Additional U.S. Steps in the Counter-ISIL Effort

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2015 Statement by the Press Secretary on Additional U.S. Steps in the Counter-ISIL Effort In furtherance of his comprehensive strategy to degrade and destroy the ISIL terrorist group, President Obama has approved … [Read more...]

Statement by the President on the Passing of Beau Biden

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2015 Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter – are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get. Beau took after … [Read more...]

Statement by the Vice President on the Passing of Beau Biden

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THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President May 30, 2015 Statement by the Vice President It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength … [Read more...]

Otis Byrd Investigation Closed

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Source: DOJ FEDERAL OFFICIALS CLOSE THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF OTIS JAMES BYRD WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice announced today that following its investigation into the death of Otis James Byrd that there is no evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges in the … [Read more...]

Pres. Obama Urges Senate to Renew NSA Power

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WASHINGTON (AP/AURN) - President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to renew the government's power to search Americans' telephone records, saying public safety demands it. The Republican-controlled House overwhelmingly passed the White House-backed USA Freedom Act that would end bulk collection … [Read more...]

Obama and Biden Meet 97-year-old Vivian Bailey

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Source: WH Today at the White House, the President and Vice President met with 97-year-old Vivian Bailey of Columbia, Maryland.  Ms. Bailey, an Army veteran, grew up in the 1920s in Oklahoma and went to a segregated school that did not allow her to go on field trips. As a result of the … [Read more...]

New Harvard Study on Youth, Politics, and Race

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(AURN) -- There is a new Harvard Study on the perceptions of young people in America. Some of the top findings on politics are not surprising. One area of the study details the impact on the Republican party, as there is no clear front runner in the GOP Presidential field.  The study also finds the … [Read more...]

Reaction to Gray Decision

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(AURN) -- Freddie Gray's death is deemed a homicide, and six Baltimore City Police officers are being charged. There is reaction to the surprise Friday announcement. White House Correspondent April Ryan with more. More news and information at AURN.com … [Read more...]

Cummings’ Statement on Meeting with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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Baltimore, MD (April 28, 2015) – Today, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings released the following statement after joining Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes on a teleconference with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss the U.S. … [Read more...]

Readout: Justice Department Officials’ Baltimore Visit

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READOUT OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS’ VISIT IN BALTIMORE WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice released the following readout of meetings attended by senior department officials to address the ongoing situation in Baltimore: At the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the head … [Read more...]