Denis McDonough

Ayatollah: ‘Their Goal Is Opposite to Ours’

This weekend, as the Obama administration continued to stress the importance of reaching a nuclear deal with Iran, Iran’s Supreme Leader continued to tweet—in English, no less—that Iran would never abide by a deal to the benefit of the United States.

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Obama’s Chief of Staff Fires up J Street: Israel’s ‘Occupation Must End’

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonoough earned raucous cheers from the left-wing activists gathered at J Street’s fifth annual conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday when he attacked Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. “An occupation that has lasted almost 50 years must end,” he said. J Street was founded to disrupt the close U.S.-Israel alliance and to serve as an alternative to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the powerful pro-Israel group.

McDonough (Charles Dharapak / Associated Press)

James Baker Advising Jeb Bush, Keynoting J Street Conference

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III is to deliver the keynote at this weekend’s J Street conference, a gathering of left-wing activists opposed to the Israeli government and to recently re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Baker, who served under President George H.W. Bush, is also advising Jeb Bush in his presidential effort, according to a report by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Baker is considered hostile to Israel and is controversial among Jewish voters.

James A. Baker III (Reuters)

WH Plans to Stay ‘One Step Ahead’ of al-Qaeda with Summit

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said they plan to “stay one step ahead,” of al Qaeda in Yemen with a three-day summit “on countering violent extremism.” McDonough said, “Obviously we made clear

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White House Investigating Outing of CIA Station Chief

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough has asked White House counsel, Neil Eggleston, to investigate how the name of the CIA’s top spy in Afghanistan ended up being disclosed to reporters by the White House. The officer’s name was mistakenly included in

Angry Dems Grill WH Chief of Staff over Obamacare Failures

Meeting Thursday with White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Democratic Senators blasted the Obama administration’s handling of the Obamacare rollout, according to The Hill. “There’s a lot of frustration, everywhere,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said. One Democratic Senator said

Angry Dems Grill WH Chief of Staff over Obamacare Failures

WH Meets with Business Groups on Immigration After Obama Speech

On Thursday, business leaders met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hours after President Barack Obama gave a speech pressing for comprehensive immigration reform.  According to The Hill, groups like the Chamber of Commerce, which has indicated it will target

WH Meets with Business Groups on Immigration After Obama Speech

Obama Climate Adviser Stepping Down

(AP) Obama climate adviser stepping downWASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama’s top adviser on environmental and climate issues is leaving. Heather Zichal has been advising Obama for five years and is the architect of his climate change plan. She also advises Obama on

Obama Climate Adviser Stepping Down

WH Chief Of Staff: Syria Resolution 'Going To Pass'

Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff: “This resolution is going to pass after we work this this week, George. Members have been in their districts and in their states. We’ve been talking ot many of them, dozens of them,

WH Chief Of Staff: Syria Resolution 'Going To Pass'

Obama Chief of Staff: Syria 'Resolution Is Going to Pass'

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough vowed on Sunday that President Barack Obama’s resolution to strike Syria will pass Congress. “This resolution is going to pass after we work this,” McDonough aid on ABC’s This Week. McDonough appeared on all

Obama Chief of Staff: Syria 'Resolution Is Going to Pass'

WH: We Don't Know Where Snowden Is

Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said that the White House had no clue where National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was. “I don’t know where he is,” McDonough said. He said that

WH: We Don't Know Where Snowden Is