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Friday, October 21, 2016

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — White House press secretary Jay Carney will leave the administration this summer, to be replaced by longtime press aide Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama announced Friday.

Obama, speaking to the White House press corps, called Carney “one of my closest friends.”

Carney, a former Moscow bureau chief for Time magazine, did not say what he plans to do next. He said only that he will not be moving to Russia to serve as U.S. ambassador, an appointment that has been speculated upon in the past.

Obama called Earnest a man whose “name describes his demeanor.” He will take over in the coming weeks.

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  • angelsinca

    Too bad. Carney was likable in the earlier days. But, as he learned his craft and had to continually side step the truth in order to protect the image of the president, he became untrustworthy. Maybe the next front man will be a little less smarmy toward the press.

  • Roberta Crichton

    Hussein Obama is very delusional.