White House

Throwing rocks at the wrong villain

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

Leakers are the bane of any government and any administration, liberal or conservative, and the affliction appears to be greater in this administration than most. This is largely because this administration is less experienced than most, and the newcomers have not yet seen the full measure of consequences for jerks and losers. Loyalty is a declining virtue in our age, not only at the White House but nearly everywhere. There are villains aplenty in Washington, and throwing rocks at villains is great fun. But we ought to take careful aim before we let fly.

White House shake-ups prove Trump’s putting America first

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Look out, world — no more Mr. Nice Guy! Trump’s decision to be more Trumpian is reflected in a flurry of personnel changes that signal shifts in policies, including his approach to special counsel Robert Mueller. Asked what was behind one change, an insider described the president’s mind-set: “I tried it your way, and it hasn’t worked.”

Steve Bannon faces uncertain future in Trump White House

Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner

Although Bannon has previously found himself at the center of internal power struggles over access and influence in the West Wing, people familiar with the situation say Bannon currently faces what could be the most serious challenge to his role so far thanks to Kelly's preference for McMaster and to the recent ouster of his closest internal ally, former chief of staff Reince Priebus.

Time May Be Right to Salvage States Rights

Sean Lengell, Washington Examiner

If states do successfully win back authority from the federal government, he adds, it will be because they’ve lost their fear of Washington, not because Washington decided to relinquish any control.

Issa Calls On WHouse Attorney to Testify On IRS Email Scandal

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Darrell Issa requested the testimony of White House’s Jennifer O’Connor at next Tues.’s hearing on the IRS lost emails. O’Connor worked at the IRS during its conservative targeting scandal. Issa thinks she “knew or should have known” that ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails were missing.

George Will to CPAC: Democrats in 2016!

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

Conservative columnist and Fox News contributor George Will touted the benefits of divided government in his remarks to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thurs. 

Rand Paul: Dems Must Return Money Raised by ‘Sexual Predator’ Clinton

Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul, who has been in a bit of a tiff recently with the Clintons, says that any Dem. who has raised campaign money with former President Clinton should return the cash to protest his sexual behavior in the White House.

Trump Eyeing Presidency; Says Christie Hurt

Richard Valdmanis, Reuters

Donald Trump said he may seek the Repub. presidential nomination for 2016, adding that Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.

Hiring of Podesta=More Aggressive WHouse

Jonathan Allen and Carrie Budoff Brown, Politico

Obama's hiring of Clinton bully John Podesta is seen by Dems as a long overdue move that signals a more aggressive focus by the White House on using executive authority to circumvent Congress.

We The People Verses Big Business on Amnesty

Let's be clear what Big Business wants: One new immigrant to compete for a job with every American teenager and young adult entering the workforce over the next decade. One new immigrant to compete for a job with your children and grandchildren in an economy that already has seen record unemployment among its young citizens. Sign and share the "NO AMNESTY" petition now.

Palin: HHS Death Panels Killing Girl

Right Scoop Staff

Sarah Palin slams the WH for refusing to save a girl’s life while bending the rules for their own gain.