Josh Earnest

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 deputy press secretary Josh Earnest. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US: ‘No evidence’ of Russia pulling troops back

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there is “no evidence” that Russia has withdrawn troops from its border with Ukraine. The comments from White House spokesman Josh Earnest came shortly after Russian President Vladimir […]

05/07/2014

A Transportation Security Administration officer stand in front of a portrait of slain TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez during his public memorial at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.  (AP Photo/ Los Angeles Times, Al Seib, Pool)

Obama meets with family of slain TSA officer

LOS ANGELES (AP) – President Barack Obama has visited with the family of a Transportation Security Administration officer who was killed at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says […]

11/26/2013

President Barack Obama at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama to visit California DreamWorks studio

  GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit the home of “Shrek” next week to deliver remarks on the economy. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the president will stop next Tuesday at […]

11/21/2013

President Barack Obama speaks at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall about the federal health care law. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Few options for Obama to fix cancellations problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’ll do everything he can to help people coping with health insurance cancellations, but legally and practically his options appear limited. That means the latest political problem engulfing […]

11/08/2013

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US ‘deeply concerned’ by Syria ‘toxic gas’ claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that chemical weapons were used by Syria’s government against civilians. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. strongly condemns any use of […]

08/21/2013

The sign outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NSA collected thousands of US communications

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency declassified three secret U.S. court opinions Wednesday showing how it scooped up as many as 56,000 emails and other communications by Americans with no connection to terrorism annually […]

08/21/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama: Toughest work ahead in Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the relaunch of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is a promising step forward. But he adds that the most difficult work is yet to come. With senior Israeli and Palestinian […]

07/29/2013

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