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President Obama News Conference Amid Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Crises - Posted October 8, 2013
President Obama will make a statement and take questions from the news media at 2pmET, says the White House. The broadcast and cable news and business networks will carry the news conference. This is day 8 of the government shutdown, while another potential crisis, the debt ceiling, is fast approaching. NBC News... [TVNewser]

Fish Food - Posted May 28, 2013
(A sprinkling of things we think you ought to know...) New WaPo executive editor is "human Ritalin"-- Martin Baron, executive editor at WaPo, is... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 13, 2013
Quotes of the Day -- State of the Union-Fugitive Edition SOTU quotes that are fit for a Fishbowl: "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." -- brought to our attention by HuffPost's Sam Stein's... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News Profiles CBS News' Mark Knoller - Posted February 11, 2013
On "Fox News Sunday," there is a weekly segment about the Washington "Power Player" of the week. This week, the subject was a competitor: CBS News Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller. Knoller is an encyclopedia of White House and Presidential knowledge, with other correspondents--and even White House officials--taking advantage of his... [TVNewser]

The Evening Ticker: CNN, NewsHour, Knoller - Posted January 9, 2013
CNN.com is changing up its sports sub-site, replacing SI.com with BleacherReport.com. CNN, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report are all owned by Time Warner, but with SI potentially eyeing new magazine models, the free and comprehensive Bleacher Report apparently made more sense as the featured sports news source for the site.... [Fishbowl NY]

The Evening Ticker: CNN, NewsHour, Knoller - Posted January 9, 2013
CNN.com is changing up its sports sub-site, replacing SI.com with BleacherReport.com. CNN, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report are all owned by Time Warner, but with SI potentially eyeing new magazine models, the free and comprehensive Bleacher Report apparently made more sense as the featured sports news source for the site.... [FishbowlNY]

The Evening Ticker: CNN, NewsHour, Knoller - Posted January 9, 2013
CNN.com is changing up its sports sub-site, replacing SI.com with BleacherReport.com. CNN, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report are all owned by Time Warner, but with SI potentially eyeing new magazine models, the free and comprehensive Bleacher Report apparently made more sense as the featured sports news source for the site.... [TVNewser]

Morning Oopsy: Bo the 'Dag' - Posted January 7, 2013
From the typically meticulous CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller... No press cabin visit by the president on the flight home, but press pool reports Bo the dag strolled through on the... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted November 19, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Sunset over BloomingdaleDC" by Tracy Wahl, Supervising Producer at National Public Radio's Morning Edition. BuzzFeed bureau chief gives D.C. tavern a big thumbs down... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 11, 2012
Quotes of the Day "As a reporter I didn't think it was appropriate. It didn't seem part of my job. ...The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible. ...I didn't want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or uncomfortable... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Oopsy: WaPo's Nakamura Gives Himself Bad Marks for Homework Slip-up - Posted September 5, 2012
TIPS FROM THE POOL, INTO THE DEEP END WaPo's David Nakamura has a pretty good sense of humor where White House Pool Reports are concerned. Yesterday afternoon he credited CBS White House Radio Correspon... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted September 5, 2012
Quotes of the Day "When did fact checking and journalism go their separate ways?" -- Comedy Central Daily Show Host Jon Stewart to NBC Newsman Tom Brokaw, who appeared on the show ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 20, 2012
Quotes of the Day Not exactly health food "The kids are winners of a contest to create "original lunchtime recipes that are healthy affordable and tasty. Guess my grilled cheese with bacon, chocolate morsels and mini-marshmallows didn't stand a chance." - CBS's ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted August 10, 2012
Quotes of the Day Journo shares his squid: "This is the best crispy squid/calamari I've ever had." -- WaPo designer Tim Wong. Late-night *&^... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Good morning. A cup of coffee with my son Daniel outside- before getting ready for work. ... [PRNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted July 30, 2012
Quotes of the Day "Good morning. A cup of coffee with my son Daniel outside- before getting ready for work. ... [FishbowlDC]

