Meet the Press Roundtable


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

President Obama Grants Commutations


THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2015   President Obama Grants Commutations   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Barack Obama granted commutations of sentence to the following 22 individuals:   Terry Andre Barnes – … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid


THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2015   Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Harry Reid   Harry Reid is a fighter. In his five terms as a U.S. Senator, Harry has fought for good jobs, a safer environment for our kids, and … [Read more...]

Nigerian Elections and Missing Girls

Civil-rights groups staging a protest against any proposed postponement of the Nigerian elections. (AP Photo / Olamikan Gbemiga)

(AURN) -- Nigerian elections are later this month and White House Correspondent April Ryan tells us Vice President Joe Biden placed phone calls to the candidates. LISTEN:  More news and information at … [Read more...]

White House Clarifies Clinton Email

Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)

WASHINGTON (AP)/AURN - The White House is clarifying what President Barack Obama knew about the e-mail habits of his former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. A spokesman says Obama knew that Clinton conducted business on a non-government email account at State. But he says Obama just … [Read more...]

The Urban Component to President Obama’s FY 2016 Budget

Eric Chalmers, a staff assistant with the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, unboxes copies of President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposal to distribute to staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., February 2, 2015. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

By: April Ryan, AURN | 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


(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, 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, |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...]