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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....
  • Could President Obama Invoke Amendment Number 14?

    07/28/2011 7:14:54 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | July 28, 2011 | annem040359
    What President Barack Hussein Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, by how he is talking, it sure sounds like the Obama White House and the Democrats are getting desperate. It is a sure sign that the Democrats with President Obama are on “the ropes”. The is should come as no surprise because it is a sign that the American people are starting to scream out to the White House, Senate, and House that ENOUGH is ENOUGH. What start with many tea party movement protests going back to early 2009, has come to this late week and the efforts to resolve the...
  • Carney Gets Hit For Ten Minutes On The Obama Plan (Or Lack Thereof)

    After bobbing-and-weaving for nine minutes, Carney finally says what everybody knows: the president won’t put his plan on paper because he doesn’t want it to become “politically charged” before a compromise can be reached. In other words, you’ve got to pass it to find out what’s in it:
  • Carney To FOX News: "Tell Your Viewers There's Nothing To Worry About"

    07/26/2011 1:19:48 PM PDT · by camerongood210 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Jul 26, 2011
    After a long back-and-forth between Ed Henry, FOX News' White House correspondent and press secretary Jay Carney about President Obama's lack of a public plan, Carney told Henry to tell his viewers everything will be okay: Ed Henry, FOX News: "But over the weekend, Democrats were saying there's going to be a drop if there is no action. Asian markets are going to crash on Sunday. It didn't happen. American markets didn't crash on Monday, hopefully they haven't crashed -- why should people believe ..."Jay Carney, WH press secretary: "You should go on the air and tell your viewers there...
  • Carney: Economy Has "Vastly Improved" Since Obama Was Sworn In

    07/21/2011 11:29:59 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 78 replies
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: "Well, two things remain uncontestably true. The economy is vastly improved from what it was when Barack Obama was sworn into office as president. We were in economic free-fall. There were predictions that we were headed to the second Great Depression. We were losing up to, over 700,000 jobs a month, we were contracting at greater than 6 percent -- our economy was. So, the economy has improved. It has not improved enough. "Well, there's no question that we face headwinds, and the president has been very direct about that. And we need to...
  • Carney: Obama a better leader for not proposing debt ceiling plan

    07/19/2011 6:38:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/19/11 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Jay Carney today argued that President Barack Obama is a better leader for not proposing a debt-ceiling plan that can be debated and voted on by elected legislators in the House of Representatives. “Leadership is not proposing a plan for the sake of having it voted up or down, and likely voted down,” he told ABC News’ Jake Tapper, who has spent a week fruitlessly pressing Carney to detail the administration’s budget proposals. Since the start of the debt-ceiling negotiations, the president has refused to develop a detailed plan that could be measured or criticized by voters,...
  • White House: Analyst comment 'inappropriate' (but true)

    07/01/2011 4:26:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 6/30/2011 | ap
    The White House says an off-color remark about President Barack Obama by MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin was inappropriate. Halperin said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he thought Obama "was a dick yesterday." The Time magazine editor at large was talking about Obama's performance at a White House news conference on Wednesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president.
  • Is McCain Laying Out A False Choice That We Must Choose Either Obama's War Policy Or Isolationism?

    06/20/2011 4:17:56 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies
    6/20/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    It seems as if that is the case, given that John McCain has chastised those GOP presidential candidates who wonder how Libya posed a threat to the U.S., how Obama has grounds for claiming that the U.S. isn't even at war with Libya or how he can claim - through Harold Koh and Jay Carney - that "the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Obama is claiming that since U.S. troops are supposedly at little risk in this particular mission and that we have no boots on the...
  • Obama Is Trying To Redefine What Constitutes Warfare (US-Libya)

    06/18/2011 1:21:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    6/18/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    ...With Harold Koh (legal advisor for the Department of State) and Jay Carney in tow - engaged in a game of semantics. Harold Koh recently said: "We are not saying the president can take the country into war on his own. We are not saying the War Powers Resolution is unconstitutional or should be scrapped or that we can refuse to consult Congress. We are saying the limited nature of this particular mission is not the kind of hostilities envisioned by the War Powers Resolution." Problem is, is that the WPA does not make any distinction between one kind of...
  • Obama: Limited Strikes For 90 Days Under WPA. Carney: These Limited Strikes Nullify WPA 90 Day Rule

