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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney waves at the end of his last White House briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Carney’s Countdown: Healthcare.gov Roll-Out Worst Days

“I’ve got 36 more hours with this baby.” Jay Carney was talking about his government-issued BlackBerry in one of the last public comments before he forfeits his title as press secretary to President Barack Obama at the close of business...

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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U.S. President Barack Obama exits Marine One on June 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Choice: ‘Right Thing… When the Public Isn’t With You’

Updated at 2 pm and 5 pm EDT Mid-afternoon at the White House, President Barack Obama sat down with the leaders of both parties of the House and Senate. This sort of parley seldom takes place in the Obama White...

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, left, and Press Secretary Jay Carney arrive for a daily briefing at the White House in this Nov. 15, 2013 file photo.

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, left, and Press Secretary Jay Carney arrive for a daily briefing at the White House in this Nov. 15, 2013 file photo.

Obama’s New Voice: Importance of Being Earnest

Originally posted at 2:06 pm EDT, May 30 Jay Carney is on his way out of the White House. Josh Earnest is on his way up. The former Time magazine correspondent who has served Obama as press secretary since the...

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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy to West Point's Class of 2014,  on May 28, 2014.

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President Barack Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy to West Point's Class of 2014, on May 28, 2014.

Obama’s West Point Salute: National Security Played Forward

Updated at 11:11 am EDT  following speech Entering a post-war period in modern American history, President Barack Obama said today that the U.S. “has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world” and cannot relinquish its leadership on...

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Obama ‘In the Dark’: GOP Narrative

”A presidency in the dark.” The narrative that House Republicans are making of recent events. The graphic at the homepage of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who serves as majority whip in the House, lists a series of events...

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Demonstrator Margaret Flowers outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on  May 14, 2014.

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Demonstrator Margaret Flowers outside the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2014.

Obama: ‘Free, Open Internet’

As federal regulators today advanced on a 3-2 vote a plan to let Internet service providers led by AT&T and Comcast charge Web-based companies such as Google and Facebook for the use of faster lanes for their content, the White...

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, on April 1, 2014, about the Affordable Care Act.

Obamacare ‘Surge’ Gets Rose Garden Treatment: 7 Million Enrolled in Six Months

Despite problems that Obamacare suffered “out of the starting gate,” President Barack Obama told a cheering audience in the Rose Garden today, 7.1 million people have signed up for coverage at the federal exchanges. “In these first six months, we’ve...

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

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David Jolly is interviewed after winning former congressman C.W. "Bill" Young's seat at on March 11, 2014.

Florida: What Happened — ‘Amazing Grace?’ — Can’t Blame Turnout

Updated with White House reaction at 2:50 pm EDT That was a “big win” in Florida for the Republicans. So says House Speaker John Boehner, whose caucus hasn’t grown as a result of Republican David Jolly’s election to the Tampa...

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Former Arkansas governor and FOX new personality Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.

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Former Arkansas governor and FOX new personality Mike Huckabee signs copies of his book at the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference.

Huckabee’s Female ‘Libido’ Line ‘Offensive’ to Women: White House

Updated at 3:42 pm EST Mike Huckabee was trying to argue that Democrats have narrowcast women as only caring about issues related to birth control as he spoke today to members of the Republican National Committee in Washington. It ended...

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