Key elements of US policy shift toward Cuba

President Barack speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the U.S. will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance U.S. interests. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, Pool)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. Key elements of changes to U.S. policy toward Cuba, some of which … [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...]

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...]