At the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night, President Barack Obama and news groups were roasted and toasted amidst a crowd full of Hollywood celebrities. On Sunday morning, journalists got back on topic, dissecting the latest deadly violence in Ukraine, the ongoing investigation into Benghazi and of course, presidential politics.
If you missed the Sunday political talk shows, we’ll get you up to speed on the latest events and opinion in Washington with this comprehensive round up of all things political:
(CNN) – As the hours wind down to President Barack Obama's inaugural address, the White House says they see Monday's remarks as one in a series of speeches laying out the president's vision for his second term that started with his victory on election night.
The tone of Obama's inaugural address will be "hopeful," White House senior adviser David Plouffe told CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley from the National Mall in Washington.
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Madison, Wisconsin (CNN) - Top aides to President Barack Obama on Monday expressed their confidence in an Election Day victory and placed stock in their campaign rituals.
"It's like the end of a long running series and all the characters are coming back," said David Axelrod, who has been a longtime aide to Obama, both on the campaign trail and in the White House.
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(CNN) – Senior Obama adviser David Plouffe on Sunday argued the politicization of the attack in Benghazi, Libya "has been unprecedented" and invoked George W. Bush to make his case.
Plouffe said when terrorists bombed the U.S.S. Cole in October 2000 - just weeks before the presidential election - then-Republican candidate Bush said "we need to speak with one voice" rather than criticize the Clinton administration.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's senior adviser maintained Sunday the White House's decision to stop deporting some young illegal immigrants was in no way designed to curry favor within the Latino community months ahead of November's general election.
David Plouffe, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," said the move was one in a series of steps already taken to allow the Department of Homeland Security greater discretion in enforcing America's immigration laws.
Washington (CNN) - A senior White House adviser said Sunday that opening the nation's strategic petroleum reserve to bring down gas prices remains an option.
David Plouffe, the senior adviser to President Barack Obama, told CNN's "State of the Union" that "a lot of factors" go into a decision on tapping the oil reserve.
Washington (CNN) – "Reprehensible." "Irresponsible." "Hard to stomach."
White House senior adviser David Plouffe did not mince words Sunday when talking about the reaction by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to President Barack Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin shooting.
(CNN) - A day after senior Obama adviser David Plouffe denounced Mitt Romney as a man with "no core," two other Obama aides added their own stinging criticisms against the Republican presidential hopeful – the latest sign the president's advisors have zeroed in on Romney as the likely GOP nominee.
As anyone who's watched [Mitt Romney], it's always a question as to where he was and where he is and where he might be on any given issue," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in an off camera briefing Monday morning. Carney has previously held back direct attacks against Republican presidential contenders.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama says he's not yet paying attention to the Republican presidential race, but his senior adviser on Sunday singled out Mitt Romney for criticism when asked about the GOP contenders.
David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager in 2008 and now a senior adviser to the president, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Romney's national poll numbers, which are consistently in the low 20% range, showed that most Republican voters were looking elsewhere for a candidate.
(CNN) - The Occupy Wall Street protesters are giving voice to the sentiments of families across the United States, senior Obama adviser David Plouffe said Tuesday.
"The protests you're seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America," Plouffe said on ABC's "Good Morning America." "People are frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don't seem to play by the same set of rules."