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  • Newt Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Speech: This Was a Gruber Speech; Simply Not Telling Country the Truth

    11/23/2014 11:22:24 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | November 21, 2014 | Curtis Houck
    Following President Barack Obama’s speech announcing his executive order on illegal immigration, CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich unloaded on the President, likening his speech to statements made by ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber and that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unfortified borders. Responding on CNN in the minutes after it ended, Gingrich opined that it was wrong for the President to go against the incoming Congress as it had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago. Gingrich then slammed what viewers just heard as “a...
  • Jay Carney: Obama ‘Literally’ Doing What He Said Was Unconstitutional in 2011

    11/21/2014 8:13:44 AM PST · by don-o · 61 replies
    Former White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted on CNN that President Obama did indeed flip-flop on executive amnesty. Host Anderson Cooper asked Carney for his opinion, after showing a series of clips of Obama denouncing executive amnesty, “So, I mean, other than his frustration, what has changed? I mean, he’s a constitution scholar. What has changed that allows him to do this?” “I think if he could have those words back, especially the first clip where he specifically talked about suspending deportations,” Carney said, “that is literally what he is doing today.” Carney went on saying, “In later instances including...
  • Jay Carney to GOP: Your Party Is Racist -- and 'You Know It'

    11/06/2014 4:24:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2014 | Larry Elder
    Former Obama White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, now a political commentator for CNN, casually admitted that, yes, his party uses race to convince minorities that Republicans seek to oppress them. Before the midterm election, Carney said: "Republicans are going to pick up seats in the Senate and the House, and they may win control of the Senate. So (Democrats) need to mobilize their base voters, and that is especially true of minority voters." Carney also admitted that the use of the race card is cynical: "Equating support for stand-your-ground law ... doesn't mean you supported the action that took...
  • Video: Jay Carney breaks with White House over Ebola travel restrictions

    10/16/2014 11:09:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    I knew Democrats would start flipping on travel restrictions soon but I didn’t expect O’s own mouthpiece to lead the charge. We’re still in the early stages, though, so Carney’s statement here is carefully qualified: He mentions “flight restrictions,” which may or may not mean an outright travel ban, and he suggests that as only one of a variety of “substantive actions” that might be taken, like, say, moving sick patients to a hospital that can better handle Ebola.Which, it so happens, is exactly what the CDC is going to do. BREAKING: Nina Pham to be transported to NIH...
  • Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem

    09/26/2014 1:40:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September26, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    By now, everyone knows that there's a revolving door between Democratic politics and the "objective" news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On Sept. 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his "invaluable voice for the network" after his five years inside the Obama administration. By that afternoon, and in heavy rotation in the evening around an Obama speech, Carney was battling for the White House position. Having a direct conflict of interest isn't disqualifying if you're labeled a "commentator." The issue: Can Carney truly offer "invaluable" commentary...
  • Jay Carney: ‘It’s Not Going to Be a Good Year for Democrats’

    09/15/2014 9:08:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/15/2014 | Evam McMurry
    In his new guise as a political commentator for CNN, former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dished out conventional wisdom on State of the Union Sunday morning, which in this case meant diagnosing the Democrats’ chances in the upcoming midterms as poor. “It’s not going to be a good year for Democrats by definition,” Carney said. “The sixth year is always particularly bad for a president’s party. You couple that with the fact so many seats are defended by Democrats in red states where Mitt Romney did very well against the president, double-digits in most cases, and there’s no...
  • Jay Carney: Democrats Will Lose Mid-Terms Decisively

    09/14/2014 6:49:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 72 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | September 14, 2014 | Ryan Saylor
    Jay Carney, the former press secretary for President Barack Obama and now a CNN political commentator/analyst, said Sunday (Sept. 14) that 2014′s mid-term elections were going to deliver a crushing blow to members of the president’s Democratic Party.
  • Fireworks: McCain vs. Carney on Iraq: "It's Not A Matter Of Disagreement; It's A Matter Of Facts"

