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Are We at 'War' With ISIS? Yes, Says White House; No, Says Kerry

Spokesman Josh Earnest seems to trump secretary of state today

(Newser) - The White House seems a little off on its talking points about the military strategy against ISIS. President Obama consistently says the goal is to "degrade" and "destroy" the group. But does that mean we're at war? White House spokesman Josh Earnest thinks so, reports the Hill ... More »

Jay Carney Leaving White House

President's chief spokesperson is stepping down

(Newser) - President Obama had a second high-profile departure to announce today: Press secretary Jay Carney is resigning, reports the Washington Post . Obama called Carney one of his closest friends and advisers, notes NBC News . "Today the flak jacket is officially passed to a new generation," he said, referring to... More »

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