Playbook Cocktails with April Ryan

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Source: Politico Mike Allen's full interview with American Urban Radio Networks White House correspondent April Ryan at POLITICO's Playbook Cocktails event in Washington, D.C. on Monday. 03/02/2015 6:32 PM EDT … [Read more...]

Rep. John Lewis on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address

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Source: Immediate release from the office of John Lewis Rep. John Lewis along with several of his colleagues spoke at a press conference in Washington today following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to both houses of the U.S. Congress. He made these remarks in response to the prime … [Read more...]

Grading the Presidents on Race

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Source: Politico By APRIL RYAN March 01, 2015 As a black woman who has covered the White House beat since 1997, I have had an intimate view of race relations at the center of American power. From Bill Clinton, our first “black” president, to Barack Obama, our first actual black president, I’ve … [Read more...]

President Obama Speaks at the Departure Ceremony of Attorney General Eric Holder

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Source: whitehouse.gov On February 27, 2015, President Obama delivered remarks at Attorney General Eric Holder's departure ceremony at the U.S. Department of Justice. … [Read more...]

President Obama Meets with President Sirleaf of Liberia

President Barack Obama meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, to discuss the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and Liberia's recovery from the deadly virus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Source: whitehouse.gov President Obama and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia give remarks to the press before their bilateral meeting at the White House, February 27, 2015. … [Read more...]

Rep. Elijah Cummings: Stopping DHS Cuts

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(AURN) -- The Obama adminsitration is working hard to prevent cuts to the Department of Homeland Security that could result is furloughs and a dent in anti terror protections as well as protections for the first family, embassies and diplomats.  More from White House Correspondent April Ryan:  … [Read more...]

Education Cuts to Minority Students

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(AURN) -- The GOP is wielding the budget ax on Capitol Hill; threatening to slash monies in various agencies including education.  The Department of Education says the funding cuts would hurt black and brown students in the largest urban school districts.  More from White House Correspondent April … [Read more...]

Giuliani Back Steps on Negative Obama Remarks

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(AURN) -- There is reaction to the negative statements about President Obama by former New York Mayor Giuliani. More from White House Correspondent April Ryan. Listen:  Giuliani is quoted as saying during a GOP fundraiser in NY: “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but … [Read more...]

A Chat With April D. Ryan

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(AURN) -- A 28-year journalism veteran, April D. Ryan has covered the White House for American Urban Radio Networks for the last 18 of them. She documents her experience in a new book dubbed, "The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America."  AURN's Kim … [Read more...]

Holder Announces Reduction in Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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Source: Department of Justice New Data Revealed by Justice Department Shows Rate at Which Feds Pursued Mandatory Minimum Penalties in Drug Trafficking Cases Has Hit Record Low In One of His Final Speeches Before Stepping Down, Holder Lauds Progress In Sentencing Reform Initiative He Launched … [Read more...]