“He may have been a little glib in his language,” spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters.
"They will be weakening our nation’s security" if they don't, Eric Schultz said.
The Taliban is an "armed insurgency" focused on Afghanistan, says the White House.
"This is an issue where we talk to Congress intensively,” said spokesman Eric Schultz.
"A lot of this was reported over two years ago," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters.
The media won't be allowed into a private birthday gathering.
A number of staffers have moved from Schumer to Obama.
Eric Schultz said Senate Republicans intend to undercut nuclear negotiations.
White House says unpopular proposal makes sense as part of broader plan.
The White House says the czar's pay will be revealed with other staff salaries.
Obama called to make sure the mayor was getting the resources he needed.