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    White House press secretary Jen Psaki is scheduled to deliver her daily briefing at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. The Biden administration is roughly five weeks old, and there is no shortage of news items certain to come up in Thursday’s briefing. The nomination of OMB director Neera Tanden appears to still be in peril as Republican senators (and Democrat Joe Manchin) have come down with the vapors over her mean and partisan tweets, something that was apparently not an issue during Ric Grennel’s nomination, or the entirety of former President Donald Trump’s presidency. President Joe Biden, however, is standing by Tanden in hopes that the winds of her confirmation will change. Other issues sure to come up? A $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill that the Biden administration wants to pass with a simple majority through budget reconciliation. Republican senators have criticized a number of line items in the bill, though polling...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki is scheduled to deliver her daily briefing at 12:30 PM ET on Thursday. Psaki clarified President Joe Biden and his administration’s approach to re-opening schools following an interview between Savannah Guthrie and Vice President Kamala Harris, during which Harris said teachers should be prioritized regarding vaccination. “Neither the president nor the vice president believe that it is a requirement,” Psaki said. “The CDC guidelines included a range of mitigation steps including vaccinations as recommendations, but the mitigation steps also included steps like social distancing, the need for smaller class sizes, the need for sanitation. So this is one of several steps recommended in the CDC guidelines.” On Wednesday, Psaki also relayed Biden’s condolences following the passing of conservative radio titan Rush Limbaugh.  Watch live above, via the White House. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
     White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is scheduled to deliver her daily press briefing at 11:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The briefing comes just days after the Senate voted 57-43 to acquit Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, falling short of the necessary two-thirds majority. Both President Joe Biden and Psaki largely avoiding commenting on the impeachment proceedings as they were unfolding, opting instead to focus on delivering Covid-19 relief. Psaki likely will mention Biden’s extending of the foreclosure moratorium, in an effort to support struggling homeowners. The program, announced Tuesday, would block foreclosures and delay mortgage payments until July, as well as offer six additional months of mortgage forbearance for enrolled individuals. In addition to the program for homeowners, Tuesday’s press briefing will likely include covering Biden’s $1.9 trillion economic relief package, particularly since the Senate is no longer occupied with impeachment. Another effort aimed...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is set to deliver her daily press briefing at 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 12. Press briefings have taken a completely different tenor during the Biden Administration and depending on who you ask, you will find different reasons. Some believe the assembled media are showing bias by asking less challenging questions, while others believe Psaki’s calming and truth-based response has effectively defanged the press corps. Friday’s press briefing will almost certainly feature questions on the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump which began earlier this week. Psaki has thus far refrained from taking any bait and has shown discipline in refusing to opine on the historic proceedings on behalf of President Joe Biden. Earlier in the day, however, Biden responded to a question from CNN’s Jeremy Diamond about the impeachment of Trump saying “I’m just anxious to see what my Republican...
    Joe Biden's White House discouraged on Wednesday migrants traveling to the southern border seeking asylum in the U.S. because they will be 'turned away' at this time. 'Due to the pandemic and the fact that we have not had the time as an administration to put in place a humane, comprehensive process for processing individuals who are coming to the border, now is not the time to come,' White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday. She added: 'The vast majority of people will be turned away.' When Biden was elected, a massive caravan of migrants from Central America began marching to the U.S.-Mexico border to hold the president accountable for his promise to accept all those seeking asylum into the U.S. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki warned illegal immigrants Wednesday that 'now is not the time' to seek asylum at the U.S. southern border ...
     White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is set to deliver her daily press briefing at 11:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 10th. The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump began on Tuesday and featured a number of newsworthy moments. Efforts to get Psaki to reveal any opinions from President Joe Biden thus far have been fruitless. As the Biden Administration grapples with the ill effects of the coronavirus pandemic, it appears more likely that a sizable relief package will be passed with a simple majority of Democratic Senators due to the reconciliation procedure that will likely happen in the coming weeks. While the Republicans oppose the $1.9 trillion bill, recent polling shows rather enormous support for the relief package by the American people.  Another sticky issue for Psaki and the Biden administration is some mixed messaging between the White House and the CDC regarding schools reopening. Bident had...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that she didn't think President Joe Biden would break tradition like former President Donald Trump - and snub his predecessor out of a portrait ceremony.    'I have no portrait revealings or portrait plans or portrait events to preview for you, but I have not been given any indication that we would break with tradition in that regard,' Psaki said, answering a reporter's question about the ceremony that - before Trump - had been a fixture of a president's first term for decades.   In May, NBC News reported that Trump decided against inviting former President Barack Obama to the White House for a portrait unveiling ceremony, citing people familiar with the matter.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki (left) said Tuesday that she had 'not been given any indication that we would break with tradition' as far as President Joe Biden...
