Archives for April 2013

Obama delivers correspondents’ dinner speech

President Barack Obama makes his annual remarks at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner on Saturday. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Second Term Black Cabinet Nomination

By: April Ryan, Originally posted 4/8/2013   In a matter of weeks the remainder of the Obama Cabinet vacancies will be filled and there is expectation a black person will be nominated to head the Department of Transportation. A name being floated for that post is Charlotte, … [Read more...]

April Ryan Talks with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge

By: White House correspondent April Ryan talks with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair, about the CBC’s fight over lack of diversity in the immigration bill and how the Boston Bombing is framing the issue. … [Read more...]

FACT SHEET: A 21st Century Drug Policy

FACT SHEET: A 21st Century Drug Policy  “…this Administration remains committed to a balanced public health and public safety approach to drug policy.  This approach is based on science, not ideology—and scientific research suggests that we have made real progress.” - President Barack … [Read more...]

A Farmer’s Perspective on the Texas Fertilizer Explosion

By: John Boyd, Jr. NBFA The disastrous fertilizer plant explosion in Texas this week should be a wake-up call for Americans. With anestimated 15 dead and more than 160 reported injured, this incident shows just how dangerous a retail fertilizer facility can be. And the Texas tragedy was made even … [Read more...]

President Obama Hosting White House Science Fair

WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, April 22, the President hosted the White House Science Fair and celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The President hosted the first-ever White House Science Fair in late … [Read more...]

Mass Gov: Not sure Boston will ever be “quite the same”

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick tells Bob Schieffer what's next for Boston after the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt. Source: CBS News … [Read more...]

Obama Speaks on Bombings in Boston

President Obama makes a statement about developments in the investigation of the bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. … [Read more...]

Defeat of Toomey-Manchin: Neither Cloture nor Closure for Victims of Gun Violence

By John Hudak, Brookings Institute Whither Representation? Yesterday’s failure to advance the Toomey-Manchin Amendment to expand background checks on gun purchases showed the American people that regardless of their preferences, regardless of what a majority of Senators want, regardless of the … [Read more...]

Mississippi Resident Charged with Threats Against The President and with Other Threatening Communications

    United States Attorney Felicia C. Adams Northern District of Mississippi ______________________________________________________________________________ MISSISSIPPI RESIDENT CHARGED WITH THREATS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND WITH OTHER THREATENING COMMUNICATIONS OXFORD, Miss. … [Read more...]