The Parent Plus Loan Program Gets Tweeked

By: April Ryan, aprildryan.com | AURN The Department of Education has changed the parent plus loan programs stringent credit requirements that prevented many parents from obtaining the federal loans to send their kids to college.  Last years criticism of the loan programs credit criteria made it … [Read more...]

Unrest in St. Louis

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(AURN) -- Police involved fatal shootings in Missouri are on the radar of the Obama Administration as more protests continue stemming from two separate fatal shootings where two teens were left dead. April Ryan reports - LISTEN:  … [Read more...]

Preventing the Spread of Ebola

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WASHINGTON (AURN) -- The White House has announced enhanced screenings for five American airports to prevent the spread of Ebola in the United States. April Ryan reports:  … [Read more...]

Statement by Secretary Johnson About the Secret Service

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY JOHNSON ABOUT THE U.S. SECRET SERVICE Today Julia Pierson, the Director of the United States Secret Service, offered her resignation, and I accepted it. I salute her 30 years of distinguished service to the Secret Service and the Nation. As an interim Acting Director of … [Read more...]

Rep. Elijah Cummings on White House Security

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WASHINGTON (AURN) -- Hearings on Capitol Hill over White House security breaches produced a lot of back and forth over incidents including a fence jumper and shooting. UPDATE 9-30-14 at 8:50PM WASHINGTON (AP) - Published reports say President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an … [Read more...]

Roland Martin On The Secret Service’s Lax Approach To Protecting First Family

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Source: BlackAmericaWeb.com Roland Martin talks to April Ryan, American Urban Network White House Correspondent, about the Secret Service’s issues with protecting the White House and the first family. “The White House is a magnet for the crazies…there are at least 10 people that try and jump the … [Read more...]

A Presidential Farewell to Holder

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By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com Literally there was not a dry eye in the house as US Attorney General Eric Holder announced from the White House he was leaving his post afar six years on the job as the first African American to serve in the position. President Obama said good bye to his … [Read more...]

Obama Remarks at U.N. Meeting on Ebola

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 25, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AT U.N. MEETING ON EBOLA United Nations Building New York City, New York 11:15 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. Secretary-General, thank you for bringing us together … [Read more...]

Eric Holder Resigns

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Source: DOJ Later today, at a formal event at the White House, Attorney General Holder will announce his plans to depart the administration after nearly six years leading the Justice Department. The Attorney General has agreed to remain in his post until the confirmation of his … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Remarks to UN General Assembly

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release September 24, 2014 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA IN ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations General Assembly Hall New York City, New York 10:13 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT OBAMA: Mr. President, Mr. … [Read more...]