Obama says press secretary Jay Carney resigning

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Updated: 5/30 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House press secretary Jay Carney is leaving his post and his No. 2 is taking over.

President Barack Obama announced Carney's departure in a surprise appearance at in the White House press briefing room Friday. He said principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will take over the job.

Obama called Carney one of his closest friends and a great press secretary whom he said will continue to rely on as an outside adviser.

The president said Carney plans to take the summer off before getting a new job.

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freedomrings - 5/31/2014 2:10 PM
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It's pretty bad when the press secretary can't stand covering up lies day after day and has to quit to find some peace. When is the impeachment process going to start against this pathetic, incompetent president.

Speed - 5/30/2014 4:27 PM
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So now the Press releases go from a "Carne=val" to "Earnest Goes To Camp". Wonderful!

sierra11 - 5/30/2014 2:39 PM
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When the ship is going down, rats and cockroaches are the first to get off. Secretary Shinseki did more good for the VA than not......what a pity. If mistakes were grounds for dismissal, we should have gotten rid of this idiot president years ago!

pops1 - 5/30/2014 12:23 PM
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I hope he takes obama with him
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