Candy Crowley Roasted, Toasted at DC Awards Dinner - Posted June 14, 2012
Candy Crowley is the 2012 winner of the American News Women's Club Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the CNN anchor was roasted and toasted at a celebration dinner held at the National Press Club last night. The Hill ... [Fishbowl NY]

Candy Crowley Roasted, Toasted at DC Awards Dinner - Posted June 14, 2012
Candy Crowley is the 2012 winner of the American News Women's Club Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the CNN anchor was roasted and toasted at a celebration dinner held at the National Press Club last night. The Hill ... [FishbowlNY]

Candy Crowley Roasted, Toasted at DC Awards Dinner - Posted June 14, 2012
Candy Crowley is the 2012 winner of the American News Women's Club Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the CNN anchor was roasted and toasted at a celebration dinner held at the National Press Club last night. The Hill ... [TVNewser]

Morning Chatter - Posted June 12, 2012
Quotes of the Day Boybander Heaven: "Looks like a smug hipster had an accident on my TV screen." -- The Daily Caller's TV writer Jeff Poor with accompanying photograph.W... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News's Ed Henry in the Hot Seat: Is WHCD In Need of a Major Change? - Posted May 8, 2012
Tom Brokaw started a conversation Sunday when he declared that the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner had gone beyond what it needs to be in terms of being a celebrity-driven clubby fiasco. Many journalists ... [FishbowlDC]

Fresh Takes on Food Pay Big at Food Network - Posted May 4, 2012
If you're as crazy without your coffee (or doughnut, or chocolate covered strawberries, or oysters...) as CBS Radio's Mark Knoller is, why not channel that o... [PRNewser]

Starbucks Apologizes to Knoller for $50 Debacle - Posted May 3, 2012
The case of Starbucks versus the White House reporter who only had a 50-dollar bill for breakfast is over. Earlier in the week, FBDC's Peter Ogburn ... [FishbowlDC]

Starbucks Faces Wrath of White House Reporter - Posted May 1, 2012
CBS Radio White House Correspondent Mark Knoller has become legendary for his rants on Twitter. Today, he is having a hard time with his local Starbucks. On his way into the White House, Knoller stopped off for breakfast and tried to use a 5... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted April 24, 2012
Quotes of the Day Tweet of the Day: "Lethargic" -- Greenwire's Jessica Estepa. A piece of advice "Savvy therapists should run digital ads targeti... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted February 17, 2012
Quotes of the Day Picture courtesy of WaPo designer Tim Wong. A big thank you to all who came swimming in the Fishbowl last night at Lost Society. Was lovely to mee... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted January 6, 2012
Quotes of the Day Live From New Hampshire: C-SPAN's Steve Scully interviews Politico's Jonathan Martin... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 27, 2011
Quotes of the Day - Home for the Holidays Edition "Merry Christmas from Ft. Lauderdale" -- Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies' Karl Frisch. ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Chatter - Posted December 19, 2011
Quotes of the Day "The impromptu Hitchens memorial outside his Kalorama apt. building." -- Photograph by Roll Call's Shira Toeplitz... [FishbowlDC]

Fish Food - Posted December 7, 2011
(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Ought to Know...) Everyone Poops (Even Newt) - Politico's Patrick Gavin brings us ... [FishbowlDC]

Gorillas in Our Midst - Posted December 5, 2011
Politico's Byron Tau reported this weekend on White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's odd... [FishbowlDC]

Andy Rooney Hospitalized Following Complications From Surgery - Posted October 25, 2011
Longtime CBS "60 Minutes" commentator Andy Rooney--who ended his weekly commentary last month--... [TVNewser]

What's on Roger Simon's Mind? - Posted October 11, 2011
Chicago Magazine's Carol Feisenthal has a sincerely touching two-part series on Politico Columnist Roger Simon... [FishbowlDC]

POTUS' 'Scary' Black Bus Tour - Posted August 15, 2011
TIPS FROM THE POOL...INTO THE DEEP END A White House Pool Report by WSJ's Laura Meckler involving a bus with black tinted windows caused some stir earlier today. She wrote: "A... [FishbowlDC]

