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White House to Iraq plan critics: Suggest something

White House to Iraq plan critics: Suggest something

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- To the critics of the plan to pull all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, White House spokesman Jay Carney asks what they would suggest instead.
WH: Syria should heed events of region

WH: Syria should heed events of region

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi's death alone may not stir Syrian President Bashar Assad but the totality of regional events should, a White House spokesman said.
Obama's equipment truck stolen

Obama's equipment truck stolen

HENRICO, Va., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A van that contained President Obama's teleprompter and other communications material has been recovered in Virginia, officials said Tuesday.
Hezbollah: Cairo clashes a U.S. plot

Hezbollah: Cairo clashes a U.S. plot

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Cairo's clashes that left at least 25 people dead are part of a U.S. plot to divide the Arab world, Lebanese Shiite Muslim militant group Hezbollah said Monday.
S. Korea leader asked to address Congress

S. Korea leader asked to address Congress

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, extended an invitation to South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to address a joint session of Congress next week.
Obama issues jobs bill ultimatum to GOP

Obama issues jobs bill ultimatum to GOP

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama gave Republicans an ultimatum to pass his $447 billion jobs bill or be punished by voters in next year's elections.

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Obama challenges Cantor on jobs bill

Obama challenges Cantor on jobs bill

DALLAS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, speaking to a Texas audience Tuesday, openly challenged Republicans to explain what they don't like about his jobs bill.

Mogadishu blast kills dozens

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A suspected suicide explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia, killed dozens of people, officials said Tuesday.

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Alarm rises over missing Libyan missiles

Alarm rises over missing Libyan missiles

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Air assets of the U.S. Africa Command are being reassigned to monitor Libya's borders in the hunt for missiles looted from Muammar Gaddhadi's arsenals.
House to vote on stopgap U.S. funding bill

House to vote on stopgap U.S. funding bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The House will "hopefully" approve a bill the Senate passed to fund the government for 6 1/2 more weeks, said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

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Wall Street protesters have Obama's ear

Wall Street protesters have Obama's ear

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The message of anti-Wall Street protesters demanding U.S. social and economic policy change has reached the Oval Office, a White House spokesman said Monday.
Obama to Cabinet: Work on job growth

Obama to Cabinet: Work on job growth

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Monday he's putting his Cabinet to work on creating jobs for Americans as he waits for Congress to debate his job-recovery bill.
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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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