November 14, 2011 |
It's a sore point for some members of the White House press corps. When President Obama holds a news conference, he allots a certain amount of time for questions, working off a list of reporters he intends to call on. If he taps a reporter who proceeds to ask two, three or four questions, there's less time available to call on someone else. In that sense, a presidential news conference is a zero sum game. Since Obama took office, a pattern has emerged: Not all that many reporters get to ask questions.
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January 9, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday detailed his plans to continue nursing California back to financial health, emphasizing the need to carefully guard the surplus revenue generated by the recovering economy. The governor, during a Thursday morning press conference at the Capitol, said he wants to repay $11 billion of the state's debt and stash $1.6 billion in a reserve fund. "For this year, there's very good news. Good news in the fiscal stability and resources available for the state of California," Brown said, "but also cautionary warnings that, by no means, are we out of the wilderness.
December 19, 2013 |
Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti on Thursday held his first news conference since he suffered serious injuries in a career-ending crash in October. "Sorry I haven't been in a position to chat any earlier," said Franchitti, 40, who also is a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500. "Thank you, really, to everybody for all the kind wishes," he said. "It's been so nice to know that I was appreciated. " Franchitti (pronounced Fran-kee-tee), a Scottish driver of Italian descent, was injured Oct. 6 in an IndyCar street race in Houston.
December 10, 2013 |
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - After an awkward October news conference in which Don Mattingly practically threatened to quit if he didn't get a contract extension, Dodgers President Stan Kasten tried to explain away Mattingly's comments as the result of a misunderstanding between the manager and front office. Kasten didn't offer any details at the time, saying he would let Mattingly explain what happened. Mattingly had his first chance to do so at baseball's winter meetings Tuesday and decided not to. “At this point, it's not worth talking about,” Mattingly said.
September 13, 2012 |
Jim Calhoun, who led the Connecticut men's basketball team to three national titles over 26 seasons, reportedly will announce his retirement today. Calhoun, 70, has recently struggled with health problems, including a fractured hip that needed surgery. Before that injury, he fought off cancer three times and suffered a painful spinal condition last season that forced him to miss eight games. Multiple sources are reporting the coach plans to announce his retirement at a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Calhoun, a Hall of Fame coach, has a career record of 873-380, including 625 wins with Connecticut.
March 5, 2012 |
President Obama will hold his first news conference in more than three months on Tuesday, the latest curious bit of counterprogramming by the White House tied to the Republican race for president. Tuesday, of course, is Super Tuesday in the GOP's nomination fight -- the biggest day of voting yet. Ten states hold caucuses and primaries with more than 400 delegates at stake, or more than a third of the total a candidate needs to clinch the nomination. Last week when Michigan Republicans were casting their votes, Obama spoke to a United Auto Workers gathering in Washington.