    WHITE House Press Jen Psaki has sparred with a Fox News reporter over thousands of projected job losses stemming from the President's executive action to cancel the Keystone XL oil pipeline. President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the 1,700-mile pipeline - that was supposed to carry oil from Canada to Texas - on his first day in office, ending a project that was expected to employ more than 11,000 Americans this year. 7Fox News reporter Peter Doocy pressed Psaki over the projected job losses.Credit: MSNBC 7But Psaki said Americans would have to wait for Biden to elaborate on his plan.Credit: Splash News The decision immediately left 1,000 people working on the pipeline in South Dakota on unemployment but Biden promised those affected would get "green jobs".  Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy raised the issue with Psaki during Monday afternoon's press briefing. "When is it that the Biden administration is going to let the thousands...
     White House press secretary Jen Psaki is set to deliver her daily press briefing at 12:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump will begin on Tuesday, making it a likely topic during the briefing. During Monday’s briefing, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins questioned Psaki on President Joe Biden’s silence ahead of the trial, asking if Biden thinks the former president should be banned from holding office again. Psaki implied Biden does not think Trump is fit to hold office, but stressed that the decision is ultimately in the hands of the Senate. Psaki will also speak to reporters following the White House Covid-19 press briefing at 12:15, meaning she will likely be asked to clarify or expand on topics discussed by Biden’s response team. Watch above, via the White House. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared to openly mock a reporter who questioned the Biden administration's decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline on Monday. 11,000 jobs will be shelved following the president's decision to halt construction of the pipeline that was supposed to carry oil from Canada to Texas. The decision immediately left 1,000 people working on the pipeline in South Dakota on unemployment but Biden promised those affected would get 'green jobs'.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked what would become of the 1,000 job losses after President Biden's decision cancel Keystone XL oil pipeline Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy raised the question during a press briefing where he asked where workers could go for their 'green job' 'Where is it that they can go for their green job?' Peter Doocy a reporter with Fox News reporter asked Psaki during Monday afternoon's press briefing. ...
    If not quite over, the honeymoon is starting to fade. The touching romance between the Biden administration and the news media that cover it—which began with such ardor and emotional release on Jan. 20—has finally begun to cool down to the sort of businesslike, occasionally bickering liaison that is only to be expected of an arranged marriage between two hoary institutions of American democracy. Four years after White House press secretary Sean Spicer devoted his first formal briefing to yelling at the assembled journalists about “deliberately false reporting” of the crowd size at Donald Trump’s inauguration—before storming off without taking questions—Joe Biden’s top spokesperson, Jen Psaki, stood at the podium for the first time and delivered a heartwarming tribute to “the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and for the role all of you play.” “That has certainly been my perspective throughout my career, and my...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that the Biden White House is exploring ways to cancel student debt via executive action. “The President continues to support the cancelling of student debt to bring relief to students and families,” Psaki tweeted after Thursday’s White House press briefing. “Our team is reviewing whether there are any steps he can take through executive action and he would welcome the opportunity to sign a bill sent to him by Congress.” (RELATED: Schumer Says Biden Is ‘Considering’ Eliminating $50,000 In Student Debt For People Making Less than $125,000 A Year) The President continues to support the cancelling of student debt to bring relief to students and families. Our team is reviewing whether there are any steps he can take through executive action and he would welcome the opportunity to sign a bill sent to him by Congress. — Jen Psaki (@PressSec) February 4,...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki has come under fire for a tweet she sent last year that referred to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham as 'LadyG'.  Psaki's tweet was posted on August 5 last year but it only resurfaced this week as Twitter users slammed her for being homophobic and called for her to apologize. Others accused her of being 'tone-deaf' given the Biden administration's push to be the most inclusive in history.   'Only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero),' Psaki tweeted last year.  The tweet was posted ahead of ahead of former acting attorney general Sally Yates testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which Graham chairs. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has come under fire for a tweet she sent last year that referred to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham as 'LadyG' Psaki's tweet...
