White House reaching out to Democratic strategists
May 15th, 2013
04:34 PM ET
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White House reaching out to Democratic strategists

(CNN) - Top Democratic strategists have been invited to the White House for a meeting Thursday morning with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, according to a source familiar with the meeting.

The source presumes that the meeting is an effort to discuss ideas for damage control, as the White House faces an onslaught of questions regarding its handling of the Benghazi attack, the Internal Revenue Service scandal and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press phone records.


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  1. Sniffit

    "please lord... take pity on poor sniffit and bring relief from the weight of all the obama lies and deceit that lay heavy on his shoulders. amen."

    Aaaw, how nice. I'd be touched...truly...if I didn't believe that praying to an invisible person with magic powers who lives in the sky is pretty much the same thing as, well, talking to an empty chair.

    May 15, 2013 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  2. Me


    And – Milhouse, honeypoopoo, the White house did NOT lie. They said "information is incomplete" "we don't have all the facts yet" "it currently appears....but this may change as the investigation is ongoing..." Of course your rightwad side is not capable of grasping anything resembling a subtlety or caution, you want ANSWERS NOW whether they are correct or not. It must be hard being so mentally challenged that you are ill-equipped to grasp nuance or even the idea of investigation and research. You poor, poor thing. Now go away and leave things to your betters.

    Keep drinking the kool-aid, keep drinking the kool-aid!!! Obama has be exposed and even most liberals know it now!!!!

    May 15, 2013 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  3. Me


    More like they are going to ask these guys to help get the truth out rather than having the Republican lies and myths and twisted "facts" be the only talking points in the media. So sick and tired of these asshammers making stuff up and then screaming it until their ignorant masses actually believe it. Would be nice if the media (including CNN) weren't so biased towards the GOP. But considering the generally low level of education of the CNN correspondents (albeit somewhat higher than FOX) it isn't too surprising.

    LOL since CNN is a LIBERAL new company, again keep drinking the kool-aid!!! Obama could murder someone if cold blood and you would still worship him, you have NO credibility, none of you liberal do anymore!!! LOL LOL

    May 15, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  4. declan

    As usual when a liberal cant handle the argument the insults fly. So predictable.

    May 15, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  5. commonsense

    More like 《White House reaching out to democratic lawyers...》Its going to be one of those battles of words and who interprets a lie from the truth..All in the name of national security once again..

    May 15, 2013 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  6. Name VA865

    CROOKS?? they left in 08,,,..

    May 15, 2013 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. Thompson

    The GOP are girded for all out war.
    Any excuse, no matter how paltry,
    will trigger ”the sky is falling” assaults
    on all our airwaves.

    May 15, 2013 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  8. Biden

    Disarm the liberals! They the ones shooting up schools! Fact!

    May 15, 2013 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  9. Grumpy2012

    OK guys. Let's get our stories straight before this weekends editorial shows.
    Obama used the word "Act" and "terror" 28 times during the first three weeks.
    This shows he's tough on Communism and considers the attack by an alleged Vietcong fishing boat in the Bay of Tonkin an Act of War.

    Oh, sorry. Wrong President. That was LBJ.

    May 15, 2013 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  10. Kirk

    No spin!!!

    May 15, 2013 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  11. james

    Their are just preparring more lies typical democraps . everytime Obama opens his mouth it is just more lies

    May 15, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  12. Paul Cappit


    Do they make that kool aide in Banana-Strawberry? If ignorance is bliss you are unquestionably the most blissful person since the Dark Ages.

    May 15, 2013 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  13. Bikeman

    Telling the truth about Benghazi could have cost Obama the election. Lying paid off.

    May 15, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  14. X

    I honestly read these comments for there comical value, and some of them are just that comical. here is something if and let me say this again if you always tell the truth you never have to worry about getting caught in a lie furthermore you need not worry which story did i tell yesterday.though i am fully aware if it wasn't for sequester those hundred emails would no doubt arrived on the hill months ago
    and how dare anyone blame the irs for trying to recoup some money from those loons who wouldn't vote for more federal spending we need china to own at least 8o cents on a dollar by 2016. oh wait some would say i am the comedian now

    May 15, 2013 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  15. OurConstitution

    Finally! Somehow the liberal press finally woke up. It took going after one of their own, but if they finally start asking questions, that in and of itself, will be the best thing that cold happen for our country.

    May 15, 2013 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
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