So What's in Your Satan Sandwich? - Posted August 2, 2011
After Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) described the debt bill as a "Satan Sandwich" we wondered what Washington journos (and the husband of one) would put in their own satanic sandwiches. No, it's not a pick-up line but say it enough times and it starts to sound like one. Some reporters claimed... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 27, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY The Daily Caller's Mary Katharine Ham: "4th of July nails. My toes are red." Thanksing the Press "He will thanks ... [FishbowlDC]

Bad Blood Brewing at White House Between Press Corps and Flacks Over Presidential Address - Posted June 22, 2011
Wherever there are reporters and flacks lies the certainty of tension. While the flacks are busy barring the hen house windows and doors, reporters are busy clawing -- sometimes unsuccessfully -- their way inside. Tonight the White House press office limited access to President O... [PRNewser]

Bo Gets Splash of Attention, but was it Overboard? - Posted May 31, 2011
Bo Obama was showered with unexpected attention this weekend as one Washington journalist zoned in on him. Not that reporters don't usually make minor mentions of the First Pooch in Pool Reports any chance they get, but this felt special. It was CNN's Senior White House Correspondent ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 25, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY CBS News Radio's Mark Knoller: "Pres. Obama - in white tie & tails - is escorted into State Dinner at Buckingham Palace by the Queen." Journos react to... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted May 24, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY NBC's Norah O'Donnell in Ireland posing with "Pat the Baker" and fruit loafs. ... [FishbowlDC]

Fox News' Giant bin Laden Oopsy - Posted May 2, 2011
Fox News must have been in a rush to get the Osama bin Laden news up on their website. This banner was displayed across the site last night: Lucky for us, Fox was there to "confrim" the death of "Bin Landen." But they were far from the only one... [FishbowlDC]

Al Jazeera English Finds Love From White House - Posted April 18, 2011
Al Jazeera English may still be struggling to gain wider distribution in the U.S., but it is still making headway in the "hearts and minds" front. As Politico reports, the Obama White House has taken a decidedly different approa... [TVNewser]

CBS Radio News Reporter Catches Pres. Obama's 'Open Mic' Comments - Posted April 15, 2011
After other members of the White House press corps had left the room, CBS Radio News White House correspondent Mark Knoller stuck around and listened in to an audio feed of some unguarded comments Pres. Obama gave to Democratic donors last night in Chicago. Obama complained about GOP attempts to attach... [TVNewser]

CBS's Knoller Takes Sides in Gridiron Fuss - Posted March 11, 2011
CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller took to Twitter tonight to express his angst about Saturday night's Gridiron dinner. The famous event has never allowed cameras in. It is, however, on the record. This year's dinner is ruff... [AllTwitter]

CBS's Knoller Takes Sides in Gridiron Fuss - Posted March 11, 2011
CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller took to Twitter tonight to express his angst about Saturday night's Gridiron dinner. The famous event has never allowed cameras in. It is, however, on the record. This year's dinner is ruff... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 8, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY From the frozen food isle: Pizza and Cookies. Two of WaPo's Ezra Klein's favorite foods all in one box. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted March 7, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted February 28, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY WaPo's Dan Zak in Cali: "Cheeky Hollywood hotel thermostat" Pre-Oscars "What're u wearin for Oscar night? I'm sporting Basic Edition by KMA... [FishbowlDC]

The FishbowlDC Interview With @DCjourno - Posted February 15, 2011
In the just over three weeks he's been tweeting, Washington has wondered about the identity of @DCjourno, who describes himself only as "an important political reporter in Washington." The stinging parody account takes aim at Was... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 25, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY C-SPAN as a sleep aid "No offense to C-SPAN, but if you have trouble falling asleep, it's awesome." -- Ed Rendell, NBC News Political Analyst on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" this morning. Politico allows 'fart' into fea... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted January 6, 2011
QUOTES of the DAY Talk of the Town: Speaker Boehner's unstoppable crying "Oh boy....he's not going to make it. #Boehnertears" -- WaPo's Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday tweet. "Got thru reference to mis... [FishbowlDC]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [Fishbowl NY]

NBC, ABC, & CBS All Prepared for President Barack Obama's Presser - Posted December 22, 2010
The Senate is prepared for a final vote on the START arms reduction treaty with Russia today, which will be followed by a White House news conference later today. ABC, CBS, and NBC are all prepared to go live with the news conference. NBC News coverage will be anchored by Brian... [FishbowlNY]

Happy High Noon FishbowlDC Readers - Posted December 13, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY CNN's Senior White House Correspondent and the original Bayside Tiger Ed Henry poses with Mr. Belding at Ron & Sara Bonjean's annual holiday party. They hired the actor from "S... [FishbowlDC]

Bill Clinton Takes Over Briefing Room. Pres. Obama: 'I'm going to take off...You're in good hands' - Posted December 10, 2010
Pres. Barack Obama met at the White House today with former President Bill Clinton -- the first time since the midterm elections -- on how to respond to the big Democratic losses and Obama's deal with the GOP to extend the Bush era tax cuts. The White House press corps was... [TVNewser]

Local Weatherman Issues Comb-Over Advisory - Who Should Watch Out? - Posted November 17, 2010
In a most thoughtful weathe... [FishbowlDC]

CBS's Knoller Calls for his Slurpee Royalties - Posted November 4, 2010
Let the record show, says CBS Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller, that he was first to raise the idea of a Slurpee Summit even though Bloomberg's Hans Nichols... [FishbowlDC]

Middle of the Night Banter - Posted November 3, 2010
What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we've rounded up the best... [FishbowlDC]

Journos: Will They Sleep Tonight? - Posted November 2, 2010
We posed a question to a mass of journalists, many covering the midterms, and most everyone obliged. One reporter, who will remain genderless, wished to be anonymous because of fear of his or her PR department. We thank everyone for participating, especially Mr. Weigel fr... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted November 1, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY And one, and two, and one and two...Come on ladies, here's a Halloween costume to burn into memory. It's FishbowlDC's and QGA's Matt Dornic preparing to sweat to the oldies like only Richard Si... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 21, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Reporter takes in Arizona from the road "Still loving Arizona." But before that, "Nobody breaks and loses more pairs of sunglasses than I do. Nobody." -- RealClearPolitics's ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 13, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY Sitting with Clooney "Sitting at a table with George Clooney at a briefing. He's telling us newsies how to fight to tell real stories (Sudan) + not celeb ones..." -- ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted October 8, 2010
QUOTES of THE DAY Journo suggests Slurpee summit "When the midterm elections are over, Obama should host a Slurpee summit with Republican Leaders." -- CBS News Radio White House correspondent Mark Knoller in a... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted September 27, 2010
QUOTES of the DAY A question for the sages "What age is too old to wear a bikini or get tan from sun?" -- Emily Miller, senior editor for Human Events, in a weekend tweet. Br... [FishbowlDC]

CBS Knoller's Take on Presidential R & R - Posted August 19, 2010
Photo cred: Destination360 U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers columnist Paul Bedard ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted July 26, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day CBS reporter has gift advice for FLOTUS "A quick web search shows some companies make golf cart air conditioners. Christmas just 5 months from today, Mrs. O." - CBS News White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller in a Sunday tweet. President Obama played golf on Sunday in the ... [FishbowlDC]

A Funny Exchange About the Back of Chuck Todd's Head - Posted July 21, 2010
And now for some afternoon humor. On Monday afternoon, NBC's Chuck Todd (co-host of MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown") and CBS News Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller squared off about Todd's head obstructing his shots. ... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted June 28, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Sen. Byrd dies "The familly of Sen. Robt Byrd, D-WV, announced that he died at about 3A today in a hospital in a Va. hospital outside DC." --CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller "Byrd passed away 'peacefully' at a Fairfax, Va. hospital at 3am. He was 92." -- TIME's Jay... [FishbowlDC]

The Rose Garden Rodent Discussed at Presser - Posted May 21, 2010
This morning we brought you the ABC blog post about the rodent spotted in the Rose Garden Thursday. Well, this afternoon that mousy creature at the White House is surfacing again as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs discusses it at a press briefing with reporters clamoring to know more. GIBBS: Reggie... [FishbowlDC]

