More Entering Race to White House

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(AURN) -- The Presidential wannabes are adding up and on the Democratic side one more person may be announcing the end of may.  White House Correspondent April Ryan has more...  … [Read more...]

Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored

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Source: whitehouse.gov In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. April 18, 2015. … [Read more...]

Obama Meeting Remarks with West African Leaders on Ebola

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                                             April 15, 2015 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT BEFORE MEETING WITH WEST AFRICAN LEADERS ON EBOLA 10:45 A.M. EDT      THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I want to welcome Presidents … [Read more...]

DOJ Statement on Walter Scott Shooting

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A Department of Justice Spokesperson issued the following statement on the police shooting in North Charleston, SC of unarmed Walter Scott: “The South Carolina Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation concurrent with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and are … [Read more...]

Fewer White House state dinner invites under Obama

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama, center, offers a toast on stage to French President Francois Hollande at the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Obama has held the fewest number of state dinners since Harry S. Truman, who left office 62 years ago. In his first six years, Obama held just seven state dinners. He’ll hold at least two more this year, for the leaders of Japan, on April 28, 2015 and China, later in the year. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE WASHINGTON (AP) — An invitation to a White House state dinner has always been one of Washington's most sought-after tickets. There's the elegant setting, VIP guests in tuxedos and designer gowns and a four-course meal served up by America's most famous kitchen. But don't … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the 21st Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 7, 2015   Statement by the President on the 21st Anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda   Twenty-one years ago today, a genocide began that would claim the lives of more than 800,000 Rwandan men, … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Nigerian Elections

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 1, 2015   Statement by the President on the Nigerian Elections The last few days have shown the world the strength of Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles.  By turning out in large numbers and … [Read more...]

Obama vetoes measure against swifter union elections

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace. Obama … [Read more...]

White House Has Questions About Iran

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(AURN) -- The world community has been entrenched on issues of a deal with Iran.  The Obama Administration wants to ultimately find out what Iran's nuclear weapons program looks like.  The White House wants a deal and does not want a delay on the deadline.  White House Correspondent April Ryan has … [Read more...]

Reining in Unscrupulous Payday Lenders

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(AURN/Washington) -- President Obama has been concerned for a while over issues of abuse by the pay day loan industry. Now he is creating a new position focused on cutting into the financially destructive behaviors of some payday lending offices. White House Correspondent April Ryan has the … [Read more...]