Press Conference with President Ghani

2:20 ET: President Obama and President Ghani of Afghanistan hold a press conference

95 Responses to “Press Conference with President Ghani”

  1. 7 Roberta in MN
    March 24, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats on furst vetivera24. Are you having a good day? I am fighting a cold, just about to go lay down for a bit and cover up really well. Everyone have a great one.

  2. 8 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I was left behind. Again.

    March 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm


  4. 10 yardarm756
    March 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I’m surprised they’re gonna break into the plane crash news………We’ve gotta know EXACTLY what happened and what those black boxes say. Then we can get back to the bs from the right!

    • 11 yardarm756
      March 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Now these a*ssholes want to know if PBO will have any remarks about the plane crash, oooooo! Not that he doesn’t have bigger fish to fry, sheeesh.

      • 12 99ts
        March 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm

        Waiting for the day when they ask a question related to the people/state/country that the Press Conference is recognizing. Partisan idiots is the world wide definition of the WH Press Corps

  5. March 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 🙂

  6. March 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Whew, busy morning at my temporary posting! But I pretty much know how to do every job in the library now, since I’ve been having to do every job. I’m no longer just a pretty-faced reference jockey.

  7. 20 GGail
    March 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Our President knows how to handle a news conference and get the right information out there

  8. 21 No Child Left Behind
    March 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    President Obama names two new aides to top White House posts

    By David Nakamura
    President Obama has tapped an aide to Vice President Biden to become his new senior adviser, filling a top position in the West Wing in the final stretch of his presidency.Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post reporter who joined the administration in 2011 as Biden’s communications director, will step into the opening left when longtime Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer left the White House this month. Murray worked at the Washington Post from 2005-2011, covering fiscal policy and national security issues. She also covered Congress and politics for the Wall Street Journal. Read full article »

  9. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    March 24, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    President Obama is not here for Bibi’s BS. Love it.

    March 24, 2015 at 3:45 pm


  11. 35 JER
    March 24, 2015 at 4:01 pm

  12. 36 yardarm756
    March 24, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I know a few people I’d like to see in this situation.

  13. 38 Debra
    March 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Senator Cruz and I use the term loosely is signing up for Obamacare.

  14. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    March 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    President Obama showing the empty field of f**ks he has left to give.

  15. 40 Linda
    March 24, 2015 at 4:47 pm


    After Pledging To ‘Repeal Every Word Of Obamacare,’ Ted Cruz Admits He’s Signing Up For Obamacare

    One day after announcing his plan to run for president and “repeal every word of Obamacare,” Ted Cruz confirmed that he plans on using Obamacare’s new state-level marketplace to enroll in coverage himself.

    Because Cruz’s wife Heidi is joining his campaign full-time, she’s going on unpaid leave from her current job at Goldman Sachs. Earlier this week, CNN reported that the couple will lose the employer-sponsored plan through the company, and speculated that Cruz would likely be in the market for a new health care plan.


    • 41 Nena20409
      March 24, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      So how is this Snake oil salesman going to sale this to his toothless, mindless, gullible followers?
      Right, just as his Canadian Borne status has affected them….. yes, right?

    • 42 Deb
      March 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Since he thinks Obamacare ends freedom as we know it he should stick by his convictions and not sign up for it. What a jerk!

    • 43 57andfemale
      March 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Wasn’t it the smug GOP who made Congress and its employees sign up for ACA instead of the regular employer-provided health care plan of the govt?. So yes, his wife can sign up under his plan, and it will indeed be Obamacare.

      • 44 Linda
        March 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm

        Yes…it was Chuck Grassley…. I clearly remember him insisting on that in the mark up committee on cspan.

        • 45 57andfemale
          March 24, 2015 at 5:42 pm

          I also recall that these GOP idiots didn’t want “subsidies” or some such nonsense until their staffers went crazy. They needed basic insurance explained to them: “You mean you’re going to take away our basic benefit of employer-provided health care? Are we supposed to pay thousands of dollars more than other Federal employees? Are you people crazy?” Astounding.

    • 46 GGail
      March 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm

      And all the people in PBO’s corner – simply smile and nod your heads 🙂

  16. 47 Nena20409
    March 24, 2015 at 4:49 pm

  17. 48 Nena20409
    March 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

  18. 49 Nena20409
    March 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I like her. I wish her and her family well.

    • March 24, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      I just do not understand this…..neither is death fearful, if you know where you are going and who you belong to.
      I respect her wishes but you can die from a cold, a car crash, a plane crash, brain aneurysm, staph infection in the hospital.
      She has children so her ovaries have served her well.
      Maybe my ambivalence is why doe we need to know this.

