Carney hits back at Corker's criticism
September 12th, 2013
03:31 PM ET
7 months 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
10 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
11 months 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
April 11th, 2013
01:29 PM ET
1 year ago

Jay C. rips Jay-Z

(CNN) – It seemed like White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was waiting for the question when he was asked Thursday about Jay-Z's newest rap, which focuses on his U.S. government-approved trip to Cuba with wife Beyonce last week.

In the rap, Jay-Z suggested their clearance came from the White House, when it actually came from the Treasury Department.
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Filed under: Cuba • Jay Carney
Carney shoots down notion that Obama's charm offensive is fake
March 12th, 2013
01:46 PM ET
1 year ago

Carney shoots down notion that Obama's charm offensive is fake

(CNN) – White House press secretary Jay Carney Tuesday sharply rejected a statement that reportedly came from a senior White House official, who told a Washington news outlet that the president's recent charm offensive with Republicans "is a joke" and a waste of time.

"I have no idea who said that," Carney said. "But I can tell you that opinion has never been voiced in my presence, in the president's presence, in the West Wing. It does not represent the president's view, it does not represent the White House's view, and it does not represent the administration's view."
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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama • Republicans
February 22nd, 2013
08:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Carney: Spending cuts were never supposed to happen

(CNN) - As both parties seek to find fault for the largely unwanted spending cuts set to go into effect next week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says it's too late to play the blame-game.

"It doesn't matter that Republicans and Democrats voted for it because the whole point was that it wasn't supposed to come to pass," Carney said on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Jay Carney • The Situation Room
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