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  • President Obama to Press Corps: Where’s My Birthday Question?

    08/01/2014 5:15:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1 Aug 2014 | Tina Nguyen
    In the middle of a tough press conference covering a wide range of difficult topics — the situation in Ukraine, the Israeli-Hamas conflict, the CIA’s admission that it had spied on the Senate, ISIS, Ebola, etc. — Barack Obama lost his legendary cool and asked the White House pool why they weren’t grilling him about the recent news about the rebounding economy, which he began the presser with. “I think it’s useful for me to end by just reminding folks that in my first term, if I had a press conference like this, typically, everybody would want to ask about...
  • Obama air kiss to Carney

    05/31/2014 11:29:37 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 124 replies
    you tube ^ | May 29, 2014 | you tube
    explosive watch president obama blow jay carney a goodbye kiss
  • Obama had to give that painful presser today because the bottom is falling out of his poll numbers

    11/14/2013 11:32:42 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 47 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 11/14/13 | Dav
    Today's Obama press conference did not go well. So why did he do it? Because he had to....The Quinnipiac poll already showed the young losing faith in Obama and moving toward the GOP. The FOX News poll, released last night, just shows more of the same -- Obama's party is in a panic now because he's blowing it for them in 2014....
  • CBS's Major Garrett Grills President on ObamaCare Debacle: Where's the Accountability?

    11/14/2013 11:23:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | November 14, 2013 | Scott Whitlock
    CBS journalist Major Garrett grilled Barack Obama at a White House news conference, Thursday. On the subject of ObamaCare's disastrous rollout, the reporter repeatedly zeroed in on what the President knew and when: "You said after the law was implemented or signed, if like your plan, you can keep it. Americans believed you, sir, when you said that to them over and over."[See video below. MP3 audio here.] Garrett pushed, "Do you not believe, sir, the American people deserve a deeper, more transparent accountability from you  as to why you said it over and over and when your own statistics,...
  • ‘Just NAILED’ him! CBS’ Major Garrett hammers Obama at press conference

    11/14/2013 10:12:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | November 14. 2013 | Twitchy Staff
    Thank you, @MajorCBS.— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) November 14, 2013 Thank you Major Garrett. This will infuriate him.— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 14, 2013 Why the thanks to CBS’ Major Garrett? Major Garrett just NAILED Obama.— RB (@RBPundit) November 14, 2013 Whoa. Major Garrett just went off.— Matt or Matt (@mdrache) November 14, 2013 Oh yes. He did. Major Garrett lowered the hammer: "Do you not believe, sir, that the American people deserve deeper, more transparent accountability from you …?" Major Garrett— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 14, 2013 Major Garrett: Do we deserve more detailed expl of whether you...
  • Breaking: Obama to address nation on Tuesday

    09/06/2013 7:38:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    And so we come full circle in the Era of Hope and Change. Originally campaigning as an anti-interventionist and an internationalist, Barack Obama will address the nation to argue for starting a new war unilaterally — and to argue that the UN is useless. And he’ll do it on the day before the anniversary of 9/11 and Benghazi: President Obama will speak to American people from the White House on Tuesday to make his case for military action in #Syria— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 6, 2013 BREAKING: Obama says he will address nation on Syria Tuesday, seeking Congress' OK for...
  • Obama Senior Adviser Complains That The Drudge Report 'Hurts What We're Trying To Do'

    04/04/2013 8:23:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/3/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Wednesday that the prominent Drudge Report website "hurts" the White House's message because of its dominating effect on the news cycle. Pfeiffer said that he was "ambivalent" to what Matt Drudge links to on his website, but he lamented that the site led to a "Pavlovian response" from reporters. "Anyone saying anything can get caught up in the spin cycle in a way that is very damaging," Pfeiffer said at a Politico Playbook breakfast with Mike Allen. "It hurts what we’re trying to do, but then it is very damaging to that individual...
  • Report: Jay Carney Stressed, Burnt Out

