From the Book Tour

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Good times. Congrats @AprilDRyan @awkwardblkgrl pic.twitter.com/yDEHVt429Y — Jonelle Henry (@JonelleHenry) January 27, 2015 … [Read more...]

The YouTube Interview with President Obama

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By: April Ryan | aprildryan.com President Obama took part in three back to back, non-traditional interviews on YouTube with YouTube sensations Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green who each have millions of followers. The White House strategically selected these YouTube personalities to … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors in DC

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(AURN) -- Jobs, crime and police-community relations are among issues top of mind for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington.  The group met with Vice President Joe Biden Thurday on matters of community policing.  The city leaders pow-wow with President Obama today. AURN's April Ryan … [Read more...]

State of the Union: Voting Rights

President Barack Obama signs autographs after delivering his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

(AURN) --  President Obama brought up Civil Rights issues to include the Voting Rights Act last night in his State of the Union Address. White House Correspondent April Ryan talked with the Republican National Committee chair about various issues to include the Voting Rights Act. Listen: … [Read more...]

Reaction to 2015 SOTU

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(AURN) -- President Obama delivered his 2015 State of the Union address Tuesday night, one at which he drew rare support from Republicans on the issue of fighting terrorism. The President talked up a list of positive economic progress and vowed to push proposals he says will benefit the middle … [Read more...]

Obama to Visit Selma on Bloody Sunday

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WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Just hours before the President delivers his state of the union address, it is announced he will travel to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. LISTEN:  … [Read more...]

Statement by Congressman William Lacy Clay on Obama SOTU

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NOTE:  The following is a first-person statement from Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Missouri "Tonight, President Obama laid out a smart, energetic agenda that will restore more working families to economic security.  The President’s proposals will lift up the many, instead of just preserving … [Read more...]

Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century – Helping Working Families Get Ahead

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2015 Middle Class Economics for the 21st Century – Helping Working Families Get Ahead Over the past six years, we’ve rescued and begun to rebuild our economy on a new foundation.  Middle class economics … [Read more...]

President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery

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Link to President Obama’s State of the Union Address — Remarks As Prepared for Delivery … [Read more...]

Obama honors King by helping next generation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Monday by big-brothering members of the next generation. Obama, his wife, Michelle, and daughter Malia traveled to a District of Columbia site for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington where they helped … [Read more...]