White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest and 11 of his predecessors released a statement on Monday in tribute to James Brady, the press secretary for President Ronald Reagan who died Monday afternoon. Brady, wounded in the 1981 assassination attempt on Reagan, became an avid gun-control advocate. Here is an NBC News segment on Brady’s legacy.

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died at age 73, his family says

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Former White House Press Secretary James Brady has died at age 73, his family says

CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.

(Source: yahoonews)

msnbc:

Jon Stewart: I have a, it’s like a career aptitude test.
Hillary Clinton: This is good, this is good. I’m ready.
JS: … Do you like commuting to work or do you like a home office?
HRC: You know, I’ve spent so many years commuting, I’d kind of prefer a home office. …
JS: Do you have a favorite shape for that home office?
HRC: (Laughs)
JS: Do you like that office, let’s say, would you like that office, would you like it to have corners, or would you like it not to have corners?
HRC: You know, I think that the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have, the better.
WATCH.
(Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP)

msnbc:

Jon Stewart: I have a, it’s like a career aptitude test.

Hillary Clinton: This is good, this is good. I’m ready.

JS: … Do you like commuting to work or do you like a home office?

HRC: You know, I’ve spent so many years commuting, I’d kind of prefer a home office. …

JS: Do you have a favorite shape for that home office?

HRC: (Laughs)

JS: Do you like that office, let’s say, would you like that office, would you like it to have corners, or would you like it not to have corners?

HRC: You know, I think that the world is so complicated, the fewer corners that you can have, the better.

WATCH.

(Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP)

White House staffers are using the hashtag #TheBearIsLoose when President Obama goes off his tightly held official schedule and casually meets with members of the public. He was castigated by Republicans for doing so this week as the humanitarian situation on the border with Mexico worsens.
"If I had known then what I know now, I would have succumbed less often to chasing the same soccer ball down the field that everybody else was."

— Former White House press secretary Jay Carney’s exit interview

usatoday:

In a new Quinnipiac University Poll, President Barack Obama has been voted the worst president since World War II.

Meet Josh Earnest, the new White House press secretary (via Politico)

politico:

Google is a Washington powerhouse that shapes federal law, rewards congressional allies and boasts a new 54,000-square-foot office, just down the road from the U.S. Capitol. But the Internet giant quietly has planted its political roots in places far beyond the Beltway — in state legislatures and city councils that have become hotbeds for tech policy fights.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/google-lobbying-108167.html#ixzz35SYb5nTf

"I have loved every minute of every day, even the many minutes of many days that I’ve spent in this room."

— Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney delivers his last press briefing.