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  • Carney: Obama sees ‘regrettable level of hyperpartisanship’ in Washington

    01/23/2012 5:10:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/12 | Amie Parnes
    Carney: Obama sees ‘regrettable level of hyperpartisanship’ in WashingtonBy Amie Parnes - 01/23/12 01:03 PM ET Even though he promised to bridge partisanship before coming into office, President Obama “accepts that there is still a regrettable level of hyperpartisanship,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday. Carney said there were “instances” in which the tone on Pennsylvania Avenue “got in the way of moving forward.” “But that's not an excuse to stop trying,” Carney said. The spokesman said Obama believes there's still an opportunity to work with Congress to accomplish “big things.” Carney used an example of the GOP's...
  • Carney Asked if ‘Saul Alinsky Portrait’ Is Hanging in the White House

    01/23/2012 3:38:40 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-23-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    During a White House press briefing on Monday, Fox News’ Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney if the White House displays a portrait of Saul Alinsky for its staff to look up to. Carney’s answer was less than direct, and would seem to hint that there just might be something to the Alinsky portrait rumors. “I wonder if you could clear something up,” Henry began. “Newt Gingrich keeps saying on the campaign trail that the President’s vision comes from Saul Alinsky, the community organizer. I haven’t heard you asked about him but… Is there some kind of portrait of...
  • Carney downplays friction as cause of Chief of Staff Daley's resignation

    01/10/2012 2:03:00 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/10/12 | Amie Parnes
    Carney downplays friction as cause of Chief of Staff Daley's resignationBy Amie Parnes - 01/10/12 12:52 PM ET White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters to take William Daley's decision to resign "at face value" despite news reports that suggest that the departing chief of staff felt marginalized in recent months. Daley, who is leaving the White House at the end of the month, said he wanted to spend more time with his family in Chicago. "These jobs are tough," Carney said, comparing time at the White House to dog years. Carney credited Daley for helping President Obama navigate...
  • Journalists complain the White House press office has become overly combative (biting hand...)

    12/23/2011 2:38:43 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2011 | Paul Farhi
    The White House’s relationship with the reporters who cover it has blown hot and cold throughout history. And this year, some reporters say, things have taken a decidedly frosty turn. When a reporter gets something wrong or is perceived as being too aggressive, the response is often swift and sometimes at top volume, reporters say. “They shoot first and ask questions later,” said Julie Mason, who has reported on the George W. Bush and Obama White Houses for the Houston Chronicle, the Washington Examiner and Politico. In one of the e-mails that reporters have dubbed “nastygrams,” White House press secretary...
  • Reporter asks Carney: Does Obama ‘Approve or Disapprove of Bestiality in Our Armed Forces?’

    12/06/2011 5:39:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12-06-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Here‘s a line of questioning you don’t hear everyday, let alone it being asked of a White House Press Secretary in reference to the Commander in Chief. During what otherwise would have been a typical White House press briefing Monday, Jay Carney fielded a real curve ball from World Net Daily reporter Lester Kinsolving, a man known for asking outlandish questions. The topic? Whether President Obama approves of bestiality in the military. Kinsolving was referring to a recent Senate vote repealing sodomy and bestiality bans in the military. The odd, if not uproarious exchange went something like this: KINSOLVING: The...
  • ABC's Tapper To Carney: Looks Like Obama "Is Campaigning On Taxpayer Dime" (video)

    11/28/2011 12:24:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    ABC News' Jake Tapper confronts White House press secretary Jay Carney over President Obama's schedule which has included a lot of traveling. Citing a Wall Street Journal article about the number of times President Obama has traveled to swing-states, Tapper bluntly asks Carney if Obama is "campaigning on taxpayer dime." "President Obama seems to travel to battleground states more so than any other president before him. Am I'm wondering if you could respond to this. It looks like the president is campaigning on the taxpayer dime more than any other president has done," Tapper said at today's White House briefing.
  • Carney: Obama will "continue" to act "independently" without Congress

