Archives for March 2015

Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace. Obama … [Read more...]

President Obama Grants Commutations

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2015   President Obama Grants Commutations   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to the following 22 individuals:   Terry Andre Barnes – … [Read more...]

White House Has Questions About Iran

(AURN) -- The world community has been entrenched on issues of a deal with Iran.  The Obama Administration wants to ultimately find out what Iran's nuclear weapons program looks like.  The White House wants a deal and does not want a delay on the deadline.  White House Correspondent April Ryan has … [Read more...]

Reining in Unscrupulous Payday Lenders

(AURN/Washington) -- President Obama has been concerned for a while over issues of abuse by the pay day loan industry. Now he is creating a new position focused on cutting into the financially destructive behaviors of some payday lending offices. White House Correspondent April Ryan has the … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid   Harry Reid is a fighter. In his five terms as a U.S. Senator, Harry has fought for good jobs, a safer environment for our kids, and … [Read more...]

Senate Delays Loretta Lynch Confirmation

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- President Obama's nominee for U.S. Attorney General still does not have a date for a full senate confirmation vote. White House Correspondent April Ryan says the White House is offering a stat of the day when it comes the numbers on the Senate delay.  More news and … [Read more...]

Nigerian Elections and Missing Girls

(AURN) -- Nigerian elections are later this month and White House Correspondent April Ryan tells us Vice President Joe Biden placed phone calls to the candidates. LISTEN:  More news and information at aurn.com … [Read more...]

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Jamaica and Panama

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2015 Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Travel to Jamaica and Panama The President will travel to Jamaica and Panama from April 8-11.  In Jamaica, President Obama will meet with leaders from … [Read more...]

Roundtable with African American Journalists En Route to Selma

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary THE PRESIDENT: So I won’t give a big windup. Obviously this is a powerful day for me, being able to take my family and particularly my children down to Selma. But I think it’s also a powerful day for the country. In some ways, the timing is good -- … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama appears on Ellen

Video source: EllenTube Mrs. Obama makes her fourth appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for the fifth anniversary of her anti-childhood obesity initiative. … [Read more...]