Tomorrow there’s a critical vote on giving President Obama fast-track authority over a Pacific trade deal, an issue that has divided Democrats. While the president is pushing for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, others have pushed back over worker concerns. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the administration’s perspective. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Could the White House be hinting at when President Barack Obama might nominate a new attorney general?
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