Washington (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that the fiscal year 2012 blueprint put forward by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, "fails the test of balance, and balance is essential."
Ryan's plan puts the burden of balancing the budget on seniors, the middle class and the disabled while failing to ask for more from the richest Americans, Carney said.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a speech Wednesday outlining his new deficit reduction plan.
(CNN) - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney warned Monday that a failure to raise the debt ceiling would be "Armageddon-like in terms of the economy."
"We do not need to play chicken with our economy," Carney said.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The Obama administration has been talking about corporate tax reform a lot lately. And so it was on Friday - but not through prepared bullet points.
Reporters peppered White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with questions about a story in the New York Times detailing the efforts of General Electric to avoid paying taxes.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - With a wish of good luck from his boss, new White House Press Secretary Jay Carney held his first briefing Wednesday and came off very much like the man he replaced.
"Thank you very much," Carney said to greetings of welcome from former journalist colleagues in the White House press corps. "I'm glad to be here."FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - White House aides have been quietly preparing incoming Press Secretary Jay Carney for his briefing debut next week.
CNN has learned that the process, led by deputy spokesman Bill Burton and Josh Earnest, who had both been in the running for the press secretary job, has been exhaustive.
Washington (CNN) – White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday that Friday will be his last day on the job. Gibbs announced his decision to leave in January. He will continue as an adviser to the president after he leaves the White House.
Jay Carney, the current communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, will succeed him at the podium.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's communications director, Jay Carney, was named the new White House press secretary Thursday as part of a series of other big staff moves announced by new Chief of Staff Bill Daley.
Carney, a former Time magazine reporter, will succeed Robert Gibbs as the most visible spokesman for President Barack Obama. Other White House aides who have been considered for press secretary include Bill Burton, Stephanie Cutter, Josh Earnest and Jen Psaki.