Welcome back to The Best & The Brightest, I’m Peter Hamby.
Greetings from my Delta seat 30,000 miles somewhere above Nebraska. I’m on the way to Iowa to gorge myself on deep-fried Oreos, ogle the Butter Cow, and figure out if DonaldTrump’s support among Republicans in Iowa is softening as his legal challenges grow deeper. But today’s edition is about the man currently occupying the Oval Office, JoeBiden, and his souring relationship with the White House press corps, which has been venting about their lack of access to the president and Biden’s tendency to ignore their pesky questions—even as he grants interviews to influencers and celebrities.
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Goat Rodeo: It’s never good when a news outlet has to put an explicit language warning before quotes from a congressman. Nor when a congressman’s office releases a...
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Last week, after a “Bidenomics” event in New Mexico, PeterDoocy of Fox News approached the president to ask about the latest kernel of intrigue in the ongoing HunterBiden scandal—the allegation that Hunter would sometimes put his powerful father on speakerphone to...
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