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Many dead in Nigerian church bombings

ABUJA, Nigeria, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A round of Christmas Day bombings at Christian churches in Nigeria drew condemnations from the country's president and officials around the world.
FM: U.S. yet to recognize Kim Jong Un

FM: U.S. yet to recognize Kim Jong Un

SEOUL, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- South Korea's foreign minister, commenting on local media reports, said Friday the United States is yet to recognize North Korea's new leader, Kim Jong Un.
Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi denies murder plot

Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi denies murder plot

BAGHDAD, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi rejected allegations Tuesday he issued orders to security guards to kill other government officials.
Obama: Impasse means tax hike

Obama: Impasse means tax hike

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday "taxes will go up Jan. 1" because House Republicans refuse to compromise on extending a tax cut.

Washington puts N. Korean food aid on hold

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The United States has put North Korean food aid on hold until Pyongyang's new leadership's outlook is clearer, the Obama administration said.
Bipartisan plan to overhaul, save Medicare

Bipartisan plan to overhaul, save Medicare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Thursday introduced a bipartisan plan to safeguard the program for seniors.
Hoyer defends federal employees' pay

Hoyer defends federal employees' pay

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Thursday called on Republicans to stop attempting to balance the budget on the backs of federal workers.

House passes $662 billion defense bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. House voted 283-136 Wednesday night to send a $662 billion defense spending bill to the Senate.
Obama thanks troops at end of Iraq war

Obama thanks troops at end of Iraq war

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Wednesday thanked U.S. troops home from Iraq and said the nine-year struggle will produce a "sovereign, stable, self-reliant" Iraq.
Motives questioned on Keystone XL rider

Motives questioned on Keystone XL rider

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Republican leaders are holding a middle-class tax cut hostage by a provision for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a bill they know won't pass, an official said.
Tax cut bill passes House, goes to Senate

Tax cut bill passes House, goes to Senate

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. House passed and sent to the Senate a GOP bill extending a payroll tax cut and jobless benefits but containing provisions Democrats call poison pills.
Obama, Maliki promise strong relations

Obama, Maliki promise strong relations

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pledged Monday the two countries' will have a strong relationship going forward.
GOP payroll tax bill includes pipeline

GOP payroll tax bill includes pipeline

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republicans Friday unveiled a 369-page bill extending the Social Security payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance.

Obama to delay vacation for tax cut work

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- President Obama said he was prepared to hunker down in Washington during the holidays to ensure a payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance are extended.

Carney: No tax cut? No vacation

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The White House Tuesday indicated a month-long congressional recess is unlikely without action on extending the Social Security payroll tax cut.
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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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