Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2014 Attached for release is an Executive Order signed today by the President regarding further amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order … [Read more...]

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...]

Malaysian Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

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(AURN) -- Malaysia Air has now been hit with tragedy twice in recent months. Is it a coincidence or are they both terror attacks. Washington bureau Chief April Ryan talks to someone in national security to find out if the incidents are linked. President Obama calls the incident a 'terrible … [Read more...]

 DOJ Fulfilling a Promise for Chicago

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The increasing numbers of deadly shootings in Chicago has the attention of Attorney General Eric Holder. Holder is fulfilling his plan to send help to President Obama's home town of Chicago. The Department of Justice is sending 7 additional AFT agents to … [Read more...]

April Ryan’s C-SPAN Interview with Jason Riley

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Courtesy: C-SPAN Jason Riley talked about his book, Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make it Harder for Blacks to Succeed, in which he argues that government assistance programs designed to help African Americans rise from poverty are ineffectual. He said that programs intended to help poor … [Read more...]

Statement on GOP Lawsuit

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 Statement by the Press Secretary It is disappointing that Speaker Boehner and Congressional Republicans have decided to waste time and taxpayer dollars on a political stunt. At a time when Washington … [Read more...]

Statement of US Secretary of Labor Perez on June employment numbers

WASHINGTON – ­U.S Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement about the June 2014 Employment Situation report released today: “Strong economic growth continued in the month of June, with a total of 288,000 new jobs. It is the fifth consecutive month with job growth of at … [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...]

Juveniles in the Immigration System

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The influx of juvenile immigrants to the United states is a concern but there is more clarity on the process that follows after the child immigrants are found. But there is a backlog to remedy the emergency issue. White House Correspondent April Ryan has … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama fights GOP on school lunch rules

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2014 file photo first lady Michelle Obama and a young student show off their muscles as they eat healthy snacks during a visit to La Petite Academy in Bowie, Md., to encourage healthy habits at preschool as part of her Let's Move! Child Care program. First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Obama is in the biggest fight of her tenure as she pushes back against a House Republican effort to soften a key component of the anti-childhood obesity effort at the center of her legacy. And she says she is ready “to fight until the bitter end,” if that is what it takes. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's … [Read more...]