    06/17/2011 9:04:13 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    6/17/2011
    On March 21, 2011, Obama cited the WPR which requires him to notify Congresa 48 hours before beginning military operations. That same day Obama said that the military strikes against Libya would be "limited in their nature, duration and scope." During the past almost 90 days, Obama has given updates on these "limited" strikes. Now that 90 days draws near, Carney says that since the strikes have been "limited" that basically the 90 day rule doesn't apply. He apparently wants to use a WPA provision which allows for the president to deploy U.S. forces and engage in military strikes for...
  • QUESTION TIME -- WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Jay Carney

    05/20/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies
    politico.com/politico44 ^ | May 20, 2011 - 12:31PM | politico.com/politico44/Jay Carney
    QUESTION TIME -- WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Jay Carney is set to brief reporters shortly. Here's what we'd we like to ask him: Is the president hopeful for his Israeli-Palestinian plan even after Benjamin Netanyahu expressed doubt over it? How did the president plan to approach that subject with Netanyahu today? Did the president have any reaction to the news that Tim Pawlenty will run for president? When does the vice president plan on resuming debt ceiling talks with Republicans?
  • [WH Press Sec.]Carney: Americans Should Be "Appalled" By Birth Certificate "Distraction" (Video)

    04/26/2011 1:50:08 PM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 4/26/2011 | Jay Carney
    "It's an unfortunate distraction from the issues that I think most Americans care about," White House press secretary Jay Carney said about the controversy surrounding President Obama's long-form birth certificate.
  • Carney sighs at birther question (more dissembling)

    04/26/2011 12:14:52 PM PDT · by milwguy · 63 replies
    politico ^ | 4/26/2011 | matt negrin
    Jay Carney lamented Tuesday that the conspiracy theory about President Obama’s birth is getting “serious attention” while more important matters are getting overlooked. CNN’s Ed Henry asked the White House press secretary to react to Donald Trump’s seemingly constant presence on TV, in which the real estate mogul has stoked the myth that Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii. In response, Carney said that CNN itself had reported a “highly credible piece on an established fact” — that “the president was born in the United States of America.” “This was a settled issue,” Carney said, calling it “unfortunate” that “for whatever...
  • WH Press Secretary Carney Scoffs at Question About Obama’s Missing Easter Statement (Video)

    04/25/2011 2:00:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 37 replies
    favstocks.com ^ | 4/25/2011 | Right Network
    White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked today why President Obama did not give a statement on Easter. He laughed it off. Barack Obama released statements for the Muslims holidays of Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, the Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha last year. Just last month he released a statement for the Persian Nowruz holiday. The Hill has more: Carney also scoffed at media reports calling out the White House for not releasing a statement commemorating Easter on Sunday, explaining Obama and his family attended church services in Washington. “The president went to church yesterday, it was well-covered. I’m not sure if we...
  • Transparency inquiry can't even get asked (Jay Carney's a Punk Alert)

    04/19/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 9 replies
    The "transparency" in the Obama administration means sometimes a question can't even get asked. The discovery came today at the daily White House news briefing with press secretary Jay Carney, who responded to a request to be allowed to ask about the president's positions: "I'm not going to take your questions." Ironically, Les Kinsolving, WND's correspondent at the White House and the No. 2 reporter on the White House beat, had wanted to ask about Obama's openness. "In the Washington Post, the president of the Society of Professional Journalists wrote of the Obama administration, 'Reporters' questions often go unanswered. When...
  • Jay Carney: Obama Was Never Opposed To Signing Statements

    04/18/2011 3:59:41 PM PDT · by edpc · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 18 April 2011 | RCP
    Jay Carney says President Obama was never against signing statements, just when President Bush "abused" them. Watch what then-Senator Obama said in 2008 while running for president and decide for yourself. "His concern was with what he saw as an abuse of the signing statement by the previous administration. So that the positions he took in signing statements on the budget bill entirely consistent with that position, you need to retain the right to, as president, to be able to issue those signing statements, but obviously they should not be abused," White House press secretary Jay Carney told the press...
  • No White Shirt, No Blue Shirt, No TV Briefing

    03/24/2011 1:02:11 PM PDT · by illiac · 11 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 3/24/11 | Keith Koffler
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney looked to his wardrobe today to explain to reporters why he decided to brief off camera. I have to say it’s because my shirt — I didn’t have any white or blue shirts — and this one wouldn’t work on TV, so I decided to gaggle. All my other shirts are in the laundry. OK, it’s tongue in cheek. But rapier wit this is not.
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 3/16/2011

