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Carney says assault weapons ban possible

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday he doesn't think an assault weapons ban is dead even before arrival in Congress.
White House condemns Morsi comments

White House condemns Morsi comments

CAIRO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The White House Tuesday condemned Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi for his caustic remarks about Jews nearly three years ago as a Muslim Brotherhood leader.
Debt ceiling: The art of compromise seems to be a lost art in Congress

Debt ceiling: The art of compromise seems to be a lost art in Congress

If compromise is an art, we probably shouldn't expect any masterpieces out of Congress.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International

Obama urged to act quickly on immigration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration reform backers say President Barack Obama should make the issue a top priority in his second term.

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Aide: Cabinet diversity concerns Obama

Aide: Cabinet diversity concerns Obama

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- President Obama's Cabinet nominations so far may not meet diversity requirements he set during his first term, but the White House urged patience.

Trillion-dollar coin politically alluring

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The idea of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to solve the debt ceiling dilemma was posed to White House spokesman Jay Carney Wednesday, but he wasn't biting.
Report: Lew Obama's Treasury Dept. choice

Report: Lew Obama's Treasury Dept. choice

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. "Jack" Lew will be nominated to succeed Timothy Geithner as U.S. treasury secretary, The Hill reported Wednesday.
NRA accepts White House invite

NRA accepts White House invite

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association is one of many groups the president's task force on gun violence is meeting with this week, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
Bailed out AIG considers suing U.S.

Bailed out AIG considers suing U.S.

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- American International Group may join a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government program under which the insurance giant was bailed out, court papers indicate.

'What It Takes' writer Cramer dies

CHESTERTOWN, Md., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Richard Cramer, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the political tome "What It Takes" has died of lung cancer, his daughter said. He was 62.
Obama has jobs to fill in Cabinet

Obama has jobs to fill in Cabinet

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Now that he has presented nominations for his security and foreign policy teams, President Obama will focus on the rest of his Cabinet, the White House said.
Superstorm Sandy devastates New York, New Jersey

Superstorm Sandy devastates New York, New Jersey

As the mammoth storm churned in the Atlantic in the days leading up to Halloween as part hurricane, part Nor'easter, forecasters dubbed it "Frankenstorm."
Obama: 'We're not that far apart'

Obama: 'We're not that far apart'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Calling himself a "hopeless optimist," U.S. President Barack Obama Friday said a deal can be fashioned to avert the "fiscal cliff" if everyone will compromise.

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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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