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Why The Secret Service Fiasco Shouldn’t Surprise Us

(Steven Hayward) So Julia Pierson, the first female head of the Secret Service, is falling on her service revolver today and resigning as a result of the recent fiasco at the White House, in which an intruder got far further into the presidential mansion than any sensible person would think possible. Show More Summary

Facebook Lunatic Returns With Escalated Threats Toward President Obama

On the day that the head of the Secret Service resigned for amazing lapses in security around the President, it seems fitting that Everest Wilhelmsen would reappear with a renewed call to 'remove the usurper' from the White House. Yes, he's a nut. Show More Summary

Obama ‘Watermelon’ Cartoon Causes Backlash Against Boston Herald

43 minutes agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

An Obama cartoon published by The Boston Herald Wednesday has been criticized by social media users as being racist and offensive. The cartoon, shown below, is a satire on the recent news that an intruder got farther the White House than was previously known last month. Show More Summary

Secret Service Director Resigns After Failing to Kill Obama

45 minutes agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation today "in light of recent and accumulating reports about the agency," according to White House spokesman Josh Earnest. That is, those times the Secret Service let a guy with a knife get into the White House and a guy with a gun ride an elevator with Obama. Read more...

Showing Up at the White House Unannounced

Image credit: White House Down, 2013 Columbia Pictures No, Channing Tatum has never broken into The White House. At least not to my knowledge. Well, okay, he may have, I really don't know. The investigation is still ongoing, but that picture does hint toward something fishy going on. Show More Summary

White House Punts Concern For Sgt. Tahmooressi to State Department

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest was asked by Fox News' Ed Henry about the level of concern the White House had for...

White House Announces Countering Violent Extremism Program: Is It Pretext for Spying on Muslims?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has captured international attention as the world witnesses in horror its brutality. Notwithstanding that most of ISIL's victims are Muslim, its atrocities are reinforcing false stereotypes that something is inherently violent about Islam. Show More Summary

WHITE HOUSE WAS KEPT IN DARK ABOUT ELEVATOR INCIDENT

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday that the White House was only made aware of the fact that the President shared an elevator earlier this month with an armed felon on Tuesday evening, two weeks after the incident took place. According to a Washington Post report, a […]

Imperium: White House Orders Reporters to Not Talk With Crowd at Rally

Incredible. And the Tina Turner Press continues to take it. The White House's contempt for the news-gathering process extends to the most petty incidents. On Monday, Michelle Obama came to Milwaukee to campaign for Democrat Mary Burke, who is challenging...

All Your Ebola Questions, Answered

The first-ever Ebola diagnosis in the US was confirmed on Tuesday, prompting new conversations about the virus and how it may affect Americans. Following the diagnosis news, the White House tweeted facts about Ebola, assuring, "America...Show More Summary

WH Accuses Israel of Poisoning the 'Atmosphere'

Wednesday at the White House daily briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest was "deeply concerned" about the announcement today by Israeli officials that new settlements were being built in a "sensitive area of East Jerusalem," sayingShow More Summary

Scott Walker’s shameless cynicism: What a new interview inadvertently reveals about the White House hopeful

The Wisconsin governor hails himself as the antidote to cynicism in politics. But it's pols like Walker who feed it

Jake Tapper: WH Gave ‘Passive-Aggressive Dance’ Over Pierson’s Resignation

1 hour agoNews : Mediaite

White House spokesman Josh Earnest expressed gratitude Wednesday for now-former Secret Service Director Julia Pierson shortly after she resigned from her post. CNN’s Jake Tapper thought that was a little uncouth.

Federal court orders mental health review for White House breach suspect

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The Iraq war veteran accused in the September 19 breach of the White House pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in federal court. The court ordered a mental competency review for Omar Gonzalez, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, but defense lawyers opposed the evaluation. Gonzalez’s...

White House: No, We Don't Think We Should Ban Flights From Ebola Countries

Speaking from the White House Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dodged questions about why flights from countries with Ebola...

Secret Service Chief Steps Down, Florida Cops Behave Badly, Pat Roberts Polling Poorly: P.M. Links

2 hours agoNews : Reason

In the wake of the apparent competency gap at the Secret Service, Director Julia Pierson is stepping down. Meanwhile, the man charged with jumping the fence in the White House and making it inside before being stopped has pleaded not...Show More Summary

Time for Dems to stop covering for White House blunders

If you want to know what is wrong with Washington, here is the perfect story, by way of the New York Times: [S]ome Democratic officeholders and strategists have complained that the [Secret Service] episode contributes to a broader impression that the Obama administration’s competence has come under fire on a variety of fronts, including last […]

President Obama honors Sporting Kansas City at the White House

It’s a good time to be a Kansas City athlete and fan. The Chiefs thumped the Patriots, the Royals won an epic playoff game and Sporting Kansas City dropped by the White House on Wednesday for a ceremony with President Obama honoring the club’s MLS Cup title last year. The squad flew into Washington in […]

Obama Condemns Israel--After Meeting with Netanyahu

White House spokesman Josh Earnest read out a condemnation of Israel's latest plans for construction in East Jerusalem, just hours after President Barack Obama had received a visit from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Netanyahu Faces Off With Obama on Iran

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama at the White House, where Netanyahu lectured Obama on the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Actually, Netanyahu went further,Show More Summary

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