Manning’s Treatment Assailed

Mar 12, 2011
“Ridiculous counterproductive stupid" Those are the words chosen by US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley to describe the country’s treatment of Pfc Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaker being held in solitary confinement in a military jail Crowley to describe the country’s treatment of Pfc Bradley Manning.
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Gibbs to Sign Off as Press Secretary

Jan 6, 2011
Wednesday was a big day on Capitol Hill, what with the 112th Congress convening with a Republican at the helm of the House and with the announcement of a significant change in the Obama administration: Press secretary Robert Gibbs will leave his post in February.

He Works Hard for the Money

Aug 18, 2007
The innovator of the Snow job says he'll be leaving the White House before George W. Bush, but it won't be for health reasons: "I've told people when my money runs out, then I've got to go." Press secretary Tony Snow's spintastic rhetorical flair will surely be missed by a president always in need of damage control and a blogosphere that has grown attached to those "did he just say that?" moments.