Obama Met Privately With Journalists Amid Iran Deal Media Push


HUFFINGTONPOST: NEW YORK — Facing congressional pushback, President Barack Obama has tried building support for a nuclear agreement with Iran in recent days by making the administration’s case through the news media. Obama discussed the preliminary Iran deal with New York Times columnist Tom Friedman in the Oval Office on Saturday afternoon, and two days later sat down with NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

The president has also argued in support of an agreement in private conversations with journalists. On Monday afternoon, he met with roughly a dozen opinion writers and editors at the White House for a nearly two-hour, off-the-record meeting focused primarily on the Iran deal, according to sources familiar with the gathering. LEARN MORE …