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Breaking: Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

  • Sean Spicer resigned from his post as White House press secretary Friday morning following President Donald Trump’s decision to name hedge fund financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, the New York Timesreported.
  • Spicer reportedly objected to Scaramucci’s appointment, telling the president it was a major mistake, according to the Times.
  • Spicer came on as press secretary in January. His tenure was characterized by a combative and elusive relationship with the White House press corps. Read more (7/21/17 12 PM)

Update: Sarah Huckabee Sanders named press secretary

  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders was named White House press secretary Friday afternoon, a post she will take over from Sean Spicer, who tendered his resignation Friday morning.
  • Huckabee Sanders — daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — has been the face of the White House press shop since May, when Spicer stepped back from his on-camera briefing role. Read more (7/21/17 3 PM)

3 things to know about Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director

  • He’s a well-known hedge fund manager who goes by “the Mooch”
  • He used to be team #NeverTrump. During the Republican primary, Scaramucci lambasted then-candidate Donald Trump during an appearance on the Fox Business channel. Scaramucci called Trump a “hack politician,” for his position on taxing hedge fund managers. 
  • His name has been floated for a number of Trump administration gigs. Read more (7/21/17)

Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary. We’ll…

Sean Spicer has resigned as White House press secretary. We’ll definitely never forget these moments.

Breaking: Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretarySean…

Breaking: Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

  • Sean Spicer resigned from his post as White House press secretary Friday morning following President Donald Trump’s decision to name hedge fund financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director, the New York Timesreported.
  • Spicer reportedly objected to Scaramucci’s appointment, telling the president it was a major mistake, according to the Times.
  • Spicer came on as press secretary in January. His tenure was characterized by a combative and elusive relationship with the White House press corps. Read more (7/21/17 12 PM)

The White House on Friday released its annual report on the…

  • The White House on Friday released its annual report on the salaries of every member working in the executive office of the president, with 22 staffers making the maximum $179,700 annual salary.
  • Former President Barack Obama had 16 staffers pulling the maximum salary in his final year in office.
  • The White House is required release the salary list annually in a report to Congress. Read more. (7/1/17, 10:44 AM)

Watchdogs urge White House to stop hiding behind…

Watchdogs urge White House to stop hiding behind “cowardly” bully pulpit and televise briefings

  • It’s time for the Trump administration to stop “hiding behind the bully pulpit” and meet the press — on camera — according to a major good government group.
  • Washington watchdog organization Common Cause called out the White House press office on Tuesday for refusing to allow broadcasting of the daily briefing session with the media.
  • “The camera and live audio bans are part of a disturbing pattern out of the Trump administration to attack institutions that serve as a check on power,” the non-partisan organization, which claims more than 700,000 members nationwide, said in a letter addressed to White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Read more (6/27/17)

The White House invited a man who said Hillary Clinton should be…

The White House invited a man who said Hillary Clinton should be shot to a bill signing today — then condemned ‘Julius Caesar’

  • The White House invited New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro to Friday’s signing of a veterans’ protection bill.
  • Last year, Baldasaro called for then-Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton to be shot by a “firing squad.”
  • Later Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer condemned the Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar on Friday, saying the play’s scene of the assassination of Caesar — who was depicted by a character that looked like President Donald Trump — is “troubling.” 
  • Spicer went on to condemn the “lack of outrage” over the play. Read more (6/23/17)

Sean Spicer is interviewing for his own replacement, report…

Sean Spicer is interviewing for his own replacement, report says

  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer may no longer be part of your midday must-see TV line-up.
  • Spicer is currently interviewing candidates to take over his role behind the White House briefing room podium. 
  • Spicer himself is seeking to transition to a more senior position, according to a report from Politico. Read more (6/19/17)

Sean Spicer’s days of on-camera press briefings may be…

Sean Spicer’s days of on-camera press briefings may be behind him, report says

  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s daily briefing may not be long for the airwaves. Politico reported Thursday that President Donald Trump is considering “scaling back” Spicer’s public-facing role.
  • According to Politico’s report, Spicer’s is not expected to give his daily on-camera briefing after Trump’s foreign trip, which begins Friday. 
  • Instead, Spicer will step into an unspecified “senior role” while deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will handle the public-facing briefings, Politico reported. Read more (5/18/17)