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Obama would sign debt limit suspension

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- President Obama would sign a Republican-backed measure suspending the U.S. debt ceiling through mid-May if it lands on his desk, a spokesman said Tuesday.

White House: U.S. still reviewing Keystone

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Obama administration said it was still reviewing a revised route for the Keystone XL pipeline that received a favorable ruling from Nebraska's governor.

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Markets turn higher Tuesday ... Existing home sales slid in December ... Union appeal of Fiat firings rejected ... Dish to close 300 Blockbuster stores ... News from United Press International.
Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

Debt ceiling: There's no upside for Republicans if they hold debt ceiling hostage

There's something unsettling about Newt Gingrich being the most reasonable voice in the room.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

GOP backs temporary hike in debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Republicans in the House will pass a three-month increase in the U.S. debt limit if the Senate agrees to approve a budget by April 15, GOP leaders said.
Report: Two-thirds of foreign hostages freed at Algerian gas plant

Report: Two-thirds of foreign hostages freed at Algerian gas plant

IN AMENAS, Algeria, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Algerian forces freed more than 600 hostages held by Islamic militants at a gas plant in In Amenas, Algerian television reported.

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WH snubs GOP's short-term debt-ceiling fix

WH snubs GOP's short-term debt-ceiling fix

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Republicans may back a short-term debt-ceiling increase -- a notion the White House immediately rejected.

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Morsi: Remarks about Jews out of context

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Mohamed Morsi said Wednesday the Egyptian president said anti-Semitic remarks attributed to him were taken out of context.
Obama unveils gun-law changes

Obama unveils gun-law changes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, saying there's no way to eliminate every act of "evil," called for an assault weapons ban and universal background checks on gun buyers.
NRA: Obama 'elitist hypocrite' on guns

NRA: Obama 'elitist hypocrite' on guns

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association posted a video online calling U.S. President Barack Obama an "elitist hypocrite" on gun control.

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A reporter raises his hand to ask a question during the White House press briefing with Press Secretary Jay Carney, at the White House in Washington, February 17, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is an American journalist and President Barack Obama's second White House Press Secretary. Prior to his appointment as Press Secretary, replacing Robert Gibbs, he was director of communications to Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. Carney previously served as Washington Bureau Chief for Time magazine, a post he held from September 2005 until December 2008, and as a regular contributor in the "roundtable" segment of ABC News' This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Carney was raised in Northern Virginia, attended high school at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in Russian and Eastern European Studies from Yale University in 1987. He and his wife Claire Shipman (a senior correspondent for ABC News) live in Washington, D.C., with their son and daughter.

After being hired as a reporter for The Miami Herald in 1987, Carney joined Time magazine as its Miami Bureau Chief in 1989. Carney worked as a correspondent in Time's Moscow Bureau for three years, covering the collapse of the U.S.S.R.. He came to Washington in 1993 to report on the Bill Clinton White House.

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