White House Confirms American Fighting with ISIS Killed

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The White House is confirming  an American fighting with ISIS has been killed. Listen  More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

President Obama Offers Some Answers on the VA Crisis

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By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com It has been about 40 days since the administration asked for several months to work on turning the tide at Veteran's Affairs. The crisis stems from a host of problems, which inclue a lack of adequate attention to veterans in need medical help in a timely and … [Read more...]

Muslim Groups & Leaders Condemn ISIL

Grand Mufti, Saudi's Top Islamic Leader: Islamic State And Al-Qaeda Are 'Enemy Number One Of Islam' 08/19/2014 RIYADH, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheik Abdulaziz Al al-Sheik, the highest religious authority in the country, said on Tuesday the militant groups Islamic State … [Read more...]

Statement by President Obama from Edgartown, Massachusetts

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release August 14, 2014 STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT Edgartown, Massachusetts 12:49 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This sound system is really powerful. Today, I’d like to update the American people on … [Read more...]

President’s Calls to President Sirleaf of Liberia and President Koroma of Sierra Leone

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2014 Readout of the President’s Calls to President Sirleaf of Liberia and President Koroma of Sierra Leone President Obama spoke by phone today with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and separately with … [Read more...]

Obama and Clinton Together with No Signs of tension

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were in the same room last night in Martha's Vineyard at the birthday party for Ann Jordan, the wife of Vernon Jordan. Vernon Jordan, once considered a kitchen cabinet member in the Clinton … [Read more...]

Escalating Violence in Ferguson, Missouri

Riot police clear a street with smoke bombs while clashing with demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. (Reuters)

(AURN/Washington) -- This morning there are meetings in Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is vacationing, and in Ferguson, Missouri on the riots that have rocked the small town in the wake of the police shooting of an unarmed Black teen. Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan has more on the … [Read more...]

Statement by Susan E. Rice on Aid to South Sudan

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April Ryan reports for AURN - More news and information at AURN.com   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2014 Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Humanitarian Aid to South Sudan Today, the United States … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Michael Brown

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the President on the Passing of Michael Brown The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time.  As Attorney General Holder has … [Read more...]

Holder: ‘Missouri shooting deserves review’

Eric Holder

(AURN/AP) -- Reaction from the Congressional Black Caucus, as the DOJ is stepping in to supplement the investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed Black teen in Missouri. More from Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan:  Letter to Attorney General Holder from Congressional … [Read more...]