Archives for November 2013

Weekly Address: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving

In his weekly address, President Obama gave thanks to all the men and women defending our freedom and acknowledged their sacrifice might mean they can’t spend the holidays with their families. The President also recognized that as Americans, we gather together this Thanksgiving to lift up those who … [Read more...]

New Report: Supporting Families, Strengthening Communities – The Economic Importance of Nutrition Assistance

AURN - April Ryan reports on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) LISTEN:  More news and information at AURN.com THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 New Report: Supporting Families, Strengthening Communities – The Economic … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Civil Rights Leader Rev. T.J. Jemison

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2013 Statement by the President on the Passing of Civil Rights Leader Rev. T.J. Jemison Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Reverend T. J. Jemison. With visionary spirit and charisma, he … [Read more...]

Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Afghanistan

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2013 Statement by NSC Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden on National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice’s Travel to Afghanistan On her first foreign trip as National Security Advisor to the President, Susan E. Rice … [Read more...]

A New Threat to the Economy: A Possible Government Shutdown Looms

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com President Obama is in California slated to speak on the economy at Dreamworks Animation Tuesday. Meanwhile there is a looming threat to the American economy, another government shutdown. Capitol Hill Republicans want 90 billion dollars cut from the federal budget. … [Read more...]

Do any GOP governors have ‘the story’?

April Ryan appeared on Up with Steve Kornacki Sunday roundtable discussing whether GOP governors might have a better shot at their party’s presidential nomination. Courtesy MSNBC … [Read more...]

President Obama Makes a Statement on Iran

Source: whitehouse.gov The United States – together with close allies and partners – has taken an important first step toward a comprehensive solution that addresses concerns with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program. … [Read more...]

Remembering President Kennedy and His Civil Rights Legacy

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com 50 years ago today in Dallas, Texas an assassin's bullet took the life of a young American President who only saw 3 years in the Oval Office. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963. For many it was more than a shift in history it was a rip … [Read more...]

Journalists Fight for Access to the President

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- White House Press Corps access to President Obama is the latest fight inside the West Wing of the White House between journalists and the Obama Administration. LISTEN:  Read the letter sent to Jay Carney by news outlets (PDF) More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Honoring the legacy of John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished Americans … [Read more...]