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Politico's Mike Allen Sees Dead People - Posted September 11, 2013
Tuesday night's big party celebrating the return of "Crossfire" was held at the Carnegie Library. As expected, it was QUITE the affair. Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, S.E. Cupp and ... [FishbowlDC]

KGO Cancels Interactive Local Talk Show '7Live' - Posted April 20, 2012
KGO is canceling "7Live," the interactive local talk and entertainment program on the San Francisco ABC O&O. In a statement to TVSpy, KGO general manager Bill Burton called the new... [TVSpy]

TPM to Host Fancy Schmancy Election Fete - Posted October 17, 2011
Earlier this month RCP kicked off election season with a party at standby spot, Sonoma Restaurant. Not to be outdone, Talking Points Memo announced today its own 2012 launch fete and upped the ante by adding to their invitation a set of ... [FishbowlDC]

Romney Goes M.I.A. To Keep From Making Mistakes - Posted August 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25179" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="An illustration by 'The Daily Caller's Matt Lewis."][/caption] When we saw yesterday that Mitt Romney had ... [PRNewser]

Farewell Press Sec Robert Gibbs! - Posted February 11, 2011
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Class of 2011 Revealed for TheGrio's 100: History Makers in the Making - Posted February 1, 2011
TheGrio kicked off Black History Month by revealing the 2011 class of TheGrio's 100: History Makers in the Making... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Gibbs To Step Down As Press Secretary After SOTU - Posted January 6, 2011
Robert Gibbs is stepping down as the chief spokesman for the White House after Obama delivers his State of the Union address, Fox News reports. He will serve as an outside adviser to the president and give speeches and make TV appearances on President Obama's behalf, though he will no longer be... [MediaJobsDaily]

Gibbs May Be Considering a Move to Top DNC Post? - Posted October 5, 2010
Talk of White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' departure continues, fueled by Gibbs' statement (or lack of statement) yesterday about a possible move to chairman of the Democratic National Commi... [PRNewser]

Myers Predicts Press Sec Gibbs Will Step Down - Posted September 30, 2010
Dee Dee Myers, recent addition to D.C. firm ... [PRNewser]

'Easygoing' Burton Steps In for Vacationing Gibbs - Posted August 26, 2010
While White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is on vacation, Deputy Press Secretary ... [PRNewser]

Report: White House PR Team Among Highest Paid Staffers - Posted July 6, 2010
2010 Report to Congress on White House StaffPowered by Socrata Our sibling blog FishbowlDC recently dug through this list of Wh... [PRNewser]

Press and Comm Staff Pull Top WH Salaries - Posted July 2, 2010
The 2010 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff was released today and we were interested to see that the communications and press folks ranked among the highest paid. Along with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, press secretary Robert Gibbs, speechwriter ... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama Holds Oil Spill Press Conference - Posted May 27, 2010
President Obama just wrapped up his first official press conference on the Gulf Coast oil spill. It lasted about an hour. After about ten minutes of remarks, the President took questions. Up first was the AP's Jennifer Loven who asked if the President has been personally involved enough. "This has been our... [FishbowlDC]

Amidst Hyperactive News Cycle, White House Focuses on Long Term - Posted April 28, 2010
Despite the fact that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton have been ... [PRNewser]

Is Robert Gibbs Headed Towards a Promotion? - Posted April 13, 2010
That's what the Washington Post's Jason Horowitz hints at in a lengthy profile of the White House Press Secretary today. Gibbs is one of the three advisers closest to the president, along with... [PRNewser]

Obama Meets the Press, First Question to FNC's Major Garrett - Posted February 9, 2010
Pres. Obama made a rare appearance at the daily press briefing today taking questions from the assembled White House Press Corps, with the first question going to Fox News correspondent Major Garrett. The second went to ABC's Jake Tapper... [TVNewser]

Incoming Snowstorm Cancels Tomorrow's White House Press Briefing - Posted February 4, 2010
Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton lets the media know via Twitter that tomorrow's White House press briefing has been canceled due to a major snowstorm headed for the D.C. area. ... [PRNewser]

