Archives for July 2013

America’s Middle Class Status and Race

By: April Ryan, SBN News LISTEN: More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

Speech of Rep. John Lewis 50th Anniversary March on Washington Commemoration

Speech of Rep. John Lewis 50th Anniversary March on Washington Commemoration – U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON—Today the U.S. Congress held its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. House and Senate leadership spoke and Rep. John Lewis was the keynote speaker. His statement … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Todd Jones as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 31, 2013  Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Todd Jones as the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives  Todd Jones is a tough and tested law-enforcement … [Read more...]

Retraining, Hiring and the Long Term Unemployed

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com President Obama announced the latest components of his Economic plans with a visit to the Republican city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As the President was in red territory, he spoke to a packed house of 2,000 at the Amazon facility. The latest installment of the … [Read more...]

President Meets with Leaders on Voting Rights

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com President Obama is dealing with an issue he is said to "care" a lot about, Voting Rights. President Obama convened a Roosevelt Room meeting with the the National Council of La Raza, The National Urban League, the National Action Network and The Leadership Conference … [Read more...]

Obama Hosts Clinton for Lunch

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com The Clinton-Obama lunch table "set for two" grilled chicken pasta jambalaya and salad. Mid East Peace could be part of conversation. Josh Ernest says the President Obama-Hillary Clinton lunch is "largely friendship." The President invited her for a lunch in … [Read more...]

Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Joins Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change and the Environment

Source: The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Joins Commission to Engage African Americans on Energy, Climate Change and the Environment WASHINGTON, DC – The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a leading public policy and … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2013 Statement by the President on the Resumption of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations I am pleased that Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas have accepted Secretary Kerry's invitation to formally … [Read more...]

President Obama to Host Meeting with Voting Rights Advocates at the White House

Source: whitehouse.gov On Monday afternoon, the President will meet with civil rights leaders as well as state and local elected officials in the Roosevelt Room to discuss strengthening the Voting Rights Act and safeguarding every eligible American’s right to vote. The President will be joined … [Read more...]

Obama: In America, No War Should Ever Be Forgotten

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Korean War ended, President Barack Obama said Saturday that American veterans deserved a better homecoming from a war-weary nation and that their legacy is the 50 million people who live freely in a democratic South … [Read more...]