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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?

Josh Earnest: Reprinting Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Is Media's Call

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.13.2015 | Media

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest believes journalists and news organizations should reprint cartoons from Charlie Hebdo at their own discretio...

White House Press Secretary Fields Questions From His Predecessors

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media

It's the White House press secretary's job to field some tough questions. But those questions just don't usually come from former White House press se...

Fox News's Ed Henry Asks Josh Earnest About Al Sharpton Tax Claims

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.25.2014 | Media

Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry pushed White House press secretary Josh Earnest Monday to respond to a recent New York Times report ...

Fox News' Ed Henry Hounds Josh Earnest On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.14.2014 | Media

Fox News' Ed Henry very bluntly asked Press Secretary Josh Earnest if the White House had "misled" the American people in order to pass the Affordable...

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...

My Morning With Nixon

Jerelle Kraus | Posted 10.25.2014 | Arts
Jerelle Kraus

In 1983, I entered my New York Times office to a ringing telephone. "This is Ray Price, President Nixon's press secretary. He wants to speak to you." Then came the unmistakable voice

Former White House Press Secretary Dies At Age 73

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died at the age of 73, according to a statement from his family. "We are heartbroken to share th...

Josh Earnest's First WH Briefing Didn't End So Well

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media

First days are never easy. That was especially true for new White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, whose first press briefing on Monday ended in...

Passing the Torch

Connie Lawn | Posted 07.30.2014 | DC
Connie Lawn

It is the waning days of the Obama Administration, and top staff members are leaving. The surprise announcement came Friday, May the 30th. President Obama stopped the regular briefing, to announce his Press Secretary, Jay Carney, was resigning.

A reporter asked Jay Carney if the President's Funny or Die video hurt the dignity of the White House. Here's how he should've responded...

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

Yes, it's true: the times they are a-changin'. It's also time to get some new journalists in the White House Q&A room. Immediately.

WATCH: Jay Carney Dismisses WH Press Corps

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

In the latest spat between Press Secretary Jay Carney and the White House press corps, members of the media complained that they were not given access...

CAPTION CONTEST: Jay Carney Glances At His Watch

Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Here's a photo of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney glancing at his watch on Friday: (Photo credit: Susan Walsh/AP) Send us your best cap...

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney: Don't 'Buy Into The B.S.' From GOP About Obama's Spending Record | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had some advice for reporters on Wednesday when it comes to covering President Barack Obama's rec...

Obama Can't Knock the Hustle

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Even after it was known that Jamie Dimon's bank blew more than $2 billion on the same suspect derivatives trading that has bankrupted the world's economy, Barack Obama still had praise for the intellect of his political backer and the integrity of the bank he heads.

WATCH: WH Press Corps Clash With Jay Carney

Posted 04.05.2012 | Media

CBS News' Norah O'Donnell and Fox News' Ed Henry clashed with White House press secretary Jay Carney over President Obama's use of the word "unprecede...

Correspondents Discuss Tense Relations With White House Press Office

Posted 12.23.2011 | Media

Some White House correspondents admitted they think the White House press office has grown notably contentious in a new interview with The Washington ...

Michael Calderone

White House Press Secretary: ‘No Reporters Have Been Banned’ | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.29.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Jay Carney pushed back Friday against a San Francisco Chronicle report that claimed the White House "threa...

Jason Linkins

White House Slow To Push Back On Ryan Rollout, One-Week Stopgap [UPDATED] | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

The budget battle narrative will depict Paul Ryan's budget plan as the work of someone "serious" and "courageous." So far, the White House doesn't seem willing to fill the "seriousness and courage gap" with any seriousness or courageousness of its own.

Jason Linkins

Jay Carney's Hidden Wild Side | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times has a quasi-profile of new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney out, and the big takeaway is basically... I don't know, exactly! Jay Carney is kind of dull, maybe? Or he wasn't all that forthcoming with reporter Jeremy Peters?

In With the New -- Jay Carney

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Connie Lawn

The forces of democracy have been unleashed in the White House. White House reporters have a new press secretary, and Jay Carney is starting out well.

Out With the Old -- Thoughts on the Departure of Robert Gibbs

Connie Lawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Connie Lawn

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.

Howard Fineman

The Insider Machinery Is Complete | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By choosing Jay Carney as his new press secretary, Obama has completed his thorough transition from crusading outsider to shrewd insider as he prepares to deal with the wild folk of the Tea Party and an electorate still fearful that the world is spinning out of control. Carney knows all about the craft and power of narratives -- and, presumably, will be more willing to spin them out in public than the cautious Gibbs seemed to be. With stunning swiftness, Obama has retooled his administration to play hardball in the D.C. League.

Sam Stein

White House To Name New Press Secretary | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Jay Carney, Vice President Joe Biden's top spokesman, is taking over the post of White House Press Secretary, multiple Democratic sources confirmed to...