White House Deputy Press Secretary Takes To Twitter; Counters CNN Report - Posted January 18, 2010
White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton has taken to Twitter to defend the administration in the wake of reports from CNN's Ed Henry th... [PRNewser]

Green & Glover Tussle with Burton - Posted December 16, 2009
It's always risky to point out another person's mistakes, especially when he can point out yours. This morning TWT's Green & Glover report on their experience of contacting White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton on the two m's they found in Rahm Emanuel's name in a press release Monday. When the duo... [FishbowlDC]

Last Night: Book Parties & Screenings - Posted October 20, 2009
• DC's media types also turned out last night for a screening of HBO's documentary "By the People: The Election of Barack Obama" at MPAA with filmmakers Amy Rice and Alicia Sams. NYT's Jeff Zeleny, the New Yorker's ... [FishbowlDC]

Media Types Come Out for GQ's "Most Powerful" Party - Posted October 14, 2009
They may not have made the list, but they made the guest list. GQ editor Jim Nelson welcomed some of DC's official "Most Powerful" and some of DC's most powerful media types to 701 last night for good food, flowing wine and Orszag sightings. In attendance: the White House's Bill Burton, ... [FishbowlDC]

Kennedy Details and Pool Reports from Hyannis Port - Posted August 27, 2009
What we know: Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton will brief the WH press corps traveling with the President at 1:30pm at Oak Bluffs filing center. President Obama will attend and speak at tomorrow's Celebration of Life memorial service. The First Lady will also attend. Pool Report from the Boston Globe's Jenna Russell... [FishbowlDC]

Bill O'Reilly: Does Pres. Obama Hate 'All Powerful' Fox News? - Posted August 25, 2009
O'Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters is on Martha's Vineyard covering Pres. Obama's vacation. At a White House briefing yesterday, Watters asked Obama spokesman Bill Burton why the administration seemed to be "so thin-skinned with regards to Fox News?" Burton didn't "accept the premise" of the question from Watters, an O'Reil... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List 08.24.09 - Posted August 24, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Happy Birthday to ... [FishbowlDC]

Outdoors Writer Bill Burton Passed Away This Morning - Posted August 10, 2009
Writer Bill Burton died early this morning at the age of 82. The legendary outdoors man wrote about fishing and hunting in the Chesapeake Bay for more than 50 years, spent decades at The Baltimore Sun and more recently wrote for The Capital and Bay Weekly. ... [FishbowlDC]

Meet Jen Psaki - Posted August 6, 2009
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Morning Reading List 08.06.09 - Posted August 6, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Thursday ... [FishbowlDC]

So Just Who Has Been Tweeting @WhiteHouse? Mystery Solved - Posted July 27, 2009
The mystery plaguing the blogosphere since White House press secretary Robert Gibbs' appearance on C-SPAN Friday morning has finally been solved. Who has been Tweeting updates on @WhiteHouse if Twitter if blocked on White House computers? ... [FishbowlDC]

Behind the Scenes With Katie at the White House - Posted July 24, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted July 21, 2009
Herding Congress: On the eve of POTUS's fourth prime-time news conference, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had no trouble keeping health care in the spotlight in his daily briefing. Reporters pointed out that tomorrow's event would make the tenth in 10 days designed to push the WH message in the ongoing debate,... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 07.14.09 - Posted July 14, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Tuesday ... [FishbowlDC]

How Much Does Gibbs Make Compared To You? - Posted July 2, 2009
The White House posted a 29-page list of its employees' salaries late yesterday... WH press secretary Robert Gibbs, communications director Anita Dunn and director of speechwriting Jon Favreau all cap out at $172,200. WH deputy press secretary ... [FishbowlDC]

RTCA Dinner Wrap-Up - Posted June 21, 2009
We think the President said it best- "The jokes may not be as good, but neither is the guest list." There were no TomKat or Ashton and Demi sightings. The biggest star (and highest dress slit) in the room was former Miss California ... [FishbowlDC]

