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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' ...

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.

Jason Linkins

So You're Thinking About Having An Off-The-Record Press Briefing On Benghazi, Eh?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Okay, so, now we learn that this press briefing was not, as previously reported, "off the record." Rather, it was "on deep background." What d...

Jason Linkins

CNN's Ed Henry Asks Jay Carney Birther Questions 1 Day After CNN Broadcasts 'Definitive Investigation' Of The Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney had to address the mind-numbing birther issue, because Franklin Graham had spit some birther nonsens...

Jason Linkins

The White House Press Corps Will Not Be Getting A Supreme Court Pick Date Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

President Barack Obama is expected to make a decision on a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens any day now. And that "an...

Jason Linkins

White House Press Corps' Latest Obsession: Obama's Emotional State

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media must capture the full panoply of presidential emo and put it on their teevees, for the ratings! And the best part of it is that no amount of emotion, of raging, of garment rending, will ever be enough.

Jason Linkins

White House Press Corps Reporter Unprepared To Ask Questions About Halliburton Contract (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Halliburton! Remember those guys? With their tendency to win no-bid contracts, they were a really hot topic during the Iraq War and its aftermath. An...

Robert Gibbs vs. April Ryan: The Groan Heard 'Round the Briefing Room

Bryan Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Monroe

Ryan was trying to get at whether the high-profile White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers was working the event for the state dinner or there as an invited guest, or both.

Obama Says He's Angry -- But Won't Name Names

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Obama is mad, who's he so mad at? Let me explain. On Friday afternoon, at the daily White House press briefing, press secretary Robert G...

Jason Linkins

Press Corps Warns White House Of Increased Adversarial Tone If They Aren't Nicer To Press Corps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Hey, folks, have you checked your local listings? Big press conference tonight! You know what that means, right? Big bitching from the White House ...

Background Briefings Irk White House Press Corps

Politico | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As Washington prepares for President Barack Obama's first White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, members of the White House press corps are g...

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Press Corps Standing For Obama And Not Bush Video Debunked

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A YouTube clip purporting to demonstrate -- through press room etiquette -- that the White House Press Corps has a greater level of fundamental respec...

The Idiotic Start To Chuck Todd's Stint As NBC's Chief White House Correspondent (UPDATED)

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Nickolas

Come on, Chuck. What a tone-deaf way to start your White House stint -- just awful and hopefully not a sign of things to come.

Press: Pool Reports Can't Go On White House Website

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The new White House web site is expected to display many cool things once it's fully operational (which, currently, it is not). But pool reports -- t...

Jason Linkins

Dana Perino Lampoons Press Corps In Final Briefing (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Dana Perino celebrated the end of her tenure by treating the assembled White House Press Corps to her comedic stylings, as presented in the form of a ...

Jason Linkins

NBC Names Chuck Todd Chief White House Correspondent

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

If you count yourself among the many aggrieved fans of Chuck Todd who've wept over him not getting the Meet The Press job, take heart! Todd will be r...

Evening At The White House Press Secretary Improv

Steve Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Young

Anyone who says that truth is funnier that fiction, probably has never seen a good comic or isn't familiar with what it takes to be a side-splitting White House press secretary.

Jason Linkins

Tony Snow, CNN Commentator: A (Long) Litany Of Past Sins

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tony Snow has begun his new gig at CNN, and ancient declaimer of non-sequitirs Larry King's heart is so a-flutter that you'd think CNN had just hired a lissome blond, 50 years his junior.

Jason Linkins

White House On Iraq: 'We've Thrown Out The Rose-Colored Glasses'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier today, Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto made a startling admission, suggesting that, at some point in the past, the White House regarded the...

Jason Linkins

Dana Perino, The Gift That Keeps On Giving: A Neverending Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Years after missions were declared to have been accomplished in Iraq, it's still difficult to get a straight answer out of the Bush administration as ...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: We Have Always Had No Comment About Eurasia

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To the surprise of nobody, the New York Times this morning reported that, as it turns out, four White House officials - Harriet Miers, John Bellinger,...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Memories of Frenemies

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Western" feminist organizations are frequently criticized for keeping mum on the issue of women's rights in Islamic countries. "How hypocritical of ...

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Scott McClellan Grabs A Seat At The Former-Bush-Aide-Turned-Author Table

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McClellan stepped down in May of 2006, and has since penned a book that will finally allow him to do what he never could as press secretary: tell all.

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Presidential Apparel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Even as the crisis in Pakistan continues to unfold, Dana Perino is using her word-hole to utter some remarkable things, including novel positions on P...

Jason Linkins

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Perino's Portrait of Presidential Power Pierced, Penetratingly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hoo, boy. When Dana Perino took back the press room podium from Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt this afternoon, she sure imagined...