Dan Pfeiffer

Dan Pfeiffer

When the spin is totally unbelievable, send in Pfeiffer

When the White House wants someone on the Sunday shows to deny that anything at all is wrong (e.g., the Internal Revenue Service scandal, Benghazi) they usually send out Dan Pfeiffer. (There are probably some things that not even Susan Rice would be willing to say. ) The White House did ...

Obama advisor Pfeiffer says president isn’t a midterm liability – CNN Political Ticker

But Dan Pfeiffer, senior adviser to the President, said despite those numbers, many Democratic candidates will still rely on help from Obama. It may not be just at campaign events, either. Pfeiffer said the President and those around him have some experience in winning elections ...

White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress” – CNN Political Ticker

" In an e-mail message to supporters, Dan Pfeiffer is rallying supporters ahead of the address this Tuesday, with a glimpse at the President's plans for 2014. "On Tuesday night, the President will lay out a set of real, concrete, practical proposals to grow the economy, strengthen the ...

Amid Scandals, White House Sends Out New Message Point Man

White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer never stopped smiling at the end of his CBS News interview Sunday, even when the host, Bob Schieffer, suggested that he was suffering in the spotlight. “I know this is not an easy job,” Schieffer told his guest. “I mean, do you kind of feel like ...

White House has talked with Samsung about Obama-Ortiz selfie – CNN Political Ticker

Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on CBS’s "Face the Nation" that the White House counsel's office has had "conversations" with Samsung, after Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz took a picture of himself and President Barack Obama during a visit to the White House by the 2013 World Series ...

Pfeiffer: White House expressed ‘concerns’ about David Ortiz’s Samsung selfie

Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to Obama, reiterated that the White House knew nothing about Ortiz's arrangement with Samsung. The mobile phone giant recently signed the baseball star to an endorsement deal that requires him to promote the company's phones and try to create viral moments ...

In 2014 midterms, parties see different issues and states as path to Senate majority

“Economic opportunity and fairness, if we can keep the discussion there, then that will be helpful,” senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said. “If what happened to us in 2013 happens to us in 2014 — where it’s NSA, shutdown debacle, health-care Web site, Syria — that’s a bad issue ...

Obama tries to keep 'promise' on poverty

PASS NOW, PAY LATER - Pass the $6.4 billion unemployment benefits extension now and negotiate ways to offset it later, that’s the message Senior White House Adviser Dan Pfeiffer is giving to Republicans. Pfeiffer told USA Today that President Obama is willing to negotiate a ‘pay ...

Milbank: A Warmed-Over Jobs Message

“I don’t normally do this,” President Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in the subject line of an e-mail blast to reporters Sunday night. This was tantalizing. What would this top White House official be doing? Singing karaoke on the North Lawn? Getting a “POTUS” tattoo on his ...

Obama to talk about economy at Illinois college – CNN Political Ticker

Obama will return to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois on Wednesday to kick off a series of speeches about his economic plan, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in an e-mail to supporters Sunday evening. The president will also visit Warrensburg, Missouri, on Wednesday and ...

Obama Aide Says GOP Owes Susan Rice An Apology

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday that Republicans owed UN Ambassador Susan Rice “an apology” for accusing her of intentionally misleading the nation over the nature of the Benghazi Consulate attack. “I think that many of the Republicans who had been talking about this...

Republicans owe Rice an apology on Benghazi, Obama adviser says

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)A2012 WASHINGTON – White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday Republicans owe Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an apology for alleging she played a part in formulating the White House’s response to the attacks in Benghazi, Libya...

White House: No "victory lap" after surpassing Obamacare sign up goal

The news that 7.1 million people had signed up for health insurance through the federal exchanges was a "celebratory moment" for the White House, but not a reason to get complacent, White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday. "We all felt pretty good ...

White House adviser: On jobless benefits, let's talk

White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer discussed an unemployment benefits bill with Susan Page and what they're willing to negotiate: offsetting costs of extending the benefits. Jennifer Harnish, Shannon Rae Green, Jeff Franko White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer is ...

Dan Pfeiffer: 'Anyone Who Leaks Has To Pay The Price'

Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama, dismissed reports on the alleged consideration of replacing Vice President Joe Biden on the ticket with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2012 presidential campaign, but acknowledged that the administration is ...

President and Michelle Obama’s White House emphasizes healthy eating and exercise

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer had to reassess his work-life balance when he was hospitalized twice last fall, once after returning to the office the day after checking out. When the president and others gently chastised him for working too hard, Pfeiffer recalled ...

White House Aide Calls Criticism of Obama 'Offensive'

A senior White House adviser mounted a combative defense on Sunday against Republican lawmakers’ accusations of mismanagement, saying that the criticisms of President Obama’s actions and governing style were “offensive” and “absurd.” The remarks came from Dan Pfeiffer, a member of the ...

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

By the looks of things, today White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer will be making the Near Ginsburg around the Sunday shows, probably talking about the new budget from the White House that isn't a new budget at all but everyone is acting as if it contains a bunch of really surprising ...

Republicans decry Obama plans to bypass Congress to advance agenda

Senior White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Obama needed Congress to pass immigration reform and extend unemployment insurance but that the president would telegraph in his State of the Union address on Tuesday that he would not be patient with lawmakers in areas where he did not need ...

Fact Checker Crushes Claim Benghazi Emails Were 'Doctored'

“That’s a very serious offense that happened where Republicans on the Hill, we voluntarily provided these e-mails to, took one of them, doctored it and gave it to ABC News in an attempt to smear the president.” — White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer, appearing on CBS’s “Face ...

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