Jay Carney

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Q&A: Latest health law fight: Battle of mandates

WASHINGTON (AP) — If businesses get an extra year to meet a new health care mandate, why not everybody else? Republicans, seizing on the White House delay for employers, are demanding that the Obama administration […]

07/11/2013

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White House: Egypt aid cutoff not in US interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says cutting off aid immediately to Egypt wouldn’t be in the best interests of the United States. White House press secretary Jay Carney says the U.S. is still reviewing […]

07/08/2013

US President Barack Obama (l) and President of Syria Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

Obama hit by Snowden setbacks with China, Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s globe-trotting evasion of U.S. authorities has dealt a startling setback to efforts to strengthen ties with China and raised the prospect of […]

06/25/2013

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

Carney: Release of Snowden hurts China relations

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is “not buying” that the decision by Hong Kong authorities to let admitted leaker Edward Snowden leave for Russia was a technical decision. It says it […]

06/24/2013

US President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama meets with privacy, civil liberties panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking steps to temper public concern, President Barack Obama held his first meeting Friday with a privacy and civil liberties board as his intelligence chief sought ways to help Americans understand more […]

06/21/2013

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Pricey IRS conferences

WASHINGTON (AP) – A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012, a House committee said Sunday. The […]

06/02/2013

Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

Carney: Criticism of IRS response ‘legitimate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top spokesman says the White House is facing “legitimate criticisms” for its shifting accounts about who knew what about the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative political groups, and […]

05/22/2013

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Top tax official didn’t reveal tea party targeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress was not told that conservative tea party groups were being inappropriately targeted by the U.S. tax agency, even after the Internal Revenue Service’s acting chief had been briefed on the matter. […]

05/14/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Barack Obama’s new vow, closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is still a tough sell in Congress. So the White House may look instead toward smaller steps like transferring some terror […]

05/01/2013

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Hypocrisy runs deep in Washington’s budget debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The long-running debate over taxes and spending is producing especially blatant examples of politicians contradicting themselves and attacking opponents for taking the same stances they’ve taken themselves.

04/11/2013

California Attorney General Kamala Harris (AP File Photo)

CNN interview: Getting to know Kamala Harris

California Attorney General Kamala Harris talks to CNN’s Candy Crowley about childhood, her love of art and her greatest accomplishment.

04/05/2013

California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Obama apologizes to Calif. AG for comment on looks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has apologized to California’s attorney general for commenting on her looks at a Democratic fundraiser.

04/05/2013

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