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Obama, Senate leaders to meet on deficit

Obama, Senate leaders to meet on deficit

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Friday he and Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Senate leaders to discuss deficit reduction strategy talks.
Biden: Debt talks 'in abeyance'

Biden: Debt talks 'in abeyance'

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday debt-reduction talks between the White House and congressional leaders are "in abeyance."
Defeating Taliban 'not the objective'

Defeating Taliban 'not the objective'

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- President Obama's spokesman said Tuesday defeating the Taliban is not part of the end game in Afghanistan.
Slashing Social Security not in budget talks

Slashing Social Security not in budget talks

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) -- White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday budget talks likely will heat up next week, but slashing Social Security for U.S. retirees is not an option.
Obama may open Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Obama may open Strategic Petroleum Reserve

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama may open the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower gasoline prices after OPEC failed to boost oil production, a spokesman said.
Obama regrets Afghan civilian losses

Obama regrets Afghan civilian losses

WASHINGTON, June 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama voiced regret for civilian deaths in Afghanistan to Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday, the White House said.
GOP demands Obama cut to raise debt limit

GOP demands Obama cut to raise debt limit

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- Republican House leaders met with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and demanded detailed spending cuts before raising the debt ceiling.
Cameron: Gadhafi must go

Cameron: Gadhafi must go

LONDON, May 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron in London Wednesday praised regime changes in the Arab world.

Perry declines Obama meeting

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, May 10 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry spurned an offer to meet with President Obama during his trip to the Lone Star state, a White House spokesman said Tuesday.
Netanyahu coming to White House

Netanyahu coming to White House

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama this month at the White House, a presidential aide announced Wednesday.
Obamas, Bidens release tax info

Obamas, Bidens release tax info

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- First couple Barack and Michelle Obama reported an adjusted 2010 gross income of $1.73 million and paid $453,770 in federal tax, the White House said Monday.
Obama: Cut $4 trillion over 12 years

Obama: Cut $4 trillion over 12 years

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama unveiled a fiscal policy that would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years and address the challenges of Medicare and Medicaid.
McDonough: U.S. Libya objectives clear

McDonough: U.S. Libya objectives clear

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. national security adviser Denis McDonough said Monday the United States has clear and specific objectives in Libya.

White House: Tax reform 'right' for jobs

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- White House press secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama is committed to corporate tax reform as a means of creating U.S. jobs.
Obama signs stopgap funding bill

Obama signs stopgap funding bill

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama signed a stopgap funding measure Wednesday that would keep the federal government operational for two more weeks.
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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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