    10/31/2011 1:15:36 PM PDT · by martosko · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama will “continue” to act “administratively” without congressional authorization to “benefit the American people” as part of the White House’s “We Can’t Wait” campaign. “He [Obama] fully understands that the kinds of things that are contained within the American Jobs Act require congressional action, require laws being passed, and that’s why he’s pressing for Congress to take action legislatively,” Carney told reporters on Monday at the White House.
  • Video: WH press corps laughs at Carney’s transparent spin

    09/13/2011 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/11 | Tina Korbe
    More evidence that Obama’s jobs plan isn’t resonating as much more than a reelection effort. As Greg Hengler at Townhall.com asks, what do you do when even your fans laugh at you?
  • Jay Carney And ABC’s Jake Tapper In Fiery Exchange Over Jimmy Hoffa Comments

    09/06/2011 2:15:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/11 | Tommy Christopher
    In the hours since the Jimmy Hoffa Voter Encouragement Crisis/Incendiary Rhetorapocalypse, conservative media figures have looked to the White House to provide some becalming wisdom to a shaken nation. At Tuesday’s White House briefing, ABC’s Jake Tapper asked Press Secretary Jay Carney how Hoffa’s comments fit with the President’s post-Tucson remarks in January. (Snip) Tapper began by reading President Obama’s January quote, then asked, “Did he mean that?”
  • Meet Rick Perry's Karl Rove (How Perry can take NH)

    09/04/2011 1:31:40 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 26 replies
    Chron ^ | August 4, 2011 | Joe Holley
    (snip) Almost every presidential-election cycle, the spotlight illumines a campaign guru whose tactical acumen seemingly propels his client to heights unreachable alone. For Republicans, Karl Rove – “Bush’s Brain” – occupied that position during George W. Bush’s White House years; James Carville was the Democrats‘ man with a campaign plan during the Bill Clinton years. For 2012, Carney is stepping into that role, as his client soars in the early polls and as he gets credit for a strategic innovation he put into place for Perry’s 2006 gubernatorial race and may be adapting for Perry’s presidential quest. The state’s longest-serving...
  • Carney grants NBC permission to reschedule debate

    08/31/2011 10:57:02 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/31/2011 | Hayley Peterson
    President Obama plans to lay out his long-awaited jobs speech before a joint session of Congress next Wednesday evening -- which happens to be the same night of a Republican presidential debate. "I respectfully request the opportunity to address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 7, 2011 at 8 p.m.," Obama wrote in a letter sent Wednesday to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says the timing of the speech is not aimed at overshadowing the next Republican debate, which is cosponsored by NBC News and Politico,...
  • Rebranding Obama's buscapade

    08/15/2011 12:12:15 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 08/15/11 | JULIE MASON
    Obama arrived in Minnesota earlier today. "I am very pleased to be out of Washington," he said. White House press secretary Jay Carney bridled at the notion that the three-day bus tour, which traverses three battleground states Obama won in 2008, had anything to do with the fact that he’s struggling to maintain support in those states ahead of the 2012 contest. Carney said it was ridiculous to suggest that “anytime the president leaves Washington, it’s campaigning,” and that Obama was “doing what presidents do, going out into the country.”
  • Jay Carney vs. Jay Carney: Attacked Bush's 2001 'Heartland Tour,' Defends Obama's 2011 Midwest

    08/11/2011 3:05:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/11/11 | Alex Fitzsimmons
    Jay Carney, meet Jay Carney.In 2001, the then-Time magazine reporter wrote a snarky piece criticizing President George W. Bush's month-long vacation that was billed as a "Home to the Heartland" tour. But almost exactly 10 years later Carney, now the Obama White House's press secretary, is defending President Barack Obama's Midwest job-creation tour and vacation at Martha's Vineyard."I don't think Americans out there would begrudge that notion that the President would spend some time with his family," claimed Carney at a recent press briefing.But that's exactly what he, as a private citizen working for Time,
  • Carney: Unemployment Benefits Could Create Up To 1 Million Jobs

