Moment of Silence

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Source: WhiteHouse.gov President Barack Obama observes a moment of silence during his meeting with senior advisors in the Oval Office at 2:49 P.M. to mark the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, April 15, 2014. Pictured from left, are Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, Press … [Read more...]

President Addresses NAN Convention

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President Obama delivers remarks at the National Action Network's 16th Annual Convention. April 11, 2014. … [Read more...]

Sebelius talks Obamacare, Resignation

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Source: NBC News Andrea Mitchell’s full Meet the Press interview with outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on her tenure as secretary, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and what, if anything, she would do differently. … [Read more...]

Presidents Remember Passage of Civil Rights Act

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By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN American Presidents are in Austin, Texas at the Lyndon Johnson Library remembering a landmark law, the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Then President Johnson pushed forward with the law after the assassination of President Kennedy as a testament … [Read more...]

Remarks by Attorney General Eric Holder at the 2014 NAN Convention

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Source: White House Office of Communications Thank you, Reverend [Al] Sharpton – and thank you all for such a warm welcome. It’s a pleasure to be back home in New York City. And it’s a tremendous honor to join the National Action Network – once again – in helping to open your important Annual … [Read more...]

Eric Holder snaps back at critic

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Source: MSNBC Rev. Al Sharpton takes on the House Republicans who have vilified Attorney General Eric Holder, including one congressman whose comments during a Tuesday hearing prompted Holder to proclaim “You don’t want to go there, buddy.” … [Read more...]

White House in Talks with Samsung

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(AURN) -- There is more information on the Selfie Samsung paid David Ortiz to take with the President.  The White House is apparently in communication with the company. LISTEN:   More news and information at AURN.com     … [Read more...]

Obama: “Maryland Legislature did the right thing”

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2014   Statement by the President  The Maryland Legislature did the right thing for its workers today by increasing the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Maryland’s important action is a reminder … [Read more...]

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on National Minority Health Month

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Source: HHS Prevention is Power: Join us in Taking Action for Health Equity In April, we commemorate National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minorities. This year’s theme - “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for … [Read more...]

Remembering Dr. King

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Today we remember a man who died for his convictions of a dream of justice and equality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. He delivered this speech from Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters), Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, … [Read more...]