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Jay Carney Responds To Jay-Z Flap

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to a question Thursday about rapper Jay-Z's lyrics implying that the White House cleared his trip to ...

This Is What WH Reports Sound Like When They Quote Jay-Z

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.11.2013 | Media

There's no doubt that a White House press briefing can be eventful, but who knew that it was also an occasion where Jay-Z lyrics were dropped? In T...

WATCH: WH Press Secretary Gets Testy With Fox News Host

Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

White House press secretary Jay Carney had a sharp response to Fox News host Jenna Lee when she asked him about the canceled White House tours. (Jump ...

White House Praises 'Concrete' Dem Plan

AP | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House says the Senate Democrats' new budget is a "concrete plan" that will boost economic growth a...

WATCH: Jay Carney Dismisses WH Press Corps

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

In the latest spat between Press Secretary Jay Carney and the White House press corps, members of the media complained that they were not given access...

White House Slams Ryan Proposal

AP | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

BY JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The White House says the new House Republican budget outlines the wrong course for the nation. White Hous...

White House Press Secretary Burns George Will

Posted 03.04.2013 | Media

White House press secretary Jay Carney mocked George Will on Monday after the commentator's recent quip about him. On Friday, Will dismissed Carne...

WATCH: WH Press Secretary Mocks Fox News Reporter

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media

White House press secretary Jay Carney mocked Fox News correspondent Ed Henry on Thursday over his famous complaint about the White House press' lack ...

Sam Stein

White House Pushes Back On Pay-For-Access Allegations | Sam Stein | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is pushing back on suggestions that it is participating in a pay-for-access scheme, in which big-dollar donors to a pro-...

WATCH: Jay Carney Spars With Reporters Over Access To Obama

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Media

White House press secretary Jay Carney defended the level of access that journalists have with the Obama administration during his Tuesday press brief...

Elise Foley

Jay Carney: Despite Rubio Staff Claims, White House In Contact | Elise Foley | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday that the Obama administration has been engaged with the offices of members of Congre...

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House Warns Of Sequester's Effects, Ups Pressure On Republicans | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With massive cuts to defense and domestic spending set to take effect in three weeks, the White House is escalating pressure on Congress...

Obama Administration Rejected FOIA Before Touting Drone White Paper

Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics
Ryan J. Reilly

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for the "white paper" outlining the legal justification for the t...

It's Time to 'Flip the Debt'

Camille Rivera | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Reports that the economy shrunk in the last three months of 2012 -- largely due to so-called austerity measures -- is not only bad news for the country: It could be terrible news for the tens of thousands of New Yorkers who depend on the social safety net just to make ends meet.

WH Reporters Pepper Press Secretary With Drone Questions

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media

White House reporters tried in vain to get information from press secretary Jay Carney about a newly released paper that deals with the Obama administ...

White House BLASTS Egypt President's Anti-Semitic Comments

AP | MATTHEW LEE and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.16.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday gave a blistering review of remarks that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi made almost three years a...

RG3 Injury Debate Reaches White House

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2013 | Sports

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Even the White House couldn't resist weighing in on the nationwide debate over whether Washington Redskins star rookie q...

Trillion Dollar Coin Advocates React To Jay Carney's Incomplete Denial

Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Earlier today, White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked a couple of times whether President Obama would print a trillion-dollar coin to get around the debt ceiling, which is the hot thing all the cool kids are talking about these days.

White House's Surprising Fiscal Cliff Move Revealed

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business

* Obama administration insisted on tax breaks, McConnell aide says * White House says Obama backed wind energy, R&D ta...

Shaking Hands With Obama in the Oval Office

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 01.26.2015 | DC
Gary S. Chafetz

The guy had two full-time jobs: running for reelection and running the country. And yet every month he takes about an hour from his schedule to shake hands, chat briefly and take photos with members of the armed forces attached to the White House. Each is allowed one tag-along parent. I won the toss.

Politicians, Others React To Schwarzkopf's Passing

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Norman Schwarzkopf, the retired general best known for his command of Desert Storm, died Thursday at age 78. His career was remembered by politicians ...

Biden To Lead Push For New Gun Violence Policies

Reuters | Mark Felsenthal | Posted 02.18.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce on Wednesday that Vice Presiden...

The Newtown Massacre: Time for Legislation, Not Conversation

Andy Ostroy | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

There's plenty of room in a civilized society for people to protect themselves, their homes and still shoot helpless deer if they so choose without allowing deadly combat-style assault weapons to end up in the hands of demonic, psychotic monsters.

'Our Hearts Are Broken' and the Hearts of Children Shattered -- Time to Ban Handguns

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 02.13.2013 | Crime
Douglas Kmiec

The entire nation joins with President Obama expressing our "enormous sympathy for families that are affected," but let's wise up: we are all affected, and for that expression of sympathy to be genuine we must turn us away from guns.

Sabrina Siddiqui

White House On School Shooting: Today Not The Day For Gun Control Debate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an immediate response to a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today i...