Passed over for the top job, White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton is leaving to start his own consulting firm. Burton, who until recent weeks seemed on track for the post that went to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, offered the classic explanation for leaving the White House: He wants to spend more time with his family. Well, sure, but it doesn’t take
Well, the White House sure knew what it was doing. In his debut performance from the White House briefing room podium, Jay Carney sounded like he’d been press secretary for about six years. He was smooth and unruffled – not that most of the questions were of the caliber that might ruffle. He threw in a little bit of humor. He spoke briskly and in
INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE Yesterday Obama hosted the Medal of Freedom awards ceremony in the East Room. I took some photos for you. The event took a really long time. Here’s the list of recipients. They had to read all these people’s achievements twice. My sciatica started acting up. Just thought you wanted to know. Barbara Bush’s hair waits for its husband to appear. And
It came in response to criticism that he has no plan at all to solve the nation’s entitlement program. So what I’ve said is that if you look at the history of how these deals get done, typically it’s not because there’s an Obama plan out there; it’s because Democrats and Republicans are both committed to tackling this issue in a serious way. Sorry, Mr.
It came after this meandering, question by Jackie Calmes of the New York Times. You’ve correctly suggested that the media can be impatient about seeing you — seeing both sides come to a deal, but this is your third budget, your third year of your presidency. You’ve said many times that you’d rather be a one-party — one-term President if it means you’ve done the