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Does Obama Have Confidence in Secret Service Chief?

Does Obama Have Confidence in Secret Service Chief?

I don’t think so. At least, any confidence he might have is contingent on what we find out. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney played the artful dodger on the question Tuesday, and apparently none of the White House press corps picked up on it. We’re back to, “It depends on what the meaning of the words ‘is’ is.” Here’s why. Carney was asked Tuesday, “Does the President feel that if these [...]

Little-Known DOJ Cell Watches Trayvon Martin Protests

Little-Known DOJ Cell Watches Trayvon Martin Protests

A largely unknown group of Justice Department officials has inserted itself into the local Florida protest movement surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, assisting the protestors and attending their meetings and rallies. While the officials are tasked with preventing racial violence, it appears that in carrying out their duties, they have provided significant assistance to those protesting the killing of Martin, who black, by George Zimmerman, who is half white [...]

Obama to Kill Two Political Birds With One Stone

Obama to Kill Two Political Birds With One Stone

Updated 9:22 am ET This is fantastic. A brilliant maneuver by the West Wing political operation. I’m deeply moved. The White House just announced that President Obama this morning will materialize in the Rose Garden to tell everyone that he is “cracking down” on manipulation of the oil market by financial profiteers. This is very elegant. Pretend you are doing something about gasoline prices while ALSO sticking it to evil [...]