In June 2002, George W. Bush went to West Point to announce “The Bush Doctrine,” a new principle of pre-emptive war - of which Iraq became the first example. In December 2008, Bush returned to West Point to press the importance of pursuing war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In December 2009, Barack Obama went to West Point to announce his escalation of the war in Afghanistan. This is not the change … [Read more...] about Mr. President, This Is Not The Change We Voted For
Hot Topics President Obama sells his plan for sending 34,000 troops to Afghanistan. Bill doesn't buy it! The health reform debate is underway in the Senate again On Crashergate, the focus turns to the White House Social Office, and the Salahi's TV producers Tiger Woods gets charged with Reckless driving Guests Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) will discuss her thoughts on the President's … [Read more...] about Wednesday, December 2, 2009
It was no surprise there were so many questions at Monday’s briefing about Afghanistan. But Press Secretary Robert Gibbs seemed surprised there were so many questions about the couple who crashed the gate at last week’s State Dinner. And reporters were surprised that Gibbs didn’t take it more seriously. Clearly, this is no laughing matter. The security of the White House was brazenly and … [Read more...] about Failure in the White House Social Office
Hot Topics The Afghanistan plan: An additional 34,000 troops. Do you support it? The White House Party Crashers: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs lays no blame on the Social Office Then-Governor Mike Huckabee granted clemency To Maurice Clemmons, person of interest, in ambush that killed 4 cops Tiger Woods has yet to talk to police in connection with his weekend car crash Guests Senator Bernie … [Read more...] about Wednesday, December 1, 2009
No blame on the White House Social Office for Crasher-gate from Robert Gibbs. Bill reports from the White House - Listen here! Photo of the AIDS ribbon on the White House after the jump.......... … [Read more...] about Monday, November 30, 2009
As someone who usually goes to the White House three times a week, let me tell you: It’s not easy to get in, even if you’re a regular. You could bust into the Vatican and sit on the Pope’s lap easier than you could get anywhere near the President. Or so we all thought. Until last week’s State Dinner, when a publicity-hungry couple from Virginia strolled into the White House and shook hands with … [Read more...] about Crashing the White House: Who’s Responsible?
Today's Hot Topics The latest on the State Dinner party crashers: Should they go to jail? What disciplinary action should be taken against those who let them in the White House? Tiger Woods has now denied a third request by police for an interview following his weekend car accident. Should he have to talk to the police? The 'person of interest' in the killing of four Washington state police … [Read more...] about Monday, November 30, 2009
Catch a special White House Press Corps roundtable during Thursday's third hour and Friday's first hour. Bill will be joined by Politico's Carol Lee and McClatchy's Margaret Talev. The Bill Press Show returns live on Monday! Don't Miss... Bill's Blog: Finish What Job? Bill’s Photos: India Prime Minister Singh at the White House Video: Preview of the White House Turkey Pardoning NSFW Photos: … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving!
By Bill Press Tribune Media Services The process has been messy, but there’s still a lot to cheer about in the battle for health care reform. After talking about universal health care for more than 60 years, ever since Franklin D. Roosevelt first contemplated making it part of Social Security, Congress is closer than ever before to making it happen. For the first time, a congressional committee … [Read more...] about No Public Option, No Health Care Reform
Next Tuesday, President Obama will tell the nation why it’s important to send more American troops to Afghanistan. If you ask me, that’s an impossible job. I know it’s Thanksgiving, but not even Barack Obama, with all his oratorical skills, can sell this turkey. What the President has to do is convince the American people, who see no threat from Afghanistan, that it’s not only necessary to … [Read more...] about Finish What Job?