More RTCA Dets: CBS Pre-Parties, Maddow Guest Bartends At MSNBC After-Party, Gibbs To Play MC Rove - Posted June 18, 2009
Ok, we're kidding about Robert Gibbs playing this year's MC Rove, but we have learned of a few more legitimate details to share with you about tomorrow evening's RTCA dinner... • CBS News is hosting a pre-party on the second floor of the convention center. There will be a live band and... [FishbowlDC]

Mike Allen's "Surprise" Birthday Party, Brought To You By Starbucks - Posted June 18, 2009
Most of DC wakes up to him, even more of DC wonders if and when he ever sleeps, Politico's Mike Allen never seems to stop. So last ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 5, 2009
Come on Down -- You're the Next Contestant!: Deputy Secretary of State Jack Lew joined the party today to announce the administration's global health initiative budget proposal: $63 billion over six years primarily directed toward "a lot of countries in Africa." The Obama team tipped their hats to President Bush and... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 4, 2009
SCOTUS Idol: Supreme Court Justice David Souter's retirement announcement still hangs over the news cycle as anticipation of his replacement pick has heated up. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, fending off speculation that POTUS will prioritize race and gender, outlined a veritably bi-partisan list of traits for the ideal candidate, "whether it's... [FishbowlDC]

Can You Spot the WH Staffer in This WaPo Photo? - Posted April 9, 2009
A FBDC reader points out that's White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton (drinking in the blue) in the middle of ... [FishbowlDC]

Founder of Roll Call, Now Hall of Famer - Posted March 11, 2009
The Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association has announced its 2009 Hall of Fame inductees, who include the founder of Roll Call, Sid Yudain. From the release: Sid Yudain loved to start newspapers. It began when he and his brother produced compe... [FishbowlDC]

"Budget Cuts Or Something?" -Morning Joe Guest Gov. Deval Patrick - Posted February 24, 2009
According to weather.com, it feels about 15 degrees out today and probably even colder at 6am when MSNBC's Morning Joe begins airing. Beautiful day to anchor for a few hours from the White House North Lawn! ... [FishbowlDC]

John Dickerson Guest Hosts CBSNews.com Webcast - Posted February 12, 2009
Slate Magazine's chief political correspondent John Dickerson will guest moderate "Washington Unplugged" tomorrow. The webcast airs at 2pm on CBSNews.com/WashingtonUnplugged. Dickerson will be joined by guests Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton and WaPo's ... [FishbowlDC]

With Less Than a Month to Go, Media/Campaign Clashes Heat Up - Posted October 9, 2008
• During Hannity & Colmes coverage after Tuesday's debate, things got heated between Obama communication director Robert Gibbs and Sean Hannity. Bringing up ... [TVNewser]

Bounds and Burton: Through The America's Newsroom Wringer - Posted September 16, 2008
America's Newsroom anchors Megyn Kelly and Bill Hemmer took a fact-check of some recent campaign ads from Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama directly to spokesmen fo... [TVNewser]

Greta Brings McCain, Obama Camps Together - Posted August 25, 2008
It was their first joint appearance, but it wasn't even on TV. Obama spokesperson Bill Burton and McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds appeared together for an impromptu interview with ... [TVNewser]

Covering Barack: The New Yorker Depicts Terrorist Fist-Jabbing Couple in Oval Office - Posted July 13, 2008
Ironic or just nuts? The cover of this week's New Yorker is sure to make some waves when it hits newsstands and mailboxes. It depicts the Obama's in the Oval Office revealing their "tr... [Fishbowl NY]

Covering Barack: The New Yorker Depicts Terrorist Fist-Jabbing Couple in Oval Office - Posted July 13, 2008
Ironic or just nuts? The cover of this week's New Yorker is sure to make some waves when it hits newsstands and mailboxes. It depicts the Obama's in the Oval Office revealing their "tr... [FishbowlNY]

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