      My friend’s dear sister who died of cancer was diagnosed with cancer in four parts of her body.
      She choses not to be treated by chemo. I thought that was brave of her.
      She did not have the money to be treated mind, body and soul for this invasive disease.
      So she chose to leave money for her grandchildren college funds.
      Bravery comes in many forms.

      • 51 GGail
        March 24, 2015 at 6:37 pm

        LDS, you & I could have a spiritual discussion about when you’re going to die, but let me just say this: Your date has been predetermined and no amount of money can alter that. But if it gives her peace of mind…

        • March 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

          GGail, Okay. I can understand that……thank you.
          For the life of me, I cannot wrap that around this grey matter.
          Peace of mind it is.

      • 53 taiping1
        March 25, 2015 at 12:19 am

        She is BRACA positive with high risk of both ovarian and breast cancer. There are really no effective screening tests for ovarian cancer. She has made a responsible decision for her family and one that is recommended for those at high risk I think she is brave in sharing her decision which may help other women in the same situation. I think her mother died from ovarian cancer.

  19. 54 Jeff
    March 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm


    “But part of me actually believes that there are some in the media and law enforcement who prefer to use the term terrorism only when it applies to a Muslim.
    Why? Because it’s easy to do. Muslims are viewed by many as the “other,” not as fellow Americans. But discussing domestic terrorism carried out by fellow Americans is at best, uncomfortable, and at worst, undermines the narrative that some in our country have a vested interest in advancing.”

  20. March 24, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    My brother, who’s been a Republican all his life, voted for President Obama twice
    He just told me he wishes Elizabeth Warren would run. LOLz!!!!

    • 56 57andfemale
      March 24, 2015 at 5:16 pm

      Good job, meta!

      My husband’s family has moved in the other direction of Dominionist Christianity and/or hating PBO because he’s black.

      My nephew, who believes strongly in environmental concerns, safe and healthy food, and is a Chicago policeman, hates PBO and keeps posting “Right Wing Watch” b.s. on FB.

      How does he think unions and the environment will fare under the GOP?

      • March 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

        Racism is an ugly sickness, clouding their best judgment.

        What my brother likes about Warren is that she’s no nonsense and fights for the middle class. He also said he can’t stand HRC, so Warren probably strikes more of an authentic tone for him.

        • 58 57andfemale
          March 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

          Warren is authentic. But we must vote for our “team”, our basic issues and Democratic values. We have to get away from the need to be “in love” with our candidates. Of course, we want the best candidate possible. But we have to vote for the best we’ve got. That’s what the GOP does, consistently, and although it took them awhile they have managed to get their “dream” GOP. Ignorant, mean-spirited, stupid, warmongering racists – but that is their dream fulfilled. Sigh.

    • March 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

      That is great Meta. My 83 year old friend is a life-long Republican too, but she loves President Obama and also voted for him twice. I always felt in my heart that this country would see him the way we all see him and it would overwhelmingly want to change the rules and have him for a third term. I am such a dreamer.

      • March 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

        I think the GOP is steadily pushing people out who are very common sense and are sick of their transparent tactics to sink a sitting president. The job PBO has done on the debt, jobs, healthcare coupled with the prominence of extremist wackos like Cruz, Paul, Palin, Cotton has turned off ordinary people who want things to work.

  21. March 24, 2015 at 5:31 pm

  22. 62 Nerdy Wonka
    March 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    President Obama and Vice President Biden have both had categories on Jeopardy and today, First Lady Michelle Obama gets her turn. Yay!

  23. March 24, 2015 at 5:37 pm

  24. March 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm

  25. March 24, 2015 at 5:59 pm

  26. March 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    I love this quote from PBO’s presser:

  27. 82 yardarm756
    March 24, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    ICYMI………..Fish need bikes and elephants need surfboards!

  28. March 24, 2015 at 6:40 pm

  29. March 24, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Evil ….

  30. March 24, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    He’s going to play his base for all their worth

  31. March 24, 2015 at 7:13 pm

  32. 93 JER
    March 24, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    LIVE NOW: Secretary John Kerry hosts a dinner for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani –

  33. March 24, 2015 at 7:35 pm

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • Trump loyalists planned to overturn the election in 'war room' of D.C. hotel: WaPo
  • 'Rust' assistant director accused of unsafe practices in the past
  • What happened in the Oval Office on January 5
  • New Jersey governor: We can't afford to go backwards
  • Film safety expert explains the difference between prop guns and real guns



Blog Stats

  • 43,125,742 hits

%d bloggers like this: