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Detroit News Loses WH Correspondent to the Orient

In ladies who love ladies who love China news, longtime D.C. journo Deb Price is leaving our fair city at the end of this month.  After 22 years at the Detroit News, she’s hanging up her hat and heading off to exotic destinations like Asia…and New England.  Price will first hit New Hampshire to freelance the presidential primary and then it’s off to China to join her wife, Joyce Murdoch who was recently awarded an MIT fellowship to study the country’s impact on global warming.

Price’s history in D.C. media spans nearly three decades. She spent five years at the Washington Post before joining Detroit News in 1989. In 1992, she launched her first-of-its-kind column on gay issues in The News, and it was nationally syndicated. She has co-authored two books, “And Say Hi to Joyce: America’s First Gay Column Comes Out,” and “Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court.”  Deb and Joyce were the first gay couple to appear on WaPo’s weddings page after marrying in Canada in 2003.

The two ladies plan to remain in China and work as journalists after the fellowship.  First our jobs…and now our lesbians.  China must be stopped.  Until then, best of luck to Deb and Joyce!

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Who Will Get Called On Tonight? A Look Back At Obama’s Pressers

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 on, in this order: AP’s Jennifer Loven, Reuters’ Caren Bohan, CBS’ Chip Reid, NBC’s Chuck Todd, Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman, ABC’s Jake Tapper, CNN’s Ed Henry, NYT‘s Helene Cooper, Fox’s Major Garrett, WaPo‘s Michael Fletcher, Helen Thomas, HuffPost’s Sam Stein and NPR’s Mara Liasson.

In his second prime-time press conference March 24th, Obama called on, in this order: AP’s Jennifer Loven, NBC’s Chuck Todd, ABC’s Jake Tapper, CBS’ Chip Reid, Univision’s Lourdes Meluza, Stars and Stripes’ Kevin Baron, CNN’s Ed Henry, Fox News’ Major Garrett, Politico‘s Mike Allen, Ebony’s Kevin Chappell, ABC Radio’s Ann Compton, TWT‘s Jon Ward and AFP’s Stephen Collinson.

In his third prime-time press conference April 29th, the President called on, in this order: AP’s Jennifer Loven, Detroit NewsDeb Price, ABC’s Jake Tapper, CBS’ Mark Knoller, NBC’s Chuck Todd, Reuters’ Jeff Mason, CBS’ Chip Reid, CNN’s Ed Henry, NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny (“surprised, troubled, enchanted and humbled”), Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro, BET’s Andre Showell, Time‘s Michael Scherer and WaPo‘s Jonathan Weisman.

President Obama’s fourth presser was during the day, in the briefing room June 23rd and he called on, in this order: AP’s Jennifer Loven, HuffPost’s Nico Pitney (remember this?), Fox’s Major Garrett, USA Today‘s David Jackson, CBS’ Chip Reid, NBC’s Chuck Todd, ABC’s Jake Tapper, McClatchy’s Margaret Talev, EFE’s Macarena Vidal, Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols, American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan and CNN’s Suzanna Malveaux.

Will the AP’s Jennifer Loven go five-for-five? Will President Obama snub Fox? Will HuffPost’s Nico Pitney get called on again? And who do you want to see called on tonight? Tell us.

RELATED: From US News & World Report: Press Getting More Adversarial With Obama: Some expect Obama’s news conference to take on a more negative tone.

Who Was Called On?

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 three being called on first), The Detroit News’ Deb Price, ABC’s Jake Tapper, CBS Radio’s Mark Knoller, NBC’s Chuck Todd, Reuters’ Jeff Mason, CBS’ Chip Reid, CNN’s Ed Henry, NYT’s Jeff Zeleny (“surprised, troubled, enchanted and humbled”), Telemundo’s Lori Montenegro, BET’s Andre Showell, Time’s Michael Scherer and WSJ’s Jonathan Weisman.

And who didn’t get called on this time? Fox News.