    03/14/2013 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 03:03 PM | Lisa Barron
    It may be time for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to make a career change—again. At least that’s what many in Washington are saying, according to Mediaite columnist Joe Concha. The former journalist seems to have lost his patience with the White House press corps, Concha wrote Wednesday, pointing to three incidents in the past few weeks where Carney has become combative with seasoned reporters during the daily briefings. …
  • Charm has its limits

    03/12/2013 11:05:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/11/13 | Dana Milbank
    It’s week two of the president’s charm offensive, and already there is dissension in the ranks. Jay Carney, the occasionally charming spokesman for the newly charming president, began his daily media briefing Monday with a smile, a sunny disposition and a bit of percussion on the lectern. Bum-ba-da-bum-bum, he drummed with his hands. “Happy Monday!” began Carney, wearing a festive yellow tie and striking a casual pose. “Good afternoon. Thanks for being here for your White House briefing. Spring is here early.” But it was not long before the White House press secretary was back in his winter of discontent....
  • Obama Snubs Media Again: 'Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

    02/25/2013 1:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/25/13 | John Nolte
    If it mattered, the dismissive way Obama treats the media coupled with his lack of transparency would be troubling. But it doesn't matter. Even if the president was as transparent as glass, the media would still cover up anything that might politically damage him. So the fact that Obama treats the media like the lackeys they are, is actually very amusing and all kinds of satisfying. The media's been whining about "access" for 10 days now and as a result, today, Obama pretty much laughed in their collective faces with this: “What I want to do is clear out the...
  • Press fear Obama private swearing in

    12/07/2012 3:17:23 PM PST · by thouworm · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    The White House Correspondents Association is strongly urging the Obama administration to allow press access to the president’s official swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, following indications from inauguration committee officials that the event could potentially be closed to the press. “Mindful of the historic nature of this occasion, we expect the White House will continue the long tradition of opening the President’s official swearing-in to full press access, and we as an organization are looking forward to working with the administration to make that happen,” Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, said...
  • Leno: 'Very Dangerous to White House If Journalists Suddenly Start Asking Real Questions'

    11/30/2012 10:21:57 AM PST · by Kenny · 85 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 30, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Jay Leno continued pressuring Barack Obama Thursday night. During his opening monologue on NBC's Tonight Show, the host said, "This is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary): “This week, CBS News became the first news organization besides Fox to ask President Obama ‘Who changed the Benghazi talking points?’” Leno teased. “See, this is very dangerous to the White House if journalists should suddenly start asking real questions.” Indeed it is, Jay. Indeed it is. Just imagine how dangerous it would have been to Obama if...
  • CSPAN live feed: President Obama News Conference

    11/14/2012 10:37:50 AM PST · by Jean S · 84 replies
    LIVE FEED HERE
  • Obama press conference set for right now

    11/14/2012 10:10:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 239 replies
    politico ^ | 11/14/12 | politico
    The president is scheduled to do his first press conference in months on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. EST in the East Room.
  • Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video)

    09/23/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 153 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 092312 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House knowingly gave false information on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama Administration repeated to reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube document but they privately were circulating a very different view on the murderous attack. Catherine Herridge from FOX News reported: “There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip and then you have this public narrative that you have from this administration. And I got a hold of this Homeland Security Assessment. It talks about the scope...
  • _resident 0bama bombs out at WH press meeting

    08/20/2012 1:54:52 PM PDT · by pansgold · 17 replies
    0bama's mouth | XIII / XX / MMXII | pansgold
    Today's "surprise" Whitehouse Press meeting by the _resident, made me laugh along with the nervous laughter by the reporters. The _resident's remark while commenting about Governor Mitt Romney's tax returns was quote... "I'm not asking to disclose every detail of his [Romney's] medical records, although we [Presidential candidates] normally do that as well." "... although we normally do" [insert chuckle here] and he should have added... except mine because they are sealed. Blabber-mouth at the store told me it was because of a cocaine overdose but I have now way to know if that's true or not. Sealed like information...
  • Obama is h

