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    Obama's Press Conference: Debt Ceiling Spin

    President Obama referred repeatedly to the debt ceiling debate in today’s press conference in a textbook example of Washington “spin,” or the art of selectively ignoring certain facts while portraying others in a particular light. “You don’t go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and … More

    Morning Bell: Press Conference Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama ended his months-long press conference drought and faced the White House press corps. Unfortunately for the American people, questions on some of the biggest issues facing the country remain unanswered. The 100-ton elephant in the room that wasn’t discussed? The economy. Though the President would like to … More

    Ten Questions Obama Should Be Asked at Tuesday's Press Conference

    President Obama will hold his first official press conference since October on Tuesday. Plenty has happened since then: the president has illegally appointed four officials to federal posts, Energy Secretary Steven Chu has again demonstrated his lack of concern for rising gas prices, Iran has continued its march towards nuclear … More

    Obama Blasts Private Jet Tax Breaks Included in His Own Stimulus

    The chief economic culprit of President Obama’s Wednesday press conference was undoubtedly “corporate jets.” He mentioned them on at least six occasions, each time offering their owners as an example of a group that should be paying more in taxes. “I think it’s only fair to ask an oil company … More

    Morning Bell: White House in Disarray

    A fudgelike goo coating Louisiana’s marshes. A thick oil slick stretching across the Gulf of Mexico. A plume of oil miles below the ocean surface. A tragic loss of life. Reverberating economic consequences. Throw in a poll that shows that 53 percent of Americans rate President Barack Obama “poor” or … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    Seriously? The press did not ask anymore questions on the scandal of a House Speaker accusing the men and women of the CIA of lying to Congress, which has been widely refuted. So the President won’t talk about, the Speaker won’t talk about it, and we are supposed to accept … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    The Speaker is asked about what she knew and when about CIA interrogations, and also asked about CIA Director Leon Panetta’s comments. She stands behind her earlier statement, and refuses to be distracted any further. Smart move to stand behind a statement widely refuted by members of her own party … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    The Speaker is back! She once again thanks Waxman and Markey for their Global Warming Tax, a bill disguised as environmental legislation when it would have little impact on global temperatures. In fact, it is a massive energy tax that promises soaring household energy bills, major job losses, income cuts, … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    Rep. Becerra tosses it to DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). Van Hollen wants to ensure Americans their money is being well spent. Do you feel assured? He then praises President Obama for vowing to cut the deficit in half, once again missing the obvious logical point that he already … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    Speaker Pelosi tosses it to Caucus Vice-Chair Xavier Becerra (D-CA) who praises the President and the Speaker, then rails against the debt. He says a trillion dollars broken down in seconds, means it would’ve started 32,000 years ago when man created fire. This is shocking, considering that this man, and … More