White House Presser Picks CBS's Knoller and CNN's Malveaux - Posted May 12, 2010
In the Obama/Karzai presser transpiring today at the White House, they took two questions from American press and two from the foreign press. The lucky reporters? Obama called on CBS Radio's Mark Knoller and CNN's Suzanne Malveaux. ... [FishbowlDC]

Cablers Take Obama-Karzai Conference - Posted May 12, 2010
At 11:40amET, CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC took the joint news conference by President Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai after their meeting at the White House. All three cable nets took the presidents' statements as well as the question portion that followed. The presidents took questions from foreign press and... [TVNewser]

Journos Versus the Volcano - Posted April 16, 2010
The Icelandic volcano erupting ashes across Europe is giving D.C. journalists trouble today as they struggle to pronounce the impossible. "The volcano is named Eyjafjallajokull," tweeted CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller. "Common pron... [FishbowlDC]

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers - Posted April 16, 2010
Quote(s) of the Day Obama Mocks Media Mood Swings "At Dem fundraiser, Obama mocks way media portrays him: 'You're like a genius for about a month, then you're an idiot for about 6 months.'" -- CBS News's White House correspondent Mark Knoller in a Thursday tweet. Kurtz Wants to Beat Gibbs to Twitter Punch "Just... [FishbowlDC]

CBS' Knoller on WHCA Honor - Posted April 14, 2010
CBS News' Mark Knoller reacts to the announcement that he will receive an honor at next month's White House Correspondent's Dinner and talks about some of his favorite moments as a White House reporter over the past 35 years. ... [FishbowlDC]

Knoller, Tapper & Feller To Be Honored at WHCA Dinner - Posted April 13, 2010
The WHCA dinner isn't until May 1st, but it isn't just news of celebrity guests that's leaking out early... WHCA President Ed Chen of Bloomberg News announced today that CBS Radio's Mark Knoller, ABC's ... [FishbowlDC]

Tapper's Birthday Surprise - Posted March 12, 2010
ABC's Jake Tapper got a big surprise today when his wife and daughter showed up at the White House press briefing room with a cake to celebrate his 41st birthday. Note that the cake is Dora the Explorer. Happy birthday to Jake! ... [FishbowlDC]

Middle Finger Making Comeback in Washington - Posted January 6, 2010
CBS award-winning White House Correspondent Mark Knoller cracking wise about President Obama's intolerance toward "finger pointing." Knoller tweeted, "Always finger-pointing in Washington. Especially middle-finger pointing. That's w... [FishbowlDC]

Oprah at the White House Today - Posted December 3, 2009
CBS' Mark Knoller tweets this photo from the White House yesterday. We told you last week that Oprah... [FishbowlDC]

"Who Are You Wearing?" and Washington - Posted November 24, 2009
Reactions are mixed as to whether or not the age-old red carpet question has a place in Washington. "Who are you wearing?" CBS' Mark Knoller, who has covered a State Dinner or two in his day, tweets: @markknoller: Seems rude to ask "who are you wearing?" Like asking "how much money do... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted October 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... Yep. What She Said: In an abbreviated briefing today (running against the seventh of the big Sit Room Af-Pak strategy meetings), Press Secretary Robert Gibbs backed Secy Hillary Clinton's sharp comments yesterday that she finds it "hard to believe" that Pakistan couldn't find al Qaeda... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 10.30.09 - Posted October 30, 2009
CBS' Mark Knoller tweets this pic this morning: "Trick or Treat. Gremlins, goblins and Knoller. (Mark o' Lantern by ... [FishbowlDC]

The Best Excuse Ever: Mark Knoller's Flying Kitty - Posted October 16, 2009
CBS' Mark Knoller may have been late this morning but you can't get mad at a guy who's this funny: From: Knoller, Mark Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 8:21 AM Subject: sorry i'm late my cat, falcon-kitty, accidentally untethered & took off in my flying-saucer shaped balloon/plane and it took hours to track it down.... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted September 30, 2009
Notes from a briefing room press insider... 2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate?: Despite an extraordinarily feisty briefing that included an array of reporters' follow-ups and several giggles (Gibbles?) from the podium, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs maintained that this week was not unusually loaded with news and that instead, "It's... [FishbowlDC]

