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Josh Earnest Zings Tom Brady During White House Press Briefing

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest just knew that someone would ask about the New England Patriots DeflateGate scandal at today's briefing and he had the perfect line ready to go when CNN's Jim Acosta obliged.

"I am going to squeeze every last little bit of opportunity to help make this world a better place over these last two years."

Said Barack Obama, responding to one part of a 2-part question from CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta at a press conference yesterday. The part of the question he answered was: "Are you running out of time? How much time...Show More Summary

White House: Midterm Elections Not a Referendum on the President

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the results of the midterms should not be seen as a protest vote against President Obama's failures. “Is today a referendum on the president?” asked CNN’s Jim Acosta during the press briefing. Show More Summary

CNN: White House Keeping Ebola Czar 'Behind the Curtains'

Monday night on CNN’s “OutFront with Erin Burnett,” Burnett asked CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta why the Obama administration’s new Ebola czar, Ron Klain, has been conspicuously silent on recent disease-related issues like quarantines. Show More Summary

FLASH: White House Beefs Up Security – Adds Bike Fence

As news spread of the United States led attack on ISIS positions in Syria Monday night, a photo was posted showing the White House has added a new layer of security: Portable bike fencing. Photo by Jim Acosta, CNN. The … Continue reading ?

CNN’s Acosta to Earnest: How Much Does Obama Regret That ‘No Strategy’ Line?

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

During today's White House briefing, CNN's Jim Acosta put Josh Earnest on the spot and basically asked him exactly how much President Obama regrets that "no strategy" line about ISIS in Syria.

CNN's Acosta Touts Iraq Supposedly Being A 'Big Part of Biden's Portfolio'

CNN's Jim Acosta ran to the Obama administration's defense in a Monday post on Twitter. Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, replied to Acosta's previous Tweet reporting that Vice President...Show More Summary

They’re Not the Jayvees Anymore…

(John Hinderaker) In January, Barack Obama infamously referred to ISIS as a bunch of “jayvees.” During White House spokesman Josh Earnest’s briefing yesterday, Jim Acosta of CNN indulged in a bit of snark: Let me ask you about something...Show More Summary

CNN’s Acosta to Earnest: Does Obama Not Still Think ISIS Is ‘Jayvee Team’?

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

Earlier this year President Obama commented on al-Qaeda groups, saying that just because a JV team wears Lakers uniforms, "that doesn't make them Kobe." Well, given the current crisis in Iraq with ISIS, today CNN's Jim Acosta asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today if they've decided ISIS is no longer a JV team.

Reporter Asks White House if ISIS no Longer a 'JV Team'

Friday at the press briefing, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta pressed White House press secretary Josh Earnest on the notion of President Barack Obama bombing ISIS in Iraq means the organization is no longer a "JV" team. Show More Summary

CNN: Obama Declining 'Special Attention' to Slain General Because of Other Dead Soldiers

Immediately before President Barack Obama’s news conference at the U.S. State Department on Wednesday during “The Situation Room,” CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta previewed the conference and what he would be covering....Show More Summary

CNN Report Slams WH: IRS Excuses on Emails Like 'Dog Ate My Homework'

At the Tuesday White House briefing, CNN's senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta grilled White House press secretary Josh Earnest over the lost emails related to IRS official Lois Lerner asking, "Doesn't it sound like the dog ate...Show More Summary

CNN's Jim Acosta: IRS excuses like saying 'dog ate my homework'

During today's White House briefing, CNN's Jim Acosta expressed skepticism over the IRS's excuse for the loss of thousands of emails. "Doesn't that sound like the dog ate my homework," Acosta asked incredulously, regarding the notion that crashed hard drives were to blame. Show More Summary

CNN Reporter Spars with Earnest on IRS Emails: Like Saying ‘Dog Ate My Homework’

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Josh Earnest once again faced some tough questioning from reporters on his second day as White House press secretary Tuesday, this time about missing emails tied to the IRS targeting scandal. CNN's Jim Acosta confronted Earnest about the lack of evidence, which to him sounded like "the dog ate my homework" excuse.

Susan Rice Defends Controversial Bergdahl Comments

National Security Advisor Susan Rice is standing behind controversial remarks in which she said Bowe Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction” in Afghanistan. Speaking to CNN’s Jim Acosta Friday morning (June 6th) at the 70th Anniversary celebration of D-Day in Normandy, France, Rice acknowledged that there has been significant controversy over the remarks, Politico reports:

Susan Rice Scolds Media for Trying Bergdahl in ‘Court of Public Opinion’

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

Joining President Barack Obama in France to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, National Security Advisor Susan Rice was cornered by CNN reporter Jim Acosta and asked to explain her claim that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl served...Show More Summary

CNN's Acosta Presses Susan Rice on Bergdahl 'Honor and Distinction' Gaffe

On Friday's New Day on CNN, correspondent Jim Acosta showed a portion of a pre-recorded interview with Obama administration National Security Advisor Susan Rice in which Acosta pressed her to correct her assertion that former hostage...Show More Summary

CNN: White House Expected Bergdahl Backlash, But Not to This Degree

8 months agoNews : Mediaite

CNN's Jim Acosta reported Thursday morning that the Obama administration had anticipated some controversy surrounding the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, but did not expect the intense backlash that has occurred in the past few days, especially not the criticism of Bergdahl's parents.

Expectation Met: Obama Heard About VA Issues From News Reports

The big question is, how does this administration have any credibility left? Can you imagine the response had any of Bush’s press secretaries tried this? (Real Clear Politics) JIM ACOSTA, CNN: When was the president first made awareShow More Summary

White House counsel set to leave in May

From CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta Washington (CNN) – Kathryn Ruemmler, the top White House lawyer who became a key adviser to President Barack Obama, will leave her post in May, a White House official said on Monday. Ruemmler will return to private practice after her time serving Obama. She has advised the […]

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