Archives for November 2012

Susan Rice Under Fire

(AURN) -- President Obama has yet to nominate UN Ambassador Susan Rice for Secretary of State however she is making her rounds on Capitol Hill. Rice is working to quell concerns about faulty intelligence she relayed about the terrorist attack in Bengazi where four Americans were killed. Listen:  … [Read more...]

The White House Christmas

The theme for the White House Christmas 2012 is Joy to All – celebrating the many joys of the holiday season. This year’s theme is a celebration of the traditional holiday festivities that fill our hearts with warmth and cheer, the joy of giving and service to others, the joy of sharing our … [Read more...]

To Strike Fiscal Deal, Obama Turns to the Public

By: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics President Obama isn’t anchored to a chair in the White House with House and Senate leaders, sweating out a budget deal before Dec. 31 -- not yet anyway. Instead, he’s spending the week meeting with business representatives and other stakeholders before … [Read more...]

House GOP Committee Chairs Will All Be White Men In Next Congress

By Jennifer Bendery, Huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced who will chair all of the major House committees in the next Congress. And it turns out they all have something in common besides party affiliation: they're all white men. There isn't a single … [Read more...]

Vacancies in the President’s Cabinet

(AURN) -- Speculation swirls on who President Obama will nominate for positions in his cabinet, which are soon to be vacant. Some U.S. Senators are turning down the negative rhetoric against UN Ambassador Susan Rice if she is nominated for Secretary of State. At the moment the Obama Administration … [Read more...]

Blacks and Climate Change

(AURN) --  A leading African American environmental and eco-living advocate is on hand at the International Conference on Climate Change in  DOHA, Qatar this week.  Felicia Davis, Director of the UNCF Green Building Initiative says host of unresolved issues will be discussed, including how to spread … [Read more...]

Obama needs to channel Jefferson

By: Jonathan Capepart, Washington Post Jon Meacham, author of the new book “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” and I are on the same page when it comes to the use of soft executive power. In an opinion piece for the New York Times today, the historian argues that President Obama should emulate … [Read more...]

Five Republican Brush Fires

By: Josh Kraushaar, National Journal In the wake of a difficult 2012 cycle featuring weak and not-ready-for-prime-time candidates, Republican leaders are looking to assert more control over the nomination and recruitment processes. As Politico reported Monday, the party’s Senate campaign … [Read more...]

GOP attacks on Susan Rice make for bad racial optics

By David A. Love | Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images The Republicans really need to lay off UN Ambassador Susan Rice. The image of a party of angry old white dudes going after an accomplished black woman will not give them the image makeover they need. Not unlike their outrageous behavior over … [Read more...]

White House Report: Impact of Middle-Class Tax Cuts on Retailers and Consumer Spending

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary November 26, 2012   On Cyber Monday the White House Releases New Report on the Impact of Middle-Class Tax Cuts on Retailers and Consumer Spending Report Details Consequences if Congress Fails to Extend Middle-Class Tax Cuts WASHINGTON, DC – As we … [Read more...]