(CNN) - White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer said the fate of House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling is "largely irrelevant" during an interview on CNN's "John King, USA," Tuesday.
A House vote on the plan originally slated for Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday, at the earliest.
Washington (CNN) - Welcome to the 2012 campaign, where rapid response comes in the form of poison-tipped tweets fired by the nation’s top political operatives.
Witness the battle being waged in the Twitter-verse over the disappointing June jobs report.
Wasington (CNN) - Top Obama advisor David Plouffe Sunday laughed off suggestions Donald Trump will ever be a serious presidential candidate, but the business mogul says he is actually the Obama campaign's "worst nightmare."
"I am leading a lot of polls and doing very well," Trump told Fox News Monday as part of his weekly segment for the network. "I can tell you I am their worst nightmare."
Washington (CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump kept up his birther blasts Sunday, while one White House adviser hoped his stock continues to rise.
Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Trump called the situation surrounding President Obama’s birth certificate “very strange,” lamenting the negative connotation attached to “birthers.”
Washington (CNN) - The president will lay out his plan for long-term deficit reduction Wednesday, White House senior adviser David Plouffe told CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley Sunday.
“He's going to lay out his approach very clearly,” Plouffe said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He's going to be clear about the types of deficit reduction we need in terms of dollar amounts over what period of years.”
Washington (CNN) – White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley quietly expanded the Obama administration's outreach to the business community on Tuesday by appearing via videoconference at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's board meeting in Florida.
Daley's remarks on President Obama's efforts to create jobs and tout his competitiveness agenda came as another top White House aide, senior adviser David Plouffe, delivered closed-door remarks in Washington to the executive council of the AFL-CIO.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – President Obama is planning to bring former campaign manager David Plouffe onto the White House staff at the beginning of January to work alongside senior adviser David Axelrod for a brief time before Axelrod moves on to help run the re-election campaign, according to a senior administration official and a senior Democratic strategist familiar with the plan.
The sources added that Axelrod is now planning to leave his White House post as soon as immediately after the State of the Union address, which is an earlier departure date than originally expected and could be part of a new round of departures at the White House.
Washington (CNN) - A chief political strategist for President Obama sought Thursday to dispel the idea the upcoming midterms are similar to the 1994 elections when Republicans swept Democrats out of power in Congress. But David Plouffe, who served as Obama's presidential campaign manager, acknowledged his party is up against "some headwinds" in the march towards November 2.
Plouffe, a senior advisor at the Democratic National Committee, said that 16 years ago Democrats were "caught by surprise at the end" by the GOP's momentum and noted at this same point in that election cycle "voters had largely decided" how they were going to vote.
"That is not what is going on here at all," Plouffe said to a group of reporters at DNC headquarters.
Akron, Ohio (CNN) – David Plouffe, one of President Obama's top political advisers, said Tuesday that the Republican Party has been overwhelmed by a "Beck-Palin-Limbaugh wing" that will make it impossible for the GOP to nominate a viable general election candidate in 2012.
"If you are a moderate Republican thinking about running in a primary for any office in 2011 and 2012, you are going to have to think twice, because you are going to get the Mike Castle treatment," Plouffe said in an interview in Ohio, where he is campaigning for Gov. Ted Strickland. "So they are going to nominate more and more extreme Republicans who are doing very well among that Palin-Limbaugh-Beck base."
(CNN) – The architect of President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign Monday sharply criticized remarks made by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over the weekend that President Obama follows a "Kenyan, anti-colonial" worldview.
"Two words that come to mind are 'sad' and 'reprehensible,'" David Plouffe told CNN's John King on John King USA.
"It makes me think . he's probably pretty sure he's going to run for president," Plouffe added, suggesting Gingrich may have been trying to appease the most conservative elements of the Republican Party.
Gingrich has recently made a number of trips to earlier primary states, fueling speculation that a 2012 bid for the Republican presidential nomination is on his mind.