"It is our view that these are benefits that ought to be extended to Americans to millions of Americans who need them," Carney said. "We do not view it as a cynical horse-trading exercise to achieve some ideological objective."

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Carney: 'A Shame' Unemployment Extension Is Going Nowhere

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday it's "a shame" that House Republicans haven't passed an unemployment extension and suggested they should act without requiring something in return.

"It is our view that these are benefits that ought to be extended to Americans to millions of Americans who need them," Carney said. "We do not view it as a cynical horse-trading exercise to achieve some ideological objective."

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