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As Russia flexes its military muscle, White House reaffirms Ukraine's territorial integrity

As Russia flexes its military muscle, White House reaffirms Ukraine's territorial integrity

WASHINGTONFeb. 26 (UPI) -- The Obama administration reiterated Ukraine's right to territorial integrity on Wednesday while Russia flexed its military muscle during its military drills.
JC Finley
Aide: Obama, Boehner have 'constructive conversation' on 10 issues

Aide: Obama, Boehner have 'constructive conversation' on 10 issues

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner discussed immigration and other thorny issues Tuesday in a White House meeting, aides said.

U.S. 'reviewing' Uganda aid, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands halt aid

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. and Canadian officials say they are reviewing relations with Uganda because of a new law they say violates human rights by cracking down on homosexuals.
White House: Yanukovych no longer president of Ukraine; parliament is in charge

White House: Yanukovych no longer president of Ukraine; parliament is in charge

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The White House confirmed Monday that it no longer views Viktor Yanukovych as the president of Ukraine, and recognized parliament is legally in charge.
JC Finley
Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

Election of new Ukrainian government delayed

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchinov Tuesday announced a delay in plans to elect a new national unity government.

GOP upbeat on Keystone XL pipeline prospects

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Republican governors said they had assurances from President Barack Obama a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada will be made by the summer.

White House scolds Venezuela's Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The White House decried Venezuela's president for alleging Washington was plotting with anti-regime protesters instead of solving his country's domestic crisis.
Tymoshenko: 'Cancer' eliminated with removal of Yanukovych

Tymoshenko: 'Cancer' eliminated with removal of Yanukovych

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko told followers Saturday a "cancer" was eliminated with the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych from office.
White House welcomes Ukrainian political agreement

White House welcomes Ukrainian political agreement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The White House issued a statement Friday in support of an agreement signed by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders.
JC Finley

U.S. seeking release of army sergeant held captive by Taliban

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The United States wants the safe return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, but is not yet in negotiations with it, the White House said.
Fighting between protesters, police leave at least 22 dead in Kiev

Fighting between protesters, police leave at least 22 dead in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Protesters and security forces engaged in bloody clashes in Kiev Tuesday that left at least 22 people dead and hundreds wounded, Ukraine officials said.

Iran's defense program a 'red line'

TEHRAN, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Iran's defense program is a "red line" that can't be crossed during Tuesday talks in Vienna on nuclear issues, a senior Iranian defense legislator said.
House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

House passes clean bill to raise debt ceiling

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Tuesday voted to raise the nation's debt limit without imposing any conditions and sent the bill to the Senate.
Obamas congratulate Michael Sam on decision to announce he is gay

Obamas congratulate Michael Sam on decision to announce he is gay

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Missouri University football player Michael Sam's decision to announce he is gay drew tweets of support from President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama.
Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Politics 2014: Immigration stall a matter of trust - House GOP leaders

Congressional Republican leadership signaled last week that passage of comprehensive reform of the U.S. immigration laws is on life support.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
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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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