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Carney stated that the shutdown and debt ceiling deadline fighting are bad for the US and world economy, and the effect of “flirtation” with the debt ceiling and default is “harmful to the American people in all cases.”  Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Carney: ‘Flirtation’ With Debt Ceiling Harmful To US, World Economy

Carney stated that the shutdown and debt ceiling deadline fighting are bad for the US and world economy, and the effect of “flirtation” with the debt ceiling and default is “harmful to the American people in all cases.”

10/16/2013

Network and cable news correspondents including CNN's Jim Acosta, center, do stand-ups prior to a press conference by President Barack Obama in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2013, as the crisis over a government shutdown and debt ceiling standoff deepens on the 8th day of the shutdown. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Obama Administration ‘Extremely Controlling and Extremely Resistant to Journalistic Intervention’

The U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers, according to a report released Thursday on U.S. press freedoms under the Obama administration.

10/10/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Carney: I Don’t Know If Obama Has Used Health Care Website

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney admits that he doesn’t know if President Barack Obama has personally used the healthcare.gov website that has experienced numerous glitches since it launched last week.

10/09/2013

President Obama is cancelling his trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Cancels Asia Trip Because Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – President Obama has cancelled the rest of his planned trip to Asia because of the government shutdown. Obama was going to leave this weekend to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit […]

10/04/2013

The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans' social connections. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House Defends NSA Amid Reports Of Social Mapping

The White House is defending the National Security Agency following a new report that the agency has been scanning the data it collects to map out some Americans’ social connections.

09/30/2013

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attend a memorial for the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting September 22, 2013 at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. President Obama and the first lady visited with families of the victims. (credit: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: Gun Control Laws ‘Ought to Obsess Us’

President Barack Obama on Sunday memorialized the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by calling for a transformation in the nation’s gun laws to address an epidemic of gun violence, saying, “There’s nothing inevitable about it.”

09/22/2013

President Barack Obama answers a question on Syria during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister after their bilateral meeting at the Rosenbad Building in Stockholm on Sept. 4, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

US And Iran Eye Diplomatic Defrosting At UN

The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries’ tense relationship.

09/20/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Carney: Obama Implementing Executive Actions Following Navy Yard Shooting

President Barack Obama on Monday wearily lamented “yet another mass shooting,” this time in the nation’s capital where the debate that raged earlier this year over tightening firearms laws has stalled amid opposition from gun-rights advocates.

09/17/2013

File photo of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House: ‘Russia Is Now Putting Its Prestige On The Line’

The White House tried Wednesday to pin the success or failure of a diplomatic option to secure Syria’s chemical weapons on Russia rather than the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry headed for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy the deadly stockpile.

09/11/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Returning To Martha’s Vineyard For Vacation

The first summer vacation of President Barack Obama’s second term is taking him back to Martha’s Vineyard, resuming his White House tradition of an August break on the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year’s re-election campaign.

08/10/2013

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