John Kerry, Going Further Than White House, Urges Arizona Governor To Veto Anti-LGBT Bill
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.
Obama Administration Has Told Egypt To Release Al Jazeera Reporters
"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.
White House Press Corp Angrily Confronts Press Secretary Over Lack Of Access
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.
White House On Increased Deportations: "We Have To Enforce The Law"
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."
Jay Carney On IRS Scandal: "Others Try To Make This About Politics"
"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."
Jay-Z's Nets Diss Track Was Not The Only Song The White House Addressed Today
White House press secretary Jay Carney responded today to a question about a Jay-Z lyric involving President Obama from the rapper's Brooklyn Nets diss track. As this exclusive transcript indicates, it was not the session's only musical digression.