Posts Tagged ‘Chief’

U.S. Ethics Chief Ordered Gushing Responses To Trump’s Tweets

Newly obtained records reveal that the head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics personally ordered several oddly enthusiastic tweets after President-elect Donald Trump’s recent claim that he planned to sever ties to his business operations to avoid conflicts of interest as president. “We told your counsel that we’d sing your praises if you divested and […]

U.S. Counterintelligence Chief Bill Evanina Handcuffs Driver Who Crashed Into Restaurant

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Maybe only in the Washington area could you find the U.S. counterintelligence chief handcuffing a suspect after his lunch is interrupted by a car ramming into his restaurant and bursting into flames. National Counterintelligence Executive Bill Evanina was eating in the Silver Diner in McLean, Virginia, on Wednesday when a Hummer crashed […]

GOP Fires Chief Justice Roberts

In the wake of today’s Supreme Court ruling, which upheld a key pillar of Obamacare, the Republican Party has announced that it is firing Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the opinion for the majority. “This was a great gig — the chance of a lifetime — and he blew it,” said former President George […]

Trail To The Chief: 10 Things Presidential Campaigns Could Do Without Edition

10 Things Presidential Campaigns Could Do Without Edition As you may have heard, the Iowa Straw Poll — one of the primary season’s famed mettle testers for GOP presidential candidates — is no more. Four years after the Straw Poll title was claimed by then-Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and she subsequently failed to capitalize on […]

Trail To The Chief: Republican Left Behind Edition

Republican Left Behind Edition Between now and August, the Republican presidential race will not be about “winning” anything. It will be about not being so invisible, so insignificant, so HOPELESS that Fox News boss Roger Ailes cuts you out of the first GOP debate, which Jolly Roger is hosting in the Mistake on the Lake […]

Trail To The Chief: How To Become A 2016 Contender

How to Become a 2016 Contender Edition You don’t have a backer with a billion dollars. You are nowhere in the polls. You have accomplishments and ideas you think are worthy of the presidency. Your friends think they are, too. So how do you get from obscurity to contenderhood? By making a virtue of your […]

Trail To The Chief: The 2016 Handlers Behind The Curtain Edition

The 2016 Handlers Behind the Curtain Edition Longtime Republican operative Karl Rove (“The Architect” of former President George W. Bush’s election victories) is as well-known as many of the GOP’s 2016 presidential hopefuls. Rove embodies what Trail to the Chief sees as a depressing but inescapable fact: Campaign “handlers” have become as much the political […]

EPA Chief Says ‘Controversial’ New Smog Limits Are Necessary

WASHINGTON — New rules limiting smog may be “controversial,” but they are among the administration’s top priorities, according to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy told The Huffington Post that the EPA will have the final rules on ozone pollution ready by October, the court-ordered deadline for the agency to issue a final decision. […]

Brian Grazer on LA Police Chief Daryl Gates: “He Completely Disrupted My Point of View” | SSS | OWN

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Trail To The Chief: Failure To Launch Edition

The Failure to Launch Edition If you’ve glanced at the recent 2016 presidential election coverage — a herd of reporters chasing a van; pundits penning potent, penetrating pieces on the providence of a visit to Chipotle — the horrifying thought has likely occurred to you that there are many hundreds of days to go until […]

Trail To The Chief: The 2016 State Of The Race Edition

The 2016 State of the Race Edition It’s spring, and it’s time for the quadrennial launching of presidential campaigns. “Launching” used to be exclusively a live theatrical moment, akin to smashing a bottle of Dom Perignon against a battleship or raising the curtain on a one-man (or one-woman) Broadway play. But this year the live, […]

Trail To The Chief: 2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition

2016 Perks Of Being A Wallflower Edition Here at Trail to the Chief, we are not cynics. Far from it. We actually think that politics and government can be positive forces. Why else would we report on their shortcomings? We can’t help but admire those who have the guts to immerse themselves in the miserable, […]