    09/10/2014 7:50:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 10, 2014
    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and newly minted CNN contributor and former Obama press secretary Jay Carney spar over the Iraq war and if the current situation in Iraq and Syria could have been avoided. SEN. JOHN McCAIN: I think it was a very weak argument. And by the way, I'm astounded that Mr. Carney should say that the Free Syrian Army is now stronger. In fact, they have been -- JAY CARNEY: Well, that's not that I said, Senator. If I could, sir, what I said is, if we know a great deal more now about the makeup of the...
  • Carney: Obama would give more speeches if networks would let him

    09/10/2014 10:04:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | September 10, 2014 | Peter Hamby, CNN National Political Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney -- a longtime journalist before he joined the Obama administration in its infancy -- is back in the media game as a political analyst for CNN. We caught up with Carney on Wednesday, in the hours before President Obama addresses the nation to outline his plan for dismantling ISIS, the brutal terrorist group that's roiling Iraq and Syria. A former White House insider, Carney had insight into how the President and his team are preparing for such a major address. But he also riffed on the state of the news media, the "not...
  • Hillary blamed in another Benghazi scandal

    07/05/2014 7:07:48 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 5, 2014 | Aaron Klein
    Classified info at compound required U.S. Marine protection Did the State Department under Hillary Clinton deliberately refuse to classify what has been described as sensitive information housed at the U.S. special mission in Benghazi? The storage of any officially classified information in the compound would have required the deployment of the U.S. Marine Corps Embassy Security Group for protection. Instead, external security at the facility was provided by unarmed local Libyan guards. Armed members of the Martyrs of the February 17th Brigades served as the official quick-reaction force that worked within the compound. The Brigade is an offshoot of the...
  • The Only Job Ex-Journalist Jay Carney Can Get is at MSNBC

    07/05/2014 7:08:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jay Carney used to be the Washington Bureau Chief for Newsweek. He worked for Time reporting on Moscow. And if these reports are correct, then after spending years flacking for Obama, the only gig this former “journalists” could get was at MSNBC. How pathetic and predictable. Sources inside MSNBC say former White House Spokesman Jay Carney, who recently resigned from his post at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, will likely be headed to MSNBC.Carney is in talks for a contributor position.If it happens, Carney would follow in the natural footsteps of a few other aides to President Obama who were welcomed into...
  • Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty in connection to terror attack

    06/28/2014 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Policy Wonk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, will face a federal judge Saturday afternoon for an initial court appearance, authorities confirmed to Fox News. At that time, the government is expected to outline the charges against him. Khatallah is being held at a federal courthouse in D.C. amid tight security, Department of Justice spokesman William Miller said. He was flown to Washington by helicopter shortly after sunrise from a navy warship, where he had been held since his capture nearly two weeks ago. Khatallah is accused of being involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack...
  • Carney: I never told a lie (Yeah, Right!)

    06/19/2014 1:30:32 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19,2014 | Justin Sink
    White House press secretary Jay Carney says he never lied to the press corps during his three and a half years as the top presidential spokesman. “Honestly, it's not because I’m a paragon of virtue, it’s because that would be a terrible way to do the job,” Carney told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. The press secretary admitted that he sometimes could not or did not want to answer questions posed by reporters. “What you do when you can’t say is you don’t,” Carney said. “You take the question or you explain what you can.” Carney will leave...
  • John Mccain, Lindsey Graham: Send Benghazi Suspect To Guantanamo Bay

    06/17/2014 4:50:24 PM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2014 | by CHARLIE SPIERING
    When The Washington Post reported the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, suspected in the Benghazi terrorist attacks that killed four Americans in 2012, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were clear in asserting what they deem the proper course of action should be: send him to Guantanamo Bay. Reporters waiting outside the chamber received the news on their smartphones before senators began trickling out of the Senate Chamber. Many of them refused to comment, awaiting more details from their staff. But McCain and Graham spoke up. "I’m glad that they got him,” McCain stated, before suggesting that...
  • Captured Benghazi suspect did interviews with U.S. media outlets as authorities searched for him

    06/17/2014 4:50:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 3 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/17/2014 | ADAM EDELMAN
    The suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks, who was captured by U.S. forces over the weekend, was actually interviewed by multiple media outlets last year — a stunning revelation that could raise questions over why it took the U.S. so long to arrest the man.
  • CNN Reporter: Benghazi Suspect 'Not A Man Who Was In Hiding'

