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White House Says No New Offshore Drilling Until Investigation is Complete
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Threatens to Jeopardize President Obama's Offshore Drilling Policy
While Oil Slick Spread, Interior Department Chief of Staff Rafted with Wife on "Work-Focused" Trip in Grand Canyon
Despite White House claims of all hands being on deck to respond to the oil slick crisis in the Gulf, Department of the Interior chief of staff Tom Strickland was in the Grand Canyon with his wife last week participating in activities that included white-water rafting, ABC News has learned.
Obama Administration: We’re On Top of the Oil Slick
White House officials, led by President Obama, made a big public push to talk about the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico Thursday, going into detail about steps the administration is taking to mitigate environmental damage and understand what caused the accident.
Today's Qs for O's WH: 4/29/2010
In addition to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, we were joined at the briefing today by Secretary Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security; Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O'Hara, Deputy Commandant for Operations at the US Coast guard; David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the ...
Did Obama Administration Appointee Slam Obama Online?
ABC News' Rick Klein reports: In the comments section of media Websites, "djlndc" has cut quite a swath. On a Washington Post blog , djlndc wrote last February, "the leftist media [are] covering for Obama -- just like during the campaign." At Newsweek.com last July, a commenter with the same handle
The Right of the People to Petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances (a.k.a. Lobbying)
As we've covered before, the pledge of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., that lobbyists wouldn't work in his White House evolved into a pledge that they won't run his White House, which is now on his Transition Team a different pledge...
Obama Transition Team Taps Clinton Alumni to Prepare for Transfer of Power
The Obama-Biden Transition Team announced three "Agency Review Teams" (ART) to prepare policy and personnel for the soon-to-be-named secretaries. * For Treasury, the ART will be headed by Josh Gotbaum and Michael Warren; * For the Pentagon, the ART will...
Tom Cruise's Behavior and Scientology: A Link?
"In my opinion," says Rick Ross, who has spent years studying cults and religious groups, "(Tom Cruise's) meltdown is likely attributable to Scientology. He's made some bad career choices lately. He's damaged goods. How do you go from the world's biggest movie star to someone Viacom dumps?" The New
The Note: Political Grandstanding
WASHINGTON, Mar. 14 Jonathan Weisman of the Washington Post has a must-read piece on the unsolvable Rubik's Cube of budget cuts, tax cuts, fiscal discipline, the image of fiscal discipline, and re-election for the Republican majority. LINK Read it in full and carefully. What will the Bush legacy be