Political Capital

Posts tagged: news conference

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Photograph by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Boehner to Reporter: ‘I Can Dish It Out — And I Can Take It.’

In politics, knowing how to take a joke helps. Never more so than when covering House Speaker John Boehner, who’s known for commenting on reporters’ sartorial choices which he finds, let’s say, questionable. Today, wearing a purple shirt and purple...

Read more »

President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 20, 2013.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

President Obama during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 20, 2013.

Obama: 2014 ‘Needs to Be Year of Action’

Updated at 2:40, 2:50, 2:58, 3:11 and 3:21 pm EST At year’s end, President Barack Obama said today, there is much to praise. The nation is closer to energy independence, and a million Americans have enrolled in health insurance under...

Read more »

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Photograph by Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Photograph by Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room November 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Obamacare Reset: ‘I’m The President… They Expect Me to Do Something About It’

“‘It has now been six weeks since the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplaces opened for business,” President Barack Obama said today at a rather hastily called news conference at the White House. “I think it’s fair to say that the...

Read more »

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Photograph by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaks at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2013, following a press conference by President Barack Obama at the White House.

Shutdown Journal: Day 9

Updated at 7:37 am through 4:39 pm EDT With contributions from Jonathan D. Salant and John McCormick House Republican and Senate Democratic leaders are open to a short-term increase in the debt limit, according to   congressional aides of both...

Read more »

President Barack Obama speaks during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 9, 2013.

Photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo

President Barack Obama speaks during his news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Aug. 9, 2013.

Obama: Putin ‘Bored Kid’ Slouching in Back of Classroom

Updated at 3:36 pm and 3:56 pm EDT “I want to make very clear right now — I do not think it’s appropriate to boycott the Olympics,” President Barack Obama said today at a White House news conference, asked about...

Read more »

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on August 6, 2013 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Photograph by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One on August 6, 2013 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Obama’s Going Away News Conference

  President Barack Obama has a lot to talk about — a lot to answer for, some would say. He’s also going away for a summer break this weekend. Time for a news conference. The open schedule on the president’s...

Read more »

Group photo portrait of author and humorist Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel L. Clemens), center, noted American Civil War correspondent and author George Alfred Townsend. left, and David Gray, editor of the Buffalo Courier, right.

Photograph via United States Library of Congress

Group photo portrait of author and humorist Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel L. Clemens), center, noted American Civil War correspondent and author George Alfred Townsend. left, and David Gray, editor of the Buffalo Courier, right.

Obama: ‘My Demise Exaggerated’

President Barack Obama, 100 days into his second term with a stumbling agenda, assured reporters at the White House today that any conclusions about failure are premature. “If you put it that way, I may as well pack up my...

Read more »

A Syrian officer is seen through the wreckage of a vehicle following an explosion in the Mazzeh district of Damascus on April 29, 2013, which is believed to have targeted the prime minister's convoy.

Photograph by Louai Beshara/AFP via Getty Images

A Syrian officer is seen through the wreckage of a vehicle following an explosion in the Mazzeh district of Damascus on April 29, 2013, which is believed to have targeted the prime minister's convoy.

Obama: ‘Game-Changer’ Means ‘Range of Options’ in Syria

Opening the second news conference of his second term without an opening statement of his own, President Barack Obama fielded an opening question about Syria. The U.S. needs credible evidence that stands up here and in the international community, he...

Read more »

President Barack Obama during a meeting with Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar, unseen, in the Oval Office of the White House on April 23, 2013.

Photograph by Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

President Barack Obama during a meeting with Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the Amir of Qatar, unseen, in the Oval Office of the White House on April 23, 2013.

Obama: 100 Days In, Red Line Deadline?

One hundred days into his second term as president, today, April 30, President Barack Obama has plenty to talk about at a White House news conference. Including what hasn’t happened at home — where his fervent pleas for new gun...

Read more »