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Jay Carney may leave Obama administration

Washington insiders close to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney say it’s likely he’s on his way out of the Obama administration.

According to Britain’s The Mirror, Carney has informed people that he plans to exit the administration soon.

Carney has a long history with the Obama administration. In 2008, he became Vice President Joe Biden’s director of communications. In 2011, he became the country’s 29th press secretary, replacing Robert Gibbs.

Prior to joining the Obama administration, Carney had a distinguished career in media. He was a writer for The Miami Herald, and later D.C. correspondent for TIME and CNN.

In recent days, Carney has been making headlines in media venues for plugging his wife, ABC’s Claire Shipman’s, book, “Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success” – during a press briefing, which is rare for an administration spokesman.

A year ago, the media watchdog site Mediaite reported that Carney was “stressed and burnt out,” under the headline, “Time for Carney to go?”

The Mirror sought confirmation or comment from White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who could be in line to replace Carney if he jumps ship.

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