    08/20/2012 10:40:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Fox News | August 20,2012 | Hojczyk
    Obama is having a presser
  • NYT: Jay Carney Made an ‘Angry Phone Call’ to Fox Exec. Following Anti-Obama Video

    06/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    White House press secretary Jay Carney made an “angry phone call” to a Fox News executive after the network aired a scathing video review last month of President Barack Obama’s first three years in office, the New York Times reported. According to the Times, Carney told Michael Clemente, Fox News’ senior vice president for news, that the video had crossed the line even for “Fox & Friends,” the morning show where it aired. Two unnamed Democrats reportedly told the newspaper about the call, described as a “private conversation.” As The Blaze previously reported, the four-minute clip featured a series of...
  • Jake Tapper to Carney: How about you cut the crap and admit that Obama supports gay marriage?

    05/07/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, what are the odds that Joe Biden and Arne Duncan and, oh, 99.9 percent of the rest of the liberal intelligentsia support legalizing gay marriage but The One doesn’t? It’s getting harder every day to sustain this charade, which is why Axelrod is suddenly eager to change the subject: Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday pivoted sharply to Mitt Romney’s views on gay marriage when reporters pressed him on the president’s stance on the issue. On a conference call with reporters, Axelrod said there’s a “clear distinction” between Obama’s views on gay-rights issues and the presumptive...
  • CBS reporter to Carney: President ‘made a mistake and you can’t admit it’

    04/05/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/5/12 | staff
    CBS News reporter Bill Plante challenged White House press secretary Jay Carney on President Obama’s statement Monday that for the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act would be an “extraordinary, unprecedented step,” during a Thursday press briefing. BILL PLANTE: What he said on Monday was an obvious misspoken moment because he talked about the court not being in a position to overturn an of Congress— JAY CARNEY: Bill— PLANTE: You’re standing up there twisting yourself in knots, because he made a mistake and you can’t admit it. CARNEY: No, no, Bill, I am acknowledging that—you’re sharing in the...
  • White House shuts out (Boston) Herald scribe

    05/18/2011 3:28:46 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 64 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 18, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.” “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit. “My point about the op-ed was not that you ran...
  • Carney sighs at birther question (more dissembling)

    04/26/2011 12:14:52 PM PDT · by milwguy · 63 replies
    politico ^ | 4/26/2011 | matt negrin
    Jay Carney lamented Tuesday that the conspiracy theory about President Obama’s birth is getting “serious attention” while more important matters are getting overlooked. CNN’s Ed Henry asked the White House press secretary to react to Donald Trump’s seemingly constant presence on TV, in which the real estate mogul has stoked the myth that Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii. In response, Carney said that CNN itself had reported a “highly credible piece on an established fact” — that “the president was born in the United States of America.” “This was a settled issue,” Carney said, calling it “unfortunate” that “for whatever...
  • WH Press Secretary Carney Scoffs at Question About Obama’s Missing Easter Statement (Video)

    04/25/2011 2:00:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    favstocks.com ^ | 4/25/2011 | Right Network
    White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked today why President Obama did not give a statement on Easter. He laughed it off. Barack Obama released statements for the Muslims holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, the Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha last year. Just last month he released a statement for the Persian Nowruz holiday. The Hill has more: Carney also scoffed at media reports calling out the White House for not releasing a statement commemorating Easter on Sunday, explaining Obama and his family attended church services in Washington. “The president went to church yesterday, it was well-covered. I’m not sure if we...
  • New White House Press Secretary Bombs on Day One

    02/16/2011 12:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/16/11 | staff
    New White House Press Secretary Jay Carney punted on Iran, fumbled a question on the national debt, and blamed Bush just ten minutes into his first press briefing.
  • (Liberal) Ex-journalist to face the (Liberal) press

