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CNN Reporter's Pass Revoked After Clash With Trump

Jim Acosta's colleagues call move 'disturbing'

(Newser) - Hours after he clashed with President Trump during a testy press conference , CNN reporter Jim Acosta returned to the White House—and was denied entry by the Secret Service. Press secretary Sarah Sanders later confirmed that Acosta's press pass had been revoked and claimed that he had "placed... More »

Czech President Burns Undies, Calls Reporters 'Little Idiots'

'The time of underwear in politics is over,' Milos Zeman proclaimed

(Newser) - A fiery stunt by the Czech president has really stunned journalists this time. Milos Zeman announced a press conference for Thursday, but instead of briefing reporters, he had two firefighters in protective gear help him burn a huge pair of red underpants in front of them, the AP reports. Per... More »

Trump Has Abandoned the Press Conference

President has held just 1 while in office, often speaks with the press in less formal settings

(Newser) - The presidential news conference, a time-honored tradition going back generations, appears to be no longer. More than a year has passed since President Trump held the only solo news conference of his administration. Instead, the president engages the press in more informal settings: Trump often answers shouted questions at so-called... More »

PM Has Fondled Ears, Flung Fruit. Now, His Latest Stunt

Prayuth Chan-ocha said, 'Ask this guy,' then left cardboard cutout of himself to face reporters

(Newser) - Thailand's prime minister evaded journalists' questions on Monday by bringing out a life-size cardboard cutout of himself and telling the reporters to quiz it instead of him. Prayuth Chan-ocha then turned on his heel and walked off, reports the AP , leaving the mock-up behind to bemused looks and awkward... More »

Putin Lauds Trump's 'Significant Achievements' at Presser

Russian president also calls claims of his country's interference in US election 'nonsense'

(Newser) - He may not have said the term "fake news," or the Russian equivalent of it, but Vladimir Putin made it clear in his annual year-end press conference that he's labeling assertions of Russian meddling in the US election "nonsense," per ABC News . Putin railed against... More »

Venus Williams Goes Speechless When Asked About Fatal Crash

Reporter brought it up during Wimbledon press conference

(Newser) - Venus Williams broke down during a press conference Monday when she was asked about the fatal car crash she was involved in last month. ESPN has video of Williams' response during the press conference that followed her winning her opening match at Wimbledon. "There are really no words to... More »

Reaction to Trump: Like '2 Different Press Conferences'

Some see 'unhinged,' others 'relaxed and funny'

(Newser) - President Trump ripped into the "dishonest" and "out of control" media during his press conference Thursday —and it didn't take long for the media to fire back. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith was among those who criticized the president, saying he "keeps repeating ridiculous throwaway... More »

What to Expect in Trump's Morning News Conference

One topic is a sure bet: Russia

(Newser) - It's a busy day in US politics, with the big item on the agenda being a Donald Trump news conference at 11am Eastern. Pretty much every preview has the same item as No. 1: Russia. Trump can expect a grilling about hacking claims and new, unsubstantiated allegations that Moscow... More »

Jan. 11 Marks Milestone for Trump

He's set to hold his first presser in months, though reportedly only if lawyers say it's OK

(Newser) - Mark your calendars for Jan. 11, for that's the day President-elect Donald Trump is planning to do something he hasn't done for months: hold a press conference. "I know that's the current plan," adviser Kellyanne Conway told CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday night, per CNNMoney... More »

Obama to Russia: 'We Can Do Stuff to You'

Obama delivers final press conference of his presidency

(Newser) - President Obama held the final press conference of his presidency Friday before jetting off for his annual Hawaiian vacation. Here's what was said and what was said about it: More »

Trump Punts Presser on His Businesses

You will now not hear about his plans until January

(Newser) - For those waiting for Donald Trump to unveil on Thursday his plans about how he will step away from his business empire so that he can run the American one, well, that press conference has now been kicked into the new year, reports Bloomberg , citing insiders who say that the... More »

Rob Ford Bans Press From Press Conference

Toronto mayor says he's 'ashamed and humiliated' by his behavior

(Newser) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's return today was part mea culpa and part campaign-stump speech at a press conference where some reporters were banned, the National Post and Toronto Star report. "Thanks to my treatment, I can proudly say today that I have begun the process of taking control... More »

Shia LaBeouf Gets Nutty at Nymphomaniac Premiere

Movie star wears an 'I am not famous' bag on his head

(Newser) - Ah, Shia: Known plagiarist and head-butter (oh, and actor ) Shia LaBeouf stormed out of a press conference in Germany today and later walked a red carpet while wearing a paper bag on his head, TMZ reports. Ten minutes into the Berlin press conference for his new fim, Lars von... More »

Reporter to Obama: Is This Your Worst Year?

'That's not how I think about it,' he says at year-end news conference

(Newser) - President Obama held his year-end press conference today, and the tone got set with the very first question, from AP reporter Julie Pace: All things considered, "has this been the worst year of your presidency?" The president laughed and said, "That's not how I think about it.... More »

Obama: No 'Magic Tricks' for Debt Ceiling

President rules out executive debt ceiling fix

(Newser) - Looks like President Obama really doesn't have a trillion-dollar coin up his sleeve—or any other crafty debt ceiling fix. At what he billed as the last press conference of his first term today, Obama was asked if he'd consider executive action—possibly invoking the 14th amendment—to... More »

Obama: Cliff Deal Is 'in Sight'

Urges public to keep pressure on, says Congress will go down to wire

(Newser) - President Obama gave a strange, freewheeling speech/press conference today to update the nation on the state of fiscal cliff talks. "Today, it appears that an agreement to prevent this New Year's tax hike is within sight," Obama said. "But it's not done." He said... More »

Obama: I Don't Know of Any Classified Leaks in Petraeus Mess

President also defends Susan Rice in press conference

(Newser) - President Obama has wrapped up his first press conference since the election, with, surprise, surprise, the David Petraeus scandal and the fiscal cliff at the top of the agenda, reports the AP . But he also made headlines with a strong defense of UN ambassador Susan Rice. The full transcript is... More »

Accuser No. 4: Herman Cain 'Reached for My Genitals'

Sharon Bialek says she's coming forward to put a face on the accusations

(Newser) - A fourth woman came forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment today, and it was a sordid tale, reports Politico . Speaking alongside attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference today, Sharon Bialek said she met with Cain for help finding a job after being dismissed from the National Restaurant... More »

Weiner: I Sent It, I'm Sorry, and I'm Not Quitting

NY rep admits sending photo, having risque chats at press conference

(Newser) - A teary Anthony Weiner ate his humble pie today, apologizing profusely to his wife and admitting at a press conference (after Andrew Breitbart hijacked it) that "the picture was of me, I sent it." The embattled New York rep said he'd had "several inappropriate conversations" with... More »

Jon Stewart: We're Really Starting to Annoy Obama

President gets riled up at press conference

(Newser) - President Obama’s fed up—not just with Republicans, but with his base, too, noted Jon Stewart on last night’s Daily Show . "If he sticks with his agenda, it's a problem; if he moves off his agenda, it's a problem. Look at the president," said Stewart. "... More »

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