Archives for May 2015

Statement by the President on the Passing of Beau Biden

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2015 Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter – are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get. Beau took after … [Read more...]

Statement by the Vice President on the Passing of Beau Biden

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President May 30, 2015 Statement by the Vice President It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength … [Read more...]

O’Malley Announces for President

Baltimore, MD —This morning, Governor Martin O’Malley is announcing his intentions to seek the Democratic Nomination for the President of the United States. His remarks—as prepared for delivery—are below: 1. Introduction My fellow Americans. I want to talk with you today about The … [Read more...]

Obama: Hurricane Season and Global Warming

(AURN) -- June 1st is the start of Hurricane season that lasts until November 30th. President Obama is warning of stronger storms because of global warming. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan. LISTEN:  More news and information at … [Read more...]

Otis Byrd Investigation Closed

Source: DOJ FEDERAL OFFICIALS CLOSE THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF OTIS JAMES BYRD WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that following its investigation into the death of Otis James Byrd that there is no evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges in the … [Read more...]

Hillary Names African American Outreach Director

Source: Hillary Clinton has tapped a former Congressional Black Caucus Executive Director to serve as the African American outreach director on her campaign – LaDavia Drane. ·         Throughout her career, Hillary Clinton has fought to strengthen African American families and … [Read more...]

Pres. Obama Urges Senate to Renew NSA Power

WASHINGTON (AP/AURN) - President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to renew the government's power to search Americans' telephone records, saying public safety demands it. The Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly passed the White House-backed USA Freedom Act that would end bulk collection … [Read more...]

Obama and Biden Meet 97-year-old Vivian Bailey

Source: WH Today at the White House, the President and Vice President met with 97-year-old Vivian Bailey of Columbia, Maryland.  Ms. Bailey, an Army veteran, grew up in the 1920s in Oklahoma and went to a segregated school that did not allow her to go on field trips. As a result of the … [Read more...]

New Harvard Study on Youth, Politics, and Race

(AURN) -- There is a new Harvard Study on the perceptions of young people in America. Some of the top findings on politics are not surprising. One area of the study details the impact on the Republican party, as there is no clear front runner in the GOP Presidential field.  The study also finds the … [Read more...]

Obama to Kenya Amid Terror Concerns

(AURN) -- President Obama is traveling to Kenya this summer, the birthplace of his father. But Kenya, has been dealing with issues of terror.  White House Correspondent April Ryan reports, no matter the recent terror attacks in Kenya, the President's trip is a go. LISTEN:  … [Read more...]