HHS Secretary Calls on Elmo to Teach Chuck How to Sneeze into Sleeve - Posted September 17, 2009
At a briefing with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and press secretary Robert Gibbs this morning, NBC Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd sneezed-- but not into his sleeve, as we've all been precautioned! This drew a scolding from Secr... [FishbowlDC]

Pres. Obama to Address Joint Congress Next Week - Will Nets Carry? - Posted September 2, 2009
Congressional aides have confirmed to White House reporters that President Obama will address a joint session of Congress next Wednesday evening on health care reform. The real questions-- will the White House ask for time from the networks, will it be prime time and will the nets give it to them? The President's... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted August 24, 2009
What we almost missed today... ... [FishbowlDC]

Relax! Summer's Not Over Yet - Posted August 24, 2009
CBS News producer Rob Hendin offered Mark Knoller some island-style advice on summer via Twitter. Apparently, this t-shirt is a big seller on Martha's Vineyard. ... [FishbowlDC]

The History of Presidential Vacations - Posted August 14, 2009
In case you missed it, CBS's daily webcast "Washington Unplugged" took a walk down Presidential Vacation Memory Lane today, from Kennebunkport, to Crawford to Santa Barbara and Plains, GA with White House correspondents Bill Plante and Mark Knoller. ... [FishbowlDC]

Meet Jen Psaki - Posted August 6, 2009
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Tour the White House with Mark Knoller on C-SPAN - Posted July 31, 2009
Do you know where Pebble Beach is at the White House? Did... [FishbowlDC]

Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama's Pressers - Posted July 22, 2009
Tonight is President Obama's fourth prime-time press conference, fifth overall. Each presser has lasted about an hour and averages 13 reporters' questions. Fox did not air Obama's 100th day press conference, the third, on the network and will not tonight either. In his first prime-time press conference Feb. 9th, the President called... [FishbowlDC]

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]

President Obama's Oops Of The Day, Courtesy Of Knoller - Posted July 13, 2009
You know how he loves those teleprompters. CBS' Mark Knoller tweets about a mishap with President Obama's telepromtor at an event today: Obama Oops of the Day: As he's delivering speech to urban officials, one of his TelePrompTer screens falls off its stand with a loud clang. about 2 hours ago from web Obama... [FishbowlDC]

President Obama In Russia, Talking MJ - Posted July 7, 2009
We told you earlier President Obama would sit down with the five nets this morning for interviews in Russia. With Michael Jackson's memorial all but taking over the airwaves today, the White House correspondents couldn't resisit getting a question in to the President. With one exception-- F... [FishbowlDC]

Some Fun Tidbits From AP's Interview With President Obama - Posted July 2, 2009
Ever wonder what President Obama's biggest pet peeve at the White House is (the "shine police") or what the pastry chef's speciality is... the AP's interview with the President today included some fun tidbits we picked up from CBS' Mark Knoller's Twitter feed: AP asks Obama: Kobe or Michael? "Oh, Michael," he... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted July 1, 2009
Outta Control: CBS's Chip Reid and corps legend Helen Thomas led the charge on the issue of how the WH chose to select questioners and attendees at today's health care town hall. A defensive Press Secretary Robert Gibbs pointed to the submiss... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 06.19.09 - Posted June 19, 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. Tonight's the Radio & TV Correspondents Assoc... [FishbowlDC]

The Atlantic Names Top 30 Washington Insiders on Twitter - Posted June 17, 2009
Who are the top Washington insiders to follow on Twitter? The Atlantic released a list of their 30 picks today. Mike Allen Blogger, Politico Marc Ambinder Politics Editor, The Atlantic ... [FishbowlDC]

