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Revolving Door Newsletter: 11.10.09
Shakeup at Washington Times; White House Comm. Director Resigns

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Weekend Show Preview: 1.24 - 1.26 - Posted January 24, 2014
Who's on the weekend shows this week? Glad you asked: CBS's "Face the Nation": Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); Rep. ... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Measures Global Reaction to President's Speech on Syria - Posted September 11, 2013
Before a word was uttered, pundits, politicos and casual observers were taking to social media to weigh in on President Obama's proposed strike on Syria as he made his case with Congress and the American people. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Politico's Glenn Thrush Battles Team Obama - Posted June 10, 2013
President Obama spoke at length Friday morning to defend his administration from recent reports that the government is collecting data about U.S. citizens using online activity and phone records. But that wasn't enough for Politico's ... [FishbowlDC]

BuzzFeed Turns Into Political Animals - Posted September 5, 2012
One of the most anticipated parties of the convention week was the Buzzfeed party that took place on Tuesday evening at Discovery Place in Charlotte. The party, called "Political Animals" promised to the wildest party in Charlotte. I knew it was a different kind of party when one of the first guest... [FishbowlDC]

White House: Twitter Played Role in Budget Deal - Posted August 1, 2011
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer admitted to Brian Stelter of The New York Times that the deluge of tweets directed toward lawmakers, encouraged last Friday by President Barack Obama, were a factor in the agreement between... [SocialTimes.com]

President Obama Comes Out Strong Following Debt-Ceiling Negotiations - Posted August 1, 2011
[caption id="attachment_25099" align="alignright" width="333" caption="President Obama and Congressional leaders at the White House last month. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images"][/caption] Finally -- finally -- it looks like the government is coming to some sort of resolution to the debt-ceiling standoff. The wrangling... [PRNewser]

Haddad Brunch Debuts New Digs - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_38095" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Mary Kathryn Covert and Michael Steel "][/caption] On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of celebrities, journos and politicos packed the nine bedroom, 7,000 square foot mansion of businessman and Washington Kastles owner Mark Ein. The former residence of l... [FishbowlDC]

Twitter Takes the Lead on bin Laden News - Posted May 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_20188" align="alignnone" width="499" caption="NYC firefighters get the news about bin Laden's death via Times Square ticker. Photo: Michael Appleton for The New York Times"][/caption] Twitter took a lead role in breaking the news last night that Osama bin Laden had been ... [PRNewser]

WH Trying to Squash Birth Certificate 'Issue' By Facing It - Posted April 27, 2011
[caption id="attachment_19876" align="alignleft" width="363" caption="Photo: AP"][/caption] Evidence already shows that some people will continue with what President Obama calls ... [PRNewser]

White House Comms. Director: Media Wants 'To Ask Something That'll Lead the Huffington Post' - Posted October 26, 2010
GQ has published a must-read profile of White House Press Secretary ... [PRNewser]

TIME Toasts "40 Under 40" - Posted October 15, 2010
Gloria Borger, Michael Crowley, Mike Allen Despite election distractions, TIME's "40 Under 40" party brought out a surprisingly charming and interesting crowd last night. Nearly half of the mag's 40 featured rising stars and roughly 200 attendees joined TIME... [FishbowlDC]

Party with the 'Powerful' at Time's "40 Under 40" Party Tonight - Posted October 14, 2010
Time celebrates its first list of "40 under 40" Rising Stars in U.S. Politics tonight with a party in Washington at Zentan Restaurant. Those expected in the crowd include Time Managing Editor, Richard Stengel, W... [FishbowlDC]

White House Comm. Director: In This Media Landscape, You Simply Have to Respond - Posted August 5, 2010
Vanity Fair's Todd S. Purdum has an upcoming piece on the Obama administration. In it, he included a bit on political PR in the age of 24/7/365 always on media. Said White House communications director ... [PRNewser]

President Obama On His Twitter Account: 'Some 20-year-old is Doing a lot of the Tweeting' - Posted July 29, 2010
Here's some proof that it's ok to have a social media ghost writer. [We kid!] The President has one, obviously. President Obama appeared on ABC's "The View" today,... [PRNewser]

House Passes Health Care: Lets Look At The Press Statements - Posted March 22, 2010
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Dana Perino: I Don't Understand Why Obama Went On Fox News - Posted March 18, 2010
Watch the latest news video at video.foxnews.com Dana Perino, former White House press secretary to President George W. Bush, did some Monday morning PR quarterbacking of President Obama's ... [PRNewser]

