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Michael Calderone

Press Scandal Raises Huge Questions For The Future | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.19.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- In 1971, Max Frankel, then-Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, described how journalists and government officials routinely w...

How Ex-Staffers Make Millions Off Their Obama Connections | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

One of the stars of Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address was Jackie Bray, a single mother who was laid off in 2011 and struggled for months ...

White House Denies U.S.-Iran Nuclear Talks Report

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

The White House has denied a report of the U.S. and Iran agreeing to one-on-one nuclear talks. On Saturday evening, the New York Times released a p...

U.S. Mounts Quiet, Limited Effort to Weaken Assad's Rule

The Wall Street Journal | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and NOUR MALAS | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

The U.S. has been mounting a secret but limited effort to speed the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without using force, scrambling spies and...

Michael Calderone

New Yorker Writer Changes Source Of 'Leading From Behind' Quote | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.27.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- When "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno asked President Obama this week about "leading from behind" in Libya, the president pointed out that he ...

Obama Moved at Warp Speed on Libya

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

While President Obama has been criticized by many on the political left and right for moving too slowly in reacting to Libya, there is simply no truth to the notion that he dragged his heels in orchestrating action there. The decisions made by the White House on Libya, whether one liked or disliked those decisions, happened at an incredible rate. Obama has changed the dynamics of response to potential and real mass human tragedy.

Jason Linkins

Shirtless Beer-Drinking White House Staffers Become Politico 'Big Picture' Story | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Of all the stories that Politico ran today, this one, entitled "Are Obama staffers overexposed?" is, without a doubt, the Politicoiest! Now, you mi...

Communications Corruption at White House

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Many White House correspondents want to write Obama books. But the kind of books that sell need "inside access" -- and this is something that the communications team doles out minimally.