Quotations that match 'briefing'.

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all. Kingman Brewster, Jr.
[ Ambassador Anything Briefing Dreadfully Function Indiscreet Object Paper Prevent Saying Something Sometimes Think True]
All my stories were usually titled, 'White House Says,' 'President Bush Wants,' and I relied on transcripts from the briefings. I relied on press releases that were sent to the press for the purpose of accurately portraying what the White House believed or wanted. Jeff Gannon
[ Accurately Believed Briefings Bush House Portraying President Press Purpose Releases Relied Says Sent Stories Titled Usually Wanted Wants Were White]
The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves. David Letterman
[ Briefings Bush George Giving House Intelligence Jokes Just Know Some Themselves These White Write]
The Clinton White House today said they would start to give national security and intelligence briefings to George Bush. I don't know how well this is working out. Today after the first one Bush said, 'I've got one question: What color is the red phone?' Bill Maher
[ After Briefings Bush Clinton Color First George Give Got House How Intelligence Know National Out Phone Question Red Said Security Start Today Well White Working Would]
Well my briefing was that Honduras was a small and vulnerable country just back on the path towards democracy it was about to have just before I arrived, the first elections for a civilian president in more than 9 years. John Negroponte
[ Arrived Back Before Briefing Civilian Country Democracy Elections First Honduras Just More Path President Small Than Towards Vulnerable Well Years]
There is a curious relationship between a candidate and the reporters who cover him. It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff, enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines. Ronald Steel
[ Ability Affected Between Briefings Candidate Competent Cover Curious Deadlines Enough Him Press Relationship Reporters Sandwiches Seats Small Staff Things Understand]
Political reporters no longer get to decide what's news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day's headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you're news. Daniel Hannan
[ Bingo Bloggers Briefings Correspondents Day Days Decide Dictated Dozen Enough Gave Get Headlines Interesting Lobby Longer Minister News Next Now Over Political Reporters Them Themselves Then Thereby Thousand]
In due course, following an additional debriefing, the FBI confirmed to me and to my former counsel, Tom Carter, that I was not a suspect in this case. I assumed that my involvement in the investigation was over. Steven Hatfill
[ Additional Assumed Carter Case Confirmed Counsel Course Due Fbi Following Former Investigation Involvement Over Suspect Tom]
I was given a White House - well, you will have to ask the White House that. But I asked to attend the White House briefing because I was, you know, because I wanted to report on the activities there. Jeff Gannon
[ Activities Ask Asked Attend Because Briefing Given House Know Report Wanted Well White Will]
When a test pilot comes off a flight, there is typically another pilot who is going to take it up, and he believes in the debriefing. You don't keep something to yourself. Wally Schirra
[ Another Believes Comes Flight Going Keep Off Pilot Something Take Test Typically Up Yourself]
We always get up about 5:30, and George gets up and goes in and gets the coffee and brings it to me, and that's been our ritual since we got married. And we read the newspapers in bed and drink coffee for about an hour probably, read our briefing papers. Laura Bush
[ Always Bed Been Briefing Brings Coffee Drink George Get Gets Goes Got Hour Married Newspapers Our Papers Probably Read Ritual Since Up]
Despite claims by some to the contrary, we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material. John Linder
[ Briefings Claims Contrary Despite Detect Effectively Existing Experts Fully Heard Hearings Material Nuclear Numerous Some Technologies Times]
The press briefing today I believe has lost much of its usefulness. Marlin Fitzwater
[ Believe Briefing Lost Much Press Today Usefulness]