White House: McChrystal to retire with 4 stars

 WASHINGTON - Gen. Stanley McChrystal, fired from his job as commander of the Afghanistan war after more than three decades in the Army, will be allowed to retire at the rank of four stars.      White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the White House will do what it can to ensure … [Read more...]

ELENA KAGAN AND THURGOOD MARSHALL, SHE WILL THINK FOR HERSELF

Some Republicans at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Elena Kagan are raising questions about her work as a clerk for the late Justice Thurgood Marshall.    Arizona's Jon Kyl said he wouldn't consider Marshall's judicial philosophy as being part of the ``mainstream.'' Marshall was a … [Read more...]

A QUICK VISIT FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT!

A quick visit from the vice president! By: Julie Mason Examiner White House Correspondent 06/17/10 Look who stopped by the briefing room today!   Vice President Joe Biden made a rare appearance at the daily briefing, coming to share with us the details of "Recovery Summer," which will usher in … [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE REACTS TO BARTON APOLOGY TO BP

Statement by the Press Secretary on Congressman Joe Barton's Apology to BP "What is shameful is that Joe Barton seems to have more concern for big corporations that caused this disaster than the fishermen, small business owners and communities whose lives have been devastated by the destruction. … [Read more...]

BP’S SMALL PEOPLE

        POLITICO W.H. downplays 'small people' By: Glenn Thrush June 16, 2010 White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs thinks "small people" is no big deal.   That sentiment isn't shared by many people in the Gulf.   After one of the few good news days for the administration since the start … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA MEETS WITH CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF BP

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with BP executives in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, June 16, 2010, to discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Pictured, from left, are BP CEO Tony Hayward, BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg, BP General Counsel Rupert … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SYMPATHY CALL TO NELSON MANDELA

  President Obama recently made a call to 91 year old Nelson Mandela. White House Officials contend  the Friday morning call was simply expressions of sympathy for the death of Mandela's great grand daughter.   Obama Officials say the White House call was relatively short in length.   Nelson … [Read more...]

VAN JONES ON CLEANING UP THE OIL SPILL

President Obama will step into a meeting with administration officials and the Chairman of the BP Board next week.   Presidential Spokesman Robert Gibbs says, "I don't doubt that a meeting would involve the discussion of the capabilities for hydrocarbon capture and burning at the site of the well; … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS KICKING ASS WITHOUT TALKING TO THE HEAD OF BP

    President Obama is engaging with the people on the ground affected by the BP underwater oil gusher to figure out whose "Ass to Kick".   Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary explains the asses the President is kicking are some in the government and at British Petroleum.   The oil spill in … [Read more...]

HELEN THOMAS, DEAN OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS RESIGNS AMID MIDDLE EAST CONTROVERSY

The dean of the White House Press Corps, 89 year old Helen Thomas has resigned amid pressure over comments outside the White House gates.  The words came after the last East Room Press Conference with President Obama.   The White House was drawn into the Helen Thomas Controversy during a … [Read more...]