W.H. Comm. Director On Internet News Cycle: 'There Is Basically A Constant Swirl Going On' - Posted March 5, 2010
TIME's Michael Scherer takes a look into how the White House is managing a news cycle that seems to move exponentially faster with each passing day. From the story: ... [PRNewser]

Washington Life's "YGL" Issue Hits Newsstands - Posted February 9, 2010
"Young & the Guest List," Washington Life's annual roundup of roughly 200 (more this year) of the metro area's top innovators under the age of 40 just hit newsstands. This year's list includes 152 men, 112 women, 2 diplomats 35 CEOs and 44 folks from the White House and Cap... [FishbowlDC]

Obama PR: Interviews Over Press Conferences - Posted February 4, 2010
The New York Times looks into the Obama administration's communications strategy in a story today, notably that the president prefers interviews as opposed to press conferences. "...he [Obama] has fundamentally altered the way a president ... [PRNewser]

White House Comm. Director Dan Pfeiffer: Old and New Media 'Have Merged' - Posted February 2, 2010
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Atlantic Media Event : Journos & Politicos Reflect on SOTU - Posted January 28, 2010
This morning at Union Station, The Atlantic and National Journal hosted a panel discussion about the impact of the President's SOTU address last night. Atlantic Media's Political Director Ron Brownstein was joined by a journalists panel including ... [FishbowlDC]

Gibbs Scheduled for 'Fox News Sunday' - Posted January 22, 2010
•White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is set to appear in the first segment of this week's "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace. As we ... [TVNewser]

FNC's Obama Special: "In His Own Words" - Posted January 22, 2010
Will FNC's special on President Obama this weekend escalate the already contentious relationship between the White House and FNC? Michael Clemente, senior V.P. of news for FNC in New York, hints that like everything "lightening rod... [FishbowlDC]

New White House Comms Director Takes Same View of Fox. 'We Don't Feel an Obligation to Treat them Like we Would Treat a CNN or an ABC or an NBC' Fox News Responds - Posted January 18, 2010
The White House has a new communications director -- Dan Pfeiffer -- but the message is the same when it comes to Fox News Channel. During a video interview... [TVNewser]

Health-Care Bill Passes; Let The Statements Begin - Posted December 24, 2009
The Senate passed a $871 billion health care reform bill this morning, voting completely along party likes in a 60-39 tally. Now, lets go to the spin room, in the form of dueling statements: "We are now finally poised to deliver on the promise o... [PRNewser]

Tammy Haddad Hosts Toast to Dan Pfeiffer - Posted December 5, 2009
From today's Playbook by Mike Allen: "Tammy Haddad saluted Dan Pfeiffer, the new White House communications director, with a flash-mob buffet supper of salmon and bow-tie pasta with capers and olives. ... [FishbowlDC]

Why Did Anita Dunn Step Down As White House Communications Director? - Posted November 10, 2009
The role in the Obama administration with the highest level of turnover is that of Communications Director. As news broke today that interim Communications Director ... [PRNewser]

Anita Dunn To Step Down as White House Communications Director - Posted November 10, 2009
Breaking: White House communications director Anita Dunn will step down from her post at the end of the month and ... [PRNewser]

Anita Dunn Leaving the White House - Posted November 10, 2009
Breaking: Pres. Obama's communications adviser Anita Dunn is leaving the White House, reports The Washington Post. It was Dunn who escalated the White House's verbal assaults on Fox News last month saying on CNN, "The reality of it is that Fox News often operates almost as either the resea... [TVNewser]

Dunn Steps Down at Month's End, Pfeiffer Replaces - Posted November 10, 2009
Looks like WaPo's Chris Cillizza, on The Fix, is the first to report that White House Communications Director Anita Dunn will step down at the end of this month, to be replaced by her deputy ... [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]

Barack Obama's "Publish First, Filter Later" Presidency - Posted August 11, 2009
[Image of President Barack Obama and family leaving Ghana in July courtesy: The Official White House Photostream] Is President Barack Obama in the media too much? It is a question being tossed around quite a lot as o... [PRNewser]

Morning Reading List, 01.26.09 - Posted January 26, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.09 - Posted January 14, 2009
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.03.08 - Posted December 3, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

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