Archives for January 2014

Call to Action to Give Long-Term Unemployed a Shot

Source: Whitehouse.gov On Friday morning, the President will convene a meeting with the Vice President and CEOs of some of the nation’s largest public and private businesses to continue the Administration’s efforts to give the long-term unemployed a fair shot at getting back to work. In his State … [Read more...]

Remarks By The President in the State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 28, 2014 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS U.S. Capitol 9:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a … [Read more...]

Atlanta Mayor: Error was ‘way we released’ citizens

Source: MSNBC Facing criticism over the city’s response to an unusual winter storm, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed said that while they did not have the experience to deal with the unusual weather, their efforts have made 80 percent of the city’s roads passable. Watch: Visit NBCNews.com for … [Read more...]

Jason Collins Speaks with April Ryan

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com Jason Collins, the first openly gay NBA player, will be seated in the First Ladies Box as the President Delivers his State of the Union Address in the Well of the House tonight at 9 pm. The themes for tonight are Opportunity, Action and Optimism.   The First … [Read more...]

Obama To Use Executive Order To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers

(AURN/AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. April Ryan reports - LISTEN:  More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

State of the Union Preview 2014

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The themes for the 2014 State of the Union are “opportunity, action and optimism” according to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama. A large part of the State of the Union is driven by the voices that come into the White House to include … [Read more...]

Obama to Meet with U.S. Conference of Mayors

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com President Obama meets with the U.S. Conference of Mayors Thursday evening as the group hosts its 82nd Winter meeting in the Washington, D.C. The organization is made up of Mayors from cities with populations exceeding 30,000. The group just released its Metro … [Read more...]

Holder: Pass the Bipartisan Sentencing Act

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER URGES CONGRESS TO PASS BIPARTISAN 'SMARTER SENTENCING ACT' TO REFORM MANDATORY MININUM SENTENCES WASHINGTON - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday urged Congress to pass the bipartisan Smarter Sentencing Act, introduced by Senators Dick Durbin and Mike … [Read more...]

Healthy Tips From NBA Champions

Source: LetsMove.gov First Lady Michelle Obama joins members of the Miami Heat to find out why eating healthy can help you perform like a champion. Learn more at http://www.LetsMove.Gov … [Read more...]

WH Announces U.S.- Africa Leaders Summit

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2014   Statement by the Press Secretary Announcing the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit   The White House is pleased to announce that the United States will host the first U.S.-Africa Leaders … [Read more...]