press conferences

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the Biggest Press Conference of His Political Career, let’s see whether Governor Chris Christie saved his political bacon (mmmm, bacon). He did the necessary moves, started out with apologies to the people of New Jersey, the people of Fort Lee, and to the state lege, as […]

Reporters at today’s White House press conference opened their dialogue with the president on a familiar topic: War: When are we having it, and can we have it now. WAR. Also, why don’t you ever visit Israel you horrible anti-Semite? And what about war? Meanwhile, Fox News’ Ed Henry, who one time wrote the worst […]

What did NASA send your Wonkette for some reason? Secret plans for the new Chevrolet space shuttle? A wacky “mash up” video of NASA accidents? No! It’s even better/worse than all that: “NASA will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the […]

ALL BLACK  3:49 pm November 3, 2010

Emo Obama Admits Defeat

by Jack Stuef

President Obama made his big post-election press conference this afternoon, and it turns out he heard about that election thing that happened last night too. He said his party received “a shellacking,” but that wasn’t merely a quoted pun from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon he had seen; the president’s tone and face were […]

Oh look, our pal Shirley finally ended her well-deserved weeks of R&R to hold a press conference with Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack-of-poop about him groveling to get her to come back to the USDA. She decided not to take the job, because who wants to work for Tom Vilsack? That’s not exactly titillating news, but […]

On the eve of President Barack Obama’s first official press conference since 1972, CBS correspondent and numbers cruncher Mark Knoller has just released a follow-up to his groundbreaking report on Obama’s golf addiction. This time, Knoller and his abacus have come to some Interesting Conclusions about presidential encounters with the press. The numbers not only […]

Guess what was prancing around the people’s Rose Garden during Barack Obama’s press conference about Wall Street reform yesterday? A little brown invader! This mouse arrogantly taunted the White House press corps while scoping out new places to deposit some anthrax-infused poop pellets. And nobody did anything to stop him, because showing leniency toward our […]

Vietnam hero Richard “Dick” Blumenthal, having now learned that there is such a thing as “opposition research” in U.S. Senate campaigns, organized a ragtag group of elderly Marines and apparently Dennis Hopper (?) for his press conference today in an aggressive effort to save his campaign from the liberal New York Times and its monsters.

President Barack Obama’s White House staff alerted reporters last evening that the President would be hosting a press event late Friday morning to inform them of his “anger” with both the public and private responses to a recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Reporters were also made aware of the President’s intention to […]

This is the best that friend-to-nice-ladies David Paterson could come up with, explaining why he decided to exit the New York governor’s race: “It has become increasingly clear to me in the last few days that I cannot run for office and try to manage the state’s business at the same time.” He has a […]

Whoa, a long-ish speech with the wife and two muppets? He didn’t even lose an election earlier today, and he’s not resigning immediately, so… why he must just be very self-absorbed! Here is why he is not running: Congress is broken and our nation is on the brink of failure, so like a brave statesman, […]

Since most top-notch political pundits do not understand or value public policy, they simply did not care for Barack Obama’s attempt to explain a very complicated reform effort last night with such grown-up words as “incentivize” and “cost-curve.” Psychotic Harvard fart-talk! This is why they are instead focusing on how reverse-racist it was for Obama […]

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Here we have excerpted the traditional “red meat” portion of a Barack Obama press conference, in which we hear from all three network news correspondents, consecutively. Why does Obama cave to John McCain and Lindsey Graham and hate Iranian people and lie about […]

We did not liveblog this Obama press conference, sorry, but fear not! We hear that a website called the Internet has a good recap. TPM describes the President’s attitude as “testy,” and, that’s just how we like our Muslin cooked. Here’s an example of Obama being Testy in response to yet another human asking about […]

OBAMA TO TALK IRAN, MAYBE, LATER: Barack Obama is scheduled to hold a press conference with Italy’s leathery clown king, Silvio Berlusconi, at 5 p.m. today, to discuss Stuff. In other words, a bunch of reporters will harass him about Iran. His options are to either declare war on Iran or allow John McCain and […]