White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (2014 – 2017) was the public voice of the Obama administration. Earnest was at the table for the most important policy decisions and negotiations, making him one of the most substantive, accurate speakers on the current state of the nation. President Obama praised Earnest as a "straight shooter" of the "highest integrity" and one of the most valuable members of his administration.
Having full access to Obama's agenda gives Earnest complete knowledge of the most complex and pressing domestic and foreign policy issues. In addition to his insider's knowledge of the issues facing America, Earnest also knows the key players in Congress who— under a new administration— will either carry forth or overturn current policies. Earnest knows what's at stake.