The organization also "made clear that the WHCA would object, always, to a reporter being thrown out of a briefing or press conference"
White House Correspondents' Association objects to 'any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps.'
Yesterday, the White House Correspondents Association raised a flag on President-Elect Trump's refusal to allow a so-called 'protective pool' for his visit to DC. A protective pool is a small group, often just one reporter, who goes with the president virtually everywhere they go outside the White House. Show More Summary
President-elect Donald Trump broke with tradition on Thursday by heading to Washington, D.C., without a “protective pool” of journalists to cover his movements for the larger press corps. The White House Correspondents Association oversees...Show More Summary
If revenge is a dish best served cold then Election Day 2016 was the day the plate hit the table. Five years after President Obama turned Donald Trump into a punchline at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in 2011, the American people turned him into President-elect Donald Trump. “Say what you will about Mr. […]
Neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump is giving reporters the same kind of access as their predecessors, prompting concern about coverage after Election Day. The White House Correspondents' Association expresses … Click to Contin...
Patrick Gavin, the filmmaker and White House reporter who made a documentary critical of the White House Correspondents’ Association’s glitzy annual dinner, is looking for a new job: He wants to be the WHCA’s new executive director. Which would be something like making the Big Bad Wolf the manager of that new straw-house development, right? […]
“I really do respect the press,” President Barack Obama joked at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in 2013, shortly after his second successful election campaign. “I recognize that the press and I have different jobs to do. My job is to be president; your job is to keep me...
Jeff Mason of Reuters and Carol Lee of The Wall Street Journal are the incoming and outgoing presidents of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), and drew a load of negative attention from liberal media critics for implying...Show More Summary
The White House Correspondents Association, as its name implies, is primarily concerned with press access to the White House. But the biggest media disputes this past year have occurred on the campaign trail, prompting the association,...Show More Summary
The White House Correspondents’ Association is alarmed by the treatment of the press in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to WHCA outgoing President Carol Lee and future President Jeff Mason.
The White House Correspondents Association has released a statement responding to Donald Trump's decision to revoke the Washington Post's press credentials, blasting the presumptive GOP nominee for attempting to "disown the principles of the First Amendment."
Speaker Paul Ryan says a ban on Muslims entering the United States — as presidential nominee Donald Trump proposes — is not in the nation's interest. The White House Correspondents' Association says it stands with the Washington Post...Show More Summary
As a physician who has spent my career in academia doing biomedical research and taking care of patients, I don't have much time to watch television. However, I regarded the eighth Obama White House Correspondents Association dinnerShow More Summary
The White House Correspondents Association throws an enormous annual dinner that’s a pillar of the Washington power-elite scene. This year they picked Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central replacement, Larry Wilmore. He was seriously unfunny, and he knew it. Show More Summary
Count comedian W. Kamau Bell among those who didn't appreciate Larry Wilmore's remarks last week at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, but not because he used a racial slur. "I didn't appreciate all the CNN jokes. That's my new network. He said he remembers when CNN used to be...
The White House was blindsided by comedian Larry Wilmore's decision to use the N-word at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner Saturday night, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Monday that the president "appreciated the spirit of the sentiments that Mr. Show More Summary
Naeemah Clark, Elon University This spring, over 2,000 Washington insiders, journalists and Hollywood elite filtered into the ballroom of the Washington Hilton to attend the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner. The first comedian to perform for the group was Mark Russell in 1983. Show More Summary
Every year, the White House correspondents’ dinner draws more than a few “huh?” guests — those of-the-moment scene stealers whose presence at the black-tie affair is meant to draw eyeballs and make headlines. Remember when Sanjaya showed up? Do you even remember who Sanjaya is? Kim Kardashian (before she broke the Internet)? And JC Chasez? But […]
If 2015 marked the "fourth quarter" of Obama's presidency — as mentioned at last year's White House Correspondents Association dinner — then 2016 finds him casually tacking on field goals as the clock runs out. Onstage at the annual roast of Washington and its press corps, the president was loose, funny,...