9:09 AM, May 1, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama will do a book signing event at a local Washington, D.C. bookstore, the White House announced today. The event, aside from a brief photo-op, will be closed to the press.
Read more... 8:51 AM, Apr 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama will make a rare appearance in the White House press briefing room today where he'll do something even more unusual: take questions from the press.
The White House just announced this scheduling change:
UPDATED: Read more... Press: 'Yes.' 3:36 PM, Apr 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
An interesting moment from today's quick Oval Office press availability with President Obama:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Okay.
Q Mr. President, why has the red line been crossed --
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You guys all have the same question?
Q You know that they are --
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hold on a second, miss. One at a time.
Read more... 10:44 AM, Apr 22, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The White House announced today that President Obama will be observing a moment of silence today for Boston bombings last week. The event is "closed press."
From the White House's schedule:
Read more... 9:21 AM, Mar 10, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
During remarks last night at the Gridiron Club at a hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., President Obama flattered the press. "[T]he truth is," Obama told the club of journalists, "our country needs you and our democracy needs you."
Read more... 7:50 PM, Mar 9, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama is meeting the press tonight in Washington, D.C. He'll be having dinner tonight at the Gridiron Club, an organization of journalists, at a downtown hotel.
But only one print pool reporter will be allowed to cover the event, which is supposed to be humorous and in good fun. And a camera crew was once again not allowed to cover the event.
Read more... 10:11 AM, Mar 3, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney, said this morning that the media is at least in part to blame for her husband's failure to win the last presidential election:
"I'm happy to blame the media," said Ann Romney on Fox.
Host Chris Wallace asked, "Do you think the media was in the tank for Barack Obama?"
Read more... 12:51 PM, Feb 25, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
At the White House today, Obama ended his remarks by saying, "And with that, what I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions:"
VIDEO Read more... 9:05 AM, Feb 19, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Josh Earnest, a White House deputy press secretary, answering a reporter's question aboard Air Force One on Friday, inadvertently painted with a broader brush than he intended.
Read more... Returns with Reggie Love. 8:03 PM, Feb 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama has returned to Washington, from his solo vacation. He finally talked with the press on the ride back.
Via the pool report:
AF1 wheels down Andrews at 7:45pm. POTUS came back to have a 10-minute off the record talk with pool at the end of the flight.
Read more... 2:23 PM, Feb 18, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
After not seeing Barack Obama all weekend, the press are finally being let into the Floridian, the exclusive golf club that's hosted the president the last few days. Via the pool report:
Read more... Florida vacation. 10:36 AM, Feb 16, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The president, down in Florida for vacation without his family, will spend the day golfing. The press, meanwhile, is on a "party bus," according to the pool report:
Read more... 5:41 PM, Feb 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama had lunch today with members of the press. But we likely won't find out what was discussed: The entire luncheon was off the record.
Read more... 1:02 PM, Jan 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
On its website, the Iranian propaganda outlet Press TV has an article titled, "Journalism is dead and buried in West." The propaganda reads:
Over the past six weeks, we have had hundreds of new bloggers and “media pundits,” most anonymous, none with qualification, none with verifiable bios, almost all with childishly obvious agendas that carry clear signs of “handlers.” None, however, have attributable sources, real access to inside information.