    08/11/2011 9:03:21 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 100 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | August, 10, 2011 | realclearpolitics.com
    "I understand why extending unemployment insurance provides relief to people who need it, but how does that create jobs," Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler asked Jay Carney at Wednesday's WH briefing. Carney responded: "Oh, uh, it is by, uh, I would expect a reporter from the Wall Street Journal would know this as part of the entrance exam." "There are few other ways that can directly put money into the economy than applying unemployment insurance," Carney said. Carney answers the question: "It is one of the most direct ways to infuse money directly into the economy because people who are...
  • WH Spokesman Jay Carney: Unemployment Benefits Could Create Up To One Million Jobs or Something

    08/10/2011 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Blue Grass Pundit ^ | 8/10/11 | Bluegrass Pundit
    Short term unemployment benefits provide people financial resources while the look for a new job. Extending unemployment benefits to 18 months or longer only encourages people to take their time looking for that new job. They do not create jobs. This is the liberal concept that spending money can be equated with job creation. If that theory worked, the Stimulus would have kept unemployment under 8% as promised. We all know how that worked out. (RCP) — “I understand why extending unemployment insurance provides relief to people who need it, but how does that create jobs,” Wall Street Journal’s Laura...
  • Carney: Fallen SEALS photo was controlled release

    08/10/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/10/11 | Charlie Spiering
    When the coffins of the fallen Navy SEALS came back to US soil, the Pentagon and the White House closed the event to the press.That's understandable. After all, the Bush administration made similar restrictions for such ceremonies, although Obama overturned the policy.The press complied as well, but when the White House released a photo yesterday of President Obama saluting the coffins at the ceremony, they raised their eyebrows.When Associated Press reporter Ben Feller asked about the photo today at the White House Press briefing, Carney answered:
  • Jake Tapper Commits Journalism!

    08/05/2011 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 14 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-04-11 | Stoutcat
    ABC News’ Jake Tapper does a gorgeous job of getting Press Secretary Jay Carney to admit that the President, despite his renewed protestations of “laser-like focus” on jobs, really isn’t doing all that much. As usual. [video] Wouldn’t it have been nice to see this level of interest by reporters way back in 2007 and 2008?
  • White House on worst market drop since 2008: ‘Markets go up and down’

    08/04/2011 4:43:39 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    White House on worst market drop since 2008: ‘Markets go up and down’ 1 hr 5 mins ago The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 512 points Thursday, erasing this year’s market gains, but the White House had little to say besides “markets go up and down.” “I don’t have a specific reaction to the market. Markets go up and down,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said. “There is no question that we have — this economy has faced headwinds this year, a variety of them including the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the increase in oil prices, energy...
  • Jake Tapper Grills Jay Carney: We Know Obama Attends Fundraisers, What Is He Doing To Create

    08/04/2011 4:31:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/4/11 | Matt Schneider
    With stocks plunging on Wall Street, tensions were rising in today’s White House press briefing as ABC’s Jake Tapper relentlessly demanded Press Secretary Jay Carney explain exactly what it is that President Obama is doing to help create new jobs. When Carney suggested Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation, Tapper got agitated and responded, “so the same stuff he was doing a couple months ago, calling on Congress to pass things?”Critics of Obama will no doubt applaud Tapper’s efforts here, yet even supporters of the President can’t fault Tapper for forcefully demanding answers.
  • Carney: Obama Telling People To Tweet GOPers Is A "Bipartisan Message"

    07/29/2011 3:23:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Question from Reporter #1: "You mentioned the word bipartisan. How does it promote an atmosphere of bipartisanship for the President to encourage citizens to call recalcitrant lawmakers and to use his campaign apparatus to tweet out the Twitter handles of Republicans to encourage them to encourage people to sort of jump all over folks to get them to vote? I mean, does that foster a sense of cooperation?" Jay Carney, White House press secretary: "What the President has called for is for those Americans who believe that we need compromise in Washington to communicate that to their members of Congress....