6:17 PM, Sep 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a debate on CNN this afternoon between Jay Carney and Bill Kristol, the former White House spokesman conceded that in fact there will be "boots on the ground" fighting the Islamic State.
"You can't imagine the fight against ISIS going in such a way that we would say, you know what, this thing is on the cusp and we need to send in 3,000 or 5,000 U.S. combat ground troops to win this thing?" Kristol asked Carney.
Carney replied, "Well, again, that would be saying specifically only 5,000, not 5,005--"
"No it wouldn't," said Kristol. "It would be leaving the option open, which is what a serious commander in chief does."
"I think the shorthand that a lot of people use about no boots on the ground is semantically problematic because obviously there will be American military personnel with their boots on the ground," Carney claimed.
Later in the conversation, host Jake Tapper reminded Carney: "Jay, you don't work for the White House anymore. You can be frank."
10:01 AM, Jun 19, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney says he felt “liberated” when he left Time magazine to work for the Obama administration.
11:08 AM, Jun 3, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
At the White House press briefing Monday, Jay Carney was not asked directly about his statement from June 2013 that "we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance w
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:35 PM, May 30, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on the departures of Secretary Shinseki and Jay Carney from the Obama Administration.
2:46 PM, Apr 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
ABC News's Jonathan Karl verbally sparred with White House press secretary Jay Carney for eight minutes over the latest revelations about the origin of talking points that wrongly blamed an American's internet video for the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Karl asks repeatedly for Carney to explain why the talking points provided for then-UN ambassador Susan Rice that said an anti-Muslim YouTube video was the cause of the attack, even after a former CIA deputy director said its intelligence did not give reason to blame the video:
Not as deft as Carney’s skillet flipping abilities.
7:18 AM, Apr 22, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
A few months ago when Obamacare was in free fall, many were left scratching their heads when the Democrats were touting stay-at-home motherhood as one of the perks of Obamacare.
9:41 AM, Apr 8, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN's John King called the White House's push for equal pay "a textbook case ... of do as I say, not as I do."
"It's better than the national average," King said mocking White House press secretary Jay Carney. "I guess the coach would say, is that the best you got?"
It's just a show.8:43 AM, Mar 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama's press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too.
2:52 PM, Mar 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House spokesman Jay Carney plugged his wife's book today at the White House press briefing:
11:26 AM, Jan 30, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
White House press secretary Jay Carney is concerned that the press in China -- the foreign press there -- is facing "restrictions."
This one, from Roll Call, is headed to the Department of Justice.12:46 PM, Jan 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Another reporter is joining the Obama administration. Emily Pierce, the deputy editor of Roll Call, will be joining the office of public affairs at the Department of Justice, the federal agency headed by Attorney General Eric Holder.
Pierce was welcomed to her new position by Brian Fallon, who works in that DOJ office and who used to be Chuck Schumer's spokesman in the Senate.
"Can't wait to welcome @emilyprollcall to @TheJusticeDept Office of Public Affairs later this month. She is a true pro," Fallon said on Twitter.