Gregory Korte

The White House held a conference call Thursday morning with “senior administration officials.” The call was “on background.” Then the White House posted a transcript of the background conference call — and included the names of the “senior administration officials” in the transcript. 

So if you’re wondering who those anonymous sources are in your morning paper, they’re Jeff Prescott, deputy national security adviser to the Vice President, Christopher Smart, senior director for international economics, and Ricardo Zuniga, senior director for the Western Hemisphere in the national security staff.

howgovtworks:

In 2011, the IRS produced a parody video of “The Apprentice” for a Small Business/Self-Employed Division Conference. According to the House Ways & Means Committee, the video cost taxpayers about $10,000.

Gregory Korte

howgovtworks:

Confirmed by the Senate, Richard Cordray is now the permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But there’s a legal dispute about whether the actions he took as a temporary recess appointment were legal.

So this week, Cordray officially “reaffirmed” every action he took as temporary director, so he can now say it was done by the permanent director.

Gregory Korte

howgovtworks:

From the U.S. Treasury Department’s advance public schedule comes this event next Thursday in Chicago:

Treasurer Rosie Rios

Currency Signing at the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA) World’s Fair of Money

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

That’s right. The Treasurer of the United…

A Volkswagen minibus nicely equipped with a Dillon Aero Gatling gun. You know, just because.  (at George R. Brown Convention Center)

A Volkswagen minibus nicely equipped with a Dillon Aero Gatling gun. You know, just because. (at George R. Brown Convention Center)

So there’s this guy who draws caricatures of everyone who appears on C-SPAN. Here’s his take on me.

So there’s this guy who draws caricatures of everyone who appears on C-SPAN. Here’s his take on me.

National Review on the ‘Perfect Storm for Anonymous Sources’

markschaver:

Referring to the Washington Post’s story on Chinese hackers:

> Okay, so here was have a story in the Washington Post, written by two Washington Post reporters, about an event that happened to the Washington Post, quoting people working for the Washington Post, and not naming them because the Washington Post didn’t want to release the details. After this, how can they ever again turn down a bureaucrat or politician demanding anonymity?

Donald Cardinal Wuerl greets worshippers after Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington.  (at Cathedral Of St. Matthew The Apostle)

Donald Cardinal Wuerl greets worshippers after Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington. (at Cathedral Of St. Matthew The Apostle)