What, Or Should We Say Who, Is "Hot" By DC Standards? - Posted June 15, 2009
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FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted June 12, 2009
Prof. Rice Comes to Washington: To round out his week of guests, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice speak to the class today. She outlined the recently passed resolution on sanctions for North Korea, citing five main points in the document: 1) complete embargo on arms; 2) new... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted June 9, 2009
Peter Peter Budget Leader: Briefing Room Guest du Jour was OMB Director (and self-proclaimed "nerd") Peter Orszag, who followed on POTUS's PAYGO speech today by hailing the measure as a "commonsense principle that you shouldn't dig the hole deeper" on the deficit, which is, less than coincidentally, exactly what ... [FishbowlDC]

CBS News & Sports Chief Now on Twitter - Posted June 5, 2009
CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus has joined the legions of journalists on Twitter, (@cbsmcmanus) and becomes the only broadcast network news president on the micro-blogging site — NBC's Steve Capus and ABC's ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Briefing - Posted May 29, 2009
Paging Rush Limbaugh: Though he had refused to backtrack on the YouTube appellates-as-policymakers clip, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tackled Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's other controversial soundbite, noting at the end of today's briefing that "I think she'd say that her word choice in 2001 was poor" when she... [FishbowlDC]

Is Robert Gibbs America's Funniest Press Secretary? - Posted May 27, 2009
[image cred] Maybe. But we do know he has elicited a lot more laughter in the White House press briefing room than his predecessors. As Politico's Patrick Gav... [PRNewser]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 12, 2009
Brought to You by Coca-Cola: Healthcare remained the favored topic in the briefing room as reporters floated several legislative proposals before Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Amid news of a proposed "soda tax" that some Senate players are considering to defray healthcare reform costs, Gibbs was asked for reaction to the related... [FishbowlDC]

Inside The Briefing Room... - Posted May 8, 2009
From CBS' Mark Knoller's Twitter page. ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 7, 2009
Three's... Funny Company: The immediate prelude to the Robert Gibbs Show today was an afternoon stakeout hosted by new-BFFs-on-ed-reform Al Sharpton, Michael Bloomberg, and Newt Gingrich, following their POTUS rendezvous. Sharpton recognized that he and sidekick Gingrich "have not agreed on anything politically" and Gibbs would later call the group "quite... [FishbowlDC]

Rising Reporters: The Etiquette of Standing Up - Posted May 5, 2009
Much has been made over the last few days over a video posted on the personal blog of former FishbowlDC editor Patrick Gavin. It features the White House press corps staying seated as Pres. George W. Bush ent... [TVNewser]

Morning Reading List: 05.05.09 - Posted May 5, 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. It is day 106 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted May 1, 2009
OMG! POTUS?!: A surprised press corps leapt to its feet as Obama dropped in on this afternoon's briefing, "I'm sorry that Gibbs is screwing this up," he joked. "There's a job to do, you've got to do it yourself." Press Secretary Robert Gibbs slid to the side for his boss, saying,... [FishbowlDC]

Who Was Called On? - Posted April 29, 2009
President Obama's news conference this evening lasted pretty exactly an hour as promised to the networks, and he took questions from 13 reporters (lucky 13- President Obama took 13 questions at a previous primetime press conference). In this order: AP's Jennifer Loven (three for ... [FishbowlDC]

Taking Out The Trash - Posted April 21, 2009
What we almost missed today... • FNC's Chris Wallace was in Memphis last night speaking to a crowd at Rhodes College, where his son is a freshman. From the Commercial Appeal: In lamenting the difficult business environment faced by traditional media -- especially for the newspapers he says he cherishes -- ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 21, 2009
Time for a Detention?: Another very late start today (even after two official delays to the briefing time). Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: "My apologies for being tardy. I never worked in high school, but I ask your patience on that." We Can Handle the Truth: The press-versus-podium rumble du jour was over... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted April 13, 2009
BoWatch: The briefing was nearly an hour old when AP Radio's Mark Smith pitched the first "First Dog" question. "Thanks for leaving it to me, guys," he laughed, only to be followed by a flurry of questions surrounding the canine royalty's official arrival at the White House tomorrow. As one reminded... [FishbowlDC]

