Obama Messes with Texas and Rakes in $3.2 million

Governor Rick Perry may dislike President Obama, but Texans will open their wallets for him.  Even though Texas is not in play in the presidential race, money has no boundaries.

Hat tip:  Michael Li

Obama in Tejas!

President Obama arrived in Texas for fundraising events in San Antonio and Austin.  According to various sources, more than 1200 people met him in San Antonio and 1300 were expected at the Austin Music Hall.  A high dollar private reception is planned after the Austin Music Hall event.

And for the record, no apologies were issued by the President regarding the U.S. Department of Justice’s opposition to Texas’ Voter ID law. 

Elbowed and Dumped!

President Obama has not been having a good weekend.  First, he gets elbowed by a fellow basketball player and requires 12 stitches.  Second, and perhaps more embarrassing, is the Wikileaks dump of confidential cables and documents on the Internet, which is likely to cause a strain in diplomatic relationships with several countries.

What’s next?


Stop the Leaks!

The White House has expressed serious concerns about the 90,000 secret documents that were posted on Wikileaks.org.  Lives have been put at risk.

Read more.

White House Says “I’m Sorry!”

What an embarrassment!  The White House apologized today for jumping the gun and firing Shirley Sherrod, a former USDA employee who was the subject of a carefully edited video posted by a conservative blogger.

“A disservice was done,” said Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

Sherod has been offered a new job and is thinking about it.

Brenda Lee.  It’s your turn…..

President Obama Gets His Special K

The Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill saw the writing on the wall, but their dilatory tactics could not avoid the inevitable:  Elena Kagan’s approval by the Senate Judiciary Committee.  With one Republican (Senator Lindsey Graham-South Carolina) joining all twelve Democrats on the committee, Kagan’s nomination now goes to the full Senate.  The 13-6 vote was not surprising.  Kagan is expected to be confirmed.  The National Rifle Association has warned senators not to vote for her confirmation or face the political consequences.  Stay tuned for the floor debate

WhiteHouseInsider.com is Relaunched!

Welcome to the relaunching of WhiteHouseInsider.com!

Since 2004, WhiteHouseInsider.com has been part of MyCapitol.com, a site dedicated to providing you with information about Texas and U.S. politics.  Today, it is relaunched as a separate blog to provide with information about White House and congressional politics.  There will be plenty to write about so stay tuned for exciting updates.

For the latest on the White House, remember WhiteHouseInsider.com.  Intelligence matters.

President Obama is Coming to the Promised Land — Texas

The air may not be clean in Texas, but that doesn’t stop a U.S. President from coming to Texas to raise money for federal races. Loyal Democrats and afficionados with deep pockets mark your calendars! President Obama will be in Austin, Texas on August 9th at the Four Seasons Hotel to raise money for congressional candidates. And the tickets are not cheap. If you have an extra $30,000 to spare in this depressed economy, you can take a picture with the President and mingle with the political elite. Enjoy!