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Obama's defense of Summers not tied to Fed decision: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Wednesday that any defense by President Barack Obama of former senior economic adviser Lawrence Summers' record should not be interpreted as a sign the president favors Summers to head the U.S. Federal Reserve.Full story

Aggressive prosecution against SAC

  The U.S seeks to force SAC to forfeit their profits related to 4 counts of fraud. CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports the latest. Steve Feldstein, Herrick Feinstein; and CNBC's Robert Frank and Jay Carney provide insight to what is behind the government's ef...

Jay Carney: IRS activity inappropriate; POTUS taking care of it

  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Morning Joe to discuss the president's latest job approval ratings, the president's planned speech on the economy, the IRS' scrutiny of Tea Party groups and deficit reduction.

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White House, defense firms discuss automatic spending cuts

White House, defense contractors discuss harm of automatic spending cuts

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  How Karen Finney's political career prepared her for TV

In this week’s "Office Politics," Alex Witt meets with MSNBC’s newest host, Karen Finney. They talk about Karen’s vast experience and start in politics, including her reaction when she was among those considered for the job of President Obama’s White House Press Secretary. Finney gives her unique in

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

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