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White House spokesman Jay Carney debuts beard

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White House press secretary Jay Carney elicited groans and hoots from the press corps Monday as he sported a new beard at his first briefing of the new year.

“Whoa!” several journalists called out when the press secretary emerged from his lair with the new look after a two-week holiday break.

“My wife says she likes it, so there,” Mr. Carney said, smiling.

A reporter called out “TMI” (too much information) to more laughter.

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Dave Boyer

Dave Boyer

Dave Boyer is a White House correspondent for The Washington Times. A native of Allentown, Pa., Boyer worked for the Philadelphia Inquirer from 2002 to 2011 and also has covered Congress for the Times. He is a graduate of Penn State University. Boyer can be reached at

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