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Sarah Sanders Hits Bump in Road for Governor

Ex-WH press secretary, 40, reveals thyroid cancer surgery, says she'll be back soon for Ark. campaign

(Newser) - Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who's running for governor in Arkansas, underwent surgery Friday for thyroid cancer. Sanders announced she underwent the surgery after a biopsy earlier this month revealed she had the cancer. Sanders was recovering at an Arkansas hospital on Friday, her campaign said....

Psaki's Last Day in WH Spurs Kind Words From Doocy

Fox News correspondent says press secretary 'probably has made me a better reporter'

(Newser) - It's the end of the Psaki era behind the West Wing podium. On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, 43, gave her final briefing, fielding more than 50 questions before offering her goodbyes. "You have challenged me. You have pushed me. You have debated me, and at...

Biden Makes Groundbreaking Pick for Press Secretary

Karine Jean-Pierre will be the first Black woman to hold the job

(Newser) - The next White House press secretary will be a pioneer. President Biden announced Thursday that Karine Jean-Pierre will replace Jen Psaki, becoming the first Black woman and the first openly gay woman in the job. Saying Jean-Pierre has "the experience, talent and integrity needed for this difficult job,"...

Psaki Finally Poised to Make Big Move Out of WH

Press secretary may leave as soon as May and jump over to MSNBC, reports say

(Newser) - Since Jen Psaki started her job as White House press secretary in January 2021, it's been unclear exactly how long she planned to stay in the role. At first she said she'd stay about a year, then last June she noted there was some "flexibility" on that...

Psaki Says Sorry for Possible Breach: 'Words Certainly Matter'

Ethics watchdog says press secretary shouldn't have promoted Va. gubernatorial contender McAuliffe

(Newser) - President Biden's camp is going all in for support of Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for Virginia governor, but one member of that team is now getting dinged for not lying low. Reuters reports that the nonprofit watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called for an...

Press Chief for Biden Has a 'North Star' on the Job

'Vogue' profiles Jen Psaki, who says projecting a calm tone is a priority

(Newser) - Vogue is out with a profile of Biden press chief Jen Psaki, one that has a decidedly flattering tone. "When Psaki first appeared in the press briefing room, in January 2021, there was a collective swoon from roughly half the country," writes Lizzie Widdicombe. The piece praises...

Fox Hires Kayleigh McEnany
Fox Hires Kayleigh McEnany

Fox Hires Kayleigh McEnany

Former press secretary drew criticism for making false statements in Trump White House

(Newser) - Fox News announced on the air Tuesday that Kayleigh McEnany, who was press secretary in the Trump White House, has been hired as a commentator. In her first appearance as an employee, McEnany said the former president wasn't responsible for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, CNN...

Biden Press Aide Suspended Over Threat

TJ Ducklo reportedly verbally attacked reporter writing about 'about his personal life'

(Newser) - A White House press aide has been suspended for a week after threatening a reporter who was writing a story about him. Press secretary Jen Psaki announced Friday that TJ Ducklo was sent home without pay, CNN reports. He's apologized to the reporter, Tara Palmeri of Politico, Psaki said,...

First Biden Press Briefing So 'Sedate' It Was Almost 'Boring'

Here's what happened during Jen Psaki's first of many

(Newser) - If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in the briefing room. Her 31-minute news conference stood in stark contrast to Sean Spicer's first time before reporters four...

White House Press Shop Will Be All Female
White House Press Shop
Has One Thing in Common
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White House Press Shop Has One Thing in Common

Topping the list are Jennifer Psaki and Kate Bedingfield

(Newser) - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris plan to announce their senior communications team this week—and the big news is it's all-female, CNN reports. "I am proud to announce today the first senior White House communications team comprised entirely of women," Biden said in a statement. "These...

Sanders Reveals Trump Reaction to Kim Jong Un Flirting

'He f---ing hit on you!' ex-WH press secretary says he exclaimed in incident detailed in new book

(Newser) - Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been making the rounds of late to help her ex-boss stump for November. This week, however, the buzz around Sanders is focused on her upcoming memoir, a copy of which the Guardian got its hands on a few days before its...

Trump Responds to Mattis' Scathing Rebuke

President calls his ex-defense secretary 'overrated'

(Newser) - James Mattis pulled no punches Wednesday in a statement blasting President Trump for his response to the George Floyd protests, calling Trump "the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people." Trump fired back at his ex-defense secretary later that evening, per...

New White House Press Chief Makes Her Debut

'I will never lie to you,' says Kayleigh McEnany

(Newser) - President Trump's new spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, vowed on Friday not to lie to reporters as she made her debut at the first White House briefing by a press secretary in more than a year. “I will never lie to you,” McEnany told reporters, per the AP . “...

Grisham Out as Press Chief, and Her Successor Is Named

Kayleigh McEnany, who has been spokesperson for Trump campaign, will replace her

(Newser) - Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post as White House press secretary as part of a West Wing communications shake-up, report Politico and CNN . Replacing her will be Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany, reports the New York Times . Grisham will become first lady Melania Trump's chief of staff, per CNN,...

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...

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...

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...

Sarah Sanders Has a New Job
Sarah Sanders Has a New Job

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...

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...

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...

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