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  • s Atheist Group's Complaint Backfires, Lands Nativity In Full Public View

    12/19/2014 1:37:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    cns news ^ | December 15, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    ( -- When the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) went after a city council in Jay, Fla., for displaying a nativity set on public property, the atheist group might have won a battle, but seems to have lost the war. The FFRF, known for protesting any and all religious displays in public places, sent a complaint letter recently to local officials in the 526-person city of Jay, arguing against the life-sized nativity that had been set up on the site every Christmas for nearly 40 years, the group said in a press release. In a letter sent to the city’s...
  • The Day Before the Mass Exodus at White House, Jay Carney Got Grilled on VA Scandal

    05/30/2014 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/30/14 | Scott Whitlock
    On Thursday, the day before a double resignation at the White House, ABC's Jon Karl grilled Jay Carney over Barack Obama's confidence in Eric Shinseki. Less than 24 hours later, the press secretary and Veterans Administration head had both quit. During the back-and-forth, Karl pressed, "But does the President right now have confidence in Sec. Shinseki, yes or no? It's a very simple yes or no question. You told us last week he did have confidence, does he have confidence now?" [See video below.] Carney dodged and responded, "Jon, the President addressed this question from the podium." The journalist pointed...
  • Communication breakdown: Jay Carney has trouble in the press pool [ Question From ABC!!!]

    11/06/2013 7:14:00 PM PST · by Bender2 · 13 replies
    Communication breakdown:Jay Carney has trouble in the press pool ---snip-- At a WH press conference, ABC’s Jon Karl posed questions about the Presidents statement that you could still enroll in Obamacare through the phone lines or by snail mail. As it turns out both of those options have to go through the website in order to complete enrollment. And when Jon Karl called Carney out on the fact that both he and the President said that you would only have to be on the phone for 25 mins to enroll a single person, Carney attempted to deflect by making fun...
  • Nobody Applauds When Leno Asks "How Many Are Worried About Government Shutdown?"

    10/02/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 2, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    If NBC’s Tonight Show audience is any indication. Americans aren’t buying into the media’s hysteria concerning the government shutdown. Quite the contrary, when host Jay Leno asked, “How many are worried about the government shutdown,” not one person in the studio audience applauded (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • Jay Carney Mocks Ed Henry When Pressed on Obama's Refusal to Negotiate With Republicans

    09/30/2013 6:51:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/30/13 | Jason Howerton
    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney scolded reporter Ed Henry for asking why President Barack Obama is unwilling to sit down and talk with House Republicans — even if he thinks they are wrong. Henry noted that the president has welcomed diplomatic talks with the Iranian regime but not the GOP. “The president called the new president of Iran and sort of opened up diplomatic negotiations. So why not do the same with the House Republicans? You’re at loggerheads, call them,” Henry said. Carney then sarcastically thanked Henry for the “reassertion of GOP talking points.”
  • The Twilight of Jay Leno

    07/24/2013 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Lloyd Grove
    “HERE’S A fascinating story,” the longtime host of NBC’s Tonight Show With Jay Leno told his audience last week, mentioning a recent Iowa Supreme Court ruling “that a dentist could legally fire his female assistant because he found her too sexy, too attractive, and a threat to his marriage. She didn’t do anything. She’s just good-looking.” The payoff: “Hey, I’ll bet that’s what happened to me here at NBC!” It’s the sort of joke that is rapidly becoming a staple of Leno’s monologue. (On Monday’s show, riffing on the royal baby, he confided that he was “a little bummed out,...
  • High school student irritates Jay Carney

    07/17/2013 1:56:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/17/13 | Rachel Weiner
    high school intern with the conservative Daily Caller Web site got into a testy exchange with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Wednesday after asking if the White House would intervene to protect George Zimmerman from death threats in the wake of his acquittal on murder and manslaughter charges. Gabe Finger @GabeemtheFinger Just angered Obama's press secretary. Word. 11:21 AM - 17 Jul 2013
  • 1:45 Press Briefing... What's the hold-up?

