White House Epically Trolls Ted Cruz Over IRS Chief: "He Deserves Our Gratitude"
That sound you hear is Ted Cruz's head exploding.
That sound you hear is Ted Cruz's head exploding.
When you can't construct a simple sentence yourself, it probably isn't the best idea to call someone else an idiot.
Nice prisoner swap you got there, Taliban. Be a shame if they were all secret double-agents.
It seems absurd to ask whether President Obama regrets hosting a U.S. Champion Little League team that later was stripped of its title, but here's why Major Garrett is actually a Jedi ninja mastermind for doing so.
Especially now that Kayla Mueller is confirmed to have been killed, we must treat ISiS' claims about her death as the lies they are, and not the yardstick against which we measure the truth.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest observed that, as a press spokesman, Tom Brady is a pretty good quarterback.
The White House admits it erred by not sending an official with a higher profile than the U.S. ambassador to France.
Aside from the Banter's own Tommy Christopher, whom it goes without saying is a riveting delight, here are the White House correspondents worth watching at Josh Earnest's Daily Briefings.
We bring you the latest developments in the ongoing Chickenshitgate™.
Over the weekend, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) continued to press the case that President Obama should introduce a resolution asking for authorization of his military action against ISIS, while agreeing that the President already has the authority to take military action against ISIS. I asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest about the administration's claim of authority to strike ISIS, but he took the opportunity to strike Boehner, instead.
Tommy Christopher asks the hard questions at the White House press briefing today.
It was around this time last year that the mainstream media, including the White House press, became acutely interested in the Affordable Care Act, showering the law with attention (if not factual accuracy), so when Josh Earnest released some big news about the law today, the reaction was amazing.
For weeks, the White House has been trying to explain to the media that while ground combat troops in Iraq and Syria are not on the table, they actually are on the table, and on Thursday, someone else finally noticed.
I spent many a late night at the White House, and Ann was among a very small number of reporters who just always seemed to be there, head down, hard at work.
After attempts six and seven to get terrorist assholes ISIS their own collective varsity jacket, the White House press was denied once again, and rather definitively so.
The old title for Most Ridiculous Phrase Ever Uttered At A White House Briefing belonged to the Robert Gibbs-era exchange about bestiality, but that was never supposed to be serious.
Just when you thought Fox News had already reached the bottom of the barrel.
Those "Democrats" and their sneaky impeachment ruse!
The Beltway media is somehow trying to make the White House the villain for beating Republicans up with their own impeachment talk.
The White House is "worried" about impeachment the way a fox is "worried" about a hen-house.
Critics like Politico's Dylan Byers and The New York Times' Peter Baker are accusing the White House of hypocrisy based on a completely fraudulent comparison that relies on an ignorance of the complexities of sourcing.
As the violence in Israel continues to escalate, the White House has carefully danced on a bed of the softest eggshells in urging restraint from both sides, and at Monday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest came as close as they've gotten to a denunciation of the killings of Palestinian civilians.
Is this more awkward than a surprise presidential shoulder rub? You be the judge.
The current immigration crisis has resulted in many a sad, strange spectacle, but ABC News White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl's question at Wednesday's daily briefing was mainly just strange.
Stripped of his Benghazi blankie by the House select committee, and having already exhausted every other branch of the Scandalabra™, Darrell Issa is on to a brand new investigation that has the White House openly mocking him.
Yes, America, apparently everything is a partisan political issue, as two very different reactions to the news of Lebron James' return to Cleveland demonstrate.
Under intense pressure from the mainstream media and conservatives, the Obama administration refused to put a thumb on the scale against the unaccompanied minors who have flooded across the border, until they did.
At Thursday's daily briefing, the White House press corp pressed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, on why the President doesn't take advice on immigration from Republicans who refuse to lift a finger to fix it.
The White House can say it doesn't govern by poll numbers, but that just makes it seem like they don't care what people think.
ABC News' Jon Karl insisted the White House should scare Americans by selling al Qaeda "affiliates" as looming threats to the United States. However, newly-minted Press Secretary Josh Earnest wasn't biting.
Conservative thought leader Twitchy has collected some of the buzz about the latest threat that President Obama poses to democracy: his refusal to let bees go extinct.
One of the many lines of attack being used to discredit the prisoner swap that set Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl free is the notion that the so-called "Taliban Five" might return to the battlefield and/or destroy America with mind bullets. The Obama administration has offered a variety of reassurances, both to Congress and the media, but there has been a pretty clear subtext to many of those reassurances: if these guys step out of line, they are going to get got.
Remarkably, no one in the press has asked the White House about the Bundy Ranch standoff since it ended two months ago, and aside from some jokes at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, the President has never commented about it. Since the shootings in Las Vegas have put the Bundy Ranch back in the news, I asked incoming White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest if President Obama was satisfied with the way the BLM handled the standoff.
Newly-minted White House Press Secretary-Designate Josh Earnest took to the podium Monday for his first briefing. Earnest was welcomed by a slew of questions about immigration, including one by The Daily Caller's resident heckler/Lucky Charms mascot Neil Munro, who got a taste of how Josh will handle Munro's act going forward.
There was a lot of big news on Friday, but none bigger for The Daily Banter's White House beat than the resignation of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and the naming of Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest as Carney's replacement. We've got exclusive analysis of Carney's resignation by some of the reporters whom he'll be leaving behind, plus what we can expect from Earnest, who will accompany President Obama on his European trip next week.
Calling him "one of my closest friends here in Washington," President Obama explained that Jay Carney's five and a half years as an administration spokesman "placed a strain on his wife and his two wonderful kids."
After a one-day reprieve, the White House press corps was back on the #Benghazi case Wednesday, asking Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest to once again describe the White House's view on the legitimacy of the upcoming house select Committee on #Benghazi. At a press gaggle aboard Air Force One en route to Little Rock, Arkansas, Earnest repeatedly pointed to the National Republican Congressional Committee's effort to raise funds off of the investigation as one appropriate measure of that committee's legitimacy.