Elicker Pressed On Columbus


by New Haven Independent

New Haven Independent— The city should have a community conversation about potentially renaming Christopher Columbus Family Academy on Grand Avenue in Fair Haven. Mayor-Elect Justin Elicker offered that idea Thursday afternoon in response to the first surprise question he fielded since Tuesday’s election by a local reporter — who also happens to be a third-grader at East Rock Community School.

www.dailykos.com—White House press secretary's schedule proves that for Trump, it's Fox News over a free press. White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham had big shoes to fill when it came to dishonesty, disdain for the press, and general Trumpiness. She has more than filled them. Since starting her job in July, Grisham has not held a single press briefing, continuing the legacy of her predecessor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who stopped holding them in March. Grisham has completed the transition under Trump to the White House press secretary being wholly a propaganda position, and the media outlets she’s...

Washington Examiner—White House press secretary says only Trump will decide if and when press briefings return. The last briefing from a White House press secretary occurred 245 days ago and will not resume until President Trump gives the go-ahead.

www.rawstory.com—SNL’s Kellyanne Conway holds press conference to knock down impeachment while real press secretary ‘is in hiding’. SNL’s Kate McKinnon reprised her Kellyanne Conway impression on Saturday night, holding a press conference in place of missing-in-action White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham. During the segment, which also featured a stand-in for hero dog Conan, she attempted to make the point that impeachment is now off the table after the dog’s exploits. “It is [