Archives for September 2013

Healthcare Marketplace: President Obama

(AURN) -- President Obama talks up the benefits of the Affordable Care Act which has among other things created a health care exchange known as the Healthcare Marketplace where individuals and families can sign up for low cost health insurance. LISTEN:  Open enrollment for the Healthcare … [Read more...]

Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Announced

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services This report summarizes the health plan choices and premiums that will be available in the Health Insurance Marketplace. It contains new information, current as of September 18, 2013, on qualified health plans in the 36 states in which the … [Read more...]

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner

Source: President Obama and the First Lady deliver remarks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner. … [Read more...]

Obama urges people to push stalled gun legislation

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won't get their hands on … [Read more...]

Readout of the President’s Call with President Kenyatta of Kenya

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2013 Readout of the President’s Call with President Kenyatta of Kenya President Obama called President Kenyatta of Kenya this morning to express condolences to the government and people of Kenya for the … [Read more...]

Obama strikes back at Congress: ‘They’re focused on trying to mess with me’

By Michael O’Brien, Political Reporter, NBC News President Barack Obama excoriated Congress for being "focused on trying to mess with me," hours after the Republican House approved a stopgap spending measure to continue government operations, but also eliminate funding for "Obamacare." Full … [Read more...]

Expected talk at CBC Legislative Conference

By: April Ryan, This week issues pertaining to Black America are highlighted at the 43rd Annual Legislative Conference for the Congressional Black Caucus. President Obama is expected to address the crowd at the activities culminating event Saturday night. White House Officials … [Read more...]

Gun Control and the White House

(AURN) -- Issues of Gun Control are swirling after this latest mass shooting, this time in DC at the Navy Yard. LISTEN:   More news and information at … [Read more...]

A state dinner is unlikely this year for Obama

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — At least the invitations weren't in the mail. For the first time since Barack Obama took office, a year of his presidency is likely to end without him toasting an ally at a glitzy White House state dinner. One had been scheduled for Oct. 23 to … [Read more...]

Congressional Gold Medal Posthumously Awarded to the Victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

(AURN) -- The Obama administration is commemorating a tragic civil rights moment. It is the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church where 4 girls were killed. The United States Mint made record time in creating the Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 16th street … [Read more...]