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July 24, 2013 9:08 AM
Carney pledges that Obama's upcoming speech will 'get passed phony scandals'
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Politico reports:

White House press secretary Jay Carney said the president’s speech on the economy Wednesday would be a chance for the White House to get away from “phony scandals” being pushed in Washington.

“The president will go back to Galesburg, Ill., today to deliver a speech about where we need to move the economy, what we should be focusing on here in Washington. And it shouldn’t be on the skirmishes that cause gridlock, it shouldn’t be on the phony scandals that have consumed so much attention here, all to come to naught,” Carney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.

The “phony scandals” line prompted host Joe Scarborough to interject, asking if Carney was saying the IRS targeting of political groups was “phony.
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