    President Joe Biden’s White House press secretary Jen Psaki is set to deliver her daily press briefing at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday. Psaki will likely take questions on, among other topics, the Biden administration’s reaction to the House Republican’s leadership conference on Wednesday. While the meeting remained behind closed doors, Congresswoman Liz Cheney survived the push from some of her colleagues to remove her from her leadership position after she voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. The meeting also concerned Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was denounced by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, even as he said he wouldn’t pull her off of her Congressional committee assignments. Psaki has avoided questions before on Greene’s history of repugnant comments and conspiracy theories, but the upcoming House vote is likely to prompt a new set of inquiries for the White House’s position. It is also possible Psaki will be...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden saying that the 'vast majority' of FBI agents are 'decent, honorable people' after two were murdered during a child porn raid.  During Wednesday's press briefing, Psaki was asked twice about why Biden delineated in such a way during remarks he made Tuesday from the Oval Office.  'Because I think he believes that the men and women who have been serving our country in a variety of capacities have, you know, been criticized, been - some have been threatened, the roles they're playing have been questioned over the last several years,' Psaki responded on second asking. 'And he wanted to reiterate his support for the important work they do.'   White House press secretary Jen Psaki defended President Joe Biden saying that the 'vast majority' of FBI agents are 'decent, honorable people,' with reporters asking why the president didn't say 'all' agents...
    President Joe Biden will not dismantle Space Force, press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday, one day after conservatives criticized her for laughing about it during a briefing.  'They absolutely have the full support of the Biden administration,' Psaki said. 'And we are not revisiting the decision to establish the Space Force,' she told reporters Wednesday afternoon.  On Tuesday, Bloomberg's Josh Wingrove asked Psaki if the president had made a decision on whether he would keep Space Force, one of President Donald Trump's favorite legacy projects, which was formally established in December 2019.  Press secretary Jen Psaki walked back comments she made at Tuesday's briefing mocking the Space Force saying Wednesday that the military branch has the 'full support' of the Biden administration  After two powerful Republicans complained, press secretary Jen Psaki sent out a tweet Tuesday night inviting members of the Space Force to provide an update on...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki tweeted a gay slur at Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham late 2020, a tweet from August shows. “Only in 2020 does #LadyG get to push a bunch of debunked conspiracy theories while questioning @SallyQYates (aka an American hero),” Psaki tweeted in August 2020, before she assumed her role in the White House. Psaki’s reference to “Lady G” refers to rumors that have circulated on social media about Graham’s sexuality. She did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. Screenshot, Twitter. Graham’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF. The Biden administration has repeatedly said that it will prioritize expanding the rights of LGBTQ persons. Biden released an executive order January 21 on preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. “Every person should be treated...
    In an exclusive interview with Mediaite, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that President Joe Biden is the man for this moment, Jen Psaki is “killing it” as chief spokesperson, and making nice with Fox News is a fool’s errand. Carney — who is currently senior vice president of Global Corporate Affairs for Amazon — served as director of communications for then-Vice President Joe Biden before inheriting the podium in the Brady Briefing Room from Robert Gibbs in 2011. His tenure as President Barack Obama’s press secretary would be the longest of any chief spokesperson since the 90s, and overlapped with my own 9-year stint covering the White House. I reached out to Carney for his take on a Daily Beast report that falsely suggested that Psaki screens out tough questions, but we covered some other ground as well. For his part, Carney joined other current and...
