Over the past few days, there has been a run on potassium iodide tablets in Brooklyn. Co-op shelves have been stripped bare as concerns mount over the fate of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan and the impact a meltdown might have on this brownstone borough. Part of the blame for the Read More
Washington, D.C. is always a bleak and desolate place to be, but in the winter the weather is cold, too. So, being a fairly intelligent man, President Barack Obama opts to spend the holidays away from the chilly District of Columbia and hightails it to his native Hawaii. Lucky for the White House beat reporters Read More
Funemployment, New Beginnings, Resignations
A telephone poll was conducted last month in the early primary state of New Hampshire asking whether or not real estate mogul Donald Trump would be a viable candidate for the presidency.
Trump denied having any knowledge of the poll, and at first played coy on whether or not it was an indicator of Read More
Newly minted Council of Economic Advisors head Austan Goolsbee said Sunday that he expects the unemployment rate, currently at 9.6 percent, to remain at high levels for a long time.
Goolsbee declined to predict a specific unemployment rate for the end of 2010, saying only that he didn’t expect a decline in joblessness Read More
Now that Helen Thomas has offered the world her thoughts on Israel, the world has been only too eager to offer its thoughts on her.
Most everyone agrees that retirement was the necessary move. But commentators are divided on the status of her legacy. While some say her 60-odd years of service should outweigh Read More
At the end of April members of the White House press corps began to speak out against a perceived lack of access to the president. Now White House correspondents are facing a whole new type of access issue: Their travel budgets have fallen off, making it harder for them to keep up with the Read More
There is a warehouse 20 minutes from the White House. It houses all the holiday decorations from presidential administrations past. To poke through this twinkly archive is to examine U.S. history. Here lie giant spools of Nancy Reagan’s favorite red ribbon, as lush and thick as the shoulder pads on an Adolfo socialite suit. What’s Read More
On a recent Thursday morning, John Kelly, an NBC executive who, among other jobs, oversees ad sales for MSNBC, sat in his office overlooking Rockefeller Plaza and fired up a presentation called “The Face Behind the Momentum.”
Sitting at a desk, beneath a framed drawing of Uncle Sam with an NBC peacock logo on his Read More
The Washington Post‘s Al Kamen reports that Barney, President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush’s dog, tried to bite a reporter from Reuters. (This comes via The Huffington Post’s Media vertical.)
Writes Mr. Kamen:
Reuters television White House correspondent Jon Decker reports that President Bush’s dog Barney, going Read More
The Times today published a correction to yesterday’s disputed sub-hed: The subheading with a front-page headline on Wednesday for an article about discussions between four top White House lawyers and the Central Intelligence Agency over whether to destroy videotapes showing secret interrogations of members of Al Qaeda referred imprecisely to the White Read More