- Obama military downsizing leaves U.S. too weak to counter global threats, panel finds
- Sen. Tom Coburn vows to slow down budget-busting bills ahead of recess
- Obama fantasizes about more executive power, signs new order on federal contractors
- Clintons call Klein, Halper, Kessler ‘a Hat Trick of despicable actors’: report
- Boehner accuses Obama of ‘legacy of lawlessness’
- Pro-marijuana group claims responsibility for Brooklyn Bridge flag swap
- Young adults shun Obamacare mostly due to cost: survey
- Stabbing attack on transgender girl, 15, was ‘bias motivated,’ police say
- LGBT adults still lean overwhelmingly toward Democratic Party
- Lawmakers rattled by Syria genocide horrors, call on Obama to act
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Topic - John Podesta
White House counselor John Podesta indicated Friday that Hillary Rodham Clinton would make an effective president, saying the former first lady would bring a "determined" attitude to the Oval Office.
A top adviser to President Obama said Friday that the administration's highly controversial restrictions on carbon emissions from power plants not only will improve public health and mitigate the effects of climate change but also carry political benefits for supporters of the proposal.
Recently, White House adviser John Podesta basically affirmed that the United States is fossil-fuel dependent for the foreseeable future, and he seemed to extol the virtues of hydraulic fracturing.
No one told former President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff John Podesta that what happens in Moscow stays in Moscow. Mr. Podesta told Runner's World magazine how the former president's first meeting with Vladimir Putin in 2000 was parlayed into a "vodka shot" marathon.
Republicans vowed Tuesday to fight back against the Obama administration's regulatory agenda, dismissing the White House's massive new climate change report as nothing more than a "political document intended to frighten Americans."
Republican critics and some in the energy industry have often cast President Obama as hostile to fossil fuels, but the White House on Monday issued a clear endorsement of the domestic oil and gas boom and the controversial drilling technique that has made it possible.
The staggering amount of data readily accessible in 2014 means the federal government must take specific steps to ensure personal privacy is protected and Americans aren't discriminated against, a special White House panel recommended Thursday.
The White House is asking Congress to pass new privacy laws that would add more safeguards for Americans' data and provide more protections for emails sought in the course of a law enforcement investigation.
Government, business and academic leaders gathered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Monday to discuss whether new policies are needed to regulate the use of big data, the large and complex sets of electronic information being used by companies to market products, researchers to study health problems, and as a government surveillance tool.
John Podesta, the former White House aide to President Clinton who was just brought on board the Obama administration to save executive face from falling popularity poll numbers, apologized Wednesday for his reference to the Republican Party as a cult.
John Podesta, an outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, won't advise President Obama on the project when he starts his job next month as presidential counselor, the White House said Wednesday.
The Democratic strategist whom President Obama has summoned to right a flailing White House also poses an optics challenge for an administration that has gone to great pains to distance itself from lobbying and influence makers.
President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president's chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers.
The politics of renewable energy is on the agenda Tuesday in battleground Nevada, where Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is hosting a fifth annual green-energy conference at a Las Vegas Strip resort.
John Podesta and Geoff Garin are skilled political operatives who will spare no effort to help Democrats win elections. So their messaging memo urging Democrats to demonize the American oil sector to score political points - posted on the Politico website March 24 - should be viewed as political propaganda, rather than sound energy policy.
"It is clear that not taking action has far greater costs in the future," said White House counselor John Podesta.
"We must ensure that law enforcement agencies using big data technologies do so responsibly, and that our fundamental privacy rights remain protected ... While big data presents new challenges, it also presents immense opportunities to improve lives. The United States is perhaps better suited to lead this conversation than any other nation on earth," he wrote.