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...]

Former Baltimore Mayor Chimes in on Unrest

Kurt Schmoke, President University of Baltimore, and former mayor of Baltimore. (

(AURN) -- More federal visits are on tap for Baltimore after the riots which followed the funeral of 25 year-old Freddie Gray. Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan talked with former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke, who said he would focus on summer jobs and other opportunities for youth in reaction … [Read more...]

White House Fighting Poverty in America


WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The White House says President Obama is familiar with the blight in Baltimore and that he has been working to correct the problem. White House Correspondent April Ryan says the Executive Office has a few keys to the turn the poverty and blight around in cities like Baltimore, … [Read more...]

Reaction to Gray Decision

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(AURN) -- Freddie Gray's death is deemed a homicide, and six Baltimore City Police officers are being charged. There is reaction to the surprise Friday announcement. White House Correspondent April Ryan with more. More news and information at … [Read more...]

Meet the Press Roundtable


Source: NBC News Chuck Todd hosts a discussion about how events in Baltimore are shaping the presidential election. … [Read more...]

Japanese state dinner surprises with haiku, sake and R&B

President Barack Obama introduces Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, as he host him and Abe\'s wife Akie Abe, right, at the State Dinner at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The first White House state dinner in more than a year served up some surprises: a president reciting haiku, toasts using sake instead of champagne and the leader of Japan describing relations between the countries using the words of a popular R&B … [Read more...]

President Obama Addresses Baltimore Unrest

President Obama speaks about recent unrest in Baltimore during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (AP Photo / Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Baltimore is not seeing the violence of yesterday but President Obama chimes in on what is happening in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray who was killed at the hands of White Baltimore City Police Officers. White House Correspondent April Ryan reports:  … [Read more...]

Cummings’ Statement on Meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

Rep. Elijah Cummings

Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following statement after joining Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes on a teleconference with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss the U.S. … [Read more...]

Readout: Justice Department Officials’ Baltimore Visit

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READOUT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS’ VISIT IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice released the following readout of meetings attended by senior department officials to address the ongoing situation in Baltimore: At the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the head … [Read more...]