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A Front Row Seat To Spin

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The annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner is this week. It's typically when press, politicians and celebrities gather to give scholarships and attend after-parties. This year is a little different. President Trump and his staff aren't attending, and some news organizations aren't participating like they used to. Is this a symptom of the contentious relationship between the current executive branch and the press? A group of White House correspondents from different newsrooms join us to talk about some of the memorable press room exchanges under the Trump administration and the challenge of cutting through the spin to get to the truth. Our guests are Glenn Thrush, White House correspondent for The New York Times, Jim Acosta, White House correspondent for CNN and Ashley Parker, White House reporter for The Washington Post.

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