Archives for March 2013

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2013 Attached is a proclamation signed by the President today regarding National … [Read more...]

Obama Stops by Marquette-Syracuse Basketball Game

Source: ABCnews.com WASHINGTON — President Obama caught a little bit of hoops fever Saturday afternoon, stopping by the Marquette-Syracuse NCAA men’s college basketball tournament game at the Verizon Center. The basketball-loving president didn’t pick Marquette or Syracuse to make it to the … [Read more...]

Rep. Don Young Apologizes for ‘Wetbacks’ Comment

By: Don Parkinson, ABC News Rep. Don Young, who used the term “wetbacks” to describe Mexican immigrants in a radio interview Thursday night, issued a full-scale apology this afternoon for using the derogatory slur after a barrage of criticism from Republicans and Democrats. “I apologize for … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela: A Focus of Conversation with Reporters

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry  met with four sub-Saharan African leaders on Thursday. The leaders of Cape Verde;  Malawi;  Sierra Leone ; and Senegal met in the Cabinet Room with the President on various issues from development to trade to peace … [Read more...]

Obama Meets With African Leaders

President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry  met with four sub-Saharan African leaders on Thursday. The leaders of Cape Verde;  Malawi;  Sierra Leone ; and Senegal met in the Cabinet Room with the President on various issues from development to trade to peace in the region. Hear the … [Read more...]

Remarks By The President on Gun Safety

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 28, 2013 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON GUN SAFETY East Room 11:58 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you, everybody. Thank you, Katerina, for sharing your story. Reema was lucky to have you as … [Read more...]

Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel’s Meeting with African Leaders

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 188-13 March 28, 2013 Readout of Secretary of Defense Hagel's Meeting with African Leaders             Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout: Secretary Hagel today met with Prime Minister Jose Maria … [Read more...]

Executive Order — Establishment of the Presidential Commission of Election Administration

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 28, 2013 Attached is an Executive Order signed by the President today regarding the establishment of the Presidential Commission of Election Administration. Presidential Commission of Election … [Read more...]

A Very White Republican Leadership Plans Minority Outreach

By: McKay Coppins, Buzzfeed As the Republican Party gears up to launch a concerted, well-funded outreach effort aimed at attracting elusive minority voters, it's not just battling dismal poll numbers and tough demographic trends — it's working to overcome its own overwhelming whiteness. There … [Read more...]

First Lady Michelle Obama to Address Youth Empowerment in Chicago

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release March 27, 2013  MEDIA … [Read more...]