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  • Chuck Todd rips 'absurd' White House rules: No serious journalist will follow these

    11/20/2018 11:11:49 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/18 | Michael Burke
    NBC host Chuck Todd on Tuesday criticized the White House's new rules for reporters at presidential news conferences, calling them "absurd" and predicting that journalists won't follow them. "These aren’t exactly pro first amendment rules. I assume there isn’t a single serious journalist in the WH press corps who would abide by these absurd 'rules.' Manners is one thing, but regulating follow ups is a form of censorship," he wrote in a tweet. The White House announced the new rules on Monday after restoring the press credential of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. It had been revoked last week after he...
  • Trump, First Lady receive the White House Christmas Tree

    11/19/2018 8:29:02 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Fox News Youtube ^ | 11/19/2018
    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump receive the 19 1/2-foot-tall Fraser fir at the north portico of the White House in a horse-drawn carriage.
  • Give Alex Jones press credentials and sit him next to Jim Acosta

    11/19/2018 5:37:45 PM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 49 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | November 17, 2018 | T.S.
    Alex Jones’ first amendment rights are being violated everyday he does not have White House press credentials. THIS IS AMERICA! Let Alex Jones have press credentials and a permanent seat next to Jim Acosta!
  • White House Suspending Jim Acosta Again

    11/19/2018 2:19:11 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | November 19, 2018 | 11:19 AM EST | Sara Carter
    White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating they made a "preliminary decision" to suspend his pass after 14 days. The White House will suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta again, according to a report by CNN’s Brian Stelter.Stelter writes:If you thought the Trump administration would seek to settle CNN and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit out of court… think again.After CNN won a temporary restraining order on Friday, forcing the White House to restore his press pass for 14 days, White House officials sent Acosta a letter stating that his pass is set to be suspended again once the restraining order expires.From...
  • The White House Has Released New Expectations For Press Conferences

    11/19/2018 1:46:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The White House released new rules for presidential press conferences on Monday in hopes of restoring decorum among reporters. They include the following: (1) A journalist called upon to ask a question will ask a single question and then will yield the floor to other journalists; (2) At the discretion of the President or other White House official taking questions, a follow-up question or questions may be permitted; and where a follow up has been allowed and asked, the questioner will then yield the floor; (3) "Yielding the floor" includes, when applicable, physically surrendering the microphone to White House staff...
  • Democratic senators sue to block Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general

    11/19/2018 9:42:51 AM PST · by jazusamo · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general. Whitaker was appointed by Trump to lead the Justice Department after Attorney General Jeff Sessions was forced out of the role earlier this month. Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono filed the complaint against Whitaker in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. All three issues fiery statements. “Installing Matthew Whitaker so flagrantly defies constitutional law that any viewer of School House Rock...
  • TIME TO REIN IN THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS

    11/18/2018 7:39:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/18/18 | Jeff Crouere
    It is disgraceful enough for CNN and other networks to allow such bad behavior on their airwaves, but the President and his Press Secretary have a right to prevent it from occurring during their news conferences In the aftermath of U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly’s ruling that reinstated the White House press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta, the President outlined some overdue changes that will be implemented. Hereafter, the White House will be “writing up rules and regulations,” according to the President. He also predicted that “if they don’t listen to the rules and regulations, we’ll end up back...
  • Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN

    11/16/2018 2:03:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta's press pass must be returned immediately and his White House press privileges restored. "If left unchallenged," CNN warned, "the actions of the White House would create a dangerous chilling effect for any journalist who covers our elected officials." A dozen news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post,...
  • Judge orders administration to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House press pass

    11/16/2018 7:34:08 AM PST · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    CNBC ^ | NOV 16, 2018 2 minutes ago | Kevin Breuninger
    A federal judge on Friday granted CNN's request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate network correspondent Jim Acosta's White House press pass, which had been suspended indefinitely in the wake of a fiery exchange between the reporter and President Donald Trump a week earlier. The ruling from Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed by Trump, was a first victory for CNN in the ongoing case.
  • Judge Grants CNN’s Motion to Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Press Pass

    11/16/2018 7:33:48 AM PST · by bitt · 250 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/16/2018 | Byron Tau
    WASHINGTON—A federal judge granted an emergency motion to restore the White House press credential of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta—a victory for the network in a closely watched press-freedom case. The lawsuit could determine whether the government can ban individual reporters from public buildings. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request for a restraining order temporarily restoring Mr. Acosta’s press access to the White House while the case proceeds. Lawyers for Mr. Acosta, the network’s chief White House correspondent, argued that the unusual revocation of a reporter’s press pass by the White...
  • Judge Grants CNN’s Motion to Restore Jim Acosta’s White House Press Pass

    11/16/2018 7:34:16 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 246 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 16 Nov 18 | Byron Tau
    The cable network made an emergency request so its correspondent could have access to the White House as lawsuit continues. WASHINGTON—A federal judge granted an emergency motion to restore the White House press credential of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta—a victory for the network in a closely watched press-freedom case. The lawsuit could determine whether the government can ban individual reporters from public buildings. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who was appointed to the bench by President Trump, granted CNN’s request for a restraining order temporarily restoring Mr. Acosta’s press access to the White House while the case proceeds. Lawyers for Mr....
  • Melania comes out swinging No love from left as first lady shows strength

