100th Day Since Abduction of Nigerian Girls

Kidnapped schoolgirls are seen at an unknown location in this still image taken from an undated video released by Nigerian Islamist rebel group Boko Haram.
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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com |AURN 100 days have passed since more than 200 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by an extremist Muslim group called Boko Haram. The National Security Council says they are working with the Nigerian lead investigators to get the girls back safely.  Next month, … [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...]

A Profile of Secretary Jeh Johnson

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN Immigration is under the bipartisan microscope for an immediate fix when it comes to the recent influx of children from Central American countries illegally finding their way across United States borders. One person central to efforts to turn the tide on … [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

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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...]