    House Republicans have slammed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demanded she 'immediately apologize' for 'demeaning' the US Space Force.  Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers and Florida Rep. Mike Waltz both hit out at Psaki Tuesday for what they described as a 'disgraceful' quip about the newest branch of the military where she joked it was 'the plane of today'.    Psaki also managed to ruffle more feathers in the briefing room Tuesday when she hit out at a Politico reporter accusing her of 'putting words in my mouth' over the White House's China strategy.  This came after it emerged the press secretary has been trying to find out questions  from reporters in advance of her press briefings in the two weeks since Joe Biden took office.  House Republicans have slammed White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and demanded she 'immediately apologize' for 'demeaning' the US Space Forc Psaki was...
    Newly resurfaced tweets from President Joe Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki show that she pushed the Russia collusion hoax and claimed “Trump supporters are the worst.” Screenshots of Psaki’s tweets, some as recent as last year, were shared by conservative commentator Jack Posobiec. In a February 2020 tweet, in response to one user who responded sarcastically to a tweet she had shared from her personal account, Psaki claimed “Trump supporters are the worst no [question].”   And here we have @PressSec slamming Bernie and Trump supporters pic.twitter.com/W29kmG7TC7 — Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) February 2, 2021 Psaki wrote in 2017, “Important to remember Flynn is the tip of the iceberg. Russia ties with Trump team, and interest in creating chaos in US are ongoing.” BREAKING: @PressSec spent years peddling the baseless Russiagate conspiracy theory pic.twitter.com/av9fxuSOas — Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) February 2, 2021 Later that year, in May, Psaki wrote, “Comey...
    More On: white house White House reportedly quizzed reporters on what they’d ask before briefings Biden meets with GOP lawmakers in Oval Office over COVID relief bill Biden looking into yanking Trump’s access to intelligence briefings Biden to host GOP senators at White House to discuss COVID relief plan White House press secretary Jen Psaki came under fire Tuesday for what one leading Republican lawmaker called her “disgraceful comment” about the US Space Force. Psaki was asked by a reporter during her daily press briefing whether President Biden had decided on the future of the newest branch of the military, established by former President Donald Trump when he signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Psaki appeared unprepared for the question and responded by seemingly likening it to repeated inquiries from reporters last month about whether Biden planned to change the color scheme of Air Force One. “Wow! Space...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has tried to find out questions from reporters before her press briefings, it emerged Tuesday. The attempts to probe for what she will be asked at the on-camera briefings caused such concern that it was raised at a private meeting of the White House Correspondents Association, the Daily Beast reported. Multiple sources said leaders of the White House Correspondents Association, a group dedicated to maintaining journalists' access to the executive branch of government, advised reporters to push back against any of these requests from Biden's press team or to not reply. White House reporters also expressed concern that the disclosure that Psaki's team were trying to find out what she would be asked could create the perception they are coordinating with the messaging political communication staff are trying to push for their bosses. There is no suggestion any reporters complied with the White House...
    The White House on Thursday ducked questions about the chaos in the stock market involving GameStop, which has seen its shares skyrocket this week thanks to a group of small investors on Reddit.  Over the last few days, a Reddit group called WallStreetBets that boasts some 4.7 million members has been an online rallying spot for those urging people to buy and hold GameStop shares, punishing short sellers by sending prices soaring.  Robinhood and Interactive Brokers then restricted trading in red-hot GameStop and other stocks that had soared this week. That dealt a blow to the army of retail investors taking on Wall Street professionals and prompted several policymakers to voice their concern.  As the chaos continued to spiral, CNN's Kaitlan Collins was the first to ask about press secretary Jen Psaki about the controversy.  'Given all the volatility surrounding Wall Street and GameStop, what is the Biden administration doing to...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said 'all violence' will be reviewed as part of the Biden administration's efforts to tackle domestic violent extremism in the wake of the January 6 riot on the US Capitol as well as recent unrest in Portland, Seattle and Denver.  Speaking in the White House press briefing Tuesday, Psaki confirmed that the national security team will look at all violence going on nationwide through the same lens - whether from right-wing extremists or left-wing agitators.  'All violence happening around the country will be reviewed by the tasking by the national security team,' Psaki said.   Her comments came after Fox News Journalist Peter Doocy asked if the office of Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines is branding the people who participated in riots in Portland, Oregon, as 'domestic violent extremists' alongside the Capitol rioters.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki (above) has said...
