Twists and Turns and the Black Perspective: 2013 Year in Review

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com 2013 was a very newsy year in and around the White House and here are some of my top stories. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION January brought the second Inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America. The 57th Presidential … [Read more...]

President Obama is quietly enrolled in ACA

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By April Ryan, aprildryan.com Over the weekend and in advance of December 23, 2014, President Obama enrolled in the health care marketplace selecting the Bronze plan made available by the Affordable Care Act on the DC marketplace. The Obama Administration contends the President is one of the 85 … [Read more...]

Working Together on Behalf of the American People

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Source: Whitehouse.gov In his weekly address, President Obama highlights the bipartisan budget agreement that unwinds some of the cuts that were damaging to the economy and keeps investments in areas that help us grow, and urges both parties to work together to extend emergency unemployment … [Read more...]

Valerie Jarrett: Obama to buy health insurance by end of the day

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By Jennifer Epstein, Politico President Obama plans to sign up for health insurance through an Affordable Care Act exchange before the end of the day Monday, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said. Jarrett made the announcement in an interview with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks, … [Read more...]

Coverage Enrollment Deadline for January 1st is Today

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(AURN) -- Monday, December 23 marks the deadline for Afforcable Care Act health insurance that goes into effect January 1.   LISTEN:  More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

First Lady Brings Holiday Cheer to Sick Kids

Dressed as Santa, Gavin Lindberg, left, and Isaiah Horst, 15, right, listen as first lady Michelle Obama reads a holiday story, "The Night Before Christmas" to children at Children's National Health System in Washington, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Michelle Obama read a story and answered children's questions at the Children’s Hospital. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama loved Barbie dolls as a girl. She now prefers Christmas without snow, after living most of her life in Chicago. She isn't sure how she'll celebrate her 50th birthday in about a month but says "it might involve some dancing." Revelations from a new interview with a … [Read more...]

White House Continues Gun Control Efforts a Year After Newtown Tragedy

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN As the nation pauses remembering the victims of the Newtown shooting a year ago, there is still concern over shootings in school houses across this nation. Just Friday, another shooting in a Colorado area High School left a community concerned with questions … [Read more...]

“Impossibly Brave”

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In his weekly address, President Obama honors the memories of the 26 innocent children and educators who were taken from us a year ago in Newtown, Connecticut. … [Read more...]

Serious split in the GOP?

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Source: MSNBC Chris Jansing talks to Alex Burns of Politico and April Ryan of AURN about what the passage of the Ryan/Murray budget means for John Boehner, the GOP and the President. … [Read more...]

Obama, Cuban President Raul Castro Shake Hands at Mandela Memorial

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Source: ABC News President Obama’s unprecedented handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro today was not a pre-planned encounter, a White House official told ABC News. Breaking News from ABC | ABC Sports News … [Read more...]