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White House: We Should Have Sent Bigwig to Paris

But security made it impossible for Obama, Biden

(Newser) - In a rare public admission of error, the White House said today the US should have sent a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris that was attended by more than 40 world leaders. The Obama administration was represented yesterday by the US ambassador to France, though Attorney General... More »

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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