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Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: March 25, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today is March 25, which, as you know, is the day on which the One Ring was destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom, resulting in the defeat of Sauron an...

Sam Stein

Defiant And Serious, Obama Pleads For More Time | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's second press conference in as many months in office was marked by intense seriousness, a touch of political defiance, and an overwhe...

Bobby Jindal Speaks At Fundraiser On Same Night As Obama's Prime Time Press Conference

AP/CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal again found himself carrying the Republican mantle opposite a primetime appearance from President Barac...

Kurtz: Media Harder On Obama This Time

Washington Post | Howard Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

President Obama declined to call on any reporters from the nation's top newspapers during last night's news conference but still faced far more aggres...

Jason Linkins

Obama 'Overexposed': The Media's New New Obsession | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Doesn't Obama realize that he's risking overexposure, with all the explaining and answering questions and being a public figure? How dare he?

Big Questions for President Obama's Big Press Conference

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Tuesday, Obama is holding the second prime time press conference of his first 100 days. Here are just a few questions for the big event.

Today's Obama Press Conference (VIDEO)

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Tuesday night his attempts to lead the nation out of economic turmoil are beginning to yield results, and toned down his c...

Henrietta Hughes Given Home After Telling Obama She Was Homeless (VIDEO)

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE 2/12: Henrietta Hughes and Chene Thompson talk about the new house Hughes is living in: Henrietta Hughes appeared on CNN's American Morning T...

TIME: The HuffPo Gets To Question Obama -- And Makes History

TIME | Belinda Luscombe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Change in Washington comes in increments, and a door was cracked open on Feb. 9 when, in the first official press conference of the Obama Administrati...

Fleischer: Bush Didn't Call On 'Dot Coms And Other Oddballs'

ThinkProgress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After President Obama's first prime time press conference last night, Bill O'Reilly asked former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer for his reaction. ...

Black Press Complains: Prime Seating, But No Question At Obama Press Conference: 'We Were Window Dressing'

Washington Times | Joseph Curl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

After the first black president completed his first prime-time press conference, the black press was red hot. "We were window dressing," said Hazel E...

Obama and the Press Play Wiffle Ball While Americans Strike Out?

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

One of the things we were promised by this president was straight talk, express and local. Obama's not living up to that promise or doing public service by fudging in the name of optimism.

Why Did Obama Diss Helen Thomas?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Why did Obama refuse to answer Helen Thomas' question alluding to Israeli nuclear weapons? Simple. Because if he did, the media would have reported it as a gaffe.

Can't Get There from Here

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

The Obama administration has made its first serious misstep. No, it wasn't the wooing of ingrate Republicans, or the dining with clueless reactionary pundits. It is much more significant.

The Voice Of American Pragmatism

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Decades of Reagan, Bush and now Limbaugh Republicanism have created such a toxic environment for American pragmatism that anyone who dared to step in that direction has been ridiculed and silenced. That ended last night.

Henrietta Hughes: Obama Asked For Help At Town Hall (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama went to Fort Myers, Florida Tuesday to highlight the desperate need for an economic recovery package. Unemployment in the area is up t...

Obama Reviewing Ban On Photos Of Flag-Draped Coffins

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered a review Tuesday of a Pentagon policy banning media from taking pictures of flag-draped coffins of military dea...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 10, 2009 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ah, journalism! How are we going to save it? Gently suggest they produce a better product? HAY-YELLS NO! As of this moment, I'm backing the Alex B...

Jason Linkins

Matthews Back To Praising Obama's Communication Skills (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Chris Matthews was full of compliments after last night's Obama presser, most notably for "our breed" -- the press. The media, he said, "looke...

Obama's Impressive Recovery

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

After eight years of a president who was barely able to respond to impromptu questions, it was simply refreshing to have a leader who can deliver forthright, direct responses.

Obama's Press Conference Answers Three Formal Grade-Levels Higher Than Bush's First

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

I copied each transcript into separate Word documents, deleted the intros and all reporter questions, leaving just the unscripted answers to all questions. Then I ran Word's readability tool.

Obama News Conference (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for video... Read Obama's opening remarks here President Barack Obama, pressuring lawmakers to urgently approve a massive economic recove...

Obama Calls on Huffington Post's Sam Stein

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Bergthold

One of the handful of reporters who were called upon to ask a question at President Obama's first press conference was Sam Stein of the Huffington Post.

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Wouldn't Do Anything Different On Stimulus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House of Representatives successfully passed a stimulus package last night, but it was viewed as a rebuke to the president that not a single Repub...

Sam Stein

Gibbs' First Presser As Much About Media As Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Robert Gibbs' first briefing as White House press secretary offered almost as much insight into the media as the newly installed administration. Wel...