    03/16/2011 4:12:21 PM PDT · by Optimist · 8 replies
    The White House ^ | 3/16/2011 | Office of the Press Secretary
    Q ... a quick question on Libya? President Sarkozy today said it’s a matter of days, if not hours, for the opposition, that forces of Qaddafi are moving swiftly. ... there could be massively dangerous situations for the civilians, putting their lives at risk. We asked you yesterday, doesn’t it appear that it’s over for the opposition, but now it’s not just the opposition. It’s the citizens who are in Benghazi. It’s the citizens who could be at risk. Doesn’t that raise the flag to do more now than simply say the United Nations should act? But nobody seems to...
  • BREAKING!! Carney: Wisconsin Gov. Walker's Actions Violate Obama Principles

    03/10/2011 1:42:06 PM PST · by milwguy · 92 replies
    nj ^ | 3/10/2011 | rebecca kaplan
    The Obama administration weighed in Thursday on the chaos in Madison, Wis. White House press secretary Jay Carney said that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to force a bill on public employee union bargaining rights through the state Senate on Wednesday night was a clear sign that his top priority was not budget-cutting. “The actions taken last night, which divorced the issue of the state’s budget problems from the issue of the rights of public sector employees, pretty clearly showed that the actions were not following the principle that we need to all come together and work together and not...
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: Obama’s silent on Libya because of ’scheduling issue’

    02/23/2011 12:04:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/23/11 | Jeff Poor
    While things are falling apart in other parts of the world, things at the White House are busy — too busy to notice. During Wednesday’s White House press briefing, newly minted Press Secretary Jay Carney responded to a question from CBS News correspondent Mark Knoller about when people might expect to hear President Barack Obama address the situation in Libya. Carney’s reason why they haven’t yet: Scheduling. (h/t Real Clear Politics Video) “This is just a scheduling issue,” Carney said. “As I said, the president will meet with Secretary of State [Hillary] Clinton this afternoon, his regular meeting and they...
  • New White House Press Secretary Bombs on Day One

    02/16/2011 12:05:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/16/11 | staff
    New White House Press Secretary Jay Carney punted on Iran, fumbled a question on the national debt, and blamed Bush just ten minutes into his first press briefing.
  • (Liberal) Ex-journalist to face the (Liberal) press

    01/28/2011 4:34:16 AM PST · by tobyhill · 2 replies
    washington post ^ | 1/28/2011 | By Anne E. Kornblut
    President Obama named ex-journalist Jay Carney as the next White House press secretary on Thursday, rounding out a broad personnel restructuring within the West Wing after the midterm elections. With new Chief of Staff William M. Daley already on board, Obama has an almost entirely new senior lineup - even if many of the faces are familiar. He has shed some of his most longtime loyalists, including outgoing press secretary Robert Gibbs, and moved others into official campaign roles ahead of his 2012 reelection bid. What has emerged is a staff that is well-versed in the ways of the Obama...
  • No Mercy (Catholic hospital system for sale due to Obamacare)

    10/15/2010 2:09:06 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 19 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/15/2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Did Obamacare kill the Catholic hospital Joe Biden was born in? That’s been a matter of battling press releases, news reports, and even a radio ad in Pennsylvania in recent days, as the vice president went back to Scranton — home of Mercy Hospital, where he was delivered — to campaign for Rep. Chris Carney. The controversy got fired up when Kevin Cook, the CEO of Mercy Partners — a health-care system run by the Sisters of Mercy, with three hospitals in Pennsylvania — commented about those three locations’ being put up for sale: “Health-care reform is absolutely playing a...
  • Radio ad: Scranton Catholic hospitals closing in part due to Obamacare

    10/12/2010 11:14:29 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies
    Mercy Health Partners in Scranton are selling their hospitals, in part due to Obamacare. (One of the hospitals, Mercy Hospital, is the hospital Joe Biden was born at). This is the ad targeting the 2 Catholic Dems (Kanjorski and Carney) who voted FOR Obamacare.
  • The President's Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes

    10/11/2010 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10.11.10 @ 6:09AM | By Jeffrey Lord
    A mushrooming political battle over ObamaCare involving the White House, two incumbent Pennsylvania congressmen, three Catholic hospitals and a nun has just exploded in, of all places, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Charges from the Scranton medical community of intimidation by the Obama White House and its allies are filling the air. All of this just as Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Scranton today to raise money for one of the participants.
  • Pro-life group targets Democrats in radio ads

