Senate Delays Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Loretta Lynch and President Obama. (AP Photo)

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

Civil-rights groups staging a protest against any proposed postponement of the Nigerian elections. (AP Photo / Olamikan Gbemiga)

(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

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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

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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

In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, second right, dances with first lady Michelle Obama's as she takes part in Obama's #GimmeFive Challenge in honor of the 5th Anniversary of "Let's Move!" Initiative, during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif. This episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will air on Monday, March 16. (AP Photo/Warner Bros., Mike Rozman)

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...]

First lady won’t avoid Cambodia human rights concerns

FILE - In this March 11, 2015, photo, first lady Michelle Obama claps after speaking at an event to mark Nowruz in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The White House says Michelle Obama will address Cambodia’s human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation later this week. While the purpose of her visit is to promote a U.S. effort to help educate girls worldwide, White House aides say the first lady will have "ample opportunity" to discuss progress and the need for an open and inclusive political system in Cambodia. She’ll also highlight basic values and principles that are important to the U.S. during a planned speech.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama won't avoid Cambodia's human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation this week, her final stop on a two-country trip to promote a new U.S. initiative to help millions of girls worldwide attend and complete school, the … [Read more...]

Another Delay for Lynch Confirmation

Loretta Lynch and President Obama. (AP Photo)

(AURN) -- President Obama's nominee for U.S. Attorney General does not have a date set for her Senate confirmation hearings.  White House Correspondent April Ryan files this report:  More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

White House: Millions Now Have Coverage

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WASHINGTON (AP/AURN) - The Obama administration says more than 16 million Americans have gained coverage since the president's health care law took effect five years ago. But an independent expert who is using some of the same underlying numbers is offering a much lower estimate of 9.7 … [Read more...]

Holder on Arrest in Ferguson Officer Shootings

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Source: DOJ WASHINGTON—U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Sunday regarding the arrest of Jeffrey Williams in the shooting of two law enforcement officers outside the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department on Thursday: “This arrest sends a clear message that acts of … [Read more...]

Holder Statement on Ferguson Police Shooting

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WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Thursday on the overnight shooting of two officers in Ferguson, Missouri: “This heinous assault on two brave law enforcement officers was inexcusable and repugnant.  I condemn violence against any public safety officials … [Read more...]