THE AMERICAN ECONOMY

  The President talks about his Administration’s focus on moving the economy forward and urges Congress to pass legislation that will benefit small businesses in remarks to the press after meeting with his economic team at the White House.     … [Read more...]

NEW ORLEANS FIVE YEARS LATER

President Obama speaks about the efforts New Orleans and the Gulf Coast have made to recover in the five years since Hurricane Katrina and talks of his Administration’s commitment to restore the area in the wake of Katrina and the BP Oil Spill.     … [Read more...]

SEC. VILSACK OFFERED TO RESIGN

  POLITICO EXCLUSIVE: Vilsack offered to resign By: Roger Simon August 25, 2010 04:43 AM EDT Tom Vilsack is a guy who lives for his job, but that did not stop him from telling President Obama a few weeks ago that he was willing to hand in his resignation.Having stepped on the true third rail of … [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE RAMADAN CELEBRATION

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PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS JOBS BILL

  The Jobs Bill, H.R. 1586, passed in the House providing $10 billion to school districts to rehire laid-off teachers or to ensure that more teachers won't be let go before the new school year begins. The Education Department estimates that could save 160,000 jobs. Also included in the legislation … [Read more...]

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ARE MARCHING WITH THE FLAVOR OR THE BIG EASY TO THE WHITE HOUSE

The New Orleans Saints were celebrated in the East Room of the White House by President Obama for their Super Bowl win.   But after that event, Some of the Saints along with a White House Chef marched West to the White House Briefing room to spread the flavor of the Big Easy to the reporters who … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S DREAM TEAM

Education Sec. Arnie Duncan played on President Obama's basketball team over the weekend and tells me he was not intimidated but tried to "kill them" yesterday.  Duncan says the President has " got game" at 49. Obama shoots hoops with NBA greats Posted August 8, 2010 3:50 PM President Obama … [Read more...]

PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLS THE YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS FORUM

President Barack Obama, a black man of Kenyan descent hosted the first White House Young African Leaders forum. The goal of the forum is for the Obama administration to help the young leaders reach their goals. The President contends half of the population of Sub- Saharan Africa is under … [Read more...]

CRACK COCAINE SENTENCING REDUCED

            President Barack Obama signed sweeping reforms to federal crack cocaine sentencing laws , reducing harsh sentences for crack violations and repealing the five-year mandatory minimum for simple possession of crack cocaine. The bipartisan bill received support from Sens. Richard … [Read more...]

AURN’S APRIL RYAN MOVES ON UP TO THE THIRD ROW

THE SWAMPby Mike Memoli There's big news in Washington today about the news.   Okay, it's mainly just big news for those of us in the news business. But given the fight that developed about which news organization would inherit Helen Thomas's former seat in the White House briefing room, what … [Read more...]