June 18th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
6 months ago

Jay Carney gives last White House press briefing

(CNN) - Press secretary Jay Carney gave his last White House press briefing on Wednesday, telling reporters "it's always been a pleasure."

"...no matter how hard it can get it here; how hot it can sometimes be, and contentious it sometimes is," he said.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • White House
White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving
May 30th, 2014
02:10 PM ET
7 months ago

White House press secretary Jay Carney leaving

(CNN) - Jay Carney is stepping down as White House press secretary, President Barack Obama announced on Friday.

Carney said he'd leave in mid June.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • Josh Earnest • White House
Play Ball! Obama surprises Little Leaguers
Obama greets Little League baseball players as they warm up prior to games at Friendship Park in Washington on May 19, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM
May 19th, 2014
06:50 PM ET
7 months ago

Play Ball! Obama surprises Little Leaguers

(CNN) - Talk about a little pre-game motivation.

President Barack Obama made a surprise stop Monday at a Little League baseball field in D.C. to greet players before their game.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama • Washington D.C.
Jay Carney is clean-shaven
January 24th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
11 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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January 22nd, 2014
02:19 PM ET
11 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
11 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
12 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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Obamacare or Affordable Care Act: Wording matters in health care debate
December 4th, 2013
06:46 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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