One of the most memorable parts of President Obama’s hour-long press conference on Monday came he was forced to face the issue of his own negotiating credibility problem.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday January 15, 2013 5:45 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday January 14, 2013 8:33 am|
President Obama holds a press conference on the debt ceiling at 11:30 am ET today. NBC News reports that he will announce the US is sending drones and surveillance equipment to support the French in Mali.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday January 11, 2013 9:01 am|
It’s starting to look like Chairman Jon Liebowitz intentionally kept the commissioners from all meeting in one place and discovering what one another felt, because according to Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch, a majority favored bringing a suit against Google for manipulating search results. But because Liebowitz skirted Sunshine Act Meeting Laws by only meet with one Commissioner at a time, they had no chance to hear each others’ views since November.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:52 am|
The President is holding a press conference, his first opportunity to take questions since the election. I’ll follow along here. You can watch it live.
…Obama says our top priority has to be jobs and growth. First I’ve heard of it!
…The idea that balanced deficit reduction has anything to do with job creation is just such up-is-downism that I can hardly comment on it.
…Starts with opening remarks by banging on taxes. Notes correctly that extending tax cuts on the first $250,000 of income means that every American – including the wealthy – gets a tax cut.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday January 3, 2012 2:00 pm|
Occupy Wall Street held a press conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve. The press conference was organized to condemn the bill, which grants the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens indefinitely without trial.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 6, 2011 12:15 pm|
For perhaps the first time, President Barack Obama was forced to explain why there have been no prosecutions of Wall Street executives for their fraudulent actions during the run-up to the financial crisis. Asked by Jake Tapper to explain this behavior, Obama basically suggested that most of the actions on Wall Street weren’t illegal but just immoral, and that his Administration worked to re-regulate the financial sector with the Dodd-Frank reform legislation.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday July 1, 2011 3:45 pm|
MSNBC’s “senior political analyst” Mark Halperin was suspended indefinitely on Thursday after calling President Obama “Kind of a dick” on Morning Joe. The president is not a dick—but, that said, the president did make a dick move. No, not the one that got Halperin to put in for a few extra weeks of summer vacation—the dick move was cutting the legs out from under congressional Democrats in an effort to prove his worth to whomever it is Obama looks to for approval, and improve his standing for his 2012 run.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday June 6, 2011 1:03 pm|
Weiner: Wasn’t hacked. Sent the tweet out, panicked and said he was hacked. Has had text and phone relationships with six women, some before but some after his marriage. No physical relationship.
|By: David Dayen Friday January 28, 2011 12:16 pm|
The official report is that there will be a US press briefing shortly on the Egyptian situation, but privately Administration officials are waiting for Hosni Mubarak to speak.
OK, the press briefing is about to begin.
|By: Jane Hamsher Sunday January 9, 2011 10:08 am|
Dupnik: “I think that when the rhetoric about hatred, about mistrust of government, about paranoia of how government operates, and to try to inflame the public on a daily basis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week has an impact especially on people who are unbalanced personalities to begin with.”