    01/28/2011 4:34:16 AM PST · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    washington post ^ | 1/28/2011 | By Anne E. Kornblut
    President Obama named ex-journalist Jay Carney as the next White House press secretary on Thursday, rounding out a broad personnel restructuring within the West Wing after the midterm elections. With new Chief of Staff William M. Daley already on board, Obama has an almost entirely new senior lineup - even if many of the faces are familiar. He has shed some of his most longtime loyalists, including outgoing press secretary Robert Gibbs, and moved others into official campaign roles ahead of his 2012 reelection bid. What has emerged is a staff that is well-versed in the ways of the Obama...
  • Gibbs is Resigning as White House Press Secretary

    01/05/2011 8:01:04 AM PST · by Jess Kitting · 69 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Jan. 5, 2011 | Ben Feller
    WASHINGTON – Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary and one of the most visible and forceful advocates for President Barack Obama, is quitting his job to become an outside political adviser. The change is among the many expected in the coming days as Obama redefines his leadership team to get ready for a re-election bid and a more powerful Republican Party. Gibbs said he would be leaving the White House by early February. The top contenders to replace him are two of his deputies, Bill Burton and Josh Earnest, and Jay Carney, who is the press secretary to Vice...
  • Gibbs says he's leaving White House

    01/05/2011 8:27:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says he is resigning his job as the president's chief spokesman.
  • WH Announces Post-Election News Conference (Wed., 1PM) [LIVE THREAD]

    11/02/2010 8:35:50 AM PDT · by maggief · 707 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | November 2, 2010
    (CBS/AP) President Barack Obama will hold a post-election news conference on Wednesday. The White House said Tuesday that Mr. Obama will take reporters' questions Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the East Room.
  • Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving'

    08/11/2010 1:12:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies
    Robert Gibbs: 'I don't plan on leaving' By: Matt Negrin August 11, 2010 03:30 PM EDT Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, revisiting a newspaper interview in which he blasted “the professional left” for criticizing President Barack Obama, brushed off calls for his resignation during Wednesday’s daily briefing, and said his remarks were the result of frustration with pundits who haven’t given the administration its due. "I don’t plan on leaving, and there's no truth to the rumor that I've added an inflatable exit to my office," he quipped to reporters, a reference to the frustrated Jet Blue flight attendant who left...
  • Rick Sanchez on Fox Getting Front Row Seat: "Don't You Have To Be a News Organization To Get That?"

    08/02/2010 3:43:37 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 51 replies · 10+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/2/10 | HAP
    Video of Rick Sanchez discussing Fox News getting the front row seat in the WH briefing room with CNN's Ed Henry, it takes about one minute for Sanchez to take a cheap shot at Fox, Ed Henry actually defends the Fox News WH reporters (Video)
  • Fox News to move to front-row briefing room seat

    08/01/2010 2:38:03 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies · 17+ views
    <p>The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.</p> <p>The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.</p> <p>According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.</p>
  • Obama signs Freedom of Press Act

    05/17/2010 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 953+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a law intended to provide more protections for a free press around the world. The law, the Daniel Pearl Freedom of Press Act, expands efforts to identify countries where press freedom is being violated.
  • Obama doesn't take questions at Freedom of Press Act signing

    05/17/2010 10:07:27 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,503+ views
    <p>From CNN White House Producer Xuan Thai Obama declined to answer questions at bill signing for the Freedom of Press Act.</p>
  • Cavuto: Gibbs Response To Brown Interview "Beyond Laughable" (Video)

    05/06/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies · 1,346+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 5/06/110 | Neil Cavuto
    Neil Cavuto: “No where in that exchange nor in the rest of the interview...did Michael Brown ever say that this White House was behind this spill...That is beyond laughable. Here is what is not: dismissing what Mr. Brown did say about a president who may have botched a lot since that Gulf spill, just as Mr. Brown argued the last president did in the immediate aftermath of that Gulf hurricane. He was criticizing his old boss. Mr. Brown says he has become an expert on botched responses: that is why I had Michael Brown on. Robert Gibbs seems to have...
  • Gibbs gives it to Fox reporter

    As a Fox reporter brings up criticism likening the administration's response to [the Gulf oil spill] to President Bush's reaction to Hurricane Katrina, Gibbs launches into a tirade on Fox News for bringing former FEMA Director Michael Brown on the air to discuss the accusation that the Obama White House purposefully leaked the oil to walk back environmental and offshore drilling policies. "You should call headquarters, my friend," Gibbs says to the Fox reporter, asking him to talk with the person who decides which guests to book. "Your network put on the former FEMA director to make an accusation that...
  • Press airs grievances to Gibbs [rarely have I sensed such a level of anger......]

