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Obama Press Conference

Jason Linkins

Matthews Back To Praising Obama's Communication Skills (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Matthews was full of compliments after last night's Obama presser, most notably for "our breed" -- the press. The media, he said, "looke...

TIME: The HuffPo Gets To Question Obama -- And Makes History

TIME | Belinda Luscombe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Change in Washington comes in increments, and a door was cracked open on Feb. 9 when, in the first official press conference of the Obama Administrati...

Fleischer: Bush Didn't Call On 'Dot Coms And Other Oddballs'

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After President Obama's first prime time press conference last night, Bill O'Reilly asked former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer for his reaction. ...

Obama and the Press Play Wiffle Ball While Americans Strike Out?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

One of the things we were promised by this president was straight talk, express and local. Obama's not living up to that promise or doing public service by fudging in the name of optimism.

Obama News Conference (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for video... Read Obama's opening remarks here President Barack Obama, pressuring lawmakers to urgently approve a massive economic recove...

Obama Calls on Huffington Post's Sam Stein

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Bergthold

One of the handful of reporters who were called upon to ask a question at President Obama's first press conference was Sam Stein of the Huffington Post.

Obama's Impressive Recovery

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

After eight years of a president who was barely able to respond to impromptu questions, it was simply refreshing to have a leader who can deliver forthright, direct responses.

Obama's Press Conference Answers Three Formal Grade-Levels Higher Than Bush's First

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

I copied each transcript into separate Word documents, deleted the intros and all reporter questions, leaving just the unscripted answers to all questions. Then I ran Word's readability tool.

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Wouldn't Do Anything Different On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House of Representatives successfully passed a stimulus package last night, but it was viewed as a rebuke to the president that not a single Repub...

Sam Stein

Gibbs' First Presser As Much About Media As Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Gibbs' first briefing as White House press secretary offered almost as much insight into the media as the newly installed administration. Wel...

Sam Stein

Krugman, Reich, Take Obama Up On Stimulus Advice | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last week, Barack Obama let it be known that when it came to formulating a stimulus bill, all ideas were welcome -- whether they came from the bowels ...

Sam Stein

Obama Defends Stimulus Against Critics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama said today that he never expected the process of crafting a stimulus package to be easy and that he welcomed any idea, regardless of auth...

Can P3s Boost the Stimulus?

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The foundation of our economic stimulus is a public- private-partnership. What should this partnership look like? How should benefits and burdens, risks and rewards be distributed?

Sam Stein

Obama: A Continued Economic Decline Is Not Acceptable | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama, addressing the press for the fifth straight day, offered perhaps his gloomiest assessment yet on the current economic situation. Relayin...

Obama has taken 48 questions

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

First published at I wrote a story last month noting that President-elect Barack Obama had broken the record for number of press ...

Sam Stein

Obama: Judge Me On The Jobs I Create | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Much of the focus of the just completed Obama press conference is going to center on his answer to the obligatory Rod Blagojevich question -- the pres...

Barack Obama is the Roger Federer of the Press Conference

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

The media may find Obama dryer than Clinton, but if he is anything, the President-Elect is the consummate craftsman of his message.

Obama On Blagojevich Profanity: "I Won't Quote Back Some Of The Things That Were Said About Me" (VIDEO)

HuffPost/MSNBC | Dan Duray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though today's Obama press conference was supposed to be about health care, the press predictably asked a few questions about disgraced Illinois Gover...

Sam Stein

Obama Denies Blagojevich Contact, Promises More Info (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a press conference designed to focus on the appointment of Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services, Barack Obama was besieged almost ...

Sam Stein

Obama Pushes Back On Richardson Post As "Consolation Prize" To Latinos | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Announcing Bill Richardson as Commerce Secretary today, Barack Obama was asked by a reporter whether the appointment was merely a consolation prize fo...

Jason Linkins

Obama Answers Fox News Question, Finally | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A few days ago, we related how President-Elect Barack Obama had been ignoring Fox News at his post-election press conferences. Patrick Gavin had Fox ...

Jason Linkins

Obama Fox News Shut Out Continues | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Patrick Gavin at FishbowlDC has been documenting who Barack Obama has called on for questions at his transition press conferences, and notes that the ...

Dana Milbank: Obama Running Out Of Things To Say

Washington Post | Dana Milbank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Obama had nearly finished his third news conference in as many days yesterday when he decided to favor his audience with one more tast...

Obama Changes Press Conference Protocol, Rattles Reporters

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When President-elect Barack Obama meets the press Wednesday morning for his third news conference in as many days, it's anyone's guess which reporters...

Fox News Shut Out At Obama's Pressers

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FishbowlDC points out that Fox News reporters have yet to get a question in at any of Barack Obama's recent press conferences. Obama spokesman Rober...