WH Press Corps Up in Arms Over Surprise Embargo/Background

By Matt Dornic 

Members of the WH press corps are up in arms over a last minute change of rules for a discussion with David Axelrod and Anita Dunn. As you can see (below) from this morning’s correspondence from the White House, news outlets were told that today’s discussion was on the record with no mention of an embargo. Sources tell FishbowlDC that the WH has now revised their rules; stating that the meeting is on background and embargoed until Obama’s speech this evening.

Today at 1:30 PM, Senior Advisor David Axelrod and Communications Director Anita Dunn will hold a discussion with reporters on tonight’s health care address. The discussion will be on the record and will last about 40 minutes.

Attendance is limited to one reporter per outlet.

Please let me know whom to expect from your outlet by replying to this email.

What: Discussion with David Axelrod and Anita Dunn

When: Today at 1:30 PM

Where: Roosevelt Room – please gather in upper press by 1:25.