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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...

Obama Hints NSA Phone Records Program May Change

AP | By EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested Friday that he may be ready to make some changes in the bulk collection of Americans' phone recor...

Ryan Grim

Meet The Other Journalist The Obama Administration Has Targeted | 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.

Howard Fineman

Obama Teeters At A Beltway Tipping Point | 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...

Matt Sledge

Has Obama Ever Praised A Whistleblower? | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In more than four years of office, President Barack Obama has frequently praised the idea of whistleblowing. He even signed the Whistleblo...

Obama Making Unprecedented Limits On Press Access

AP | By NANCY BENAC | Posted 06.01.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A photo of the Obamas hugging that was released on Election Day 2012 has become the world's most popular tweet on Twitter. A dress...

Obama Raises Eyebrows

Posted 02.25.2013 | Media

President Obama raised some eyebrows at an event on Monday when he said, "What I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions." ...

WATCH: Obama Aide Defends Interviews With 'People,' 'Entertainment Tonight'

Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

Barack Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter defended the president's interviews with entertainment news outlets on Sunday, amidst growin...

Obama's Latest Jab At Political Reporters

Posted 10.15.2012 | Media

Another day, another jab by President Obama at reporters. Lately, the president has made headlines for one of his favorite activities: press-bashin...

Mitt Romney Is Playing the Mainstream Media Like a Fiddle -- and the Problem Is That They Are Actually Dancing to the Music

Dee Evans | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media
Dee Evans

To the media I ask this question: Name one presidential candidate in recent history who had not sat down for any Sunday talk shows or non-Fox related cable news shows less than six months out from a presidential election? Name me one!

WHCD: A Salute to the Centurions

Cenk Uygur | Posted 06.29.2012 | Media
Cenk Uygur

It's one thing to have the White House Correspondents' Dinner be the one time of the year where the watchdogs let down their guard and have civil, even friendly, conversations with the people they cover. I would enjoy that. But the over-chumminess of the Dinner is not the exception, it's now the rule.

OBAMA VS. THE PRESS: Maureen Dowd Compares Obama To Nixon, Obama Says Media Inventing Scandals

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The war of words between the Obama administration and the press continued to heat up over the weekend, with a top columnist comparing President Obama ...

Chuck Todd: Obama Has 'Disdain' For Press

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chuck Todd believes President Obama dislikes the media — and he believes he knows why. The NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and co-host...

Obama Answering Lots Of Questions, But Not From Press

The New York Times | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the last two weeks, President Obama has taken questions from unemployed workers in Ohio, students in Florida and a cancer survivor in New Hampshi...

Obama V. Press: White House Calling 'Em Out

Time | Michael Scherer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There was never a single moment when White House staff decided the major media outlets were falling down on the job. There were instead several such m...

Obama Hasn't Held Press Conference In Four Months

CQ Politics | Keith Koffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For months, President Obama was like an ATM for the media, dispensing answers to questions with what seemed like just the push of a button. The presi...

How Obama Manipulates The News Cycle | PETER BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON It has become his common lament. Challenged about difficulties with his economic or legislative programs, President Obama complains about t...

Sam Stein

Obama Press Briefing Visit: Talks Souter, Supreme Court Pick (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With his chief counsel and chief of staff by his side, Barack Obama made a surprise visit to the White House press briefing room on Friday, officially...

Obama Prime-Time News Conference Wednesday

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will hold his third prime-time news conference on Wednesday, his 100th day in office. Obama will answer que...

Sam Stein

Defiant And Serious, Obama Pleads For More Time | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's second press conference in as many months in office was marked by intense seriousness, a touch of political defiance, and an overwhe...

Big Questions for President Obama's Big Press Conference

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Tuesday, Obama is holding the second prime time press conference of his first 100 days. Here are just a few questions for the big event.

Obama Never Had A "Honeymoon": Media Matters (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An analysis by the progressive watchdog group Media Matters found that "since the day after President Obama's inauguration, broadcast and cable news f...

Beyond Obama's Town Hall

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Local events used to be the only way for a president to hear directly from citizens, but network technology has opened up our civic possibilities. It's past time we used these tools to open up the Presidency.