Archives for May 2014

Sudan Foreign Policy

By: April Ryan, aprildryan | AURN President Obama discusses the next steps on foreign policy for his remaining two years in office. The West Point speech is a dual announcement and Commencement address.   The President's West Point address includes his commitment to ending the war in … [Read more...]

China Calls Spy Charges ‘Absurd’

(AURN) -- Friction between China and the U.S. has increased with the indictment of five Chinese military officials on cyber-espionage charges. Beijing calls the indictments "absurd" and demands that they be withdrawn. Beijing also accuses the U.S. of being the biggest violator of China's … [Read more...]

President Obama Reshuffling Cabinet Positions

(AURN) -- Shaun Donovan current HUD Secretary could move to the Office of Management and Budget as Sylvia Matthews Burwell is confirmed as head of HHS, a spot being left vacant by Kathleen Sebelius. It is musical chairs that could allow for President Obama to nominate San Antonio mayor as head of … [Read more...]

Excerpts from Commencement Address by Attorney General Eric Holder

EXCERPTS FROM COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY MAY 17, 2014 “Dare to reach beyond yourselves. Aim, as [Robert Bell, a Morgan State graduate who was arrested for participating in a sit-in at a Baltimore restaurant that served only white customers] did, … [Read more...]

Susan Rice Updates the United States Efforts in the Nigerian Girl Abduction

By: April Ryan, | AURN A month has passed since about 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped in North East Nigeria. In recent days, there are reports that residents from three villages fought off attacks by Boko Haram. Reports indicate the villagers killed several hundred members … [Read more...]

Obama Administration Official Offers the Morehouse Commencement Address

By: April Ryan, | AURN Some of the Obama Administration cabinet members are in fanning out this weekend at HBCU's. Attorney General Eric Holder delivers an announcement on the 60th anniversary to the day of Brown v. Board of Education. Jeh Johnson, Head of Homeland Security, … [Read more...]

60 Years After Brown V. Board

By: April Ryan, | AURN It is the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Eduction and at the White House, President Obama is meeting with the families of the Plaintiffs, along with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the lead attorneys Jack Greenberg and William Coleman  on the eve of … [Read more...]

Sean Combs Delivers Commencement Speech at Howard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rapper and music mogul Sean Combs has received an honorary degree at one of the nation's most prestigious historically Black universities. Combs delivered the commencement address Saturday at Howard University in Washington. He was among five people receiving honorary degrees … [Read more...]

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2014 FACT SHEET – Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Modernizing Infrastructure Permitting Building a 21st century infrastructure is a critical component of President Obama’s effort to accelerate economic … [Read more...]

White House to Focus on Road, Bridge Repair

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running out, a White House official says the Obama administration will intensify its efforts to get Congress to pass legislation that pays for roads and bridge repair. The Highway Transportation Fund is set to run out of money in August … [Read more...]