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Jay Carney to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary

January 27, 2011 politisite 0

We first heard a couple of weeks ago that Jay Carney was on the Short List.  Today sources Confirmed that Obama’s Pick is Carney.  Now,  Politico outright says so. President Barack Obama has settled on Jay Carney, communications director for Vice President Joe Biden and former Washington bureau chief for TIME magazine, to replace Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary, administration officials said. An announcement was planned for Thursday […]

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Obama can't take criticism from the press, Nixon-like hostility

June 8, 2010 politisite 0

A year ago, I wrote about President Obama being thin-skinned about criticism from the media and having a not so barely suppressed contempt for the press. And I caught holy heck from some readers and far too many of my colleagues who were still deep in a post-election swoon with this man they kept referring to as so “elegant and cool.” Read that column titled “Time for Press to quit […]

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Report: Media Bias is more of a problem than Big contributions in Politics

April 7, 2010 politisite 0

Fifty-five percent (55%) of U.S. voters continue to think that media bias is a bigger problem in politics today than big campaign contributions, identical to the finding in August 2008. Thirty-two percent (32%) say big contributions are the bigger problem, but that’s down four points from the previous survey. Thirteen percent (13%) more are not sure. Thirty-eight percent (38%) of voters say they are more likely to contribute time or […]

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Did Obama Executive Order On Abortion Change Anything? Gibbs Can't explain why the order is good for Both Pro-life and Pro-choice groups.

March 25, 2010 politisite 0

Seemed like Press Secretary Gibbs was having a go at convincing how an Executive Order can be beneficial to two opposition groups and be constitutional as well.  Then he had to explain to the White House Press Corps why President Obama was going to sign the order in private, So all that stuff about Bart Stupak holding out on the health care bill until Barack Obama agreed to sign an […]