    06/17/2014 5:30:59 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-17-14
    CNN's senior international correspondent Arwa Damon, who spoke last year with Ahmed Abu Khattal, the suspected mastermind in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that killed four Americans, said not only was he not in hiding but he actually offered to speak with American officials about the attack. Ahmed Abu Khattal did not deny he was at the consulate the night of September 12, 2012 but instead claims he was "directing traffic." Damon said while his story does not line up with the events of that night, she empathized his confidence in making himself available to talk with U.S. authorities.
  • Something Pretty Remarkable Happens When Hillary Clinton Fans Are Asked About Benghazi

    06/17/2014 6:18:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Jason Howerton
    When Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters asked Hillary Clinton fans about the deadly Benghazi terror attacks of 2012, he got some surprising answers. None were more surprising than the ones coming from several people who had no idea what Benghazi was, despite the fact that many argue it is Clinton’s biggest failure as secretary of state.
  • Heritage’s ugly Benghazi panel

    06/17/2014 6:54:00 AM PDT · by don-o · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 16, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    Representatives of prominent conservative groups converged on the Heritage Foundation on Monday afternoon for the umpteenth in a series of gatherings to draw attention to the Benghazi controversy. But this one took an unexpected turn. What began as a session purportedly about “unanswered questions” surrounding the September 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya deteriorated into the ugly taunting of a woman in the room who wore an Islamic head covering. The session, as usual, quickly moved beyond the specifics of the assaults that left four Americans dead to accusations about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the Obama administration, President Obama...
  • US Official: Libyan Militant Accused in Benghazi Attack in US Custody

    06/17/2014 8:35:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    US official: Libyan militant accused in Benghazi attack in US custody .
  • Suspected Benghazi attack ringleader in U.S. custody

    06/17/2014 9:33:11 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 17, 2014 | David S. Cloud
    The U.S. military has captured a man believed to be one of the ringleaders of the deadly attacks on the American diplomatic compound and a CIA base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, officials said Tuesday.
  • News Guide: What Benghazi means in US politics

    06/17/2014 11:36:54 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 17 2014 | Washington Examiner
    WASHINGTON (AP) — To congressional Republicans, "Benghazi" is shorthand for incompetence and cover-up. Democrats hear it as the hollow sound of pointless investigations. It is, in fact, a Mediterranean port city in Libya that was the site of an attack on an American diplomatic compound on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. That's nearly all that U.S. politicians can agree on about Benghazi. It's been a political rallying cry since just weeks before President Barack Obama's re-election in November 2012. With the launch of a new House investigation, Benghazi is shaping...
  • U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid

    06/17/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 128 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2014 | Karen DeYoung,, Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
    U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assault has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials. The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation, and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.
  • How Can We Understand Benghazi Without Probing the CIA's Role?

    05/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Atlantic | May 13, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-benghazi-without-probing-the-cias-role/275781/
  • New York Times: Demonizing Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/07/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 89 replies
    The New York Times via the Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Friday, June 6, 2014 | Editorial
    Four months ago, Sen. John McCain said he would support the exchange of five hard-core Taliban leaders for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. "I would support ways of bringing him home," he told CNN, "and if exchange was one of them I think that would be something I think we should seriously consider." But the instant the Obama administration actually made that trade, McCain, as he has so often in the past... SNIP Though we criticized the administration for ignoring the law in not informing Congress of the transfer of the Taliban detainees 30 days in advance, leave it...
  • [VIDEO]Jay Carney says WH will consult with obey federal law before transfer of GITMO

    06/02/2014 1:48:27 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 2 June 2014 | The Right Scoop
    Full Title: [VIDEO]Jay Carney says WH will consult with obey federal law before transfer of GITMO detainees TWICE! Jay Carney told the press twice in 2013 that the White House will obey federal law and consult with Congress before releasing GITMO detainees: Kristen. Q Jay, going to back to Afghanistan, the Taliban has offered to release Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five members of the Taliban who are currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Is this something that the administration is considering? Is this something that the President would agree to? MR. CARNEY: What I can tell you is that...
  • Jay Carney in 2013: No detainee transfer for Bergdahl 'without consulting Congress'

