oval Office meeting, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and other […]

General Dempsey Prompts PC Outrage With Joke To Muslim Man

On October 31, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey was speaking at Syracuse University when a bearded Muslim held the microphone to ask a question, and Dempsey quickly asked, "Are you Taliban?" Dempsey then added, "Just kidding." According to, tracked the bearded Muslim down after the event. Show More Summary

Gen. Martin Dempsey Asks Bearded Muslim Man: ‘Are You Taliban?’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey delivered a speech at Syracuse University Friday morning, and while he was there he reportedly made a joke that could rub some Muslims, as well as some bearded people, the wrong way. When a Muslim man named Yusuf Soule stood up to ask a question, Dempsey quipped, "Are you Taliban?" He quickly added, "Just kidding."

DeKalb Ethics Chairman Ernst Steps Over The Line?

Can the Chair of an Ethics Board cross a line into unethical behavior while pursuing his own brand of “ethics?”  DeKalb County is about to show us how that’s possible. Bob Lundsten, Chief of Staff to former DeKalb County Commissioner...Show More Summary

Chiefs Top Pass Defense a 'Testimony to Bob Sutton and Coaching Staff'

Alex Smith reinvented himself in Kansas City, but the real star of the Kansas City Chiefs is their pass defense. Watch Bob Gretz of and Bleacher Report's Stephen Nelson discuss the Chiefs' hopes for the playoffs. Read more NFL news on

Monitoring U.S. Troops Returning from Ebola Mission

Secretary Hagel has signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from Ebola

Burwell Picks Treasury Aide Fitzpayne for HHS Chief of Staff

Alastair "Al" Fitzpayne, a top Treasury Department aide with extensive contacts on Capitol Hill, will be the next chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services, working with secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Minnesota Lt. Governor Candidate Presided Over 10,000 Abortions as Planned Parenthood Activist

Who is Tina Smith? Most Minnesotans have no idea. Smith is Gov. Mark Dayton’s running mate in the Nov. 4 election. She served as his chief of staff during his first term. And she’s a former vice president for the state’s leading performer and promoter of abortion. Smith put her marketing background to work for […]

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