44: The Obama Presidency



Media Notes

On Letterman, Obama Gets a Potato to Remember

President Obama extended his media blitzkrieg into late-night television Monday, becoming the first sitting commander in chief to appear on the "Late Show" with host David Letterman.

Posted on September 21, 2009 at 07:43 PM ET | Comments (109)

Obama Speaks at Memorial for Cronkite, the 'Most Trusted Man in America'

President Obama delivered remarks at the memorial service for Walter Cronkite at Lincoln Center in...

Posted on September 9, 2009 at 01:27 PM ET | Comments (9)

Administration Officials to Join 'First Draft of History' Gathering

Washington is accustomed to seminars and panel discussions -- there are often dozens a day, on a variety of topics -- but invitations are going out today for one that will be among the most gargantuan of its kind.

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 10:06 AM ET | Comments (1)

Axelrod's Son Hired by Huffington Post

The son of White House senior adviser David Axelrod is joining the staff of the Huffington Post, the liberal Web site that has been largely supportive of President Obama.

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 06:45 PM ET | Comments (4)

An ABC Day at the White House

President Obama will continue to amp up his push for health care reform today at a White House town hall meeting on health care that will be televised in primetime on ABC.

Posted on June 24, 2009 at 11:10 AM ET | Comments (12)

Gibbs: No Newspaper Bailout from the Government

"I don't know what, in all honesty, government can do about it," said the White House spokesman of the collapse of newspapers.

Posted on May 4, 2009 at 03:17 PM ET | Comments (7)

Gibbs Gives the Press a Report Card

The press corps "absolutely deserves an A," Gibbs said. "You guys ask good questions every single day."

Posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:59 PM ET | Comments (5)

Pentagon Apologizes to CBS for Tape Delay

The Pentagon has apologized to CBS for the lengthy delay in turning over network footage of President Obama's visit to Iraq on Tuesday.

Posted on April 8, 2009 at 04:26 PM ET | Comments (28)

Obama Reaches Out to the World With Op-Ed on Global Economy

President Obama arranged for an op-ed "on the urgent need for global economic cooperation" to run in more than 30 papers around the world, under distribution from Tribune Media Services.

Posted on March 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM ET | Comments (69)

Playing the Leno Card

On Thursday evening in Burbank, Calif., President Obama will be taking his comedy stylings to Jay Leno's show.

Posted on March 16, 2009 at 02:03 PM ET | Comments (64)

Gibbs on Stewart's Cramer Interview: 'I Enjoyed It Thoroughly'

By Scott Wilson White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs waded Friday into the cable-television debate...

Posted on March 13, 2009 at 06:49 PM ET | Comments (16)

Gibbs and Emanuel Tweak Rush Limbaugh

White House aides point to radio host's wish that Obama's policies fail.

Posted on March 2, 2009 at 02:36 PM ET | Comments (28)

Obama a 'Slumdog Millionaire' Fan

President tells network anchors award-winning movie reminds him of the Indonesia of his youth.

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 03:21 PM ET | Comments (7)

Limbaugh Bristles at Obama Remark

Among the many accomplishments of President Obama's first week in office, add this: starting a war of words with the king of conservative talk.

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 04:44 PM ET | Comments (142)

Obama Wants Journalist Gupta for Surgeon General

President-elect Barack Obama has offered the job of surgeon general to Sanjay Gupta, the neurosurgeon and correspondent for CNN and CBS.

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 02:36 PM ET | Comments (308)

Obama to Meet With McCain, Is Giving Interviews

President-elect Barack Obama will meet with his vanquished GOP rival, Sen. John McCain, Monday in Chicago, and is giving his first post-election interviews. Sources say he also met with New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) to discuss a possible Cabinet appointment.

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 11:15 AM ET | Comments (12)

Oprah Unleashed in Post-Election Show

Oprah Winfery launched a post-election discussion on her program, the first televised political conversation she's moderated since announcing her personal support for Barack Obama last year.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 05:25 PM ET | Comments (7)

Washington Post to Print Commemorative Edition of Today's Paper

The Washington Post will produce 150,000 copies of a commemorative edition of today's paper.

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 12:03 PM ET | Comments (9)

Washington Times Loses Seat on Obama Plane

Reporters for the New York Post and Dallas Morning News also lost their spots.

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 10:51 AM ET | Comments (142)

Study: Some Networks Tougher on One Candidate than the Other

Researchers have now confirmed what press critics have been saying all along, that Fox News is much harder on Barack Obama and MSNBC much tougher on John McCain than the media in general.

Posted on October 29, 2008 at 02:20 PM ET | Comments (49)

Study: Coverage of McCain Much More Negative Than That of Obama

Media coverage of McCain has been heavily unfavorable since the political conventions, a new study says.

Posted on October 22, 2008 at 02:05 PM ET | Comments (276)

CNN Turns Virginia Blue

At 4:01 Eastern Daylight Time today, CNN moved Virginia from the tossup category on its map to an Obama state.

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 04:36 PM ET | Comments (28)

A Buckley for Obama

"It's a good thing my dear old mum and pup are no longer alive. They'd cut off my allowance," Christopher Buckley writes, endorsing Barack Obama.

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 04:43 PM ET | Comments (16)

McCain Accuses Press of 'Gotcha Journalism'

John McCain accused the media of "gotcha journalism" in response to a question about whether his running mate had contradicted him on his policy toward Pakistan.

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 08:12 PM ET | Comments (85)

Palin Cites 'Victory' in Iraq in Couric Interview

Sarah Palin, describing the need for more troops in Afghanistan, said the United States has achieved "victory" in Iraq.

Posted on September 25, 2008 at 03:10 PM ET | Comments (47)

Obama Aired More Negative Ads Last Week

Despite perceptions that McCain has spent more time on the attack, Obama aired more negative advertising last week, says a new study.

Posted on September 17, 2008 at 10:12 AM ET | Comments (241)

McCain Aide Rips Tabloid Report

John McCain's top strategist today denounced a report in the National Enquirer, hours after it was published, as "disgraceful."

Posted on September 3, 2008 at 05:58 PM ET | Comments (235)

ABC News Producer Arrested

An ABC News producer was arrested outside a downtown hotel here Wednesday while he and a camera crew tried to shoot footage of corporate donors leaving a meeting.

Posted on August 27, 2008 at 08:22 PM ET | Comments (76)

Cable Funnyman Rips Cable News

Jon Stewart ripped the cable news networks Monday as a "brutish, slow-witted beast" and castigated Fox News as "an appendage of the Republican Party."

Posted on August 25, 2008 at 02:35 PM ET | Comments (20)

Race, Gender and Presidential Campaign Coverage

Newsmen deflect suggestions that coverage of Clinton campaign was sexist.

Posted on August 24, 2008 at 05:32 PM ET | Comments (33)

Conservative Group Finds Networks Positive on Obama

The Media Research Center says more than six times as many positive as negative stories about Obama ran during the primaries on network evening newscasts.

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 10:07 AM ET | Comments (61)

Maddow Gets Her Own MSNBC Show

Rachel Maddow will take over the 9 p.m. slot on MSNBC.

Posted on August 19, 2008 at 06:26 PM ET | Comments (80)


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