He will make the case very aggressively that measures he puts forward ... are the kinds of things that will help spur economic growth, that will lead to greater and faster job creation in the United StatesObama unveils American Jobs Act Sep 08, 2011
We will continue to work closely with the state and local emergency management officials as their efforts to contain these fires continueTexas wildfires destroy 1,000-plus homes Sep 07, 2011
We believe strongly -- the Treasury Department, the administration -- that America's credit rating is and remains AAA, but that overall this is just another reminder of why we need to continue to take steps to address our deficit and long-term debt issuesObama laments GOP's 'maximalist' approach Aug 16, 2011
I think every member of Congress who's elected and sent to Washington to represent his or her constituents has a responsibility to act seriously when asked to deal with such a serious issueU.S. deficit $1.1 trillion through July Aug 10, 2011
He has lost his legitimacy ... and Syria would be a better place without himSyrian troops push into Saraqib Aug 11, 2011
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.