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UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Black man accuses Sean Spicer of hurling racial slur at him

A black man yelled at former White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a bookstore and accused Spicer of calling him a racial slur when they were students at a …


Reliable Source: Sean Spicer to judge DC dance contest because … why not?

From White House to dance-off judge, Sean Spicer using his fame for charity.


Margaret Sullivan: Don’t cry for Sean Spicer. He should have quit immediately.

There’s something about Sean Spicer that inspires pity. He’s had so much to deal with: the brutal “Saturday Night Live” skewerings. The fact that his boss, President Donald Trump, wouldn’t …


UPDATED: Fri., July 21, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman …


Sean Spicer says he doesn’t face reporters on TV because it would distract from the president

President Donald Trump’s press secretary went more than a week without facing the press on TV, the Washington Post noted. The White House seems to be making a habit of …


UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 9:55 a.m.

Mike Dubke resigns as White House communications director

Mike Dubke has resigned as White House communications director in the first of what could be a series of changes to President Donald Trump’s senior staff amid the growing Russia …


Sean Spicer cutouts are popping up in bushes worldwide, thanks to a Canadian professor

As Sean Spicer scrambled to explain to reporters why President Donald Trump suddenly decided to fire FBI director James Comey last week, the White House press secretary huddled with his …


Contradictions by Trump create credibility gap for aides

When the report burst forth alleging that President Donald Trump had revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats, the White House quickly dispatched Trump’s national security adviser to declare that …


Fox News’ Kimberly Guilfoyle is openly gunning for Sean Spicer’s job

The indignities just keep piling up on Sean Spicer. Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is now openly gunning for the White House press secretary’s job, telling the Bay Area News …


Parker: Trump talk is Orweillian, but why?

So what are we to make of Trump’s constantly shifting facts and truths? Is he lying? Pretending?


Sean Spicer won’t deny that Trump is secretly recording White House conversations

Press Secretary Sean Spicer was given several opportunities Friday to deny that President Trump is secretly recording conversations that occur in the White House. He never did.


Melissa McCarthy mocks Sean Spicer with motorized podium

NEW YORK – Melissa McCarthy has gone into the streets of Manhattan to lampoon White House press secretary Sean Spicer. The comedian was captured on video Friday morning riding a …


Is this a new Trump? Abrupt reversals may reflect experience

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is abruptly reversing himself on key issues. And for all his usual bluster, he’s startlingly candid about the reason: He’s just now really learning about …


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Spicer apologizes for ‘insensitive’ reference to Holocaust

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an “inappropriate and insensitive” comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons …


Dana Milbank: Trump is a man without plans

Such policy anticlimaxes are becoming routine in Trump world. Tough rhetoric, big promises – and no substance. Trump looks more and more like a man without a plan.


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

White House promises not to repeat claim that UK spied on Trump

The White House has promised that it won’t repeat its claim that U.K. spies snooped on President Donald Trump, the British government said Friday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 9 p.m.

Justice Department asks for more time on wiretapping evidence

Facing a Monday deadline, the Justice Department asked lawmakers for more time to provide evidence backing up President Donald Trump’s unproven assertion that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper …


Partisan bashing proves CBO’s worth

Even when CBO’s numbers are wrong, it retains its credibility – because it goes about its business in a fair and transparent way.


Sean Spicer wore an upside-down flag pin. The internet reacted.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer showed up to his Friday press briefing wearing an upside-down American flag pin on his lapel, prompting a reaction on the internet.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 1:51 p.m.

Kathleen Parker: Spicer’s answers lack military precision

Sean Spicer would do well – and would be well served – if he’d treat all reporters with the same respect he wishes for himself.


White House blocks CNN, New York Times from press briefing

Anyone wondering when – or if – CNN would stop breaking into regular programming to show the daily media briefing by White House press secretary Sean Spicer now has an …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Amid fears of federal marijuana crackdown, state attorney general vows to ‘defend the will of Washington voters’

Washington officials say they’re prepared to wage a legal battle if the Trump administration tries to shut down the state’s booming recreational marijuana industry.


Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles – including Trump

The Trump administration’s attempts to translate the president’s hardline campaign rhetoric on immigration into reality have run into two major roadblocks: the complexity of reshaping a sprawling immigration system and …


Froma Harrop: Image is everything to Trump

White House spokesman Sean Spicer and Trump’s more reptilian proxies seem to serve an audience of one. Their job is to maintain the illusion of an all-powerful executive, a fearsome …


Kathleen Parker: Law of Pendulum to smack Trump

Trump’s childish and petulant manner, meanwhile, further reinforces long-held concerns that this man can’t be trusted to lead a dog-and-pony act, much less the nation.


Spicer says he ‘clearly meant Orlando’ in talk of Atlanta attack

President Donald Trump’s press secretary says he meant to say Orlando when he repeatedly referenced a terror attack in Atlanta during interviews and a press briefing last week.


Media critic to speak at University of Idaho says ‘send the interns’ to cover Trump

Here’s a thought from a prominent media critic: Major news organizations shouldn’t waste “talent and prestige” by sending their best reporters to cover Donald Trump’s White House. Instead, Jay Rosen …


Former Bush press secretary says Trump should not be ‘misunderestimated’

A former White House press secretary under George W. Bush has some advice for Donald Trump’s communications office: Focus on policy, and salvage whatever credibility is left to salvage.


U.S. has banned foreigners before, but this time it’s different

Donald Trump’s travel ban isn’t new.


Sean Spicer responds to Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ skit

It looks like Sean Spicer thinks Melissa McCarthy’s impression of him needs a little work.