The Obamacare echo chamber: Neither side will budge
September 28th, 2013
11:16 AM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
Carney hits back at Corker's criticism
September 12th, 2013
03:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Carney hits back at Corker's criticism

(CNN) – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday defended President Barack Obama after Sen. Bob Corker, a Republican ally for the president, questioned in a CNN interview the president's ability to be commander in chief.

"I think that the American people, at least in my assessment, appreciate a commander in chief who takes in new information and doesn't celebrate decisiveness for the sake of decisiveness," Carney said in the daily press briefing.
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Filed under: Bob Corker • Jay Carney • President Obama • Syria
White House: no immediate cut in U.S. aid to Egypt
July 8th, 2013
04:27 PM ET
1 year ago

White House: no immediate cut in U.S. aid to Egypt

Washington (CNN) - When is a coup not a coup?

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, when it is an "incredibly complex and difficult situation" involving key Middle East player Egypt that requires more time to figure out what response would be in the best interest of the United States as well as promoting democracy in Egypt.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • Egypt • Jay Carney • John McCain • President Obama
June 3rd, 2013
02:15 PM ET
1 year ago

Carney brushes off Issa remark

(CNN) – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney refused to take the bait Monday, declining to respond to Rep. Darrell Issa's scathing blow in which the Republican congressman called Carney a "paid liar."

"I'm not going to get into a back-and-forth with Chairman Issa," Carney said, laughing it off at the daily press briefing.
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Jay Carney
June 3rd, 2013
01:52 PM ET
1 year ago

IRS investigation takes nasty turn as more hearings loom

(CNN) – The Internal Revenue Service controversy took a few sharp turns this weekend, with the Cupid Shuffle, lavish hotel expenses, and the head-turning "L-word" finding its way into the mix.

Wait, what?
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Filed under: Darrell Issa • IRS • Jay Carney • TV-State of the Union
You catch more flies with honey…
May 22nd, 2013
04:35 PM ET
1 year ago

You catch more flies with honey…

(CNN) – One day after squaring off with reporters in an especially combative White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney underwent a major shift in tone as he faced the same reporters Wednesday.

Gone were Tuesday's repeated expressions of frustration, stern demeanor, and the suggestion that questions about scandals relating to the IRS, Benghazi talking points, and investigations of media outlets had become as frivolous as those that were raised about President Obama's birth certificate.
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Filed under: Jay Carney • White House
Obama against prosecuting journalists, White House says
May 21st, 2013
05:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama against prosecuting journalists, White House says

(CNN) – Following revelations that the Obama administration has launched investigations into journalists from both the Associated Press and Fox News over national security leaks, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama does not believe journalists should be "prosecuted for doing their jobs."

"I can tell you that in our conversation yesterday, [President Obama] reiterated just how important he believes it is that reporters, that all of you and your colleagues, are able to do your jobs in a free and open way," said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney at Tuesday's press briefing.
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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama
May 15th, 2013
01:59 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Carney comments on 'many faces of Jay'

(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney comments on a collage of facial expressions reacting to recent Washington news.


Filed under: Jay Carney
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