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  • Jay Carney: Obama maintains full confidence in Kathleen Sebelius

    On Tuesday, as the administration celebrated exceeding the 7 million mark in Obamacare sign-ups, the president's spokesman reiterated President Obama's strong support for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius has spent the last six months under fire for the rocky...

  • White House, Democrats tout 7 million Obamacare sign-ups

    The White House and Democrats spent Tuesday taking an Obamacare victory lap, announcing that enrollment in the health law's insurance exchanges had exceeded their 7 million target by the March 31 deadline. The figure marked a sharp turnaround for the administration's efforts after the troubled...

  • White House: Obama hasn't made decision on releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    The White House on Tuesday said President Obama had not made a decision on whether to release spy Jonathan Pollard. “The president has not made a decision to release Jonathan Pollard,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

  • Jay Carney: Obama has full confidence in Secret Service

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama retains confidence in the Secret Service, as well as Julia Pierson, its new director, after the agency suffered another embarrassing incident last week. A day ahead of Obama's arrival in the Netherlands the weekend of March 22, a...

  • Jay Carney refuses to squelch Jonathan Pollard release rumors

    White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to contradict reports that the United States might release convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of a deal to extend peace talks with the Palestinians. "I have nothing new about Jonathan Pollard that I haven't said in the past, which is...

  • White House: Russia should pull back troops to 'pre-crisis' levels

    The White House on Monday urged Russia to drawdown military troops to “pre-crisis positions and levels" and said the U.S. would not negotiate over Ukraine's future without the consent of the Ukrainian people.

  • Obama backs 'zero tolerance' for Secret Service misconduct

    President Obama was briefed on an incident involving three drunken Secret Service agents and supports the agency director's “zero-tolerance approach” to such behavior, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday. “He was briefed and I would refer you to the Secret Service in...

  • White House: Russian retaliatory sanctions 'unfortunate'

    Though lawmakers receiving Russian sanctions trumpeted the punishment as a badge of honor, the White House on Friday dismissed the retaliatory penalties from the Kremlin as “unfortunate.” Vladimir Putin's regime on Thursday banned nine U.S. officials from traveling to Russia, including...

  • Ed Henry denounces 'bizarre' claim that White House reporters preapprove questions

    Fox News' Ed Henry, a White House correspondent and former president of the White House Correspondents Association, denied an Arizona reporter's "bizarre claim" that White House press secretary Jay Carney preapproves questions asked during the daily news briefing. "[A]bsurd -- i don't submit...

  • Jay Carney: 'Superficial' to suggest Ukraine a liability for Hillary Clinton

    White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed a question about whether tensions with Russia over the Crimea region would hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's political future as “superficial” and “flaccid thinking.” “That’s a pretty superficial way of looking at...

  • White House: U.S.-Russia relations 'not in a good place right now'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that U.S.-Russia relations were “not in a good place right now” after the Kremlin's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, but defended President Obama's handling of Moscow. Carney insisted that Obama had been “clear-eyed” in his handling of...

  • White House condemns storming of Ukrainian navy headquarters

    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday condemned the storming of the Crimean navy headquarters by pro-Russian forces, saying that Russia was “directly responsible for any casualties” that occur in the conflict.

  • Jay Carney: I wouldn't invest in Russian stocks

    White House press secretary Jay Carney advised against investing in Russia's stock market on Tuesday as he made the case that U.S. sanctions would land a punch on the country's economy. “I wouldn't, if I were you, invest in Russia equities right now … unless you were going short,” Carney...

  • White House won't rule out sanctions against Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was not on the list of 11 Russian and Ukrainian names sanctioned by the U.S. government Monday, but the White House would not rule out the possibility when pressed about getting more aggressive with the Kremlin. “We're not going to rule out individuals or...

  • White House rejects Crimean referendum

    The White House said Sunday that the U.S. and its allies would not recognize a referendum in Crimea to secede from Ukraine, as early exit polls showed that more than nine in 10 voters there favored joining the Russian Federation. “This referendum is contrary to Ukraine's constitution, and...



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