With the President Away, Hollywood Comes to Play - Posted April 7, 2009
Our insider is stranded at the White House without a press briefing to go to all week, but today finally came close to some excitement... With most White House regulars currently snoozing on transatlantic flights or holding up the press pool tailing the president on a surprise trip to Baghdad, that left... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List 03.31.09 - Posted March 30, 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. Its day 71 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 30, 2009
What's So Funny About Warranties?: Press Secretary Robert Gibbs seemed all too tempted to comment on a suave cell ring tone interruption in today's briefing, but kept it to a giggle as he tried to continue his explanation on the administration's pledge to ensure warranties on autos that could go under.... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 11, 2009
Put Up Your Toys: With no urgent mid-afternoon breaking news, six blackberries and three laptops were simultaneously taking fierce button-poundings as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs worked the podium today. Tweeting? Minesweeper? Or just diligent reporters? Do I Have to Separate You Two?: Gibbs qualified some of his early remarks in... [FishbowlDC]

FishPoolDC: Our Insider's Notes from Today's Press Briefing - Posted March 10, 2009
CNN must have jinxed the briefing start today when they announced at 2:05 that it would start "shortly." The 2:30 start was pushed back a half hour at 2:15, leaving several reporters outside the briefing room to sigh, "too late to go back" to their offices before the actual event... School's (Not?)... [FishbowlDC]

Katie at the White House, Featuring Knoller, Reid, Gibson & King - Posted February 27, 2009
Katie Couric was behind the scenes at the White House this week, or as her colleague Mark Knoller puts it, "more under the scenes." On how small the booth is, White House correspondent Chip Reid jokes, "I pretty much know how long its been since Ma... [FishbowlDC]

Compared to Bush, Obama Takes To The Op-Ed Pages Early - Posted February 5, 2009
In light of Pres. Obama's op-ed in today's WashPost, CBS News checks in with White House correspondent and "presidential guru" Mark Knoller for a comparison to Pres. Bush's publishing history. According to Knoll... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.20.09 - Posted January 20, 2009
Happy Inauguration Day 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 ... [FishbowlDC]

About Tonight... - Posted November 4, 2008
(Photo Credit) Where will you be watching tonight's election results? We've asked all sorts of journos for their evening plans and they include an Atlanta hotel room, the Phoenix Biltmore, and Champs Sports Bar in Cincinnati. Join us after the jump... ... [FishbowlDC]

This Week In Pool Reports - Posted April 22, 2008
It is a big week as POTUS plants a tree and meets the pontiff. "The event was open press, but here are a few particulars. Pope Benedict XVI emerged from an Alitalia plane in his traditional white garb. He did not kiss the ground upon descending the stairway to the tarmac. He... [FishbowlDC]

Betsy Fischer: The FishbowlDC Interview - Posted August 14, 2007
Say hello to "Meet the Press"'s Betsy Fischer. What word do you routinely misspell? Millennium. I had a rough 1999. What's the name of your cell phone ring? It's called "free" - not sure why. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30am When did you last cry and why? Last week when... [FishbowlDC]

Background Information For Opening Of New White House Press Briefing Room - Posted July 2, 2007
The White House Historical Association's Maria Downs put together a background briefer on the press briefing room. See it after the jump. And who wants to bet that Mark Knoller already has all of this memorized? 1969 President Richard M. Nixon announced closing down the White House indoor swimming pool to make room... [FishbowlDC]

SPJ Honors - Posted June 14, 2007
If you attended the Society of Professional Journalists 2007 Awards Dinner this week, you would have seen Mark Knoller, Terry Hunt, Muriel Dobbin and Bob Franken get inducted into the D.C. Journalism Hall of Fame. Reginald Stuart was honored for his Distinguished Service. In addition, the winners of the Dateline Awards for... [FishbowlDC]

To Do: Tonight - Posted February 20, 2007
(Although good luck getting tickets, we hear) Tonight at the National Press Club, Tony Snow turns the tables and questions members of the White House Press Corps. David Gregory of NBC; Sheryl Stolberg of NYTimes; Terry Hunt of Associated Press; Mark Knoller of CBS Radio; Richard Wolffe of Newsweek and April Ryan... [FishbowlDC]

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