Chicago Sun-Times
The scoop from Washington

One year ago today: Obama last prime time East Room Press conference (and that Gates question)

| No Comments

lynnobama.jpgWhite House press conference, July 22, 2009

WASHINGTON--It's been one year since President Obama's last East Room prime time news conference, where Obama's answer to my question about the arrest of Harvard professor Skip Gates triggered a national conversation about race-- and the White House "beer summit." The anniversary comes as the nation debates race again--and the role of media--in the firing of USDA worker Shirley Sherrod, who was on Wednesday offered a job back when it became clear to the White House and USDA secretary Tom Vilsack she never made a racist speech to the NAACP.

The story behind my question here.

My Politics Daily story here

Leave a comment

Get the Sweet widget

More widgets


Lynn Sweet

Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Stay in touch

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Lynn Sweet published on July 22, 2010 6:49 AM.

Blagojevich trial early end a gift to Democrats was the previous entry in this blog.

Lisa Madigan meeting with Tenenbaum, Obama consumer products chief, in Chicago for first time is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.