    Washington — White House press secretary Jen Psaki is taking questions from reporters Tuesday as President Joe Biden prepares to detail his racial equity agenda and sign more executive actions. Psaki will be joined in the briefing room by domestic policy adviser Susan Rice. Mr. Biden is expected to use his executive authority to disavow racism and xenophobia toward Asian Americans, which have been targeted because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CBS News reported Monday. The forthcoming action follows weeks of preparation from Mr. Biden's transition team and the the new White House Domestic Policy Council.How to watch the White House press briefing What: White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds a press briefing When: Tuesday, January 26 Time: 12:30 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream: Live on CBSN in the player above or on your mobile or streaming device Former President...
    President Biden’s White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki did not wear a mask while fielding questions from reporters during Monday’s briefing despite the administration’s push for 100 days of masking and Biden’s executive order requiring masks on federal property with limited exceptions. Psaki spoke from the podium without a mask on as she has done before in previous briefings. During Monday’s press briefing, Psaki briefly previewed the first of their forthcoming “science-led” public health briefings which will begin Wednesday. Psaki said they will “typically” occur three times a week and feature public health officials and members of the coronavirus response team: White House Press Sec. Psaki says public health officials will hold briefings on the coronavirus pandemic 3 times a week beginning Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/w19HHmGhLG — MSNBC (@MSNBC) January 25, 2021 Notably, Dr. Anthony Fauci did not wear a mask while speaking at a White House briefing last week, but told...
    CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter has already vouched for the Biden White House's relationship with the truth, praising new press secretary Jen Psaki's "refreshing" commitment to delivering accurate information. Stelter shared a chyron from Sunday's episode of his show "Reliable Sources" that read, "Psaki promises to share 'accurate info' (How refreshing)." To drive the point home, he tweeted "(How refreshing)." Stelter made sure to let his Twitter followers know he wrote the graphic about Psaki, a former CNN commentator and longtime Democratic flack. Psaki has pledged to hold daily press briefings, a break from the Trump White House, which essentially mothballed the longstanding practice. ABC’S 'THIS WEEK' EDITS OUT SCHUMER'S UNFORTUNATE TRUMP GAFFE ON SENATE FLOOR Stelter's credulousness is part of a pattern from his network and other outlets to preemptively declare the Biden White House a den of truth-telling. CNN White House correspondent John Harwood tweeted that "truth" and "knowledge" were back on the...
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese are holding a press briefing on President Joe Biden's second full day in office.  Psaki and Deese are expected to discuss the president's $1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus economic relief plan. The package includes $400 billion to stop the spread of COVID-19 and increase vaccine distribution; over $1 trillion to assist families needing direct financial support; and $440 billion in emergency funds for cash-poor small businesses and communities. The White House's plan, which Mr. Biden said he plans to send to Congress soon, includes additional $1,400 direct payments to most Americans, on top of the $600 payments approved in December under the previous Congress.  How to watch White House press briefing today What: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese brief reporters  Date: Friday, January 22, 2021  Time: 12:30 p.m. ET Location: White House, Washington,...
    JOE Biden's new top team are settling into the White House. He has brought in Jen Psaki as his new press secretary, and she ran her first press briefing alongside the President on January 20. 6Jen Psaki is the new White House press secretaryCredit: EPA Who is Jen Psaki? Jen Psaki, 42, from Stamford, Connecticut is the current White House press secretary. She began her career in the early 2000's, working on the the re-election campaigns of Iowa Democrats Tom Harkin for the Senate and Tom Vilsack for governor in 2001. She graduated from the College of William & Mary with a degree in English and sociology one year previously. In 2004, Ms Psaki became deputy press secretary for John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, before serving as communications director to Joseph Crowley the following year. She also acted as press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified on Thursday that President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI directory Chris Wray and will keep him on the job. Psaki took to Twitter to clear up the administration's position on Wray after she caused doubt about it when she refused to say the president had confidence in the director during her first press briefing. Her mea culpa was notable considering her predecessors in the role under former President Donald Trump had an antagonistic relationship with most of the White House press corps, often attacking reporters from their spot at the podium. 'I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday so wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role and he has confidence in the job he is doing,' Psaki tweeted on Thursday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified that President Joe Biden has...
