Archives for March 2014

Opportunity Gap In US Schools

By: April Ryan, The Departments of Education and Justice have partnered on the first nationwide picture of the opportunity gap in our nations schools. The landmark study finds that gap starts as early as pre school. LISTEN:  U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join … [Read more...]

Congressman Lewis Happy Dancing

Congressman Lewis Happy Dancing: "Nothing Can Bring Me Down" … [Read more...]

WH: Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women and Working Families

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary March 19, 2014 FACT SHEET: Expanding Economic Opportunity for Women and Working Families “This year let's all come together, Congress, the White House, businesses from Wall Street to Main Street, to give every woman the opportunity she deserves, … [Read more...]

GOP Expects Up To 20% Black Vote in 2014

By: April Ryan, | AURN Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has given an exclusive first black media interview leading into the 2014 election cycle to American Urban Radio Networks Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan. The take away from this interview is that … [Read more...]

President Obama’s NCAA Tournament Bracket

President Barack Obama fills out his bracket for the 2014 men's NCAA tournament. … [Read more...]

President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor

Source: President Obama awards 24 Army veterans the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry. These veterans are receiving the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. … [Read more...]

Putin Signs Treaty for Crimea to Join Russia

Source: AP Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for Crimea to join Russia during a signing ceremony after his addressing the Federal Assembly in the Kremlin in Moscow,  Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Putin signed a treaty to incorporate Crimea into Russia, describing the move as the … [Read more...]

WH FACT SHEET: Ukraine-Related Sanctions

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2014 FACT SHEET: Ukraine-Related Sanctions President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that the actions and policies of the … [Read more...]

Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2014 President Obama spoke this afternoon with President Putin of Russia. President Obama emphasized that the Crimean “referendum,” which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian … [Read more...]

A Presidential Pep Talk to the Company Fixing the ACA Web Site

By: April Ryan - Saturday March 15, 2014 marks the last day to get ACA insurance for April 2014. Meanwhile, President Obama called QSSI, the Columbia, Maryland-based operation that is charged with fixing the ACA website. He gave a pep talk to  workers and invited them to the … [Read more...]