President to Introduce Job Training Competition

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN President Obama is making 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 … [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...]

Congresswoman Lee Responds to Rep. Ryan’s Racially Charged Comments

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2014 Washington, D.C.— Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement today in response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s offensive and racially charged remarks about American poverty: Rep. Ryan’s Remarks: “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner … [Read more...]

First lady to students: Apply for federal aid

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, during a workshop to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Mrs. Obama told students that filling out the FAFSA is a pivotal step toward finishing their education beyond high school. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By: Darlene Superville, AP ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama has a message for students considering college: File for federal financial aid. The first lady said Wednesday that filing the form is an important first step for students who want to finish their education but that too many of … [Read more...]

Call to Action to Give Long-Term Unemployed a Shot

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Source: Whitehouse.gov On Friday morning, the President will convene a meeting with the Vice President and CEOs of some of the nation’s largest public and private businesses to continue the Administration’s efforts to give the long-term unemployed a fair shot at getting back to work. In his State … [Read more...]

State of the Union Preview 2014

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The themes for the 2014 State of the Union are “opportunity, action and optimism” according to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama. A large part of the State of the Union is driven by the voices that come into the White House to include … [Read more...]

The MLK National Holiday

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By: April Ryan, AURN Today marks the federal holiday celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April Ryan reports. Listen:  More news and information at AURN.com. … [Read more...]

First lady hits the half-century mark on Friday

FILE - In this May 28, 2013 file photo, First lady Michelle Obama joins school children from Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom, N.J., from left, and second from left: Jordan Leeds, age 11, Joshua Styler-Tracy, age 11, and Madisyn Goias, age 10, to harvest the summer crop from the White House kitchen garden, at the White House in Washington. Nearing a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama describes herself as “50 and fabulous.” She’s celebrating already and a big birthday bash is in the works. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Approaching a milestone birthday, Michelle Obama exuberantly describes herself as "50 and fabulous." She's celebrating already and a big birthday blowout is in the works for this weekend at the White House. The nation's first lady hits the … [Read more...]

Back to Business

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By: April Ryan It is a gloomy, rainy and cold day in Washington, with the President back at the White House with not a lot on his public schedule and the First Lady staying behind for a few days in Hawaii for an early start to her birthday celebration.  First Lady Michelle Obama turns 50 January … [Read more...]

Valerie Jarrett: Obama to buy health insurance by end of the day

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By Jennifer Epstein, Politico President Obama plans to sign up for health insurance through an Affordable Care Act exchange before the end of the day Monday, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said. Jarrett made the announcement in an interview with April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks, … [Read more...]