The White House released November’s intown pool schedule for media outlets that cover the president this morning, and for the first time, Talking Points Memo is on the list.
It’s the latest in a series of moves that TPM’s made over the past few months in growing as a news organization covering the administration, albeit from a liberal perspective. This move follows hiring Christina Bellantoni, who covered the White House for the Washington Times, and recently opening and staffing a DC bureau.
When I spoke with Josh Marshall in May, I was trying to figure out how a site that thrived off combating Republicans during the Bush years would grow with Democrats in power. At that time, the TPM lacked even one full-time staffer in Washington. But now, the site is clearly establishing a presence in the capital.
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