The conversations never reached Obama, and Carney says he shut them down. “To the extent that there was lobbying by me, I was lobbying against it.”
An amusing moment from Jake Tapper during a panel discussion about the White House’s decision to select “another white man” to be Obama’s press secretary.
Josh Earnest takes over as the president’s top spokesperson.
While commenting on David Oritz’s stealth selfie with Obama for Samsung, White House spokesperson Jay Carney joked that that the president might use executive powers to ban selfies for everyone.
The secretary of state said he hopes Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will “make the right decision” and veto it the bill that opponents say will lead to anti-LGBT discrimination. The White House has yet to take a specific stance on the matter.
“We have strongly urged the government to drop these charges and release those journalists and academics who have been detained,” White House spokesperson Jay Carney said Tuesday. He wouldn’t say if aid would be in jeopardy if detention continues.
While the White House pushes on Republican House leaders to vote on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the administration won’t explain why President Obama won’t take executive action to protect 20% of workers now.
“Whoever said it, it sounds offensive to me, and to women,” Carney told reporters.
And journalists had a lot of cracks about it.
White House spokesman wouldn’t say the out LGBT delegates are sending a message on Russia’s anti-LGBT laws — just that the delegation represents “the remarkable diversity of the United States.”
“When we have a delegation to announce, we’ll announce it.”
Nearly 40 news outlets sent a letter to the White House in November complaining about what they see as an unprecedented lack of access for photographers. At the White House press briefing Thursday journalists angrily confronted press secretary Jay Carney over the issue.
Jay Carney misspoke a lot.
Coming vote will be the first time Senate has voted on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act since 1996. Seven Republicans joined 54 Senate Democrats in the 61-30 vote to prevent any filibuster of the bill.
The White House and its allies say the bad coverage of Obamacare is only making the program better-known.
The president promises “some of the best IT talent in the entire country” are signing up to fix HealthCare.gov. But the administration won’t say who they are.
Jay Carney rejects a growing conservative meme.
Hours before shots were fired outside the Capitol, Jay Carney defended Obama for using “gun to the head” rhetoric throughout the shutdown debate — and pointed out that Ed Henry has used a similar metaphor.
Jay Carney did not take kindly to Fox News White House reporter Ed Henry’s assertion that the White House had talked to Iran but not House Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
The office of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney released this statement Saturday afternoon.
“I’m not sure about the NATO part of it,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that Obama is not considering actions to forcefully overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The White House prepares for a response to the Assad regime.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked why the Obama administration keeps deporting people at a record pace while at the same time supporting a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants. Carney said the administration has to “enforce the law.”
“Just angered Obama’s press secretary. Word.”
“Others issue conclusions before facts are known and that’s not helpful to the process,” the White House press secretary said Wednesday. He also said the findings in the I.G. report on the IRS targeting conservatives were “intolerable and inexcusable.”
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responds: “We understand that.”