    06/03/2014 7:33:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Did Jay Carney decide to quit his job because he knew about news of the Bergdahl deal coming, and remembered what he had said less than a year ago? The Washington Free Beacon  certainly remembered: “With regard to the transfer of Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, we have made — the United States has not made the decision to do that, though we do expect the Taliban to raise this issue in our discussion, if and when those discussions happen,” Carney said. “As we have long said, however, we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without...
  • Jay Carney, 2013: No Decisions About Bergdahl-Detainee Deal Without Consulting With Congress

    06/02/2014 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | JUNE 2, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    Among the questions being raised about this weekend's exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo is why Congress was not informed of the move ahead of time. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Meet the Press on Sunday that concerns over the health and perhaps even the survival of Bergdahl required secrecy, telling reporters, "We couldn't afford any leaks anywhere" because the deal was "essentially an operation to save the life of Sgt. Bergdahl." But just under a year ago, in June 2013, White House press secretary Jay Carney was unequivocal in his response...
  • Jay Carney 2013: No Transfer of Detainees Without Consulting Congress (Whoops)

    06/02/2014 6:39:08 PM PDT · by equalator · 31 replies
    BreitBart ^ | June -2-2014 | Thomas Rose
    On June 21, 2013, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney unequivocally assured reporters at that day's White House Press Briefing that President Obama “would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law." Appearing on Sunday's edition of NBC's Meet the Press, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel claimed that President Obama's weekend decision to do precisely what his official spokesman promised the country he would never do was based upon the need for secrecy and that informing Congress of the highly contentious prisoner exchange would risk scuttling it.
  • The Worst of Jay Carney

    06/02/2014 12:22:50 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dodged and fought with the best of them during a three-year, four-month tenure with the Obama administration. The Washington Free Beacon looks back on some of his finest moments as Obama’s chief mouthpiece.
  • Obama air kiss to Carney

    05/31/2014 11:29:37 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 124 replies
    you tube ^ | May 29, 2014 | you tube
    explosive watch president obama blow jay carney a goodbye kiss
  • Hillary Clinton’s New ‘Hard Choices’ Book:Seven Ways Obama Failed to Lead During Bin Laden Raid

    05/29/2014 5:36:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    thepoliticalinsider.com ^ | May 28 , 2014 | Rusty Weiss
    With her memoir, Hard Choices set to be released in the coming weeks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her publishing company have provided an excerpt in which she claims President Obama’s actions during the Bin Laden raid were “as crisp and courageous a display of leadership” that she had ever seen. Here are 7 reasons that Obama’s leadership during the raid was neither crisp or courageous. 1) Obama Canceled the Mission to Kill Bin Laden Three Times Clinton writes about one of the strongest examples of decision-making under pressure: “Perhaps the most famous example from my four years...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Hardest Choice: To Give New Ghostwriter Credit

    06/01/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Show Biz-411 ^ | 5-30-14 | Roger Friedman
    The world waits for Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” on June 10th. I know I have it all queued up on amazon.com. But Clinton’s hardest choice may start at home: will she give her ghost writer a credit this time? I wrote about a year ago that Edward “Ted” Widmer, a long time Hillary associate, was actually writing “Hard Choices.” Widmer, 51, is a Harvard graduate who wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. He has a long association with Brown University, where he was the Director of the John Carter Brown Library.At least that’s where used to be. Widmer now...
  • Fact Check: Clinton’s Benghazi chapter has holes

    05/31/2014 3:45:40 PM PDT · by don-o · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    snip In the limited excerpts published Friday from Clinton’s Benghazi chapter, the former secretary of State continued to defend the administration from what she termed a “political slugfest.” Specifically, she defended the flawed explanation -- used by then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice five days after the attack -- that an obscure anti-Islam video fueled a protest gone awry in Benghazi. "There were scores of attackers that night, almost certainly with differing motives," Clinton wrote, according to Politico. "It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video.It is equally inaccurate to state that none...
  • Hillary Hires ‘Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago’ Aide To Help With Book Roll-Out