    ▶ Watch Video: CBSN Washington — White House press secretary Jen Psaki is holding the second press briefing of the new Biden administration Thursday as President Joe Biden rolls out his national strategy for defeating the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will be joining Psaki in the briefing room, she said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” The new administration is focusing its first full day in office on the federal response to the coronavirus crisis, with the president poised to use his executive authority to bolster production of vaccines, test supplies and personal protective equipment. How to watch White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s briefing What: White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds a briefing Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Time: 4 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream:...
    President Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, held the first media briefing of his administration after his inauguration Wednesday evening, vowing to bring “truth and transparency” back to the White House. Psaki, a veteran of Democratic campaigns and administrations, will be the face of the all-female senior White House communications team as Biden settles into his presidency. Here’s what to know about the background of the new president’s top spin doctors. Career Psaki, who was raised in Connecticut, has worked for Democrats in Washington since at least 2004, when she served in John Kerry’s presidential campaign. From there, she moved onto both of President Obama’s campaigns and served as the top State Department spokesperson during his second term. By the end of Obama’s time in office, she had graduated to be his communications director starting in 2014. She did not work for Biden’s 2020 campaign, and...
    Jen Psaki made her debut in the White House Briefing Room on Wednesday as President Biden's press secretary.  Psaki previously served in the Obama administration from 2009-2017. She first began as deputy White House press secretary and was later elevated to deputy White House communications director.  In 2013, she moved to the State Department where she served as a spokesperson for then-Secretary of State John Kerry.  PSAKI SAYS SHE WILL BRING 'TRUTH AND TRANSPARENCY BACK' DURING FIRST WHITE HOUSE PRESS BRIEFING During her tenure at the State Department, Psaki was known for her combative exchanges with reporters. One of those exchanges became at the center of a controversy after it was discovered in 2016 that an eight-minute exchange from 2013 with Fox News reporter James Rosen was edited out of the State Department archives, where she appears to admit that the department previously misled reporters and the American people about the origins...
    President Joe Biden's new press secretary Jen Psaki promised to bring 'transparency and truth' back to the government - and told reporters that she respects the role they play during her first press briefing.  'I will just state because you gave me the opportunity I have deep respect for the role of a free and independent press in our democracy and for the role all of you play,' Psaki said. It was a far cry from former President Donald Trump's and his White House press secretaries' war against the media, with Trump often calling reporters the 'enemy of the people.'  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said her goal was to bring 'transparency and truth' back to the government and she told White House reporters she respected the role they played  Psaki briefed for the first time in the hours following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden on Wednesday ...
    President Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, held the first media briefing of his administration after his inauguration Wednesday evening, vowing to bring “truth and transparency” back to the White House. Psaki, a veteran of Democratic campaigns and administrations, will be the face of the all-female senior White House communications team as Biden settles into his presidency. Here’s what to know about the background of the new president’s top spin doctors. Career Psaki, who was raised in Connecticut, has worked for Democrats in Washington since at least 2004, when she served in John Kerry’s presidential campaign. From there, she moved onto both of President Obama’s campaigns and served as the top State Department spokesperson during his second term. By the end of Obama’s time in office, she had graduated to be his communications director starting in 2014. She did not work for Biden’s 2020 campaign, and instead...
    Incoming White House press secretary Jen Psaki hit the ground running Wednesday evening with the brand of completely normal, truthful, run of the mill press briefings we have been longing for four years. Psaki began by saying she intends to restore daily White House briefings with an emphasis on “bringing truth and transparency” back to the Biden administration. Psaki was most animated around questions related to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief and rescue package President Biden has proposed. She said Biden wakes up “every morning” thinking about getting the pandemic under control and goes to bed every night thinking about getting the pandemic under control. Asked if there was any “wiggle room” on the price tag of bill, which some Republican lawmakers are already balking at, Psaki responded, “What are you going to cut? Funding for vaccinations? Funding for unemployment insurance? Funding for opening schools?" The legislation, she said, wasn’t assembled to simply cost a certain amount but rather...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden tasked her with bringing “truth and transparency” back to the briefing room. “When the president asked me to serve in this role, we talked about the importance of bringing truth and transparency back to the briefing room,” she told reporters at the top of her own first briefing. “He asked me to ensure we’re communicating about the policies across the Biden-Harris administration and the work his team is doing every day on behalf of all American people.” (RELATED: Biden Signs Executive Orders That Rejoin Paris Climate Accords, Require Masks On Federal Property And Support ‘Underserved Communities’) “There will be times when we see things differently in this room,” Psaki continued. “That’s okay. That’s part of our democracy. Rebuilding trust with the American people will be central to our focus in the press office and in the White House.”...
