Archives for February 2013

Robert Gibbs: I was told ‘not even to acknowledge the drone program’

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs revealed in an interview on Up w/ Chris Hayes Sunday that, when he became the Obama administration’s top spokesman, he was told not to discuss the government’s secret drone program or even acknowledge its existence. Source: MSNBC Visit … [Read more...]

Jimmy Carter: President Obama thanked my grandson for ‘47 percent’ tape

By KEVIN CIRILLI | 2/21/13 7:29 PM EST - Politico Former President Jimmy Carter said Thursday that President Barack Obama thanked his grandson James Carter IV last week for being involved in the public release of the video tape of Mitt Romney making his infamous comments about “47 percent” of … [Read more...]

Jesse Jr. Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Live Large with Wife on Campaign Cash

Published by: Politic365 On Wednesday morning, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. plead guilty to using about $750,000 of campaign funds for personal expenses that ranged from a Rolex watch to Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson memorabilia. A copy of the indictment against Jackson can be … [Read more...]

Top 10 Reasons Why People of Color Should Care About Sequestration

By Sophia Kerby | February 22, 2013 Thanks to congressional Republicans putting the economy in jeopardy during the debt ceiling debacle in the summer of 2011 and again in 2012, a package of automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration is set to go into effect on March 1, … [Read more...]

President Obama reinforces the importance of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act

President Obama called The Joe Madison Show this morning to answer questions regarding three key issues affecting the African American community.  Among them, next week’s Supreme Court hearing to determine if Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act should be upheld.  “It is very important that we … [Read more...]

The President’s Meeting with African American Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 22, 2013 The President met with African American leaders yesterday in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to continue their dialogue on his plan to strengthen the economy for the middle class and continue … [Read more...]

Sharpton Interviews Obama

Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC host, interviewed President Barack Obama today on his radio show “Keepin it Real with Al Sharpton.” You can listen to the interview here … [Read more...]

White House Blog Post: A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2013 White House Blog Post: A Balanced Plan to Avert the Sequester and Reduce the Deficit You … [Read more...]

The Varied Voices of Gun Violence

By: April Ryan, Vice President Biden travels to Connecticut with Education Secretary Arnie Duncan to deliver remarks at a conference on gun violence at Western Connecticut State University. The conference is focused on issues of curbing gun violence in and around school houses … [Read more...]

The Varied Voices of Gun Violence 2

Vice President Biden Travels to Connecticut with Education Secretary Arnie Duncan on issues of curing gun violence in and around school houses across the nation.   I asked Secretary Duncan during a recent West Wing encounter about school gun violence.  He says, “Schools are generally the safest … [Read more...]