Spotted at the White House today...
February 4th, 2011
05:19 PM ET

Spotted at the White House today...

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Spotted in today's Obama/Harper joint presser: incoming White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who watched from the wings with his soon-to-be predecessor.

Obama to meet the press on Egypt
February 4th, 2011
01:05 PM ET

Obama to meet the press on Egypt

WASHINGTON (CNN) - After meeting behind closed doors with Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President Obama will answer questions from the press Friday afternoon for the first time since the unrest escalated in Egypt.

An administration official told CNN “it’s fair to say” the president's opening remarks will address the situation in the Middle East. FULL POST


Topics: Egypt • President Obama • Press Conference • The News
President Obama's pre-Hawaii presser
December 23rd, 2010
01:03 PM ET

President Obama's pre-Hawaii presser

WASHINGTON (CNN) – CNN got to ask two questions at Wednesday's departure press conference.  Espanol's Juan Carlos Lopez asked Obama about immigration reform, and garnered a reaction from the president about the failure of Dream Act passage earlier this month.  And CNN's White House correspondent Dan Lothian asked a question that was decidedly...Lothianistic.

Take a look.

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Live blogging Obama's news conference
December 22nd, 2010
05:58 PM ET

Live blogging Obama's news conference

By: CNN  Wire Staff

Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama held a news conference Wednesday to discuss the lame duck session of Congress and plans for the upcoming year.

The CNN Political Ticker live blogged the news conference.

Obama adds news conference to schedule
December 7th, 2010
01:38 PM ET

Obama adds news conference to schedule

WASHINGTON (CNN) –The White House has announced that President Obama will face the White House press corps in a news conference at 2:20pm today in the White House briefing room.

He is sure to face some questions about the compromise he reached yesterday with Congressional Republicans over extending the Bush-era tax cuts.

CNN's Political Ticker will live blog the newser.  Click here to read the questions and answers in real time.

November 12th, 2010
06:14 AM ET

Lothian's question to the president

SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) - CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian was the second reporter to get called on by President Obama during Friday's press conference in Seoul, South Korea.  Lothian asked the president if he was open to a compromise with Republicans on extending the Bush tax cuts, and whether he thinks the midterm election has weakened him on the national stage.

Here is the transcript of the exchange.

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Joint press conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Singh
November 8th, 2010
08:05 AM ET

Joint press conference with President Obama and Prime Minister Singh

Delivered at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India

 PRIME MINISTER SINGH:  Your Excellency, President Barack Obama, distinguished representatives of the media, I’m delighted to welcome President Obama and his gracious wife on their first visit to our country.  I welcome the President as a personal friend and a great charismatic leader who has made a deep imprint on world affairs through his inclusive vision of peace, security and welfare for all peoples and all nations.
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Henry in the House: Does Obama get it?
November 5th, 2010
10:23 AM ET

Henry in the House: Does Obama get it?

Washington (CNN) – As I walked into the East Room for President Obama's post-shellacking news conference, a colleague from another organization joked, "Get ready for 17 versions of the same question."

I laughed because his point was true, many of us in the White House press corps were about to ask Obama several versions of the same question: After losing more than 60 seats in the House and several in the Senate, did you really hear the message from voters?

In short, do you get it?

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Obama takes responsibility for midterm losses
November 4th, 2010
10:00 PM ET

Obama takes responsibility for midterm losses

Washington (CNN) - Of the 21 Democratic candidates that President Barack Obama specifically campaigned for or fundraised for this year, 11 won their elections, eight lost their contests, and two are in contests still too close to call. President Obama reflected on those losses the day after the election.

“There is not only sadness about seeing them go but there’s a lot of questioning on my part in terms of could I have done something differently or done something more so that those folks would still be here,” Obama said at Wednesday’s press conference. “It’s hard. And I take responsibility for it in a lot of ways.”

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November 4th, 2010
03:12 PM ET

Press Briefing – Thursday, Novemeber 4, 2010

Delivered by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

MR. GIBBS: Yes, ma’am.

Q In the time since the gaggle, Mitch McConnell has given a speech in which he again said that his job is to deny the President a second term. He also said that if the administration wants cooperation in the next two years, you’re going to have to move in the Republicans’ direction. Is that a position that the President can work with?
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