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Here's How The White House Dishes Out Scoops

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.29.2014 | Media

Ever wonder how The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal get those exclusives on President Obama? The Washington Post's Paul Farhi reported Tu...

USA Today's Susan Page Says Obama Administration Is Most 'Dangerous' To Press In History

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 10.28.2014 | Media

Yet another journalist has come out against the seemingly unprecedented secrecy of the Obama administration. USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Sus...

Journalists Criticize White House 'Secrecy'

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.18.2014 | Media

CHICAGO (AP) — Editors and reporters meeting in Chicago raised concerns Wednesday about what they described as a lack of access and transparency und...

White House Press Access

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Limited press access to the president and White House events is an important issue that goes right to the heart of America's democratic principles.

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' ...

White House Holds Secret Benghazi Briefing

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Media

The White House found itself with another press corps controversy on its hands on Friday, after it emerged that it held a secret briefing about the Be...

Whine Free Zone

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Is there a direct, causal relationship between the White House's press strategy and the tenor of the press? If there is, that's our fault, not Obama's.

Sam Stein

WH Reporters Send Terse Letter To Gibbs Over Press Shop's Handling Of Egypt | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON -- The White House Correspondents Association, of which The Huffington Post is a member, sent a sharply worded letter to White House Press ...

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.

Dan Froomkin

Gibbs Departure Offers Opportunity To Fix White House Press Relations | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The modern White House press secretary operates in a defensive crouch, fending off questions rather than answering them and revealing as...

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...

Katie Couric Gives White House Media Tour With Her Flip Camera (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Katie Couric decided to get behind the lens during a recent White House visit. The anchor gave a quick tour on her Flip camera. Watch Katie as she ...

Sam Stein

Perino Grades Political Pundits: "Zero" For Fairness | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With a fading black eye gracing the right side of her face, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino on Thursday offered advice for her successor as we...

Perino Disputes Reports That White House Snubs NYT

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Dana Perino went on CNN Sunday to dispute recent reports that the White House has snubbed the New York Times. She argues t...