Why the White House Is Insisting the Taliban Isn't a Terrorist Group

The White House's stance on the Afghan Taliban opens up Democrats to more criticism.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - JANUARY 12: White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks at the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, United States on January 12, 2015

Photographer: Anadolu Agency

Why is the White House insisting that the Afghan Taliban isn't a terrorist organization when the Treasury Department currently designates it as such and the group engages in terror acts? 

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