Reid Cherlin used to work for The Obama Administration. After the election of the new President in 2008, he worked in the Press Secretary's Office as one of its spokespeople. In a new piece for Rolling Stone magazine, he recounts his experiences from the inside. It has to be read to be believed.
You don't make hundreds of millions of dollars buying and selling companies without being a slick salesman. Saying whatever you have to say to make "the sale". Fact-checkers be damned. The salesman doesn't care after he has your money... (Or vote.)
On Aug. 9, 2010, less than three months before the Democrats suffered their worst defeat in the House of Representatives in more than a century, White...
Liberals understand that Obama is not going to enact an economic policy by fiat; that something has to actually pass. But all this kowtowing to the need for a long term deficit fix has made the president look like he has been pre-rolled.
What was Rick Perry really getting at? It seems clear that he was warning Ben Bernanke not to improve the economy before November 2012 because it might help President Obama's re-election chances.
Robert Gibbs' crucial communications role in Obama's election, how he smugly 'handled' the press during the lifeless first two years of Obama's sovereignty, tells me that when a 'spokesperson' is involved in the actual administration of a President, prevarication might ensue.
An excellent press secretary is democratic to all. The best press secretaries also explain and flesh out policies with passion; they do not endlessly repeat prepared position papers.
Why is Mr. Obama not paying attention to the piece of the Reagan legacy in the Philippines that we'll call "dealing effectively with a dictator who's lost his grip?"
The majority of the 80 million people of Egypt live in abject poverty. They go to kiosks to make calls. A substantial number have never used the internet. They are not twittering -- they are out on the streets giving vent to three decades of anger.
It seems safe to say that as a political leader Barack Obama probably had an agenda to hit with his speech in Arizona. But what was in his heart? Well, we will never know .
While it's not clear that Barack Obama is doomed to be a one-term President, he does not have the Bill Clinton gift for translating big national problems into words the average voter can understand.
Robert Gibbs announced yesterday that he is stepping down from his post as White House Press Secretary. What are some of most hilarious things he's said over the last two years?
It was a bittersweet scene as we watched Robert Gibbs try to explain why he will soon leave the White House. To some of us, it seemed he may have been pushed to go at this time.
In replying to Jake Tapper's question about 99ers and what can be done to help the unemployed, Robert Gibbs offered a baffling, disjointed, mishmash answer chock full of clichés and lacking any substance.
I have been fortunate enough to cover the White House since the Lyndon Johnson Administration, in 1968. I guess that makes me senior correspondent.
Obama assumed that once the former president wrapped things up with reporters yesterday, he would say his goodbyes and depart in a waiting car, "but that kind of didn't happen," an aide said.