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Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will join CNN as a commentator starting Wednesday, the network announced. Carney's first day on the job will coincide with President Obama's evening speech on ISIS.

"I'm thrilled to be joining CNN at a time when there is so much happening in the nation and the world," Carney said in a statement obtained by Politico.

Carney announced that he was stepping down as press secretary in May, hours after Obama accepted the resignation of scandal plagued VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Prior to working for the White House Carney served as Time magazine's Washington Bureau chief.

 

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