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What Would You Ask Jay Carney?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Today Jay Carney gives his first briefing as new Press Secretary for the Obama Adminisration. If you were called on first, what question would you ask him? Brian Lehrer will be asking guests on his show today - including Raj Patel, Eugene O'Donnell, and Felix Salmon - for their questions. We'll fold them in later, but start posting yours now.

 

How high would unemployment need to be at the end of Obama’s first term in office in order for that term to be considered a failure?

-- Felix Salmon, finance writer for Reuters

 

Why, when we know the real causes behind the food crisis, does the US continue to support market liberalization rather than the sustainable agriculture that farmers throughout the world have been demanding?

-- Raj Patel, author and food activist

 

Does the President hope that the upheaval in Egypt spread throughout the entire Arab world?

-- Sebastian Junger, journalist and director of the film Restrepo

 

Post your question for Carney in the comments below. And check back in here at 12:30pm today to watch Carney's first briefing live.

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Comments [5]

While we're at it, why not legalize marijuana?

Feb. 16 2011 11:28 AM
Peg from Ithaca

2 Questions

"Would you consider ending the programs that help feed and provide health care and heating for the poor to be equivalent to "Death Panels?"

and "Why are we all asked to "bite the bullet" - AFTER giving the wealthy another tax break?"

Feb. 16 2011 11:13 AM
McDillo from Brooklyn

Has it occurred to the president that the Republican budget-cutting mania has everything to do with tipping the economy back into recession in time for the 2012 election? (And why is he playing right into their hands?)

Feb. 16 2011 11:11 AM
David from West Hempstead

How does one get to be a professional spin doctor? I'm thinking about taking it up myself.

Feb. 16 2011 11:10 AM
Alex Marshall from Roosevelt Island

Why aren't the enormous subsidies paid to Big Sugar on the chopping block in the President's budget?

Feb. 16 2011 10:45 AM

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