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Brian Karem

Brian Karem is the senior White House correspondent for Playboy magazine. He successfully sued Donald Trump to keep his press pass after Trump tried to suspend it. He has also gone to jail to defend a reporter’s right to keep confidential sources.


Articles by Brian Karem

July 28, 2021 5:30 am

What the Jan. 6 Committee Could Mean for Trump

As the right wing attacks the four officers who testified in the first hearing, the new Capitol Police chief says he is proud of them.
Brian Karem
July 22, 2021 5:30 am

Team Biden vs. COVID Misinformation

Facebook, Fox, the ‘disinformation dozen’—and the implications for our democracy.
Brian Karem
July 15, 2021 5:30 am

What’s Missing from Biden’s Antitrust Executive Order

“Rather than competing for consumers,” big companies “are consuming their competitors.”
Brian Karem
July 9, 2021 5:30 am

Here Comes the Taliban

The White House anticipates an “uptick” in violence in Afghanistan as the U.S. withdraws—but rule of the country is at stake.
Brian Karem
July 2, 2021 8:22 pm

The Press and the Process Question

How White House briefings have changed since the full press corps has been allowed in—and how they still need to improve.
Brian Karem
June 27, 2021 1:33 am

Trump Resumes His ‘Big Lie’ Rallies While Biden Focuses on Getting Things Done

A week of historic and hysterical political news.
Brian Karem
June 17, 2021 7:44 am

The GOP’s Alternate Reality Industry

Plus, Eric Swalwell’s restroom run-in with Ted Cruz.
Brian Karem
June 10, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Long Game and His Short Game

As his European trip gets underway and his infrastructure bill stalls, the president remains aloof about how he intends to achieve some of his big goals.
Brian Karem
June 8, 2021 5:30 am

U.S. Set to Discuss Ransomware with European Allies

And other highlights of the first full White House press briefing in 819 days.
Brian Karem
June 2, 2021 5:30 am

Defending Democracy Demands Deeds

A source close the president says he might consider creating his own January 6 commission.
Brian Karem