Trail To The Chief: The Darkest Of The 2016 Dark Horses Edition

The Darkest of the 2016 Dark Horses Edition Let’s talk about the enduring story of the “dark horse” candidate. Anyone remember the halcyon days of March 2007? The pre-primary season was in full swing, and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was said to be “solidifying” his lead atop the GOP primary polls. Meanwhile, on the […]

Trail To The Chief: The Non-Existent Democratic Bench If Hillary Doesn’t Run Edition

The Non-Existent Democratic Bench If Hillary Doesn’t Run Edition In the world of anonymous sources calling for an actual Democratic primary to boost Hillary Clinton’s campaigning chops, there’s much bemoaning about the lack of viable 2016 contenders that would truly put ol’ Hil through the ringer. But what about the bemoaning that would ensue should […]

Trail To The Chief: Hollywood For Ugly People Edition

HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE EDITION In this early stage of the 2016 presidential election season, most of the people tasked with covering the process are — whether they’d like to admit it or not — in full “fake it till you make it” mode. We pore over way-too-early head-to-head polls as if there’s some sort […]

Roy Moore, Alabama Chief Justice, Makes 11th Hour Attempt To Halt Gay Marriage

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama appeared set within hours to become the 37th state where gays can legally wed, prompting one couple to pitch a tent outside a courthouse even as the state’s chief justice made an 11th hour bid to keep the weddings on hold Monday. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore sent a letter […]

Trail to the Chief: What’s In A Name ~ PAC Edition

What’s In A Name ~ PAC Edition There are many reasons to believe that starting a presidential election season some 600 days before election day is, as Slate’s Alec MacGillis says, “simply insane.” But though this is madness, there is still method within — and if you’re a candidate in this part of the so-called […]

Trail To The Chief: Ultra-Premature VP Edition

Ultra-Premature VP Edition When we started “Trail To The Chief,” the first question we got was: “Are you sure it’s not too soon to start ranking presidential candidates?” And that’s fair: We don’t really know what the field looks like. Maybe it pays to be circumspect. So, naturally, for our next trick, we’re going to […]

Trail To The Chief: Inaugural Edition

The Inaugural Edition Hi there, and welcome to Trail to the Chief, HuffPost’s weekly trip through the folds of time-space to the peculiar world of the 2016 presidential horse-race and media coverage of it. You probably have heard (because we are telling you) that the 2016 contest has begun, and that, like every other presidential […]

10 for 2014 with Chief of Staff Denis McDonough

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough caps of 2014 with a look back at 10 moments that he will always remember from this year. Uploads by The White House Additional news- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. […]

NYC Police Union Chief Blames Mayor, Protesters For Police Killings

After the murder of two NYPD officers on Saturday, the outspoken head of the city’s primary police union blamed protesters and Mayor Bill de Blasio for the deaths of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. “There’s blood on many hands tonight,” NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch said Saturday night, ratcheting up already frigid […]

Men Reportedly Had Plans To Bomb St. Louis Arch And Kill Ferguson’s Police Chief

Two men arrested last week allegedly planned to bomb the St. Louis Arch and kill Ferguson’s police chief and the prosecutor in charge of Darren Wilson’s case, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday. Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis were arrested Friday on federal charges of making false statements when attempting to buy pistols in […]

Rob Nabors, White House Deputy Chief Of Staff, To Review VA Safety, Appointment Rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki says he welcomes a White House review of his beleaguered department if it can help ensure veterans have access to timely, quality health care. Shinseki was to go before a Senate committee Thursday to address allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at a Phoenix veterans hospital. […]

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Arrested: Mexico’s Sinaloa Drug Chief Taken Alive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to […]

Spy Chief: We Should’ve Told You We Track Your Calls

The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans’ call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits it would have been better if Washington had acknowledged the surveillance in the first place. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the […]

President Obama Names Denis McDonough as Chief of Staff

The President announces that he has chosen the Deputy National Security Advisor to this important post, replacing Jack Lew. January 25, 2013. Uploads by whitehouse Additional news- -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of […]