Jay Carney

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Cypriot deposits grab shocks savers across Europe

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A plan to seize up to 10 percent of people’s savings in the small Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus sent shockwaves across Europe on Monday as households realized the money they have in the bank may not be safe.


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Obama talks of resuming White House tours for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening the door to the possibility of a resumption of White House tours for student groups amid some confusion over who made the ultimate decision to cancel them.


Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

White House: Obama committed to diverse cabinet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to criticism from a fellow Democrat, the White House said Tuesday that anyone unhappy with the level of diversity in President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet should hold the criticism until he completes it.


President Obama

Legacy in mind, Obama aides form web of influence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Close aides and loyal allies who made President Obama’s re-election possible are attempting to do what’s never been done before: building an extensive, well-heeled network of outside groups to promote his agenda and shape his legacy.


Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

White House chides N. Korea for Rodman visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says North Korea’s government should be focused on the well-being of its citizens, not on “celebrity sporting events” to entertain the country’s elite.


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White House, Congress face cuts; details lacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Congress won’t be immune to the automatic cuts in federal spending scheduled to kick in Friday. But for all the grim warnings, the consequences are much sketchier.


Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary (AP Photo)

White House: No price tag for Obama access

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is pushing back against suggestions that donors to a new group supporting President Barack Obama’s agenda will have special access to the president.


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Obama administration: Cuts to cause flight delays

WASHINGTON (AP) — The administration is warning that automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will result in travel delays at major airports and require traffic-disrupting shutdowns of air traffic control towers at smaller facilities.


State of the Union

Obama to revive populist message in Tuesday speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving his populist re-election message, President Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address. Get a preview here.


Sample of Medicare card

White House: Obama opposes higher age for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama opposes raising the eligibility age for Medicare, an idea he once was willing to consider in budget negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner.


Gabrielle Giffords

White House says Obama to meet with Giffords

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is following up her dramatic appeal for gun control on Capitol Hill with a visit to the White House. WATCH videos of her and husband Mark Kelly.


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Obama launches push for immigration overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking swift action on immigration, President Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, plus improving the system and border security.