Jay Carney Articles

Jay Carney: Yes, Obama Is 'Literally' Doing What He Previously Called Unconstitutional

6:31 AM, Nov 21, 2014

Former White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted on CNN that President Obama has indeed flip-flopped on executive amnesty--and that the actions he's taking now are ones he previously called unconstitutional. Here's video:

CNN host Anderson Cooper asks, after playing a montage wherein Obama calls executive amnesty unconstitutional, "So, I mean, other than his frustration, what has changed? I mean, he's a constitution scholar. What has changed that allows him to do this?"

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Carney: 'Obviously There Will Be American Military Personnel With Their Boots on the Ground'

5:17 PM, Sep 17, 2014

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. 

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Cashing In

3:42 PM, Aug 22, 2014

The great Washington insider scam rolls on.  As Peter Schroeder of The Hill reports:

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Carney: 'I Felt Liberated' Working for Obama

9:01 AM, Jun 19, 2014

Outgoing White House press secretary Jay Carney says he felt “liberated” when he left Time magazine to work for the Obama administration.

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WH in 2013: Return of Bergdahl, Release of Detainees Two Separate Issues

10:08 AM, Jun 03, 2014

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

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Jay Carney, 2013: No Decisions About Bergdahl-Detainee Deal 'Without Consulting With Congress'

2:09 PM, Jun 02, 2014

Among the questions being raised about this weekend's exchange of  Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo is why Congress was not informed of the move ahead of time.

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Kristol Podcast: Shinseki, Carney Depart

Hosted by Michael Graham.
2:35 PM, May 30, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on the departures of Secretary Shinseki and Jay Carney from the Obama Administration.

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Special Report Panel on the Latest Benghazi News

7:30 AM, May 01, 2014

Steve Hayes, with A.B. Stoddard and George Will, last night on Fox News:

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Jonathan Karl vs. Jay Carney on Benghazi Talking Points

1:46 PM, Apr 30, 2014

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:

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The White House Flips, Then Flops on Women in the Workplace

Not as deft as Carney’s skillet flipping abilities.
6:18 AM, Apr 22, 2014

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.

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CNN on WH Equal Pay Push: 'A Textbook Case … Of Do As I Say, Not As I Do'

8:41 AM, Apr 08, 2014

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?"

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Reporter: WH Press Secretary Gets Questions from Reporters Before Press Briefing

It's just a show.
7:43 AM, Mar 20, 2014

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.

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Jay Carney Plugs Wife's Book from White House Podium

1:52 PM, Mar 12, 2014

White House spokesman Jay Carney plugged his wife's book today at the White House press briefing: 

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Carney Concerned About Press in China Facing 'Restrictions'

11:26 AM, Jan 30, 2014

White House press secretary Jay Carney is concerned that the press in China -- the foreign press there -- is facing "restrictions."

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Obama Administration Picks Up Another Journalist

This one, from Roll Call, is headed to the Department of Justice.
12:46 PM, Jan 22, 2014

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.


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White House Responds to Criticism of Restrictions on Press... With White House Photo of Photographers

9:00 AM, Nov 22, 2013

On Thursday, a scathing article by Ron Fournier titled, "Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You, at National Journal, took the White House to task for shutting out press photographers from presidential events in favor of official White House photos taken by White House photographer Pete Souza.

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WH Hints: You Might Be Losing Your Doctor, Too

2:32 PM, Nov 19, 2013

The White House has admitted that it was wrong to promise that people would be able to their health care plans under Obamacare. "With respect to the pledge I made that if you like your plan you can keep it, I think -- you know, and I’ve said in interviews -- that there is no doubt that the way I put that forward unequivocally ended up not being accurate. It was not because of my intention not to deliver on that commitment and that promise. We put a grandfather clause into the law but it was insufficient," President Obama said at a recent press conference

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WH: 'It's True' Some Americans Won't Be Able to Keep Their Health Care Plan Under Obamacare

1:16 PM, Oct 28, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney explained at today's briefing that "it's true" some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare: 

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Politico: Obama Shows 'Resolve and Strength' By Shutting Government

11:31 AM, Oct 01, 2013

Virginia-based trade publication Politico says that President Obama is winning by shutting down the government.

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Carney to Reporter: 'Read the Federal Register, I Know That'd Be a Lot to Ask'

1:06 PM, Jul 10, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney told a Fox News reporter to "read the Federal Register" in response to whether the president had the authority to change parts of the Obamacare law:

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Jay Carney Dodges Question on Late-Term Abortions

7:52 AM, Jun 14, 2013

At the White House press briefing on Thursday, CNN's Jessica Yellin brought up Nancy Pelosi's refusal to explain the difference between the killings carried out by Dr. Kermit Gosnell and late-term abortion.

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W.H. Dodges, Tells Reporters to Ask Justice Dept.

1:17 PM, May 29, 2013

White House spokesman dodged questions today about whether Attorney General Eric Holder told the truth when testifying in front of Congress. The questions arise amid new developments in the story of the Justice Department's snooping on Fox News reporter James Rosen.

"I would refer you to the Justice Department," says Carney.

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WH: We're Satisfied With the Responsiveness of the IRS

12:59 PM, May 29, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney said today that the White House is satisfied with the responsiveness of the IRS in face of the growing scandal:

Referring to IRS officials testifying in front of Congress, a reporter asked, "Are you satisfied, is this White House satisfied, with the responsiveness of people it sends up to testify about matters of congressional interest?"

"Well, that's a broad question," said Carney, "but the answer is yes."

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Carney: Obama Respects Gov. Christie and His Efforts

10:22 AM, May 28, 2013

Jay Carney told the press aboard Air Force One that President Barack Obama respects New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his efforts. Via the pool report:

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Carney: Questions About Sebelius Fundraising Are Like Questions About President's Birth Certificate

12:57 PM, May 21, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney said that questions about Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius for Obamacare fundraising are similar to questions about President Obama's birth certificate: 

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Carney: Yes, Chief of Staff and Treasury Sec. Met Many Times in Last Month with Obama

And didn't say anything about IRS investigation.
2:35 PM, May 20, 2013

A reporter confirmed with Jay Carney, today at the press briefing, that President Obama met with his chief of staff and the treasury secretary many times over the last month and that neither official told the president of the IRS scandal:

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Carney on IRS: Nobody's More Outraged than Obama

2:15 PM, May 20, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney says no one is more outraged at the IRS scandal than President Obama:

"I mean, nobody's been more outraged by the reported conduct here than the president of the United States," said Carney.

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Carney: Top Advisers Knew About IRS Scandal, But No One Told Obama

1:42 PM, May 20, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney says that the president's counsel and chief of staff knew about the investigation into the IRS's targeting of conservative group. But, Carney says, they didn't see it fit to tell President Obama about the investigation. 

The White House counsel heard about the investigation on April 24. Obama maintains that he found out about the IRS's targeting of conservatives through the press.

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Carney: 'For Me Personally, It Has Been A Good Week'

11:45 AM, May 17, 2013

White House spokesman Jay Carney says it's "been a good week." He made the comment to the New York Times.

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