Archives for May 2013

Former Bush Aide Said to Be Choice to Be Chief of F.B.I.

By: Michael Schmidt, The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to nominate James B. Comey, a former hedge fund executive who served as a senior Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to replace Robert S. Mueller III as the director of the Federal Bureau of … [Read more...]

President Obama Speaks on Rebuilding the Jersey Shore

Source: President Obama delivers remarks during his visit to the Jersey Shore to view the rebuilding and recovery efforts underway following Hurricane Sandy’s devastating impact along the coastline last fall, including the efforts by local businesses to prepare for the 2013 summer … [Read more...]

Tavis to Obama: Stop Trying to Shut Me Down

By: Michael H. Cottman, Tavis Smiley, a persistent critic of President Barack Obama, now claims that the White House is quietly and systematically wrecking his initiatives by pressuring corporate sponsors to drop their support for Smiley’s projects. Smiley told the … [Read more...]

First-Ever White House Hispanic Business Leaders’ Forum

Source: WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, May 29th, the White House convened the nation’s top Hispanic business leaders from across the country for the first-ever Hispanic Business Leaders’ Forum. The event, held in conjunction with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), … [Read more...]

First Lady to Students: ‘I Have Failed At Things’

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Failure is OK, but continuing to work hard is more important, Michelle Obama said Friday. That was the message the first lady delivered to students at an elementary school where the arts are being used to help boost student performance. The school … [Read more...]

My Tea Party ‘Taliban’ Comment…What is the Lesson Here?

By: Julian Bond ( - I have always suspected that racists didn't like being called out for their racism. Now I have proof. When I told MSNBC's Thomas Roberts on May 14th that the Tea Party was "the Taliban wing of American politics", a firestorm erupted. Arguing the IRS … [Read more...]

Congressional Gold Medal Honor to Honor Birmingham Bombing Victims

By: April Ryan, This afternoon the President signs a bill designating the Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate the lives of the four young girls who were killed in Birmingham, Alabama at the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963. It was a pivotal moment in Civil Rights … [Read more...]

President Obama Speaks on the U.S. Counterterrorism Strategy

President Obama lays out the framework for U.S. counterterrorism strategy as we wind down the war in Afghanistan. Watch: … [Read more...]

First lady lauds effort to preserve DC slave house

By:  Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Wednesday that stories of toil and sweat by slaves once held at a historic home within sight of the White House are an important part of U.S. history, including her own personal story, and are "as vital to our national memory as … [Read more...]

International Freedoms Report Released

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The International Freedoms report of 2012 Has been released by Secretary of State John Kerry. It is a document President Obama uses for foreign countries particularly when there are problems in that area. Listen:   More news and information at   … [Read more...]