Tongues Wag Over Obama’s Audacity to Wear Taupe

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less … [Read more...]

White House Confirms American Fighting with ISIS Killed

Douglas McCain

By: April Ryan, | AURN The White House is confirming  an American fighting with ISIS has been killed. Listen  More news and information at … [Read more...]

Statement from family of released journalist Peter Theo Curtis

Peter Theo Curtis

Aug. 24, 2014 -- Attached is the family's official statement on Theo's release today. It includes quotes from his mother, Nancy, who asks for privacy today but other family contacts are provided in the news release. (PDF) Curtis family statement … [Read more...]

Missouri Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay (D) Remarks at Michael Brown Funeral


I would first like to introduce some of my distinguished colleagues who have traveled here today to honor Michael’s memory: From Brooklyn, New York, Congresswoman Yvette Clark; From Georgia…Congressman Hank Johnson; From Nevada…Congressman Steve Horsford; From Houston, Texas…Congressman … [Read more...]

DNC Chair Rep. Wasserman Schultz on GOP’s New Shutdown Threat


Washington, DC – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the GOP’s New Shutdown Threat: “We now have it confirmed – electing a Republican Senate majority would put us back on the road to another shutdown. It’s been a year since Republicans shut down the … [Read more...]

The President Speaks on Iraq and Ferguson, MO


President Obama discusses the latest developments with U.S. operations in Iraq, as well as the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Missouri, August 18, 2014. April Ryan reports for AURN.  … [Read more...]

Holder Releases Statement on Ferguson, MO Developments


WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder released the following statement Monday following his briefing of President Obama on the latest developments in the federal civil rights investigation in Ferguson, Missouri: “As I informed the President this afternoon, the full resources of the Department … [Read more...]

Jarrett Discusses Holder Update on Ferguson, MO Situation

Charlie Riedel AP

By: April Ryan, | AURN Federal, state and local agencies continue their work on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri after the police-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The federal government's involvement has increased with each additional problem since the black … [Read more...]

Rep. John Lewis on Shooting of Michael Brown and Events in Ferguson, Missouri


August 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "The death of Michael Brown is a grave tragedy the community of Ferguson, Missouri should not have to bear. How many more young men of color will be killed before we realize that we have a problem in America? We are permitting the incarceration and … [Read more...]

Statement by Susan E. Rice on Aid to South Sudan

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April Ryan reports for AURN - More news and information at   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2014 Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Humanitarian Aid to South Sudan Today, the United States … [Read more...]