    Jen Psaki's first press briefing as White House press secretary for President Biden is set to take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, hours after the Democrat's inauguration. News Jen Psaki Joe Biden Inauguration
    President Joe Biden has pledged to increase the frequency White House press briefing — an event that became increasingly rare during the final months of former President Donald Trump’s administration. And sure enough, Biden’s press secretary will hit the ground running, as she is set to speak with the media just hours after the 46th president takes the oath of office. Jen Psaki, who will serve as the Biden administration’s chief spokesperson, is scheduled to take the podium at 7 p.m. ET. Her appearance with the press corps will cap off a busy Day 1 for the new president. There are roughly a dozen executive orders which Biden plans to sign immediately after assuming command. Among the items on the first day agenda, Biden will sign an order reentering the U.S. in the Paris climate accord, and he plans to revoke Trump’s travel ban on a number of Muslim-majority...
    Incoming Press Secretary Jen Psaki was roasted on Tuesday night for claiming her critics are simply puppets of the Russian propaganda machine after a photo revealed she once wore a communist hammer-and-sickle logo.  "’If you criticize me you're Putin's puppet’ is a hell of a great start for Biden's spox,” radio host Larry O’Connor reacted. Jen Psaki, an Obama administration alum, was one of several women who were named to head the White House communications team recently announced by the Biden-Harris transition. (Sciulli/Getty Images for Politicon) Psaki, an Obama administration and CNN alumna, was one of several women named to the Biden-Harris White House communications team. She is set to take over the podium in the White House briefing room.  USA TODAY PANNED FOR 'FACT CHECKING' VIRAL PHOTO OF JEN PSAKI WEARING HAMMER AND SICKLE HAT: 'MISSING CONTEXT' However, following the announcement of Psaki's hire, a 2014 image resurfaced featuring...
    President-Elect Joe Biden has chosen Jen Psaki to be his White House press secretary. This comes amid news that Biden is crafting an all-female senior communications team for the other parts of his administration. Biden’s campaign and transition teams confirmed on Sunday that Psaki, a former White House communications director for the Obama administration, will succeed Kayleigh McEnany as press secretary. On top of that, several of the most prominent women from Team Biden have been tagged for their own major White House roles. Deputy Campaign Manager Kate Bedingfield will be communications director, Karine Jean-Pierre will be Deputy Press Secretary, and Symone Sanders will be chief spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris. 1. NEWS Biden/Harris White House Press Team@KBeds – Comms Director@jrpsaki – Press Sec@K_JeanPierre – Principal Dep Press Sec@pilitobar87 – Dep Comms Director @SymoneDSanders – KH Chief Spox @AshleyEtienne09 – KH Comms Director @EAlexander332 – Dr. Biden Comms...
    President-elect Joe Biden has named Jen Psaki as the public face of his incoming administration. Prior to accepting the high-profile role of press secretary, Psaki was former President Barack Obama's former communications director and is the lead press liaison for the Biden transition. "Honored to work again for @JoeBiden, a man I worked on behalf of during the Obama-Biden Admin as he helped lead economic recovery, rebuilt our relationships with partners (turns out good practice) and injected empathy and humanity into nearly every meeting I sat in," she tweeted. Honored to work again for @JoeBiden, a man I worked on behalf of during the Obama-Biden Admin as he helped lead economic recovery, rebuilt our relationships with partners (turns out good practice) and injected empathy and humanity into nearly every meeting I sat in.— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) November 29, 2020 Joining Psaki in Biden's all-women communications leadership is Kate Bedingfield, who...
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