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...]

President Obama Prepares for Speech on ISIS


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


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, | 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...]