Malaysian Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

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(AURN) -- Malaysia Air has now been hit with tragedy twice in recent months. Is it a coincidence or are they both terror attacks. Washington bureau Chief April Ryan talks to someone in national security to find out if the incidents are linked. President Obama calls the incident a 'terrible … [Read more...]

The President’s Call with President Putin of Russia

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 17, 2014   Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin of Russia   President Obama spoke with Russian President Putin today about the situation in Ukraine and the additional sanctions on … [Read more...]

Treasury Imposes Sanctions Against Russia

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  July 16, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT OF TREASURY SANCTIONS ON ENTITIES WITHIN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND ENERGY SECTORS OF RUSSIA, AGAINST ARMS OR RELATED MATERIEL ENTITIES, AND THOSE UNDERMINING UKRAINE’S SOVEREIGNTY   Actions Implement Executive Order 13662 against Two … [Read more...]

Eric Holder: Palin Wasn’t a Good VP Candidate, Even Worse Judge of Who Should Be Impeached

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Source: ABC News When Eric Holder was asked about calls by Sarah Palin to impeach Obama over the administration’s immigration policies, Holder said: “She wasn't a particularly good vice presidential candidate. She's an even worse judge of who ought to be impeached and why.” Watch: ABC News | … [Read more...]

Statement on GOP Lawsuit

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 10, 2014 Statement by the Press Secretary It is disappointing that Speaker Boehner and Congressional Republicans have decided to waste time and taxpayer dollars on a political stunt. At a time when Washington … [Read more...]

Black Unemployment Numbers on the Decline

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By: April Ryan | aprildryan.com | AURN The Black unemployment numbers have the attention of the Obama administration, particularly as they have made a significant drop since 2010 at its peak of 16.8 percent. In June 2014, the numbers stood at 10.7 percent. LISTEN:  Read Statement of US … [Read more...]

President on the Confirmation of Julián Castro as Secretary of HUD

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2014 Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Julián Castro as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development I applaud the bipartisan majority of Senators who today confirmed Julián Castro as our … [Read more...]

From Denver to Austin: “The Bear is Loose” Again

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By: Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President - whitehouse.gov Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say “The Bear is loose.” Lately, the bear has been loose a lot and this week will … [Read more...]

Factsheet on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Executive Order

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 8, 2014 Factsheet on the Democratic Republic of the Congo Executive Order President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) that amends E.O. 13413 of October 27, 2006, to take additional steps in light of … [Read more...]

Michelle Obama fights GOP on school lunch rules

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2014 file photo first lady Michelle Obama and a young student show off their muscles as they eat healthy snacks during a visit to La Petite Academy in Bowie, Md., to encourage healthy habits at preschool as part of her Let's Move! Child Care program. First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Obama is in the biggest fight of her tenure as she pushes back against a House Republican effort to soften a key component of the anti-childhood obesity effort at the center of her legacy. And she says she is ready “to fight until the bitter end,” if that is what it takes. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

By: Darlene Superville, AP WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's … [Read more...]