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The Daily White House Briefing: 'Must-See TV' With An Uncertain Future

There has been a rising storm of high dudgeon among the national media in recent days because the daily briefings have been closed to cameras — when the briefings happened at all.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer departs after a briefing at the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. / Win McNamee / Getty Images

Presidential spokesman Sean Spicer held an on-camera briefing at the White House Tuesday, his first in eight days and possibly his last. At least he refused to say it wasn't.

"We're always looking for ways to do a better job of articulating the president's message and his agenda, and we'll continue to have those discussions internally. When we have an announcement of a personnel nature we will let you know."

No one wants to discuss his own job security with a room full of at-times hostile reporters. But that wasn't the White House press secretary's only awkward moment. He was

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