Jay Carney

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White House defends NSA amid social mapping report

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans’ social connections. The New […]

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama lowers his head during a moment of silence at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, during a ceremony to mark the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at […]

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Disabled American Veterans National Commander Larry Polzin, before speaking in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama: Progress made on veterans disability claims backlog

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama assured disabled veterans Saturday that his administration is making progress on reducing a backlog of disability claims and said the number of requests for assistance has fallen by […]

08/10/2013

President Barack Obama and First Lady MIchelle Obama (AP Photo)

Obamas return for summer stay on Martha’s Vineyard

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first summer vacation of President Barack Obama’s second term is taking him back to Martha’s Vineyard, the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year’s re-election campaign. But his return is […]

08/10/2013

In this April 25, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama stands with former president George W. Bush at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama calls George W. Bush after heart procedure

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called his predecessor, former President George W. Bush, to wish him well as he recovers from a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery. White House spokesman Jay […]

08/08/2013

President Barack Obama greets Marines and their families before a speech, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Obama says he’d save money by refinancing mortgage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’d save money by refinancing the mortgage on his Chicago home, but he hasn’t jumped on current low interest rates because “when you’re president you have […]

08/07/2013

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, where she told  reporters that Congress has too much critical, unfinished work to be leaving for a five-week recess.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Health care fix spares insurance hike for Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under a forthcoming fix from the Obama administration, American taxpayers will continue paying for most of the health benefit costs for members of Congress and their aides who are being marshaled into […]

08/02/2013

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

White House ‘extremely disappointed’ with Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is “extremely disappointed” in Russia’s decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday. In its first public response to Russia’s move […]

08/01/2013

Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

White House seeking clarity on Snowden’s status

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday it has asked Russian authorities to clarify the status of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, and restated its desire to see him returned to the […]

07/24/2013

President Barack Obama meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland on June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the […]

07/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On Martin case, Obama shifts from passion to calm

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His […]

07/16/2013

Edward Snowden (center) attends news conference with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (l) and an unidentified woman (r), at Sheremetyevo Airport, Moscow, Russia. (Human Rights Watch handout / AP Photo)

White House criticizes Russia for Snowden meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House criticized Russia on Friday for allowing National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden to meet with human rights activists, calling it a “propaganda platform” for the man who seeks to […]

07/12/2013

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