White House Watch

  • White House Watch: Biden Ponders; Trump Trumps

    On the Democratic front many media outlets have upgraded Vice President Joe Biden’s chances of running for president. His timeline for making a decision has also been pushed back to now possibly October. Most analysts believe he must make a decision before the first democratic presidential debate that takes place October 13.

  • White House Watch: Big Dog Unleashed

    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, aka “The Big Dog,” returned to the campaign trail on Monday to give a speech in support of his wife, Hillary.

  • White House watch: Buttigieg The Mythbuster

    South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially launched his Presidential campaign Sunday, declaring he is compelled to seek the highest office in the land in order to win a new era of Americans. 

  • White House Watch: Buttigieg, Trump Trade Jabs Over China

    Pete Buttigieg and Donald Trump traded jabs this week as the Presidential campaign continues to develop.

  • White House Watch: Campaign Turning Ugly

    As we enter the holiday season, the U.S. Presidential campaign is becoming anything but merry.

  • White House Watch: Carly Trumps Trump; Hillary Makes Comeback

    On the Republican front another GOP debate; another Donald Trump show. However, this time around, businesswoman Carly Fiorina stormed the stage and stopped Trump in his tracks.

  • White House Watch: Carson Battles Media Scrutiny

    In the run up to Tuesday night’s Republican Presidential debate, the campaign of front-runner Ben Carson was in complete damage control.

  • White House Watch: Clinton Comes Back; Trump Stumbles

    If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination analysts will surely point to October as the month that sealed the deal. Yes October has been that good for her.

  • White House Watch: Clinton Gets Human Rights Campaign Endorsement

    As the race for the Democratic Party nomination tightens, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization is putting its hand on the scales.

  • White House Watch: Clinton Releases Video To Mark Geneva Gay Rights Speech

    In another signal of unwavering support for LGBT Americans, Hillary Clinton released a campaign video on Sunday highlighting her advocacy efforts.

  • White House Watch: Clinton, Sanders Neck-and-Neck In Iowa

    One week before the first votes are cast and the race in Iowa appears to be a dead heat on the Democratic side.

  • White House Watch: CNN Sets Debate Criteria for Dems; Trump Still Leads Repubs

    On the Democratic front CNN has finally set the criteria for the October 13 debate. So far Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, and Jim Webb have all been invited to participate. Vice President Joe Biden also has an invitation as long as he files the necessary paperwork by the day of the debate.

  • White House Watch: Cruz Whips Up Gay Hate In Iowa

    Ted Cruz walked into the lobby of the Des Moines Marriott Downtown late Sunday evening in a slow yet deliberate pace. His months’ long effort to engage Iowa caucus goers was coming to an end and Cruz, the freshman U.S. Senator of Texas, did not break stride as he passed a lobby packed with journalists and political operatives.

  • White House Watch: Democratic Presidential Field Continues To Grow

    The Democratic field continues to grow with two more Senators entering the U.S. Presidential campaign. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand entered the presidential campaign last week, declaring her intentions to seek the Democratic nomination.

  • White House Watch: Feel The Bern Reboots

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders entered the Presidential fray last week declaring his socialist agenda.

  • White House Watch: Fiorina Jumps Into Bill Cosby Drama

    Carly Fiorina, a business executive campaigning for the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination, spoke on National Public Radio Monday evening and was asked her thoughts on the current scandal involving legendary actor Bill Cosby.

  • White House Watch: Klobuchar Makes Snowy POTUS Campaign Announcement

    As the snow fell in frigid Minneapolis on Sunday another United States senator announced plans for a presidential campaign.
  • White House Watch: Lindsey Graham

    South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham makes this week’s White House Watch after announcing he is creating an exploratory committee to consider a run for the U.S. Presidency.

  • White House Watch: Log Cabin Endorses Trump, South Florida Repubs Get A Dose Roger Stone

    The Log Cabin Republicans, an LGBT political club, endorsed President Donald Trump’s re-election.

    Log Cabin’s leaders – Robert Kabel and Jill Homan – wrote Trump has ‘met his commitments to LGBTQ Americans.’ Theendorsement, published in the Washington Post on Aug. 15, cites Trump’s plan of eliminating HIV/AIDS within 10 years and his appointment of Richard Grenell as U.S. Ambassador to Germany as proof of such commitments.

    The Advocate called the endorsement proof Log Cabin Republicans are “morally bankrupt racists” while The Daily Beast labeled it “Reality-Defying Shame.”

    Closer to home, South Florida Republicans gathered at the Polo Club of Boca Raton recently to hear from former presidential advisor Roger Stone. Not all were satisfied, as a source tells WHW.

    “I would have rather heard from Gov. DeSantis, who has had a more successful, consequential 2019 than any other governor in the U.S.,” said Murry Stegelmann, a Boca Raton hedge fund manager. “Although Roger Stone is a Floridian, his involvement is in DC and I, like most Americans, have disdain for DC. Roger Stone reminded us why we hate DC. I would rather talk about something that works for the State of Florida.”

    Stone was indicted in January on federal charges of obstruction of justice, false statements and witness tampering. His participation at “Lobsterfest” – a fundraiser for Palm Beach County Republicans created a circus-like atmosphere.

    “I was in the presence of PT Barnum,” said Stegelmann.

    Meanwhile, nine Democrats have qualified for the next debates. They are: Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, former Texas Representative Beto O’Rourke, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and venture capitalist Andrew Yang.

    On the outside are names like Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, spiritual author Marianne Williamson and New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio. Gabbard is onactive dutywith the Army National Guard, participating in a joint exercise mission in Indonesia. As for the others: Inslee doodled climate change artwork for children, Williamson proposed a “Department of Peace” during a stop in San Francisco and de Blasio sparred withFox Newspersonality Sean Hannity over watered down cops.

    Other candidates still in the running include former Housing & Urban Development secretary Julian Castro, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock.

    ABC News is moderating the debates, Sept. 12-13, in Houston.

    Elsewhere, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper withdrew from the presidential campaign last week, acknowledging his campaign “didn’t have the outcome we were hoping for” but was a worthwhile endeavor. Hickenlooper sought to position himself as a moderate in the large Democratic field, advocating for rural communities with business friendly rhetoric. He was highly critical of President Trump’s trade tariffs on China.

     

  • White House Watch: Mayor Pete Says Pence Has Damaged Indiana

    South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigned in New Hampshire over the weekend. Buttigieg is seeking to become the first gay man elected President.