PostPartisan: White House


Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014

The Insiders: The executive order presidency suits Obama

With executive orders, President Obama doesn’t have to meet with anyone or convince anyone to do his bidding. He just signs his name.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, equal pay day, executive orders, President Obama, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014

The Insiders: Get ready for the Obamacare ‘Big Punt’

Look for the White House to bite the bullet and announce a delay in the individual mandate in an effort to change the course of the midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, individual mandate, Obamacare, senate democrats, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014

The Insiders: The president’s cynical billion-dollar politics

How many billions more will President Obama toss out to pet programs before the 2014 elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  08:18 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, billion dollars, Climate Change, government spending, spending, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 01/08/2014

The Insiders: Gates should have waited

Former defense secretary Robert Gates’s memoir is valuable, but it should have come out after the president he served left office.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:33 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, duty, Robert Gates, secretary of defense, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 12/11/2013

The Insiders: John Podesta is a good hire

John Podesta is a beltway pro who will be able to help the White House with their efforts to rescue President Obama’s second term.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:12 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, john podesta, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/11/2013

The Insiders: The most compelling power struggle in Washington today

Is between the Redskins’ coach and owner.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Hill, Griffin, Kansas City, Marty Schottenheimer, Redskins, Shanahan, Washington, White House

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013

The Insiders: Washington is busy, but it’s not productive

Working 16 hour days doesn’t necessarily mean you are being productive. President Obama and Secretary Sebelius are busy but they’re not getting much done.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dc culture, The Insiders, washington dc, White House

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/27/2013

PostScript: Milbank and press denied at WH photo ops

Readers respond to Milbank on replacing White House media coverage with in-house photographers.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, White House press

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013

The Insiders: 50 years ago today . . .

Half a century later, still looking for closure on JFK’s assassination

By Carter Eskew  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Force Base, Air Force One, Aristotle, Kennedy, Oswald, White House, Zapruder

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

The Insiders: Republicans should boycott former Secret Service agent’s book

Dan Bongino has done a disservice to the president and shamed the Secret Service. Everyone should ignore him and his book.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, dan bongino, secret service, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013

The Insiders: Let the calls for a White House shake-up begin

If President Obama is really as uninformed as he claims he is, there is an internal communications problem at the White House.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, hhs, obamacare, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013

FBI leak arrest exposes GOP bunk

A guilty plea disrupts a well-worn Republican narrative against the Obama administration.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national security, Republicans, White House

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

The Insiders: The impeachment talk won't go away Obama won't let it

Impeachment seems far-fetched and it's definitely off-message for the GOP, but the idea is starting to sound less and less crazy.

By Ed Rogers  |  05:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, constitution, impeachment, senator tom coburn, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Insiders: No whining allowed -- Don't pay White House interns

A White House internship is a distinct honor. If you don't think the opportunity is worth some sacrifice, you should quit.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013

The Insiders: The White House doesn't have a plan. Do they know it?

According to the New York Times, President Obama's ineffectiveness on issues ranging from Syria to health care is actually a "calculated presidential approach." Does anyone actually believe this?

By Ed Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, eisenhower, gun control, health care, New York Times, politico, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013

The Insiders: Obama's 'smarter government' initiative is a joke

President Obama announced the new Management Agenda for Government Innovation -- which includes saving taxpayers money -- less than 48 hours before the revelation that his administration built a wasteful, unnecessary $34 million headquarters in Afghanistan.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:22 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  afghanistan, Barack Obama, government spending, The Insiders, waste, White House

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013

The Insiders: Who's in charge at The White House? The clear-eyed realists or the delusional Obamaphiles?

There seem to be two schools of thought at The White House; we may learn this weekend which will prevail.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, egyptm edward snowden, obamacare, The Insiders, valerie jarrett, White House

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The Insiders: What does the president not know, and is he satisfied not knowing it?

The IRS scandal begs the question of what else President Obama doesn't know. Does his staff regularly keep information from him? And why?

By Ed Rogers  |  10:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, scandal, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013

The Insiders: A special prosecutor in the IRS matter is inevitable

Obama has two choices: Appoint a special prosecutor now or later.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:58 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, irs, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/16/2013

The Insiders: White House spins the scandals

Jay Carney is going to have a hard time remembering all of the lies and half-truths related to the scandals the Obama Administration is currently facing.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi, irs, Jack Lew, jay carney, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 05/16/2013

When will the hurting stop for President Obama?

Seizure of reporters' phone records may do the most harm

By Carter Eskew  |  09:51 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, Benghazi, CIA, Howard Baker, irs, obama, Watergate, White House

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Insiders: Obama's blasé news conference

Obama filled a tired question and answer session with his usual slogans and platitudes.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:23 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, sequester, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 04/29/2013

President Obama's colorful performance at the White House Correspondents' Dinner

President Obama's colorful speech at the White House correspondents' dinner

By Carter Eskew  |  11:20 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adelson, Bush, Correspondents dinner, Kennedy, Noonan, obama, White House

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/19/2013

The Insiders: It isn't a fair fight

The relationship between the White House press corps and the administrations it covers needs to change.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arsenio, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky, president, Reagan, Reddit, Twitter, West Wing, White House, White House correspondent