    11/15/2018 5:59:51 AM PST · by calvincaspian · 20 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11-15-2018 | Tom Shattuck
    Melania Trump has joined the ranks of weaponized First Lady, and it may be just what the country needs. Amidst the perceived chaos occurring on a regular basis at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue due to leaks, the undermining of the president’s agenda, and general bad behavior, Melania Trump has emerged as an effective counter-force. Other presidents have had them: Hillary Clinton was Bill’s fiery rear guard and Nancy Reagan was the ultimate protector of her husband, Ronald Reagan. Now, it is Donald Trump who benefits from his closest adviser, Melania. On Tuesday, in an extraordinary move, she took a flamethrower to...
  • White House reporters like Jim Acosta betray their profession

    11/14/2018 4:04:35 AM PST · by luke1825 · 23 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/13 | peter lucas
    President Trump should have taken a page from Barack Obama’s playbook when he faced White House reporters at the press conference that CNN’s grandstanding Jim Acosta hijacked.
  • Mark Levin Has Some Thoughts About CNN's Lawsuit Against the White House

    11/13/2018 5:47:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Constitutional attorney and conservative radio host Mark Levin is weighing in on CNN's lawsuit against the White House. CNN filed the lawsuit today on behalf of correspondent Jim Acosta. His press credentials were pulled last week after he got into a physical altercation with a White House intern over a microphone. "I just read CNN's lawsuit against the administration over Jim Acosta. It's a very weak case, but if they get before an Obama or Clinton district judge, who knows. CNN hired Ted Olson's firm, and he has signed onto the lawsuit. Olson was hired for a few reasons: 1....
  • In a stunning move, Melania Trump calls for ouster of a top national security aide

    11/13/2018 12:40:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 11/13/18 | cnn.cmm
    (CNN)First lady Melania Trump, in a remarkable move carried out by her spokeswoman, publicly pushed for the ouster of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel. "It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that (Ricardel) no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House," the first lady's communications director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on Tuesday. The statement amounted to a stunning public rebuke by a first lady of a senior official serving in her husband's administration. It came after reports surfaced earlier Tuesday indicating Ricardel would be pushed out of her post after...
  • Trump takes heat over scrapped trip to cemetery in France

    11/10/2018 8:19:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    The White House and President Trump took some heat on Saturday after it was announced that he would not make a previously scheduled visit to a cemetery in France for Americans killed in World War I due to inclement weather. Trump arrived in France on Friday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, along with first lady Melania Trump. They'd planned to visit Ainse-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France. The president was expected to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence. The first couple was supposed to travel to the site via helicopter,...
  • NYT: Jim Acosta Has First Amendment Right To A White House Press Pass

    11/10/2018 12:16:04 PM PST · by deandg99 · 83 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/10/2018 | Tim Brown
    The New York Times, which has long been an anti-American newspaper, has now somehow found in the First Amendment a right by CNN reporter Jim Acosta to behave in the manner he did last week, by pushing aside a White House aide who was a woman as she tried to grab the mic and pass it to another reporter wanting to ask a question. The state-controlled news outlet that pushed such "righteous" people on us as Bill and Hillary Clinton and other sexual deviants, as well as promote the #MeToo movement, decided to fire off defending Jim Acosta and his...
  • A NEW LOW FOR CNN’S PRIMA DONNA

    11/10/2018 8:34:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/18 | Jeff Crouere
    If this type of disgraceful display from the media continues, the President and his Press Secretary should no longer conduct news conferences. What happened this week should never be allowed to happen again. The President’s first post midterm election news conference was a rowdy spectacle at the White House. It was an 87-minute marathon with almost universally hostile questions from liberal reporters and combative answers from the President. The entire episode exposed the horrible relationship that exists between the mostly liberal media and President Trump. This type of craziness would have never happened during the Obama presidency. Of course, the...
  • Jim Acosta says he didn't touch female White House intern - this video shows otherwise

    11/08/2018 12:55:03 PM PST · by FrankLea · 50 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 11/08/2018 | Frank
    CNN's Jim Acosta was talking with Anderson Cooper. Acosta told Cooper that he did not touch the White House intern/aide when she tried to take the mic away from him. CNN showed part of the controversial video clip during their segment, but not the part where Acosta's hand/arm made contact with the White House staffer. They did make contact, but it does not seem like Acosta was trying to hurt anyone or anything like that. It was still very unprofessional behavior. We must all act more respectful when it comes to this stuff. Video on the source.
  • Snoop Dogg smokes blunt outside White House: 'F--- the president'

    11/08/2018 12:09:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/18 | Aris Folley
    Snoop Dogg shared a series of videos online Wednesday of his recent visit to the White House, where he smoked a blunt and lit into President Trump. The rapper can be seen saying in one clip posted on Instagram that while other Americans were “doing all this other bullshit” amid the midterm elections, he decided to temporarily camp out nearby the White House to smoke, saying: “F--- the president.” Snoop Dogg could be seen in other clips walking throughout what appears to be Lafayette Park while talking to fans with his blunt in hand. Snoop Dogg, who has been a...