Parting Shots, Gifts
Meet your new White House Press Secretary: Jay Carney, the former Washington Bureau Chief for Time magazine, took his first turn behind the podium today as President Obama’s second press secretary.
The briefing room was packed with reporters eager to feel out the administration’s new mouthpiece, after two sometimes-contentious years of dealing with Robert Gibbs, Read More
Rahm Emanuel is officially leaving the White House, President Obama announced today in a press conference that was, at this point, a foregone conclusion. To commemorate the f-bomb-dropping Chief of Staff’s time in Washington, Austan Goolsbee, the new Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, got Rahm a little going-away present. This morning Emanuel held Read More
Robert Gibbs tires to understand the coverage on Fox News, Al Pacino and More! Read More
In today’s Washington Post, Observer alum Jason Horowitz describes the tricky position of Robert Gibbs, who is both as the President’s press secretary and “the consummate presidential confidant.” Horowitz writes that Gibbs is “eager” for a strategy role sometime in the nearish future, in no small part because the press Read More
Eric Massa–the “salty,” “fracking” former Congressman–will be on Glenn Beck at 5 p.m. today, and then on Larry King Live at 9 p.m. tonight, presumably to peddle the line that Rahm Emanuel, who is not above accosting legislators in the shower, forced him out of the U.S. Congress because of Mr. Massa’s opposition Read More
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs–who recently joined Twitter–told Time‘s Swampland blog that putting President Obama on Letterman and Leno last year were “two of the easiest decisions” he and David Axelrod ever had to make.
So what about “The Daily Show”?
“I think the President would Read More
Republicans are suddenly very concerned about whether our president is safe from the threat of fame-seeking party crashers.
“I take this very seriously,” Representative Peter King said on Good Morning America today. Mr. King accused the White House of “stonewalling” his efforts to investigate how the infamous Salehi couple got into that state Read More
Barack Obama will stand for re-election in 2012, while the 254 Democrats in the House of Representatives will next face the voters in 2010. There will be friction.
For House Democrats, whose ’10 campaigns will succeed or fail based on the public’s confidence in Obama, it’s essential that voters feel the economy is Read More
Press secretaries tend to be like broken clocks: They’re always going to say the same thing, and every once in a while, it happens to be the right thing. Case in point: White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who early last week accused the D.C.-based media of being out of touch with the concerns and Read More
Press secretaries tend to be like broken clocks: They're always going to say the same thing, and every once in a while, it happens to be the right thing. Case in point: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, who early last week accused the D.C.-based media of being out of touch with the concerns and Read More