Wanna know who is next to suck up to Obama on the Iran deal? Well thanks to Dylan Byers of Politico, now we know:
President Barack Obama held a private meeting with reporters and liberal columnists at the White House on Monday to discuss the administration’s Iran policy, sources with knowledge of the meeting told the On Media blog.
The meeting, one of many such off-the-record meetings the president has held with members of the media during his tenure, came just days after the United States, five other major powers and Iran struck a tentative deal to limit Tehran’s nuclear program.
Present at the meeting: The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Seib, The New York Times’ Carol Giacomo, The New Yorker’s Dexter Filkins, The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky, The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim and The Washington Post’s David Ignatius, Eugene Robinson, Ruth Marcus and Greg Sargent.
In recent days, Obama also held on-the-record interviews with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and NPR host Steve Inskeep, in which he discussed his views on the nuclear agreement at length.