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Columbia Journalism Review: White House Press Office Undercutting Obama

Columbia Journalism Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's 3 p.m. and the phone in the White House press secretary's office is ringing. It rings and rings and rings. Eventually, a recorded voice asks call...

Fleischer: Obama, Gibbs Won't Bring Transparency

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs clashed with reporters Thursday over anonymous sources and access to President Obama, just one day after Obam...

How Questioning The President Went From an Argument to a Conversation

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

After nearly a decade, it's nice to see that Americans can petition their president again.

Promising Signs As Obama's Cabinet Shapes Up

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton could play the heavy with the Israeli government (for once) and demand that it makes serious concessions toward creating an independent Palestinian state.

The Obama Administration vs. Political Comedy

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tina Dupuy

Comedy -- or at least political satire -- speaks truth to power. It's much better when that power isn't tapping your phone without a warrant and suspending habeas corpus. The Bill of Rights: Good for Comedy.

Obama's Growing Pro-Israel Cabinet Should Not Worry Allies of Just Peace

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

Obama's heart is one of fairness, justice and understanding. That he must surround himself with high profile and controversial pro-Israel champions is not a real concern.

Dickipedia: Scott McClellan

236.com | 23/6: News You Can Misuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scott McClellan (born February 14, 1968) is a former White House Press Secretary, a current best selling author, a future blackballed politician, and ...

FOX Launches Coordinated Assault on McClellan

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Kim

Wait a minute, FOX -- are you actually claiming that a publisher might hire an editor to edit a book? My stars! I also heard a rumor that McClellan typed the book on a liberal Mac laptop, too.

McClellan's Inconvenient Truths: Media And GOP Flacks Pile-On

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

As we are reminded again this week: you don't get in trouble in D.C. for lying, covering up and stonewalling, but you catch hell for telling the truth-- even if it's the least-surprising truth ever.

Jason Linkins

Chris Matthews Has Awkward Interview With Ari Fleischer On McClellan Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews had former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer on for a lengthy interview tonight on the matter of Scott McClellan's tell-all, Wh...

Freedom's Watch Beset By Internal Problems

NY Times | Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The conservative group Freedom's Watch, headlined by two former senior White House officials, had been expected to be a deep-pocketed juggernaut in th...