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WHCA President: Obama Has Become 'A Heck Of A Lot Harder To Get On The Phone'

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 04.24.2015 | Media

Christi Parsons, president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), has spent a long time covering President Obama. Beginning as a Whi...

Michael Calderone

Obama Met Privately With Journalists Amid Iran Deal Media Push

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- Facing congressional pushback, President Barack Obama has tried building support for a nuclear agreement with Iran in recent days by makin...

Michael Calderone

President Obama Is Having Lunch With News Anchors Before State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama will have lunch Tuesday with several broadcast and cable news anchors in anticipation of the evening's State of the...

Record-High Costs Cause Reporters To Jump Ship On Obama's Asia Trip

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media

Cash-strapped news outlets looking to cover President Obama's trip to Asia next month may find it difficult to do so. Not because the trip isn't newsw...

Here's How White House Reporters Are Battling Obama's Press Crackdown

The Washington Post | Paul Farhi | Posted 10.16.2014 | Media

White House journalists are creating an alternative system for distributing their media “pool” reports in response to the Obama administration’s...

President Obama Slams The Press

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.08.2014 | Media

President Obama took another stab at the media on Tuesday, blaming it for spreading negativity and focusing too much on "phony scandals" rather than o...

Fox News Freaks Out Over Obama Dig

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.03.2014 | Media

The folks over at Fox News were shocked—shocked!—to hear President Obama taking a dig at them on Thursday. The full joke went, "While good, aff...

70 Years Later, Still Playing Politics With Freedom of the Press

Carey Shenkman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Carey Shenkman

In forty years perhaps the WikiLeaks cables will be declassified and heralded in the same way that the Pentagon Papers were a few years ago. And by then, the investigation into WikiLeaks will be seen as the selective political assault that it is.

WATCH: Obama Snaps At Reporter

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media

President Obama brushed off a reporter on Tuesday after she asked him a question about Syria during the White House science fair. While the Presid...

Michael Calderone

Obama Criticized News Coverage During Off-The-Record Meeting With Reporters

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- During a six-hour flight last week from Seoul, South Korea to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, President Obama headed to the back of Air Force One ...

Matt Sledge

Clapper Bans 'Unauthorized' Media Contacts

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

Two months after promising a new era of transparency at the nation's intelligence agencies, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has slamme...

Startling Revelation About Obama And The Press

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

President Obama demanded a criminal investigation into leaks to the New York Times just a month into his first term, a new book by his former defense ...

White House Journalists Get An Initial Victory

AP | Posted 02.16.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama's public d...

Obama Burns The Media

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2013 | Media

President Obama had yet more dour words about the media during an interview with Chris Matthews on Thursday night, saying that the media is somewhat r...

Top Editor Attacks Obama Over Press Freedom

ProPublica | Paul Steiger | Posted 01.27.2014 | Media

Last night, ProPublica founder and executive chairman Paul Steiger received the Burton Benjamin Memorial award from the Committee to Protect Journalis...

Obama's Very Ironic Tribute To Press Freedom

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

When President Obama presented legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee with the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, it was impossible not to detect a ...

Obama Press Conference Gets Trashed

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

President Obama closed his health care press conference on Thursday by taking one last shot at the reporters he was speaking to. “The things that...

AP Chief: US Press Attacks Will 'Comfort Authoritarian Regimes'

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 12.22.2013 | Media

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that wea...

Obama Got Ranted At By Ed Schultz: New Book

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Media

President Obama had to listen to a rant from Ed Schultz about his leadership and was constantly complaining about the New York Times' critical editori...

Networks Battle For Obama Interview Supremacy

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media

With President Obama making the rounds of nearly every major news network on Monday night to press his case for attacking Syria, the battle for viewer...

Michael Calderone

DOJ Reviews Media Guidelines Following Leak Investigation Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department will be restricted from labeling a journalist as a criminal co-conspirator in seeking a search warrant to gain ac...

Ryan Grim

Meet The Other Journalist The Obama Administration Has Targeted

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- James Rosen got off easy. After searching his email and tracking his whereabouts, the Department of Justice has not jailed or prosecuted...

Obama's Tenure, So Far

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Obama may be criticized for not schmoozing enough with individual congressmen, or for running a sometimes imperfect administration (those so-called "scandals") but what remains critical is his willingness to engage Americans and push forward matters of national import.

Government Really, Really Thought James Rosen Was A Criminal

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Media

If people needed any more evidence that the Justice Department explicitly considered James Rosen's everyday reporting to be tantamount to criminal act...

Howard Fineman

Obama Teeters At A Beltway Tipping Point

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If things work out the way President Barack Obama and his aides hope, a majority of Americans will continue to stick with him through hi...