American Journalist Beheaded by Militants

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Obama is expected to make a public statement today about the beheading of kidnapped American journalist James Foley by militants from the Islamic State group. The militants say it's revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq and they're threatening to kill another … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 20, 2014   Readout of the President’s Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel   President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke again this morning by phone, their second call in three days … [Read more...]

President Obama Looks for Quick Bipartisan Congressional Action on Immigration

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN President Obama is in Texas for a couple of days, but still does not plan to go to the border. However, he will meet with Texas Governor Rick Perry about the pressing illegal immigration crisis. The White House says they have bipartisan support for their … [Read more...]

Reactions to VA Nominee

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Montel Williams visits a wounded service member at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan in February 2011. (Master Sgt. Michael Voss / Air Force)

President Obama has announced a nominee to head the Veterans Affairs Department.   The announcement is creating more controversy around the VA and its ability to care for the nation's veterans. The issue continues to draw passions from all sides including TV personality Montel Williams, who is a … [Read more...]

WH Hosts Summit on Working Families

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By April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The White House hosts a day long Summit on Working Families where President Obama will be making some announcements  on issues like flex time and efforts to research the  issue of paid leave.  The United States lags behind other countries as they combine the … [Read more...]

Remarks by the First Lady at Dr. Maya Angelou Memorial

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady For Immediate Release June 7, 2014 REMARKS BY THE FIRST LADY AT MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DR. MAYA ANGELOU Wait Chapel at Wake Forest University Winston-Salem, North Carolina 11:42 A.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: Thank you so much. (Applause.) My … [Read more...]

Sharpton Applauds NBA Commissioner

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NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Reverend Al Sharpton, President --FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- REV. SHARPTON APPLAUDS NBA COMMISSIONER DAVID SILVER FOR ANNOUNCING DONALD STERLING'S LIFETIME BAN FROM THE NBA AND FINANCIAL PENALTY April 29, 2014 (New York, NY)-- “The lifetime banning of Donald … [Read more...]

Election Trouble for Congressional Veteran

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY)

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN 2014 elections are producing some tight races for some Congressional Black Caucus members. CBC Chairwoman Marcia Fudge is up for a primary election in her Ohio District. She is expected to win. But there are some CBC seats the membership of the CBC are … [Read more...]

President Obama Offers Easter and Passover Greetings

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Source: WhiteHouse.gov 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...]

ACA Sign Ups Exceed 7 Million

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com ACA Sources say White House Technology Director Todd Park announced this morning at 12:01am at QSSI the ACA numbers surpassed 7 million. More details to follow. … [Read more...]