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.
January 15, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Anticipation has been making Silicon Valley wait just like a Carly Simon song in a 1970s Heinz ketchup commercial. But that wait will come to an end Tuesday morning when Facebook holds a news conference at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. We're live tweeting from the event. Tweets by @jguynn Facebook last week invited the media to "come and see what we're building. " It provided no details. There has been no shortage of speculation on what Facebook might announce as investors pushed shares above $30. Shares closed at $30.95 on Monday, though analysts say the stock gains may have more to do with investors' anticipation of the company's fourth-quarter financial results due out Jan. 30 than anticipation of a major announcement at the mysterious news conference.
September 11, 2013 |
Alabama Coach Nick Saban addressed the Yahoo allegations that one of his star former players, D.J. Fluker, received impermissible benefits while attending college. Saban on the Yahoo article: “I didn't read the article, I just came from practice. I know [Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle] has already made comment on the story. I will say from an administrative standpoint, our people do a fantastic job. I think we have one of the best programs in what we try to do to help our players make good choices and good decisions when it comes to agents.
September 12, 2012 |
LAS VEGAS -- The hard feelings between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his world middleweight title opponent, Sergio Martinez, spilled into their news conference Wednesday. Martinez's trainer, Pablo Sarmiento, called Chavez a "chicken," adding his slightly favored, 37-year-old fighter will "pull the head off" his opponent at the Thomas and Mack Center on Saturday. Chavez (46-0-1, 32 knockouts) lashed back at Martinez, who has called the son of the Mexican boxing legend a protected, privileged figure who will be exposed by meeting the 2010 fighter of the year.
June 8, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Friday prodded European leaders to take further steps to stabilize their financial system while urging Congress to act on his jobs proposals at home, twin moves that signaled rising concern in his administration about the impact of the Euro zone crisis on the tenuous economic recovery. In a White House news conference, Obama said the situation in Europe is "not simply a debt crisis," and that nations must pursue strategies for job creation, not just austerity.
June 12, 2012 |
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter and goalie Jonathan Quick had plenty of interesting things to say during their news conference following L.A.'s 6-1 Stanley Cup-clinching victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Such as ... wait a minute, did that photographer just get whacked in the head with a Kings flag? That's hilarious! OK, sorry, what was I talking about again? Oh yeah, the news conference featuring the most valuable player of the postseason ... wait, who is that little chatterbox running, skipping and jumping all over the place?
January 17, 2013 |
Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick held a news conference about the Manti Te'o controversy Wednesday night. You can watch the entire news conference above. Some highlights: Question: You said this is an online relationship, yet Manti has talked about speaking with a person he thought was Lennay. Did a person, in effect, take her position and talk to Manti as if she were his girlfriend? Swarbrick: Yeah, online and telephonic. There were lengthy, long telephone conversations.
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.
January 31, 2013 |
All those who doubted Beyonce's vocal prowess in the wake of the Obama inaugural "Lip-Sync-Gate" should find a corner suitable for shamed cowering. At a Thursday news conference tied to her upcoming Super Bowl halftime show appearance, the superstar singer quickly and judiciously killed any doubts that she can tackle the national anthem -- live and a capella. Before making any Super Bowl statements or taking a single question, Beyonce asked the assembled members of the media to stand.