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Michelle Obama Gives Moving Tributes Regarding Recent Attacks in Paris

Anna Wilding | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics
Anna Wilding

Before a pre-arranged Broadway performance and workshop, First Lady Michelle Obama gave not just one, but two impassioned memorials regarding the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Michael Calderone

Somebody Tampered With News Cameras During White House Briefing Room Evacuation | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.10.2015 | Media

After journalists had been evacuated from the White House briefing room for a bomb threat on Tuesday, a man walked up to an unmanned camera transmitti...

The Washington Dread and Denial Association Dinner

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Much of the dysfunction that now poses a lethal threat to our politics and government is ultimately about money, and the media it buys. From time to time, campaign-finance reform comes up -- Hillary Clinton says it's a big issue for her -- but the Washington press corps treats the cesspool like old news.

The White House Correspondents' Dinner: Celebrating Journalistic Jackassery

Spencer Green | Posted 06.24.2015 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Saturday April 25th will mark the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, a celebration of Washington journalists acting like celebrity-obsessed pre-teenagers and happily taking their marching orders from the government.

Listen To These White House Correspondents Trade Stories From The Briefing Room

The Huffington Post | Ibrahim Balkhy | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

While some might say that covering the White House can be a boring beat, the guests on the latest “Drinking & Talking” podcast prove that anything...

Sam Stein

The Life Of A White House Correspondent Is Not As Glamorous (Or Boring) As You Think | Sam Stein | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Congratulations, you’re a White House correspondent. You’ve reached the top of your professional pyramid, the most glorified post in political jou...

Michael Calderone

White House Press Corps Developing List Of Demands For More Access To The President | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.22.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The White House Correspondents' Association is seeking more “meaningful and consistent” access to the president, among other demands t...

Obama Administration's Relationship With Press Among The Worst Ever, Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Media

During his first days in the White House, President Barack Obama promised to usher in an era of openness in government, stating that a new commitment ...

An Earnest Mistake?

Clara Beyler | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics
Clara Beyler

Why is it that White House and Foggy Bottom officials felt obligated to twist themselves into contortions when the U.S. government initially stated the obvious and uncontroversial truth?

The White House Press Hangout In Hawaii Is Kind Of Amazing | Posted 01.03.2015 | Hawaii

KAILUA, Hawaii — Much has been written about the fantastic beach-side villas the First Family rents out for the winter holidays here on the eastern...

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Is Wrong About April Ryan's Press Conference Question | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

In a very perplexing column Monday, Howard Kurtz of Fox News reflects on President Barack Obama's year-end press conference last week with the White H...

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...

And The Most 'Delightful' White House Reporter Is...

The Huffington Post | Emiliy Thomas | Posted 10.08.2014 | Media

"Delightful" might be the last word a press secretary might use to describe a reporter. During Tuesday's segment of Mark Halperin and John Heilema...

The White House Finds Another Way To Irk The Journalists Who Cover It

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media

Sometimes, it seems as if the White House is finding every way it can to annoy the reporters who cover the Obama administration. White House journa...

Obama Shuts Out White House Press Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

White House reporters were barred from a meeting between President Obama and donors for the Democratic House Majority PAC on Wednesday, Politico repor...

Welcome To The Stupidest Conversation Of The Day

The Huffington Post | jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media

Everything about the White House press briefing's foray into President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" was cringeworthy. The gang spent a...

Pic of the Day: White House's Crass (Visual) Response to Media's Photo Access Protest

Michael Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shaw

If the White House intended even a half-respectful gesture, they would have provided access to the president yesterday. Instead, they offer up a photo, again taken by their own photographer with a caption starting off: "Photojournalists photograph President Obama..."

Memorial Lunch for Helen Thomas

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.26.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

Helen Thomas is still admired and respected by many, even by those of us who disagreed with her strident views on Israel. We had been friends since I entered the White House press corps in l968, and we agreed a two state solution could be reached.

Shakeup In The White House Press Room

Posted 08.12.2013 | Media

The White House press briefing room will look a tad different now that some additional news organizations were granted seats. The New York Times' ...

Well, At Least The Public Doesn't Hate The Media Entirely!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.08.2013 | Media

It's no secret that the public's trust in the media has hit record lows in recent years. Study after study shows that the public possesses unfavorable...

What I Learned From Helen Thomas

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

During the eight years I served as Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, I had the privilege to get to know Helen Thomas well. I am proud to call her my friend.

Veteran White House Reporter Dies

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.22.2016 | Media

Helen Thomas, the trailblazing reporter and columnist who was known as the "Dean of the White House Press Corps," has died at 92. The Gridiron Club...

Journalists Are Hated, Part Infinity | Posted 07.11.2013 | Media

27 percent of Americans say journalists contribute little or nothing to society’s well being, according to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Fo...


Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whp...

Once the Obama Narrative Implodes, Reality Breaks Through

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

That it has taken a trifecta of scandals to awaken the minions of the press to their duty speaks volumes on how successfully prevailing narratives define what the public accepts as truth.