Jen Psaki: Fox News’ questions might make Peter Doocy sound ‘stupid’
After referring to an epithet used by President Biden in describing Peter Doocy a few months ago, Psaki, who is expected to take a new on-air position at MSNBC in the coming weeks, also commended the Fox reporter for showing "a moment of grace."washingtonpost.com
Biden aims for bipartisanship but applies stealthy pressure
President Joe Biden has begun publicly courting Republicans to back his sweeping infrastructure plan, but his reach across the aisle is intended just as much to keep Democrats in line as it is a first step in an uphill climb to any bipartisan deal.
What Biden's Cabinet picks say about how he plans to govern
His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to deliver. Many have already begun meeting with interest groups and advocacy organizations, and his transition team has had what’s been described as an “open-door policy” toward advocacy groups for months. It’s a sharp contrast to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, which was dominated largely by white men with little experience in Washington. Biden’s aides say that was one of the goals he set in filling out his Cabinet: to signal that his presidency means a return to competent, stable leadership government. While Salguero recalled meetings with the Trump administration on key issues, he said the Biden transition team’s outreach already has gone further.
With presidency in reach, Dems grapple with disappointment
New York Senator Chuck Schumer speaks at a news conference outside an early voting site in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. New Yorkers lined up to vote early for a fourth consecutive day Tuesday after a weekend that saw a crush of more than 400,000 voters statewide. The unofficial tally shows about 194,000 voters this weekend in New York City, where some people waited an hour or more in lines that stretched for several blocks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
With presidency in reach, Dems grapple with disappointment
Republicans held key Senate seats that Democrats hoped to flip, and the GOP may ultimately shrink the Democrats' House majority. The stakes are too damn high.”Indeed, should Trump lose, no matter the margin, he would be the first incumbent president to fail to win reelection since 1992. And in a warning sign for Democrats, Trump demonstrated an uptick of support in some Black and Latino communities. To be sure, Biden performed better than Hillary Clinton four years earlier in states like Iowa, Ohio, and Texas. “Incumbent presidents don’t often lose, and this one is going to lose and lose resoundingly."
The only debate moderator to return, Fox’s Wallace preps
NEW YORK – Four years ago when he first moderated a general election presidential debate, Chris Wallace was firm and funny in trying to get Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to stop talking simultaneously. Wallace declined an interview request through Fox but his work offers clues about how he will approach the assignment. Trump has tweeted, more than once, that Chris will “never be his father.”Mike Wallace, it should be noted, never moderated a presidential debate. During interviews with Trump this summer, Wallace and Jonathan Swan of Axios proved particularly adept at challenging presidential misstatements. “I do not believe it is my job to be a truth squad,” Wallace told a Fox News colleague before the 2016 debate.
Obama returns to the campaign trail with Biden fundraiser
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, former President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic candidates in Miami. Democrats are eagerly embracing Obama as a political wingman for Joe Biden, who spent two terms by his side as vice president. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)WASHINGTON Former President Barack Obama raised more than $4 million from 120,000 individual donors ahead of his first fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. You have the 4 million Obama 2012 voters that sat out in 16, Obama obviously has cache with them. And both Biden and Sanders have made overtures toward progressives, with Biden embracing some of Sanders policies and Obama praising him by name in his endorsement video for Biden.
Former WH aide Dan Pfeiffer on Obama's presidency
Former WH aide Dan Pfeiffer on Obama's presidency President Obama faces his final two years in office without senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer. The 39-year-old departed the White House last week after starting on the campaign trail with then-Sen. Obama. Charlie Rose spoke to Pfeiffer about what it was like working for the president.cbsnews.com
Former WH aide Dan Pfeiffer on potential collapse of Iran nuclear talks
Former WH aide Dan Pfeiffer on potential collapse of Iran nuclear talks America's potential nuclear deal with Iran continues to spark political heat in Washington. Democrats call a letter from Senate Republicans to Iranian leaders unprecedented and reckless. In his first television interview since leaving the Obama administration, former White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer said he considers the letter an attempt to undercut President Obama's authority. Charlie Rose reports.cbsnews.com
January 18: Cameron, Rubio and Pfeiffer
January 18: Cameron, Rubio and Pfeiffer The latest on the fight against terrorism, the new Congress, and the 2016 presidential race, with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, and others.cbsnews.com
April 6: Pfeiffer, McCaul, Friedman, Cullen
April 6: Pfeiffer, McCaul, Friedman, Cullen The latest on the Fort Hood shooting, the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Obamacare, and a discussion on climate change with White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and more.cbsnews.com
Open: This is Face the Nation, April 6, 14
Open: This is Face the Nation, April 6, 14 The latest on the Fort Hood shooting, the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, Obamacare, and a discussion on climate change with White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and more.cbsnews.com