Michael Calderone at Yahoo's 'The Upshot' blog claims to have found out who had lunch with President Obama on Thursday in an off-the-record reporter White House meeting.
I noted yesterday that The New York Times publicly declined to attend.
Here's the lineup: Ben Feller (Associated Press), Jonathan Weisman and Laura Meckler (Wall Street Journal), Michael Shear and Scott Wilson (Washington Post), Caren Bohan (Reuters), David Jackson (USA Today), Carol Lee (Politico), Peter Nicholas (Tribune Co.), Margaret Talev (McClatchy) and Julianna Goldman (Bloomberg).
Several reporters on this list gave “no comments” to The Upshot on Thursday.
The New York Times was invited but did not attend. White House reporter Peter Baker told The Upshot that the paper “politely declined because we'd like very much to talk on the record.”