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Obama announces press secretary Jay Carney is resigning, replaced by No. 2 Josh Earnest

FILE - This May 19, 2014 file photo shows White House Press Secretary Jay Carney listens during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington. Carney is leaving his post and his No. 2 is taking over. President Barack Obama announced Carney’s departure in a surprise appearance at in the White House press briefing room Friday. He said principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will take over the job. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
May 30, 2014 - 11:15 AM

WASHINGTON - White House press secretary Jay Carney is leaving his post and his No. 2 is taking over.

President Barack Obama announced Carney's departure in a surprise appearance at in the White House press briefing room Friday. He said principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest will take over the job.

Obama called Carney one of his closest friends and a great press secretary whom he said will continue to rely on as an outside adviser.

The president said Carney plans to take the summer off before getting a new job.

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