    05/31/2014 1:59:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    As she prepares to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks of 2012, Hillary Clinton has hired former Obama aide Tommy Vietor to help with the roll out of her new book. Earlier this month, Vietor, a former Obama administration national security spokesman, appeared on Fox News to defend the administration’s response to the attacks and famously said to anchor Bret Baier: “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Here is the transcript from that exchange: BAIER: Did you also change ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations’ in the talking points? VIETOR: Maybe. I don’t really remember. BAIER: You don’t remember? VIETOR: Dude, this...
  • Hillary Clinton: I'm the Real Victim of Benghazi

    05/31/2014 3:26:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hillary Clinton may not be much at administering the State Department, but she’s certainly a pro when it comes to expressing outrage at her own persecution. For the woman who is supposedly the world’s most powerful feminist, her sense of victimhood remains surprisingly strong. That’s never been more true than in her new book, Hard Choices, which points out that she – not the four men who died in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of September 11, 2012 – is the victim. The Clinton camp reportedly leaked the 34-page Benghazi chapter of Hillary’s latest tome to favored outlet Politico. The...
  • Memo to Journalists: Quote Hillary to Hillary: "It Is Our Job to Figure Out What Happened"

    05/31/2014 4:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2014 | Hugh Hewitt
    “It is inaccurate to state that every single one of them was influenced by this hateful video." This statement is part of Hillary's 36 page "fog of war" chapter on Benghazi in her forthcoming memoir, a chapter obtained at least in part by Politico's Maggie Haberman, and it appears to be indicative of how she filled those 36 pages without answering any of the crucial questions about the events of that night and the following day. This line refers to the killers. And this line is of course a straw man, easily recognized after the president's straw man Woodstock at...
  • Saturday Links: 'Carney Hits the Bricks' Edition

    05/31/2014 4:18:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of the 'new media' right this week at Reaganite Republican...
  • President Obama and Jay Carney Share the Most Awkward Hug Ever

    05/31/2014 3:17:36 AM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 30, 2014 | By Curtis Kalin
    VIDEO AT LINKIt was moving day at the White House today. First, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned his post, then Press Secretary Jay Carney did so, as well. So, understandably, the President might need a hug. But, Jay Carney did his best to make the hug as awkward as possible by grabbing Obama’s elbow. Needless to say, social media sprung into action, dubbing the moment with numerous musical interludes.
  • TV Hosts Ignore Claire Shipman’s Marriage to Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney 75% of the Time

    05/30/2014 2:10:36 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    News Busters ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Since Monday, April 14, ABC's Claire Shipman has been touring the network and cable news networks to promote her new book that she co-wrote with Katty Kay entitled "The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self Assurance-What Women Should Know." Despite the eight television appearances Shipman has made since last Monday, only two interviews openly acknowledged her marriage to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.
  • Josh Earnest: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know about Jay Carney's Replacement

    05/30/2014 11:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    HEAVY ^ | 05/30/2014 | By Matthew Guariglia
    Josh Earnest is about to inherit the hardest media relations job on the planet. Earnest, a long-time aide to President Obama, will be the next White House press secretary. He’ll succeed Jay Carney, whose resignation President Obama announced Friday, and be at the podium each day for the White House press briefing. Here’s what you need to know about Earnest: 1. He’s Worked for Obama Since His First Campaign Twitter/@jearnest Earnest is a trusted aide to Obama, and has worked for the President since Obama’s campaign in the 2008 Iowa caucuses, which Earnest joined in March 2007 as Iowa communications...
  • Jay Carney to Step Down as White House Press Secretary

    05/30/2014 11:17:24 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 95 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | May 30, 2014, 1:57 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama announced today that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will depart as press secretary. Obama, who interrupted the White House briefing as Carney was taking questions, said Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will take his place. Carney seemed surprised by the interruption. Carney said he would leave soon, probably the second or third week of June. He will leave the White House but says he has not decided where he will go. “It’s been an amazing experience, just, so fulfilling,” Carney said, thanking the president and vice president.
  • White House Press Secretary Jay Carney resigns

    05/30/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 210 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 30, 2014 | BY Leslie Larson
  • IG Report Confirms VA Horrors, Carney Says There Will Be Accountability "If" Allegations Are True

    05/29/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 13 replies
    Less than 24 hours after a preliminary Veterans Affairs Inspector General report showed that not only was there widespread misconduct and excruciatingly long wait times at hospitals for veterans, but that the problem is worse than first reported, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama will wait for a broader review before making any further personnel decisions about the VA, specifically when it comes to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Shinseki has been asked to resign by Republicans, Democrats and a number of veterans groups, including the American Legion. On the issue of accountability, Carney stressed that President Obama...
  • Hillary Stacks the Benghazi Select Committee: Pelosi is her stooge

    05/24/2014 11:13:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/24/2014 | Arnold Ahlert
    On Wednesday, Democrats deigned to join Republicans on the House Select Committee investigating Benghazi, primarily to protect Hillary Clinton’s reputation in particular, and the Obama administration’s in general. Toward that end they will likely do what they always do whenever their party is threatened: denigrate the investigation as it unfolds and obstruct it as much as possible. Thus, it was completely unsurprising that even as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed five colleagues to the panel she dismissed the need for it. “The Republican obsession with Benghazi has not been about the victims, the families or the country,” she...
  • Exclusive: Confidential source reveals to me what really happened in Benghazi

    05/23/2014 4:17:44 PM PDT · by don-o · 233 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Allen West
    Today as I returned from Detroit, I had a moment that I truly felt was God sent, as I don’t believe in coincidences. It happened on one of my flights, and it was two hours I will never forget. I was seated beside someone who personally knew one of the men who was there on the roof in Benghazi. This person was excited to share with me the “ground truth” of what happened September 11, 2012. My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. I learned about the repeated...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Issa: White House warned YouTube over anti-Islam video during Benghazi attack (VIDEO)

    05/23/2014 11:53:46 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 May 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Rep. Darrell Issa claimed that an email he’s reviewed shows the White House decided to reach out to YouTube within hours of the Benghazi terror attack, to warn the website about the consequences of posting an anti-Islam video. The email would suggest the White House was connecting the attack to the video almost from the outset -- though their initial claim that the attack sprung out of protests over the film would later be proven false. According to Issa, who discussed excerpts from the otherwise classified emails on Wednesday, the email was sent at 9:11 p.m. ET on Sept....
  • CNN President Jeff Zucker: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

    05/20/2014 4:32:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 20 May 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    CNN President Jeff Zucker declared his network would “not going to be shamed” into covering Benghazi and other stories without “real news value” at an awards dinner Monday. Capital New York reports that Zucker explained CNN’s post-plane plans during an interview at the Deadline Club’s annual dinner on Monday night. “I don’t think there’s any question about our commitment to breaking news, as evidenced by all the questions about the plane,” Zucker told The New York Times’ Bill Carter (RELATED: The five most ridiculous aspects of CNN’s missing Malaysian flight coverage). “So we’re still there whenever that happens,” he continued,...
  • CNN President: We Won’t Be ‘Shamed’ Into Covering Benghazi

    05/20/2014 2:50:30 PM PDT · by kingattax · 89 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2014 | Zach Noble
    Climate change and the missing Malaysian flight are important to CNN. The Obama administration’s continued evasion of serious investigation into the 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, not so much. At least that’s what Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, told a New York Times reporter at the Deadline Club’s annual awards dinner Monday night. “We’re not going to be shamed into [Benghazi coverage] by others who have political beliefs that want to try to have temper tantrums to shame other news organizations into covering something,” Zucker said. “If it’s of real news value, we’ll cover it.”
  • Obama criticizes Republicans for focusing on Benghazi, Obamacare

    05/19/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 87 replies
    Thomson Reuters Foundation ^ | 5/20/2014 | Thomson Reuters Foundation ,Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama chastised his Republican opponents on Monday for focusing criticism on the events surrounding the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and on his signature healthcare law."The debate we're having now is about what, Benghazi? Obamacare? And it becomes this endless loop. It's not serious. It's not speaking to the real concerns that people have," Obama said.He was speaking to more than 60 people at a fundraising dinner for Democratic candidates for the House of Representatives.The event took place at a physician's home in the Washington suburb of Potomac, Maryland, as Obama...