    09/03/2010 7:40:42 AM PDT · by jeffq73 · 3 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 9/2/2010
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Americans United for Life is targeting three pro-abortion Democrats in tight election contests with radio ads talking about abortion issues. The ads are also meant to be the first by the group following a Supreme Court decision striking down some of the McCain-Feingold advertising limits. AUL Action, a 501(c)4 lobbying organization, has its ads set on Reps. John Boccieri of Ohio, Christopher Carney of Pennsylvania and Baron Hill of Indiana They are meant to test the latitude given to such groups to communicate with the public about candidates in the Supreme Court's decision in January overturning...
  • David Frum and conservative purges

    09/03/2010 6:34:18 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 2, 2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    David Frum’s blog post connects his dismissal from AEI with Brink Lindsey’s and Will Wilkinson’s departures from Cato. In the post, Frum makes some important and well-articulated points about the GOP’s lack of direction and what a Republican majority could yield: We are likely soon to have a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, maybe the U.S. Senate too. And what will that majority do? The answer seems to be: They have not a clue. Unlike the Republican House and Senate majorities of 1994, unlike the Republican Senate majority of 1980, these new majorities will arrive with only slogans...
  • Poll Shows Marino(R) In Lead Against Carney (D) (PA 10th Congressional Race)

    08/17/2010 8:25:14 AM PDT · by RBW in PA · 6 replies
    Pike County Republicans ^ | August 17, 2010 | Pike County Republicans
    Dear Fellow Republicans and Conservatives, I am very excited to pass along some great news that I just received from Tom Marino. An independent poll conducted by Whit Ayres, Jon McHenry, and Dan Judy on July 28 through August 1 shows that GOP candidates are doing very well in the East. The most exciting news is that Tom Marino is ahead of Chris Carney! Tom Marino 52% vs. Chris Carney 37%The fact that Tom Marino is leading Chris Carney in the polls even though Carney has significantly better name recognition shows that we will be sending Tom to Washington, D.C....
  • Anti-Carney force takes new tack

    07/27/2010 5:50:35 PM PDT · by Tamzee · 18 replies · 4+ views
    The Times Leader ^ | July 23, 2010 | Jerry Lynott
    DALLAS TWP. – Someone’s at it again. A new group of signs against the re-election of U.S. Rep. Chris Carney has popped up along state Route 309 in the Back Mountain. The latest version is more colorful and detailed than the previous one that said “Dump Carney” and pictured the congressman’s name in a red circle with a line through it. This time the anonymous sign maker connected Carney to fellow Democrat Nancy Pelosi, depicting him as a hand puppet of the Speaker of the House. “Dump the Puppet!” reads the sign. The signs have angered the Chris Carney for...
  • Carney (D) has more than 70 times opponent’s cash

    07/16/2010 6:39:02 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 6 replies · 1+ views
    PA2010.COM ^ | July 15, 2010 | Dan Hirschhorn
    The 10th District Democrat finished June sitting on more than $792,000. Carney’s second-quarter campaign finance report had not yet been published online early Thursday afternoon, but the numbers were provided to pa2010.com by his campaign. That’s more than 71 times the money held by Republican Tom Marino; the former U.S. Attorney finished June with just over $11,000 in the bank. Carney’s cash lead could prompt some political watchers to reevaluate Marino’s prospect in the cheap, northeast Pennsylvania media market. The race is currently No. 6 on the pa2010.com Congressional Power Rankings. Carney raised about $203,000 between April 29 and June...
  • Crash injures congressional candidate (Marino, PA-R )

    06/02/2010 6:16:18 PM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies · 273+ views
    The Times-Tribune ^ | June 2, 2010 | BORYS KRAWCZENIUK
    Republican congressional candidate Tom Marino was hospitalized overnight in Bradford County after his pickup truck was struck Tuesday night by a car that crossed the center line in downtown Towanda, state police at Towanda said. Police said they will charge the other driver, Michelle J. Merschbach, 23, of Towanda, with driving under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Marino, 57, a former U.S. attorney who lives in Lycoming Township in Lycoming County, was at Memorial Hospital in Towanda and might be released today, his wife, Edie, said. He suffered no broken bones or major injuries, but complained of dizziness after the...