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Hello last week President Obama -- the press from a golf outing with Tiger Woods and today President Obama kicking reporters out again but this time it wasn't golf game.
The present -- me with a National Governors Association.
I look forward or partnering him -- that.
What I wanna do is clear up for us so we can take some questions.
Clear out the rest well the president was talking with governors governors reelected so I we intend to at least hear what was said.
Washington the chief political correspondent Byron York joins us -- -- tied to Byron but we'd like to.
Yeah I know this was not a case in which the press was expecting -- -- questions of the president the press just want to see these exchanges between the governors and the president because I got a lot of issues between each other.
And I actually talk to a few of the governors today Jindal on walker and Haley.
And they really did have some interesting kind of frank exchanges about -- spending cuts with the -- we didn't see any of that because.
President kicked them all locked.
Is unusual other -- done the same in a similar situation well this president has actually allowed the men in previous this -- an annual National Governors Association meeting they've actually been allowed in and previous ones.
This is kind of sensitive moment between Obama in the white house press corps at that at the end of the first term.
They counted up all -- press conference as the president given found that he given fewer than any recent president -- gave 79.
Bush did 89 Bill Clinton did -- 133.
And then even when they counted not just press conferences but these little casual exchanges -- question or two with the press.
It was even worse Obama have done a 107.
Bush had done 354 and Clinton had done 612 so this is a president who really doesn't have a lot to do with.
Perhaps well he ran transparency that is the big issues always is getting clobbered between the -- I get to -- forward that in and now that mr.
-- Linus and if -- gonna keep the press out that's only gonna make the press angrier at least the white house press -- -- and they were there were very irritated just last week when the president goes down Florida spends three days at a golf resort including -- round of golf -- Tiger Woods.
And they're basically kept in a minivan -- -- half you know off the golf course and never see the president at all and so they complained about that said -- you know it's not that we.
Have to see him playing golf but this is symptomatic of not getting.
Any access to the president was put on Greta where all the time the white house press pool reports and -- -- -- say we didn't see the president never get the president yet an accident -- CBS take a little bit of a jab to make sure but he knows that the threat that they don't see the president's right.
Return another issue governor Chris Christie New Jersey will now as -- Washington Post will not be invited to see pack this year which is a very influential conserve political.
Actually yes that's in about three weeks that's a big deal I should say that the organizers of C -- are saying.
After this news came out.
Well you know there's still three weeks left we haven't you done all of our invitations so stay tuned but right now it looks like -- Who I believe in his own state is probably the most popular Republican and governor right now -- 74% approval in New Jersey not going to be elected not going to be invited the big thing is.
Everybody else is going to be there.
Rubio general Ryan bush -- Paul Perry Santorum mean everybody is anybody in the Republican -- world is gonna be there that was in December an accent I don't think now when you look at all the people who -- there any symbol T where's Chris Christie.
It's probably not an accident.
You have to remember that the Romney people are still very irritated with Chris Christie Romney will be -- -- -- -- -- They were irritated me beat him by him being so cozy with presidential -- like it sounds like a governor that Chris Christie it's a Governor Christie down -- Crist Charlie Crist -- -- in Florida hugging President Obama on the tarmac exactly.
And a lot of members of congress Republican members of congress are irritated with him from being so vocal about wanting so much.
Relief aid after hurricane sandy was they felt was a lot of pork.
So he he -- he angered the the former presidential candidate and a certain amount of the house leadership.
And -- some government to that the amount that he wanted that that they consider pork.
Actually is is almost equal to the amount of -- budget cuts they get they get CES yeah sixty billion and a budget cuts about 82 I've -- all up and 111 bill -- -- so that in there there are some sensitive relations but I mean Chris Christie is a serious national figure.
In the Republican Party seems kind of odd that he's not going to be I -- a serious national figure in New Jersey.
Well not just in New Jersey I mean he's he's you look when you when you go through the list of possible 2016 contenders having Chris Christie is.
Is there is -- is anybody else.
-- his -- thank you thank you.
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