    04/17/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 3,465+ views
    Press airs grievances to Gibbs By: Mike Allen April 17, 2010 12:06 PM EDT White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs met with a delegation from the White House press corps for 75 minutes on Thursday in an effort to improve frayed relations between the two sides. Ed Chen, a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said he asked for the meeting “to clear the air because in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over...
  • Obama To Address @ 12 midnight EST. Plans To Barnstorm Nation Telling Of HealthCare Benefits

    03/21/2010 8:42:38 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies · 1,246+ views
    March 21, 2010
    CNN is reporting Obama plans to barnstorm nation and tell voters the benefits of Obamacare and tout the historical "Change" in the "Hope & Change" Mantra.
  • Obama Plans Health Care Statement Sunday Night (After vote, likely after 10 p.m. EDT)

    03/21/2010 3:40:38 PM PDT · by kristinn · 77 replies · 1,708+ views
    AP via ABC News ^ | Sunday, March 21, 2010
    Sensing victory, President Barack Obama is planning to make a statement to the nation Sunday night after the House takes its final vote on health care legislation. The White House announced late Sunday afternoon that Obama would speak from the East Room in the evening, with the timing to be determined. SNIP(Talking Points Memo says the House vote is expected to take place sometime after 10 p.m. EDT.
  • Press Room Laughter Dies Down (no more chuckles for Gibbs)

    02/10/2010 6:24:51 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 54 replies · 2,867+ views
    Polito.com ^ | 2/10/2010 | PATRICK GAVIN
    "There definitely aren't a lot of laughs around the briefing room these days," says Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason. "Robert's little digs and evasions have lost their power to amuse — particularly since we haven't had a presser since July."
  • Obama: GOP and Dems Together Can Spur Job Growth[Threatens Against "Grandstanding"]

    02/09/2010 11:16:47 AM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 594+ views
    APReport ^ | February 09, 2010 | Charles Babbington
    Obama: GOP and Dems Together Can Spur Job Growth CHARLES BABINGTON WASHINGTON – Appealing for bipartisanship in a town where it's hard to find, President Barack Obama sat down with Democrats and Republicans Tuesday to spur cooperation on job creation, deficit reduction and health care overhaul. He promised to do his part — but warned he would take Republicans to task if they don't do the same. "The people who sent us here expect a seriousness of purpose that transcends petty politics," Obama said afterward, making a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room. He started his remarks to...
  • FNC - unscheduled presser - 0 answering questions now

    02/09/2010 10:39:54 AM PST · by STARWISE · 290 replies · 12,313+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-9-10
    <p>He must be worried. Sounding all conciliatory about health care resolution, etc. etc.</p>
  • Obama Skipping Over Press Corps? (MSM grumbles about lack of WH news conferences)

    02/08/2010 10:07:17 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 63 replies · 1,539+ views
    TV Newser ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | Kevin Allocca
    WaPo's Howie Kurtz writes about increasing grumblings from the White House press corps over the lack of presidential news conferences in recent months: "It's a source of great frustration here," says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted." While the White House argues that there has been no shortage of appearances by the president on television and in print, some White...
  • White House press corps feels bypassed by Obama in favor of TV shows, YouTube

