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Latest Jay Carney Items
President Obama has taken nearly every opportunity lately to express support for the "Occupy Wall Street" protesters, but he failed to meet with some of the activists when he had the chance on his Southern bus trip.
Railing against Republicans, President Obama on Monday pushed for a jobs package that Congress is splintering into pieces, as the White House predicted the Senate would start taking votes very soon. Mr. Obama pressed lawmakers to act first on sending aid to states to hire teachers and other workers.
One day soon, someone will write a book titled "The Stumbling, Bumbling, One-Term Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama." It will be a best-seller - off the nonfiction shelf, of course.
After a six-month respite from fights over federal funding of abortion, House Republicans are revisiting the battle with a bill aimed at severing all ties between President Obama's health care law and insuring, performing or obtaining abortions.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the Obama administration "believes very strongly that taxpayers deserve to know" how special interests spend money in politics. Mr. Carney said taxpayers want to know "how they're spending their money, and how ... they're spending in terms of political campaigns."
The White House is criticizing House GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor's description of Wall Street protesters as a "mob," saying the activists compare favorably with the tea party movement.
Mitt Romney vowed Friday to push back against proposed cuts to defense spending.
Only two days after President Obama suggested the government could stop Bank of America from charging customers a $5 debit card fee, his spokesman said Wednesday the administration has no such plans to fight the fee.
Supposedly, this White House has just made a furious attempt to sink a book, "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President" by Ron Suskind, which came out Sept. 20. Jay Carney, the White House spinmeister, spoke ill of it. Numerous former White House staffers spoke ill of it. Mr. Carney said "one passage seems to be lifted almost entirely from Wikipedia." Why would a respected writer want to do that? I suspect that the White House is going to be as effective in sinking Mr. Suskind as it has been in keeping President Obama's poll numbers lofty.