End The White House Press Briefing


Last week when Sean Spicer expelled CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and others, apart from the habitual antics of a juvenile administration, perhaps it was a harbinger of a new post-briefing era. While this administration’s anti-First Amendment frolicking is repulsive, it could just be President Trump and Sean Spicer did us all a favor. I say we end the White House press briefing.

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CBS Evening News Calls Out Republicans On Benghazi

In a rare bit of comprehensiveness in the world of news coverage, CBS Evening News reported tonight that Republicans produced false White House quotes on the Benghazi attack. Of course CBS struck a journalistic even tone in their reporting, but there will be none of that in this blog post.

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VIDEO: White House Correspondents’ Dinner: ‘House of Cards’ Spoof

I’m a big fan of Netflix’s House of Cards, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you should. The entire first season is excellent, but you could watch just for Kevin Spacey’s performance alone. In a sign of just how successful this online series is, last night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner opened with a “House of Cards” spoof titled “House of Nerds.”

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Only Days Before Election Day, Obama Gets To Be President

President Obama - Hurricane SandyThe Obama administration is showing us that big government can respond effectively during a national disaster. No response will ever be perfect but all indications point to a federal government well equipped to handle the challenge. This is what happens when you have competence in the White House and in other high government positions. This is what happens when we elect people who believe in government. And so, with only days until election day, Obama gets to be the president while Romney remains the politician. Let us not forget what happens when we elect people who say government is the problem — they get into office and prove it. (to paraphrase Bill Maher)

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Jay Carney: President Obama supports assault weapons ban

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Monday that President Obama supports renewing the assault weapons ban but “there has been reluctance by Congress to pass that renewal.” I’d say it’s a bit more severe than “reluctance.” I would characterize it more along the lines of: congress has sold out to the gun lobby. Or maybe: The NRA is holding congress and the country hostage. But I guess those two characterizations might be a bit too extreme for the White House, even if I think some in the White House might agree.

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No, Seriously, For Sure This Time: Mitt Romney Is The Republican Nominee

It’s been said before but this time it’s for real (no, seriously), Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for president. With 652 delegates, the math reveals what’s inevitable even if many Republicans find it hard to come to terms with reality. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul can spin it any way they want but they all have one thing in common, they will not win the nomination.

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