Jay Carney is clean-shaven
January 24th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
3 months ago

Jay Carney is clean-shaven

Washington (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney emerged in the daily press briefing Friday with a fresh look: His recent beard was gone.

"The time had come to shave. Here I am, the old me," Carney said to amused reporters.
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Filed under: Jay Carney
January 22nd, 2014
02:19 PM ET
3 months ago

White House says Obama’s marijuana policy hasn’t changed

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama remains opposed to a nationwide decriminalization of marijuana, despite his assertion in an interview this week the drug is no more dangerous than alcohol.

“The President's position on these matters haven't changed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in response to a question from CNN on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • Marijuana • President Obama • White House
January 8th, 2014
06:41 PM ET
3 months ago

White House: Obama believes in Afghanistan mission

Updated 8:42 p.m. ET, 1/8/2014

Washington (CNN) - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' criticism of his former boss President Barack Obama on Afghanistan doesn't align with the commander-in-chief's views, the White House said Wednesday.

In his memoir, which arrived at the White House on Tuesday evening, Gates states Obama "doesn't believe in his own strategy" in Afghanistan.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • Hillary Clinton • Jay Carney • Joe Biden • Robert Gates
January 6th, 2014
02:56 PM ET
3 months ago

Carney debuts new beard at press briefing

(CNN) – Things looked a little different at the White House Monday.

The formerly clean-shaven Press Secretary Jay Carney returned from vacation, unveiling new stubble at the press briefing, much to the delight of the White House press corps who teased the spokesman for his more trendy look.
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Filed under: Jay Carney • White House
Obamacare or Affordable Care Act: Wording matters in health care debate
December 4th, 2013
06:46 PM ET
5 months ago

Obamacare or Affordable Care Act: Wording matters in health care debate

Update 8:14 p.m., 12/4/2013

(CNN) – Obamacare is back, at least in how President Barack Obama refers to his signature health care reforms.

Following the botched October 1 launch of the HealthCare.gov website for the reforms, the Obama administration appeared to steer clear of the nickname Obamacare originally given by hostile Republicans and later adopted by the President.
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Filed under: Healthcare • Jay Carney • Obamacare • President Obama • White House
Press organizations protest White House media access
November 21st, 2013
04:06 PM ET
5 months ago

Press organizations protest White House media access

Washington (CNN) - Dozens of mainstream media outlets wrote a letter to the White House Press Secretary Thursday alleging his office has been barring photographers from events where President Barack Obama is present and swapping in their own photographs as a substitute.

The letter to Jay Carney from the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) decried the “routine” denial of photographers and videographers from occasions when the President is “performing his official duties.”
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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama • White House
WH disavows quote, says it cares when shutdown ends
October 4th, 2013
03:49 PM ET
7 months ago

WH disavows quote, says it cares when shutdown ends

Washington (CNN) - On Day Four of the shutdown, the White House sought to distance itself from a quote that depicted a celebratory Obama administration with a strategic upper hand.

White House spokesman Jay Carney responded to a Politico reporter asking if he stands by a quote published by The Wall Street Journal that cites a senior administration official as saying: "We are winning...It doesn't really matter to us" how long the shutdown lasts "because what matters is the end result."
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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Jay Carney
The Obamacare echo chamber: Neither side will budge
September 28th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
7 months ago

The Obamacare echo chamber: Neither side will budge

WASHINGTON (CNN) - As a potential government shutdown inched closer Saturday morning, the Obama administration reiterated that it will not negotiate with Republicans over delaying the president's signature health care law.

A day after President Barack Obama said any attempt to "gut" or repeal the Affordable Care Act "will not happen under the threat of a shutdown," a White House official echoed the commander-in-chief, telling CNN's Jim Acosta a continuing resolution that alters or delays Obamacare will not merit the president's signature.

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WH: You can't delay the individual mandate
September 26th, 2013
03:36 PM ET
7 months ago

WH: You can't delay the individual mandate

Washington (CNN) – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was dismissive Thursday of comments by Sen. Joe Manchin endorsing a one-year delay of the new health care law's individual mandate.

"The fact is you have to make the system work," Carney told reporters during the White House press briefing, arguing that one of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act, the protection of those with preexisting conditions, cannot work without the individual mandate.
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Filed under: Health care • Jay Carney • Joe Manchin
September 26th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
7 months ago

Carney to reporter: Let's go on 'Crossfire'

(CNN) – White House spokesman Jay Carney seems to have a new favorite strategy for ending heated exchanges with reporters in the press briefing room.

For the second time this month, Carney on Thursday challenged a reporter to a debate on CNN's "Crossfire."
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Filed under: Crossfire • Jay Carney
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