Archives for April 2015

Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B … [Read more...]

President Obama Addresses Baltimore Unrest

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Baltimore is not seeing the violence of yesterday but President Obama chimes in on what is happening in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray who was killed at the hands of White Baltimore City Police Officers. White House Correspondent April Ryan reports:  … [Read more...]

Cummings’ Statement on Meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following statement after joining Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes on a teleconference with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss the U.S. … [Read more...]

Readout: Justice Department Officials’ Baltimore Visit

READOUT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS’ VISIT IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice released the following readout of meetings attended by senior department officials to address the ongoing situation in Baltimore: At the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the head … [Read more...]

Attorney General Loretta Lynch statement on the situation in Baltimore, Maryland

Source: DOJ STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH ON THE SITUATION IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON – Attorney General Loretta Lynch released the following statement on the situation in Baltimore, Maryland: “I condemn the senseless acts of violence by some individuals in Baltimore that have … [Read more...]

Former South Carolina Police Officers Sentenced for Excessive Force

Source: DOJ WASHINGTON – Franklin Brown, 35, and Eric Walters, 39, both former police officers with the city of Marion Police Department in Marion County, South Carolina, were sentenced to serve 18 months and one year and one day in prison, respectively, today in federal court in Florence, South … [Read more...]

Readout of the President’s Meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2015 Readout of the President’s Meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch Following her swearing-in this afternoon, President Obama met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the White House to welcome her … [Read more...]

Statement by CBC Chairman G.K. Butterfield on Baltimore Rioting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), issued the following statement in response to the death of Freddie Gray and protests in Baltimore, Maryland: “Members of the Congressional Black Caucus offer our deepest … [Read more...]

Obama’s full remarks at the 2015 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

President Barack Obama delivered remarks at the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner held in Washington on Saturday 04/25/2015. … [Read more...]

Ode to Donald Trump

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com In the crowded Washington Hilton ballroom of about 2500 people for the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, I spotted Donald Trump at the annual event, this year laughing at President Obama's jokes.  President Obama even acknowledged the presence of … [Read more...]