HuffPo Joins The White House Press Corps
Marking a coup for digital journalism, those wily upstarts at the Huffington Post got a not-bad seat Obama's first White House press conference.
HuffPo's question, delivered by one Sam Stein, asked if Obama would agree to a Truth and Reconciliation Committee for the GOP as proposed by Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Obama parried, but the question joined the record books as the first one ever posed at a White House press conference from a web-only (and unabashedly partisan) news outlet.
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