    05/10/2013 11:06:08 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 80 replies
    Vanity ^ | May 10, 2013 | ReleaseTheHounds
    The White House press briefing is almost 15-20 minutes behind schedule... What's up? Is Jay Carney renegotiating his pay for having to do this stuff (without bursting into laughter?
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Natasha Korecki: Jesse Jackson Jr. offered to arrange Blagojevich a pardon from Obama

    09/13/2012 12:57:40 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 9 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | September 10, 2012
    Only in Chicago: How the Rod Blagojevich Scandal Engulfed Illinois; Embroiled Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel, and Jesse Jackson, Jr.; and Enthralled the Nation. Natasha Korecki's book raises the question of whether Jesse Jackson Jr., the congressman son of the famed civil rights leader, plotted to arrange a pardon for Blagojevich from President Barack Obama. It was the fall of 2008 and the highest law enforcement agent in the country headed to the Windy City. Sensitive wiretaps were up and FBI agents were covertly recording what could turn out to be a spectacular public corruption case. Chicago agents were working lengthy...
  • Reporter Crushes Jay Carney Over Obama Tax Trick

    07/10/2012 10:01:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/10/12 | staff
    Yesterday’s WH Press briefing… NORAH O’DONNELL: On that very point that it’s been the president’s position all along, in Dec. 2010, when he advocated an extension of all of the Bush tax cuts including those for the wealthiest Americans, he argued that raising taxes would be a “blow to our economy.” So what’s different now from then? CARNEY: The president’s position has always been that we should permanently extend the tax cuts for middle-class Americans and that we should no longer extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. At the time, from the question, there was a package of...
  • NYT: Jay Carney Made an ‘Angry Phone Call’ to Fox Exec. Following Anti-Obama Video

    06/21/2012 10:40:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/21/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    White House press secretary Jay Carney made an “angry phone call” to a Fox News executive after the network aired a scathing video review last month of President Barack Obama’s first three years in office, the New York Times reported. According to the Times, Carney told Michael Clemente, Fox News’ senior vice president for news, that the video had crossed the line even for “Fox & Friends,” the morning show where it aired. Two unnamed Democrats reportedly told the newspaper about the call, described as a “private conversation.” As The Blaze previously reported, the four-minute clip featured a series of...
  • Video: Jay Carney Forced To Concede There Is “Nothing Wrong With Profit”…

    06/04/2012 2:59:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 6/4/12 | zip
  • Obama Propaganda Minister Jay Carney: People Leaving The Workforce In Droves An “Economic

    02/06/2012 3:39:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 2/6/12 | Zip
    I’m sure in his feeble mind this makes sense. (NewsOK) — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that the number of people dropping out of the work force, which artificially depresses the unemployment rate, can be regarded as an “economic positive.” “A lot of that is due to younger people getting more of an education, which is an economic positive,” Carney said. He had been asked what would happen when people “inevitably” raise the unemployment rating with their return to the work force.
  • 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?”
  • 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,
  • 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...
  • QUESTION TIME -- WATCH LIVE: White House press secretary Jay Carney

    05/20/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 - 12:31PM | 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?
  • The Jay Treaty Strongly Indicates That Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President.

    03/02/2011 10:15:41 AM PST · by rxsid · 211 replies ^ | 03/02/2011 | Leo Donofrio, Esq
    "The Jay Treaty Strongly Indicates That Obama Is Not Eligible To Be President. Those who support Obama’s eligibility – despite his admission of dual allegiance/nationality (at the time of his birth) – routinely offer a rather absurd hypothetical which sounds something like this: “The US is sovereign and not governed by foreign law so British law shouldn’t be considered as to Presidential eligibility. What if North Korea declared that all US citizens are also citizens of North Korea? In that case, nobody would be eligible to be President if dual nationality was a determining factor. Therefore, nationality laws of the...
  • Why Jay Leno and David Letterman Hate Each Other

    01/27/2010 5:58:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 2,099+ views
    Popeater ^ | 1/27/10 | Mike Ryan
    David Letterman looked like "either Dinty Moore or Paul Bunyan's son." Or so recalls Jay Leno from his 1996 book on his first meeting with Letterman in 1975. It was a fateful encounter that formed an initial partnership and friendship. But now, in retrospect, it's a tragic relationship in which the repercussions from the fallout between the two are still being felt 35 years later, changing late night television forever. And, unknowingly, altering the fate of a then-12 year-old boy living in Brookline, Massachusetts -- Conan O'Brien. Letterman, on a January 19 episode of Late Show, referred to Jay Leno...