Archives for August 2014

Vacation ends and the work continues

By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com President Obama is finishing up the last few days of his vacation in Martha's Vineyard. No matter where he is, he is President but, Martha's Vineyard was not much of a vacation spot for Obama. He dealt with the aftermath of the Michael Brown police involved … [Read more...]

DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz on GOP’s New Shutdown Threat

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the GOP’s New Shutdown Threat: “We now have it confirmed – electing a Republican Senate majority would put us back on the road to another shutdown. It’s been a year since Republicans shut down the … [Read more...]

American Journalist Beheaded by Militants

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama is expected to make a public statement today about the beheading of kidnapped American journalist James Foley by militants from the Islamic State group. The militants say it's revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq and they're threatening to kill another … [Read more...]

The President Speaks on Iraq and Ferguson, MO

President Obama discusses the latest developments with U.S. operations in Iraq, as well as the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. April Ryan reports for AURN.  … [Read more...]

Holder Releases Statement on Ferguson, MO Developments

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri: “As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department … [Read more...]

Jarrett Discusses Holder Update on Ferguson, MO Situation

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN Federal, state and local agencies continue their work on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri after the police-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The federal government's involvement has increased with each additional problem since the black … [Read more...]

Statement by President Obama from Edgartown, Massachusetts

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 14, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Edgartown, Massachusetts 12:49 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This sound system is really powerful. Today, I’d like to update the American people on … [Read more...]

Statement by Attorney General Eric Holder on Latest Developments in Ferguson, MO

WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Thursday following his meeting earlier today with President Obama to discuss the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri: “This morning, I met with President Obama to discuss the events in Ferguson, Missouri. Like the … [Read more...]

President’s Calls to President Sirleaf of Liberia and President Koroma of Sierra Leone

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2014 Readout of the President’s Calls to President Sirleaf of Liberia and President Koroma of Sierra Leone President Obama spoke by phone today with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and separately with … [Read more...]

Rep. John Lewis on Shooting of Michael Brown and Events in Ferguson, Missouri

August 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "The death of Michael Brown is a grave tragedy the community of Ferguson, Missouri should not have to bear. How many more young men of color will be killed before we realize that we have a problem in America? We are permitting the incarceration and … [Read more...]