Summary of the President’s Task Force for 21st Century Policing Recommendations

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Source: Department of Justice WASHINGTON – The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing was established by an Executive Order signed by the President on Dec. 18, 2014.  The Task Force – which includes law enforcement representatives, community leaders, young adults and notable scholars – … [Read more...]

The Urban Component to President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

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By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com President Obama has proposed a 4 trillion dollar budget, it increases spending after caps were put in place four years ago by congress to fix the federal deficit.  Also, the budget has a particular focus on urban America that includes HBCU grants and efforts to … [Read more...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors in DC

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(AURN) -- Jobs, crime and police-community relations are among issues top of mind for the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Washington.  The group met with Vice President Joe Biden Thurday on matters of community policing.  The city leaders pow-wow with President Obama today. AURN's April Ryan … [Read more...]

President Obama to Meet with Community Leaders and Law Enforcement on Ferguson

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com Issues pertaining to Ferguson and the aftermath of a Grand Jury decision are under the spotlight at the White House with President Obama hosting a series of meetings today including a session with his cabinet and then other meetings with community leaders, youth … [Read more...]

The Global Crisis of Ebola

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com |AURN President Obama held a meeting Monday with his cabinet on Ebola as the administration says the whole of government is involved in this crisis. The President says this is “not charity” and welcomes volunteers from the private sector to help bolster the … [Read more...]

President Obama Prepares for Speech on ISIS

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WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The President addresses the nation from the Cross Hall of the White House on his efforts to take down ISIS. Syria and other countries are also in play when it comes to the terrorist group. April Ryan reports:      … [Read more...]

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...]