The National Security Issue: Ebola

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan | AURN The Obama administration is reacting to the Presidents declaration of a National Security Crisis of Ebola that has the potential to spread well beyond its current epicenter of West Africa. The United States Department of Defense is requesting to reprogram an … [Read more...]

Statement on Congressional Authorization to Train Syrian Opposition

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 18, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT ON CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION TO TRAIN SYRIAN OPPOSITION State Dining Room 7:00 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2014 Statement by the President on the Results of the Scottish Referendum We welcome the result of yesterday’s referendum on Scottish independence and congratulate the people of Scotland for their full … [Read more...]

President Obama Shows Support for Schultz

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By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com This week there are news reports, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz position as head of the Democratic National Committee is in jeopardy.  The White House was questioned about the Administration's position on the stories yesterday. I talked … [Read more...]

Prices at the Pump on the Decline

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN Gasoline prices are going down according to the White House.  Data from AAA supports that claim looking at the average price a year ago. Prices updated as of 9/15/2014 3:45am   Regular  Mid  Premium  Diesel  Current … [Read more...]

Obama lends voice to DNC’s first ads of 2014

US President Barack Obama makes his way across the South Lawn upon return to the White House on September 12, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama was in Baltimore, Maryland to visit Fort McHenry and to attend a fundraiser. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Philip Elliott, AP WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is lending his voice to national radio ads by the Democratic National Committee, seeking to motivate African-American, female and other voters who tend to sit out midterm elections. The first ads, aimed at African Americans, started … [Read more...]

US Continues Aid for Ebola Outbreak

Medical supplies bound for West Africa to combat Ebola prepared for shipment at Project C.U.R.E., in Centennial, CO, 9/9/2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Source: AURN Washington -- President Obama considers the fight against Ebola in Africa a top public health issue. With that information, more help from the United States to counter the deadly disease could be on the way. U.S. Democratic Senator Chris Coons-D/DE is calling for more aid. … [Read more...]

Treasury Secretary Lew: Additions Sanctions Against Russia’s

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STATEMENT BY TREASURY SECRETARY JACOB J. LEW ON ADDITIONAL SANCTIONS WITHIN RUSSIA’S FINANCIAL SERVICES, DEFENSE OR RELATED MATERIEL, AND ENERGY SERVICES SECTORS “Given Russia’s direct military intervention and blatant efforts to destabilize Ukraine, we have deepened our sanctions against Russia … [Read more...]

DOJ: Best Practices for Use of Body-Worn Cameras for Police Officers

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) released Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned.  The report analyzes some of the costs and benefits of law enforcement using body-worn video … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Death of David Haines

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2014 Statement by the President on the Death of David Haines The United States strongly condemns the barbaric murder of UK citizen David Haines by the terrorist group ISIL. Our hearts go out to the family of … [Read more...]