Jay Carney

Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney waves following the conclusion of his final news briefing at the White House in Wednesday, June 18, 2014. This was Carney's last briefing to members of the media, he is stepping down as White House press secretary and Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest will step into the role (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Carney gives his last briefing as Obama spokesman

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokesman Jay Carney gave his final briefing to reporters as the presidential press secretary on Wednesday, concluding a 3½-year run sparring with a White House press corps to which he […]

06/18/2014

President Barack Obama gives White House press secretary Jay Carney a hug after announcing that Carney will step down later next month, during a surprise visit to the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, May 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama says goodbye to White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jay Carney became the news instead of just delivering it Friday, when President Barack Obama unexpectedly interrupted the daily media briefing to announce Carney’s resignation after three and […]

05/30/2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo)

Carney: Obama supports NBA ban against Sterling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is supporting the NBA’s lifetime ban against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. That’s according to White House press secretary Jay Carney. Carney said Wednesday that Obama believes the […]

04/30/2014

CIA Director John O. Brennan pauses as he speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program and the agency's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department for possible legal action. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

White House told of CIA move against Senate aides

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA’s director and its top lawyer told White House attorneys in advance about their plans to file an official criminal complaint accusing Senate Intelligence Committee aides of improperly obtaining secret agency […]

03/12/2014

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

White House, news groups discuss access to Obama

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and news media representatives agreed Tuesday to work toward expanding access to President Barack Obama’s public duties to give photo journalists a less restricted view of the president […]

12/17/2013

This undated handout photo provided by the family of Robert Levinson after they received it in April 2011, shows retired-FBI agent Robert Levinson.  (AP Photo/Levinson Family)

US faces new pressure over missing CIA contractor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faced intensified pressure Friday to find former CIA contractor Robert Levinson — both from lawmakers and the Levinson family — nearly seven years after he disappeared in Iran during […]

12/13/2013

Onyango Obama, President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, arrives at U.S. Immigration Court for a deportation hearing Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

White House changes story on Obama’s uncle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday that President Barack Obama briefly lived with an uncle who faced deportation from the United States, correcting its previous statements that the president had never met Onyango […]

12/05/2013

Alan Gross  (AP photo/James L. Berenthal)

US man marks 4 years in Cuban prison, writes Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release. Alan […]

12/03/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington on Nov. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Duncan regrets ‘white suburban moms’ comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his “clumsy phrasing” in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards. Duncan has consistently shown little patience for critics […]

11/18/2013

In this Sept. 5, 2012 photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton are seen at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Clinton says Obama should honor health care pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding pressure to fix the administration’s problem-plagued health care program, former President Bill Clinton says President Barack Obama should find a way to let people keep their health coverage, even if it […]

11/12/2013

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