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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 7/31/2013

By The White House

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

1:04 P.M. EDT

MR. CARNEY: I know you all welcomed her back on Monday when I wasn’t here, but it is great to have Jamie Smith back, a new mom, and a new, proud mom at that. If you haven't seen her little girl, she is beautiful, truly beautiful. So it’s great to have Jamie back. And it’s great to be here. (Laughter.) Now she’s going to have to go straight to daycare and check in on her. (Laughter.) I remember how that felt.

It’s great to be back here with you today. I have, before I take your questions, just a couple of things I want to note for you.

First, on Tuesday, August 6th, the President will travel to the Phoenix, Arizona area, to continue talking with Americans about his better bargain for the middle class. On Tuesday in Tennessee, the President laid out one cornerstone of that vision, a plan to create good jobs that pay decent wages by investing in manufacturing and infrastructure. Next week in Arizona, the President will lay out his plan to continue to help responsible homeowners and those Americans who seek to own their own homes as another cornerstone of how we can strengthen the middle class in America.

That afternoon, the President will then travel to Burbank, California, to tape an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The following day, Wednesday, August 7th — there’s a Leno fan in the front row I can tell. (Laughter.) The following day, on Wednesday, August 7th, the President will travel to Camp Pendleton to visit with troops and their families and to thank them for their extraordinary service to our nation.

My next announcement is in here somewhere — I thought. So with that — it’s not a big one — (laughter) — it’s just a meeting I'm sure you’d be interested in. No, I just wanted to note — and I will as much as I can off the cuff that today is the 49th anniversary of Medicare, and millions and millions of Americans — senior citizens — have led richer and healthier lives because of this extraordinary program and its success.

The President has, through a number of actions, and most noticeably, through the Affordable Care Act, strengthened Medicare and provided more benefits to seniors. And we are seeing a reduction in the growth rate of costs in Medicare, historic change in that growth rate, and we've seen it, obviously, in the private sector health care market as well. And that is a direct benefit of the Affordable Care Act as we implement it. And so that is a welcome thing.

We have over the years experienced debates about Medicare, calls to see it wither on the vine by some, efforts to turn it into a voucher program, essentially efforts to disrupt, dismantle and, in some ways, ultimately defeat Medicare. …read more

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Report: After stepping away from Tonight Show, will there be more Jay Leno's Garage?

By Jeffrey N. Ross

Jay Leno's Garage

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When Jay Leno steps away from The Tonight Show next year, fans of Jimmy Fallon – and Conan O’Brien – will surely be happy, but it could be automotive enthusiasts who benefit the most. According to a blog posting at The Wall Street Journal, without his late-night talk show, Leno would be able to focus more of his efforts on automotive-related content including the Jay Leno’s Garage webisodes.

Fallon will take the reins at The Tonight Show after the 2014 Winter Olympics next spring, which will be about the same time when the show moves from its current venue in Burbank, CA to its original home at 30 Rockefeller Center – NBC’s headquarters. Furthering the hope of more car-related Leno appearances, after the announcement was made earlier in the week, the comedian was quoted by ABC News as saying: “If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.”

Sounds good to us.

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Jimmy Fallon: Not So Nice After All?

By Evann Gastaldo Jimmy Fallon might seem like the consummate nice guy, but a story in the New York Post implies that may not actually be the case. Just before signing the deal to start hosting the Tonight Show in 2014 , Fallon dumped his longtime manager, sources say. Fallon and Eric Kranzler had… …read more

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NBC Finally Does Something Right In The Jay Leno Jimmy Fallon 'Tonight Show' Battle

By Dorothy Pomerantz, Forbes Staff

Things have been tense at NBC over the past few weeks. First, Tonight Show host Jay Leno started using his nightly monologue to call out NBC executives who are trying to ease him out of his hosting spot. Then word leaked that the studio was already building Jimmy Fallon a New York City based set for him to use as the new host next year. …read more
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Leno, Fallon Duet on Tonight 's Future

By Matt Cantor Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon have had it up to here with hearsay about the Tonight Show‘s future, and they’re doing something about it: singing. The two hosts launched into a version of “Tonight, Tonight” from West Side Story last night, reflecting on what’s next for the show, Entertainment Tonight …read more
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Is NBC Talking Exit Plan for Leno?

By Polly Davis Doig The end could be nigh again for Jay Leno: The Hollywood Reporter , citing “two high-level industry sources,” says that NBC is looking to make the 2013-2014 season of the Tonight Show the comedian’s last. Leno’s heir apparent this time around? Jimmy Fallon, as the network reportedly is looking to shore… …read more
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