Statement by the Press Secretary on South Sudan

South Sudan's army, or the SPLA, soldiers drive in a truck on the frontline in Panakuach, Unity state

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 22, 2014 Statement by the Press Secretary on South Sudan We are horrified by reports out of South Sudan that fighters aligned with rebel leader Riek Machar massacred hundreds of innocent civilians last week in Bentiu. … [Read more...]

White House makes economics focus of Asia trip

President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 18, 2014, where he presented the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the United States Naval Academy football team. The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense … [Read more...]

WHCA to Honor White House Reporter


(AURN) -- A pioneering African-American reporter will be honored next month at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner; the same event from which Harry S. McAlpin was barred decades ago. AURN White House Correspondent April Ryan reports - LISTEN:  In 1944, at the invite of then … [Read more...]

This Wily Gatecrasher at the White House Is a Red Fox


Source: WSJ By: Carol E. Lee There's a red fox living on the grounds of the White House. The elusive critter has called the presidential residence home since last fall, and no one's been able to catch him. WSJ's Carol Lee reports from Washington, D.C. Read the remainder at … [Read more...]

President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings


Source: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2014 Statement by the President on Easter Weekend This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. We will reflect on the sacrifice … [Read more...]

Obama: 8 Million People Have Signed Up for Private Health Coverage


Source: Take a look at a few more important numbers, from a fact sheet released today: 8 million people signed up for private insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For states that have Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces, 35 percent of those who signed up are under 35 … [Read more...]

Obama Takes to Twitter for Immigration Change

President Obama this week met with religious leaders on efforts to pass immigration reform. Tuesday he took to social media, Twitter to gather support for his efforts to change current immigration laws.   Retweet if you think it's time the House voted on immigration reform. … [Read more...]

President Introduces Job Training Competition


By: April Ryan, | AURN President Obama made news at a community college in Pittsburgh with a 500-million dollar job training competition.  The effort puts focus on the President's number one priority - the nations economy. The hope is the competition will help keep the jobless … [Read more...]

Moment of Silence

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Source: President Barack Obama observes a moment of silence during his meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office at 2:49 P.M. to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, April 15, 2014. Pictured from left, are Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Press … [Read more...]

President Addresses NAN Convention


President Obama delivers remarks at the National Action Network's 16th Annual Convention. April 11, 2014. … [Read more...]