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WH Press Secretary Says She Doesn't Need to Hold Briefings

Stephanie Grisham dismisses open letter from predecessors

(Newser) - White House press briefings were once a daily event, but it has been 302 days since the last one—and White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham isn't exactly apologetic. Grisham, who succeeded Sarah Sanders in the role on July 1 last year, scoffed at 13 officials from the last... More »

Spicer Makes Memorable Dancing With the Stars Debut

But his salsa did not impress the judges

(Newser) - He appeared behind bongos, not a podium, but it was still unmistakably Sean Spicer on Dancing With the Stars on Monday night. The former White House press secretary made what Matt Wilstein at the Daily Beast calls the "most embarrassing debut ever" in the premiere of the show's... More »

Sarah Sanders' First Day on Fox: I 'Loved' Working for Trump

She's also got a new book on the way from St. Martin's Press

(Newser) - It's been a few months since we've seen Sarah Sanders appear regularly in front of the camera after she announced in June she was stepping down from her White House post, but we're about to find her on our TV screens a whole lot more. Friday marked... More »

Sarah Sanders Has a New Job

She'll join Fox News as an analyst next month

(Newser) - Sarah Sanders is returning to the public eye. The former White House press secretary is joining Fox News as a political analyst, the network announced . Her first appearance will be on Fox & Friends Sept. 6. Sanders served as press secretary from July 2017 through June of this year, though... More »

DWTS Host on ABC's Spicer Inclusion: 'Agree to Disagree'

Tom Bergeron makes his feelings known

(Newser) - Perhaps the biggest buzz following the announcement of the new Dancing With the Stars cast was the inclusion of Sean Spicer, with many upset the ex-White House press secretary was invited on the show. Writing for the New York Times , TV critic James Poniewozik makes the case for why including... More »

Guards Were in Her Way. The New WH Press Secretary Wasn't Having It

Stephanie Grisham reportedly bruised in incident outside Trump-Kim meeting in DMZ

(Newser) - Stephanie Grisham is getting into her new role as White House press secretary—and on Sunday she apparently really got into it. CNN reports that Grisham, who was part of the entourage that accompanied President Trump to the Demilitarized Zone for his get-together with Kim Jong Un, was involved in... More »

New White House Press Chief Is No Stranger to White House

Stephanie Grisham she'll stay on as Melania's rep

(Newser) - Stephanie Grisham's workload just got heavier. Melania Trump's spokeswoman was on Tuesday named White House press secretary and communications director—new positions previously held by Sarah Sanders and Bill Shine. She'll fill them while retaining her job of two years as well, reports CNN . Melania Trump announced... More »

The Biggest Change During Sarah Sanders' Tenure

Press briefings effectively ended during her 2-year run as White House press secretary

(Newser) - Sarah Sanders is going home to Arkansas after almost two years as White House press secretary—and it is a tenure unlikely to be forgotten. Daily briefings were a decades-old tradition under previous administrations, but they almost completely disappeared after Sanders replaced Sean Spicer in 2017. In 2018, briefings gradually... More »

Trump Will Need a New White House Press Secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving the post, president announces

(Newser) - Yet more turnover at the White House: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is leaving her position as press secretary at the end of the month, President Trump announced in a tweet Thursday. CNN says Sanders "largely redefined the position" of press secretary during her "tumultuous" time in the role, which... More »

The 'Surprise Ascendance' of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Paige Williams profiles WH press secretary and her job as 'Trump's battering ram' for 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - "What does the press secretary believe in—other than defending the president's every word?" That's the question Paige Williams poses for a deep dive on Sarah Huckabee Sanders (aka "Trump's battering ram") for the New Yorker . It follows Sanders from her "so miserable,... More »

Report: Trump Wants Secret Service to Protect Sanders

This might be a first for a press secretary

(Newser) - In what may be a first in US history, the White House press secretary is reportedly going to receive protection from the Secret Service. A source tells NBC News that the service will protect the home of Sarah Sanders on a temporary basis starting Wednesday. President Trump has the power... More »

Sean Spicer's New Gig: Talk Show Host

Stormy Daniels' lawyer has already turned him down

(Newser) - Good news for anybody who didn't get enough of Sean Spicer when he was White House press secretary: Sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that producers are working with him to develop a talk show and are trying to get a network interested. In Sean Spicer's Common Ground, Spicer... More »

A Trump Salute Shows Up in North Korea Video

White House defends the salute as 'common courtesy'

(Newser) - North Korean state media has released video of President Trump returning the salute of a North Korean general at the Singapore summit. The footage set off a debate about whether the benefits of showing mutual respect to the general outweighed the fact that North Koreans could use the film as... More »

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 »

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