Obama to make first trip to Israel as president
February 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to make first trip to Israel as president

(CNN) - President Barack Obama recently discussed an upcoming spring visit to Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed Tuesday in the daily press briefing.

While overseas, Obama will also visit the West Bank and Jordan "to continue his close work with Palestinian Authority officials and Jordanian officials," Carney added.
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Filed under: Benjamin Netanyahu • Israel • Jay Carney • President Obama
White House to royal couple: Congrats!
The Obamas met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Prince William and Kate Middleton) in May 2011.
December 3rd, 2012
01:52 PM ET
1 year ago

White House to royal couple: Congrats!

(CNN) - It didn't take long for the White House to weigh in on the latest news from London–that Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, are having a baby.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney opened his daily briefing with reporters Monday by sending good wishes across the pond.
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Filed under: Jay Carney • President Obama
June 11th, 2012
01:57 PM ET
2 years ago

Carney says Bryson's accident related to 'health-related issues'

(CNN) - Commerce Secretary John Bryson has "health-related issues that played a role" in a weekend incident in which Bryson was found unconscious in his car after being allegedly involved in two traffic accidents, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday.

Carney provided no further details, noting the Commerce Department issued a statement that said Bryson suffered a seizure.


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Carney backpedals on Gingrich slam
March 13th, 2012
04:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Carney backpedals on Gingrich slam

Washington (CNN) – On Monday White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said any politician who claimed they could guarantee $2.50 a gallon gasoline would be "lying." There is only one Republican presidential candidate – Newt Gingrich – who has made headlines calling for exactly that.

On Tuesday, the president's spokesman walked back the impolitic language.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jay Carney • Newt Gingrich
Obama administration looking to resolve contraception controversy
February 8th, 2012
04:43 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama administration looking to resolve contraception controversy

(CNN) - After an avalanche of criticism, the White House is working on a way to thread the needle on a new health care policy which will require all employers-including religious institutions-to cover contraception in their health insurance plans.

Policy makers are angling for a loophole that would ensure women receive coverage without forcing Catholic charities, hospitals and institutions to pay for it, two senior administration sources told CNN Wednesday.
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Filed under: Faith • Health care • Jay Carney • Mitt Romney • White House
Carney throws RNC's ship captain analogy overboard
January 30th, 2012
02:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Carney throws RNC's ship captain analogy overboard

(CNN) - A top Republican's comparison of President Barack Obama to the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia this weekend ran aground Monday with the White House as it was sharply denounced by Press Secretary Jay Carney.

"If you are so desperate for attention that you make an analogy that Michael Steele deems inappropriate, you know you have probably gone too far," Carney said in the White House press briefing.
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Filed under: 2012 • Jay Carney • President Obama • Reince Priebus
White House press secretary misquotes the Bible
November 4th, 2011
11:11 AM ET
2 years ago

White House press secretary misquotes the Bible

(CNN) - As President Ronald Reagan used to say, "There you go again..."

When White House press secretary Jay Carney was giving a press conference Wednesday touting President Obama's jobs bill, he invoked a popular saying that he said comes from the Bible.

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Filed under: Jay Carney • Religion • White House
Heating up between Obama, Romney camps
October 31st, 2011
12:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Heating up between Obama, Romney camps

(CNN) - A day after senior Obama adviser David Plouffe denounced Mitt Romney as a man with "no core," two other Obama aides added their own stinging criticisms against the Republican presidential hopeful – the latest sign the president's advisors have zeroed in on Romney as the likely GOP nominee.

As anyone who's watched [Mitt Romney], it's always a question as to where he was and where he is and where he might be on any given issue," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters in an off camera briefing Monday morning. Carney has previously held back direct attacks against Republican presidential contenders.

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Filed under: 2012 • David Plouffe • Jay Carney • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Obama will act alone to help economy, Carney says
October 25th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama will act alone to help economy, Carney says

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will use the power of the executive branch to do as much as possible to reinvigorate the slumping economy without assistance from a divided Congress, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told CNN Tuesday.

"Whatever he can do as president, he will do," Carney said during an appearance on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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Filed under: Congress • Jay Carney • Jobs • President Obama • TV-The Situation Room
Mr. Ferrell goes to Washington
October 21st, 2011
05:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Mr. Ferrell goes to Washington

(CNN) - Comedian Will Ferrell popped into the briefing room on Friday afternoon while on a tour of the White House with press secretary Jay Carney. Ferrell is in Washington D.C. to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday at the Kennedy Center.

While in the briefing room, Ferrell stood behind the podium and took a picture with Carney and said jokingly, “Jay, why are you forcing me to take a picture? This is all for your benefit.”

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Filed under: Jay Carney • White House
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