Though President Barack Obama once promised to “put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line” when labor unions were under threat, his former campaign and government staffers are eagerly joining union busting groups for fun and profit.
|By: DSWright Thursday June 26, 2014 12:33 pm|
While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass than this. Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, has signed on through his public relations firm to lead a national PR campaign to destroy teachers unions.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 4, 2014 8:40 am|
Since Republican Congressional cooperation is hopeless, Democrats’ best chance of making the ACA popular is pushing changes to win over the left. They are at least potentially persuadable and a large enough group to get the law bare majority support.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday April 3, 2014 8:49 am|
Completely eliminating the employer mandate would be extremely costly for the federal government and make the law less effective at expanding coverage.
|By: DSWright Tuesday June 4, 2013 11:50 am|
What is the point of hoping if you can’t snatch some change? Or so seems to be the logic among the Obama supporters who went into government following the election. According to the Washington Post former aides in the Obama Administration are making some serious loot off their public service.
|By: DSWright Thursday April 18, 2013 11:27 am|
As President Obama quietly signed a bill to dump further disclosure requirements for congressional and senior executive branch staffers, his former staffers were looking to ring the cash register. Leveraging their access to the Obama Administration, these Corporate Democrats have found a way to triangulate some loot – buckraking.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday February 25, 2013 11:30 am|
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs appeared in his new role as MSNBC contributor on Sunday and acknowledged it was official policy within the administration of President Barack Obama to not acknowledge the existence of a drone program.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday October 23, 2012 5:00 pm|
It is sixteen year-old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki’s fault that he had a father who was a Muslim extremist. He should not have been born to this man if he wanted to live to see his seventeenth birthday.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday September 24, 2012 9:17 am|
This Wednesday at 11am there will be a pre-trial hearing in DC Superior Court to determine whether Choi can offer a defense of selective prosecution by the government, and First Amendment protection for his right of free speech.
Former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had been avoiding subpoenas, but over the weekend he was served at his son’s baseball game. Last week the Department of Justice accepted service for Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 9, 2012 12:35 pm|
This weekend on CNN Robert Gibbs, a surrogate for President Obama, said Obama was 100 percent committed to letting the Bush tax cuts expire for those making above $250,000 a year. Given Obama’s track record on his tax related campaign promises, I have a tough time believing his team on this issue, and I’m likely not alone.