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Spicer Is 'Absolutely' Sorry, Period.

Ex-press secretary says he regrets sparking debate about inauguration crowd size

(Newser) - Days before Sean Spicer appeared at the Emmys , Stephen Colbert suggested the former White House press secretary shouldn't be forgiven for lying to the public. "He wants to be forgiven, but he won't regret anything he did," Colbert said on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday. "... More »

Reporters Want to Boycott White House Press Briefings

And more on the changes coming to the communications department

(Newser) - CNN's Jim Acosta went on a rant Monday accusing the White House of "stonewalling the news media," and the Daily Beast says he's not the only reporter who's ticked at how the White House handles the press. Monday was the second time in recent days... More »

Spicer Briefing Called 'Middle Finger to Press'

He may now be playing to 'audience of one'

(Newser) - Sean Spicer returned to the podium Tuesday and while it is far from clear whether the White House press secretary will be in the same role for much longer, his boss was likely pleased by the performance. In what CNN calls a sign that Spicer is now "playing to... More »

Spicer's Public Role May Be Downsized: Sources

They say Trump doesn't want him behind the podium as much

(Newser) - Expect to see a lot less of Sean Spicer. Sources tell Politico the White House press secretary will see his public role scaled way back after President Trump returns from his first foreign trip as president. They say Trump has come to "dread" Spicer's daily press briefings, which... More »

Fox News Host Says She's in Talks to Replace Spicer

Kimberly Guilfoyle wishes the current press secretary 'the best'

(Newser) - Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle tells the Mercury News she's in talks with the Trump administration about taking the White House press secretary gig. As for the current press secretary, Sean Spicer: "I wish him the best." Guilfoyle says she hasn't talked specifics with the administration,... More »

Spicer Apologizes for Hitler Gaffe

Democratic, Jewish groups want him to quit

(Newser) - Sean Spicer has had another try at walking back his comments about Hitler not using chemical weapons —and this time, he didn't use the phrase "Holocaust centers." The White House press secretary told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday evening that he was "trying to make... More »

Top Senators Reject Trump Wiretap Claim

White House stands by accusation

(Newser) - The White House is standing by its explosive allegation that former President Barack Obama ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower phones—despite the Senate Intelligence Committee's finding that there's no evidence for the claim. "Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump... More »

Spicer Slammed for 'Flat-Out Not True' Gitmo Claim

He makes new error correcting Trump tweet

(Newser) - Like many things these days, it started with a tweet from President Trump: He claimed Tuesday that 122 "vicious prisoners" released from Guantanamo by the Obama administration had returned to the battlefield. All but nine of those had in fact been released under George W. Bush, Politico reports, but... More »

Anyone Know What This @PressSec Tweet Means?

Could be a butt-dial, a cry for help, his Twitter password ...

(Newser) - Was one of Sean Spicer's kids messing around with his cellphone? Or did Vicente Fox's latest tweet rattle the new White House press secretary? Speculation is running rampant, per the Daily Dot , after Spicer sent out a cryptic early-morning tweet Thursday that has since been deleted, but …... More »

Sean Spicer Has Long-Running Feud With Dippin' Dots

They're offering a White House ice cream social

(Newser) - New White House press secretary Sean Spicer addressed numerous subjects during Monday's briefing but one subject didn't come up: His long-running, one-sided feud with Dippin' Dots ice cream. It emerged over the weekend that Spicer has targeted the flash-frozen ice cream balls in his personal Twitter feed multiple... More »

New Press Chief: 'Our Intention Is Never to Lie to You'

Sean Spicer has first official press briefing

(Newser) - New White House press secretary Sean Spicer eased off his confrontational approach with reporters at his first official press briefing Monday, following a weekend in which he berated reporters and then took all kinds of flak for his " alternative facts ." Questioned about his honesty Monday, he responded, "... More »

Trump Picks White House Press Secretary

While filling out the rest of the communications team

(Newser) - Donald Trump announced his White House communications team Thursday with former RNC communications director Sean Spicer nabbing the role of White House press secretary, Politico reports. The rest of the team will be Hope Hicks as strategic communications director, Jason Miller as communications director, and Dan Scavino as social media... More »

Reagan's Press Sec James Brady Dead at 73

Took bullet in assassination attempt, became leading voice for gun control

(Newser) - James Brady, the White House press secretary shot in the1981 assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan who went on to become a leading voice in the fight for gun control, has died at the age of 73, reports NBC . "We are enormously proud of Jim's remarkable accomplishments," said... More »

High Schooler Ticks Off Jay Carney

Daily Caller intern asks about protection for Zimmerman

(Newser) - Maybe the first hint that the questioner wasn't your typical White House correspondent came after his exchange with Jay Carney: "Just angered Obama's press secretary," read the tweet . "Word." Turns out, the questioner is a 16-year-old junior in high school and intern at the... More »

Facebook in Talks to Hire Gibbs

Former press secretary would have a senior communications position

(Newser) - Facebook is in talks with to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, reports the New York Times . Gibbs would reportedly be up for a "senior role" in the company's communications team. The move comes as Facebook ramps up preparations for an IPO, which many think could come... More »

Robert Gibbs Gives Final Press Briefing

... and gets his tie back from the president

(Newser) - Robert Gibbs officially checks out as press secretary over the weekend, but he gave his final briefing today, notes the Hill . “It is a tremendous honor and privilege to do this every single day,” said Gibbs. He got a parting gift from President Obama: a framed tie that... More »

Jay Carney Pick Is 'Radical Departure' for White House

Analysis: New press secretary is a relative outsider in West Wing

(Newser) - Jay Carney may have been working for Joe Biden the last two years, but his selection as White House press secretary is actually a "radical departure" from business as usual for the White House, writes Josh Gerstein at Politico . Unlike most in the Robert Gibbs operation—including the man... More »

Jay Carney Will Replace Robert Gibbs

Biden aide and former Time reporter will be press secretary

(Newser) - The new White House press secretary will be Jay Carney, reports Politico . Carney, 45, currently serves as Joe Biden's communications director and previously worked for years as a journalist for Time magazine, including a stint as Washington bureau chief. Carney, who is married to ABC correspondent Claire Shipman, had apparently... More »

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