In our news wrap Friday, President Obama announced that Jay Carney will resign as White House press secretary after three and a half years. Carney is being replaced by his deputy, Josh Earnest. Meanwhile, officials in northern India fired two policemen amid mounting outrage over the gang rape and killing of two teenage girls. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama disclosed he’s losing his chief spokesman on the same day that the president came to the White House briefing room to personally announce the resignation of his Veterans Affairs secretary.
It was a Friday not quite like any other recently.
Press secretary Jay Carney had a surprise visitor to his daily news briefing, which began not long after Obama’s visit there to discuss Secretary Eric Shinseki’s departure. Continue reading
Gwen Ifill gets a preview of the State of the Union from White House press secretary Jay Carney, who says President Obama has an optimistic outlook for the economy and bipartisan collaboration. Carney says the president will encourage Congress to legislate as well as use his executive authority to accomplish his plans for 2014. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff gets a preview of President Obama’s first State of the Union of his second term from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who offers a sense of what Americans can expect from the speech, as well as the president’s reactions to critics. Continue reading
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Thursday tried to clarify a remark by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta suggesting an early U.S. transition out of its combat mission in Afghanistan. Carney said the statement shouldn’t be considered as an announcement about a decision. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama is expected to touch on American manufacturing, new worker-training programs and alternative energy sources, according to White House aides. Ray Suarez reports and Gwen Ifill discusses the president’s election-year agenda with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Continue reading
In other news Thursday, at least 48 people were killed and more than 120 wounded after a car bomb tore through a funeral in a predominantly Shiite section of Baghdad. Increasing violence in Iraq has killed more than 200 people this week. In South Africa, former President Nelson Mandela remains hospitalized for a collapsed lung. Continue reading