Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Deputy Press Secretary Jennifer Friedman, and CEA Chair Jason Furman

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:47 A.M. EDT MS. FRIEDMAN: Good afternoon, everyone — or morning — as it is. So before I turn this over to our esteemed CEA Chairman, Jason Furman, to talk about our eighth annual and final Economic Report of the President, I thought I’d take a couple minutes and … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Deputy Press Secretary Jennifer Friedman, and CEA Chair Jason Furman

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:20 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Nice to see you. I do not have any comments at the top, so we can go straight to your questions. Josh, do you want to start? Q: Sure. Thanks, Josh. I wanted to start with the collapse of the ceasefire … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:00 P.M. EDT MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Happy Tuesday. As advertised, I’m going to be joined today by Brett McGurk. Brett has been here a couple of times before. Brett just left a National Security Council meeting with the President. The President, as you know, convenes his National … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, Brett McGurk

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:55 P.M. EDT MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Happy Monday. I hope you all had a good weekend. I do not have any comments at the start, so we can go straight to questions. Josh, would you like to start? Q: Sure. Thanks, Josh. Why don’t we start with … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:43 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Nice to see you all. I do not have any comments at the top so we can go straight to questions. Mr. Freking, would you like to go first? Q: Sure. Thank you, Josh. So a Russian deputy foreign minister says … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:24 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Very calm in here. Let’s see if we can keep it that way. (Laughter.) Josh, no pressure, but you’ll go first. Q: Thanks, Josh. I wanted to start with a statement that President Obama and some of the Western leaders released … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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Aboard Air Force OneEn Route Tampa, Florida 12:32 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Welcome aboard Air Force One as we make our way to Tampa, Florida, home of Central Command and Special Operations Command. The President will have an opportunity before his speech today to spend some time with the military leadership on … Continue reading Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room **Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 12:28 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Happy Monday. I hope you all enjoyed your weekends. I do not have any announcements at the top, so we can go straight to your questions. Kevin, would you like to … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:20 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Nice to see you all. Before we go to your questions, I’ve got a little scheduling update for you. On Tuesday, the President of the United States will travel to Tampa, Florida, where he will meet with active-duty servicemembers at MacDill … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest

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James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 12:20 P.M. EST MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. Nice to see you all. I do not have any announcements at the top, so we can go straight to your questions. Darlene, do you want to start? Q: I have a couple different topics today. MR. EARNEST: Okay. Q: First, … Continue reading Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest