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  • Obama says spokesman Carney to step down, names deputy Earnest as replacement

    May 30, 2014 | 11:09 am

    President Barack Obama interrupted the White House daily press briefing on Friday to announce that his spokesman Jay Carney is stepping down, and named as a replacement Josh Earnest, Carney's deputy.

    Obama said he would miss Carney and his advice, but called Earnest "a straight shooter and a great guy" who had been part of his team since he first ran for president.

    Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu

  • Obama warns on Crimea, orders sanctions over Russian moves in Ukraine

    March 6, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered sanctions on people responsible for Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula, including travel bans and freezing of their U.S. assets, and said a referendum by the region to join Russia would violate international law.

  • U.S. to continue Iran talks despite ship seizure

    March 6, 2014 | 9:38 am

    The United States will continue taking part in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program, despite the Israeli seizure of an Iranian ship carrying weapons to the Gaza Strip.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged Wednesday that Iran’s state sponsorship of terror has...

  • White House says it is undeniable that chemical weapons used in Syria

    August 26, 2013 | 1:30 pm

    The White House said on Monday that it is undeniable that chemical weapons were used in Syria and that there is little doubt that the Syrian government used them.

    President Barack Obama, said White House spokesman Jay Carney, is evaluating the appropriate response to the use of...

  • On bombing Iran

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2013 | 10:42 am

    “The Iranian regime supports violent extremists and challenges us across the region. It pursues a nuclear capability that could spark a dangerous arms race and raise the prospect of a transfer of nuclear know-how to terrorists. ... The danger from Iran is grave, it is real, and my...

  • Vigilance, not optimism, in engagement with Iran

    August 5, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Hassan Rohani was sworn in as Iran’s president on Sunday. In his inauguration speech, he alleged that his government would walk the path of “detente” with the world, but that the international community should engage with Iran through “dialogue” and “respect” instead of sanctions....

  • July 12, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 12, 2013 | 3:51 am

    The US

    Headline: U.S. lawmakers could ease 'coup' ban on aid to Egypt

    To Read:  David Rothkopf believes that the Obama administration has been over obsessed with semantics in its foreign policy-

    Governments that work for their people are governments that will last. None...

  • Boston suspect won’t be treated as enemy combatant, White House says

    April 22, 2013 | 10:18 am

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the ethnic Chechen college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, will not be treated as an enemy combatant in the legal process, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday.

    "He will not be treated as an enemy combatant," Carney told reporters at a briefing. "We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice. Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions."

    Reporting By Mark Felsenthal; editing by Christopher Wilson

  • U.S., Israeli officials: Obama visit is on

    March 6, 2013 | 10:04 am

    U.S. and Israeli officials said President Obama would not delay his trip to Israel in the event that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unable to form a government.

    "We have no scheduling changes to announce," White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday. "The president is...

  • Will Obama’s planned Israel visit revive Israel-Palestinian peacemaking?

    February 5, 2013 | 11:53 am

    Is President Obama's plan to visit Israel a sign that he’s ready to take another shot at Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking?

    The White House announced Tuesday that Obama would visit Israel in the spring, his first trip there as president. He did visit in 2008, when he was a...

  • White House: Fordow explosion reports ‘not credible’

    January 29, 2013 | 10:57 am

    The White House said reports of an explosion at an Iranian nuclear facility were not credible.

    "We don't believe those are credible reports," spokesman Jay Carney said Monday afternoon. "We have no information that would confirm them and do not believe that those reports or that...

  • White House condemns 2010 Morsi slurs on Jews

    January 15, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's past slurs against Jews are "deeply troubling" the White House said, and he should make clear his tolerance for non-Muslims.

    "We strongly condemn the remarks that then Muslim Brotherhood leader Morsi made in 2010," White House spokesman Jay...

  • White House: Israel has a right to defend borders

    May 16, 2011 | 10:45 am

    The White House said Israel has a right to defend itself from unauthorized border crossings and blamed Syria for “inciting” violence.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday addressed incidents along Israel’s Lebanon, Syria and Gaza Strip borders the day before in which...