    02/08/2010 7:23:11 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 33 replies · 892+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    Six months ago, network executives were complaining that the White House was costing them tens of millions of dollars by pressing them to carry presidential news conferences in prime time. Problem solved: President Obama hasn't held a full-scale news conference since July. Instead, he answered a dozen people's questions last week on YouTube, most of them easily finessed and -- extra bonus! -- no annoying follow-ups of the kind posed by real, live journalists. It would be hard -- impossible, actually -- to argue that Obama hasn't been accessible to the media, not with his constant television interviews. The man...
  • Reporters Feel Jilted By President Obama [Says LATimes Columnist James Rainey]

    01/20/2010 2:22:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies · 1,513+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 20, 2010 | James Rainey
    Reporters Feel Jilted By President Obama Lack of televised healthcare talks make campaign pledge of transparency seem like an empty promise. James Rainey January 20, 2010 "Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on," Robert Gibbs implored the White House press corps. "Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on." That's 16 "hold ons" President Obama's chief spokesman reeled off Friday at his regular briefing, with a few more following, after a brief interlude. That's the kind of verbal salvo you lay down when...
  • Obama Going on Six Months Without a Press Conference

    01/11/2010 6:42:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies · 3,915+ views
    fox ^ | 1/11/2010 | staff
    President Obama is preparing for his State of the Union address, expected sometime in the next month, but some in the White House press corps are getting antsy for him to hold a news conference with reporters, something he hasn't done since July 22, almost six months ago.
  • White House Cancels Sunday Press Pool Coverage – Game Change?

    01/10/2010 2:40:50 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 92 replies · 5,190+ views
    Mediaite ^ | 1-10-10
    Late last night, the White House announced that there would be no pool coverage for Sunday, January 10. While the President had no scheduled events this weekend, there was pool coverage yesterday. It could be a mere coincidence, or it could be that the White House is trying to catch its breath before responding to bombshell revelations in the upcoming book Game Change,excerpts of which poured out all day yesterday. President Obama already issued a statement about Harry Reid’s “negro dialect” quote, but even more explosive passages have emerged since. The newest passages from the book to hit Marc Ambinder’s...
  • White House: Obama Will Not Answer Questions On Terror Incident

    01/08/2010 3:13:35 PM PST · by ianschwartz · 18 replies · 949+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | january 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Q: He has spoken quite a bit on the Christmas Day incident but he hasn't opened himself up to questions from the media. Do you think he might entertain some questions on that -- MR. GIBBS: No. Q: and isn't it unusual that on an event this big that he would not open himself up to questions? MR. GIBBS: I don't want to speculate. He's not taking questions today. Q: Well, Mr. Knoller, I think, will back me up on this. He hasn't had a press conference since July at the White House. Why can't we get him to respond...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama to Speak on the State of the Terrorism Sham Wow (4:30 P.M. EST 1/07/10)

    01/07/2010 11:51:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 490 replies · 16,556+ views
    Thursday, January 7, 2010 | Kristinn
    <p>He's tanned, he's rested and he's back in love with the cameras!</p> <p>For the third day in a row since returning from his Christmas/New Year's vacation, Barack 'can't I just eat my waffles' Obama is appearing before the cameras to speak to the American people.</p>
  • CBS News' Chip Reid Confronts Robert Gibbs over Obama's Broken C-Span Promises - Video 1/6/10

    01/06/2010 7:35:12 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 1,098+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 6, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of CBS News' Chip Reid grilling White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs over whether or not President Obama intends to keep his campaign promise to broadcast Health Care negotiations on C-Span. Obama promised at least eight times to do so when he was running for President, and has never once even made a move to try and make good on that promise. Gibbs would not respond, instead referring Reid to "yesterday's transcript" where he claimed he "addressed the question." Actually he dodged a question about it yesterday, but has never addressed it. The truth is that candidate...
  • obama to make live statement on Christmas Day terrorist attack (approx 4 p.m. eastern)

    12/29/2009 12:57:39 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 48 replies · 1,516+ views
    Me | 12/28/09 | Me
    Per Fox.. He's gotta spin some more. Apparently his pre-recorded statement didn't poll well...