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Jay Carney resigning as White House Press Secretary

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Press Secretary Jay Carney will be stepping down.  In Friday's regular press briefing, President Obama announced Carney's resignation.  "Jay has become one of my closest friends, and is a great press secretary," Obama said.

Carney has served as President Obama's lead spokesman since 2011. Noting Carney's background as a reporter, Obama said: "I actually think he will miss hanging out with all of you."

Deputy White House Spokesman Josh Earnest will replace Carney as White House Press Secretary.

The announcement came on a tumultuous day in Washington. Hours earlier, Obama announced that he had accepted Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation amid the scandal at that agency over veterans' health care.

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