White House Bureau Chief April Ryan Interviews Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, 1.11.12
Kasim interviewed at White House regarding Pres. Obama's convening and announcing his administration's insourcing efforts to bring jobs back to America; "Made In America!" Read in Full >>
Pres. Obama, Leaders Address "Insourcing" Jobs Back to America
What was the big news at the White House today? Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt? Well, no - although every photographer tried to get a snap shot. the hot news today was the economy. More specifically, bringing jobsback home.
China, with its burgeoning economy, India, and the Phillipines are all places chosen by American corporations to do outsourcing. This has caused millions of Americans to face a lack of employment opportunities. Read in Full >>
White House: FACT SHEET: Supporting South Sudan’s Vision for the Future
*Overseas Private Investment Corporation Has Initiated Process to Open for Business in South Sudan U.S. private sector investment will be critical to the Republic of South Sudan’s economic development. The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has initiated the process to open for business in South Sudan. OPIC can provide financing and risk mitigation tools to small businesses, large corporations, and NGOs to catalyze private investment in South Sudan. OPIC has experienced considerable demand from U.S. companies interested in investing in the country, particularly in infrastructure and agriculture. In order for OPIC to provide its programs in a new country, the country must first meet a set of criteria. Once eligible, OPIC-supported private equity funds will also be able to make investments in South Sudan. · Read in Full >>
The HUDdle: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Official Blog :: Secretary Donovan Talks to the Black Eagle About Payroll Tax Cut and Decline in Veteran’s Homelessness
Secretary Donovan also noted that taking at least $1000 out of the pockets of millions of Americans could threaten the already-fragile housing market. “We’re going to take a housing market that has just really began to show signs of improving, and set it back,” Donovan said, “a thousand dollars less in your pocket makes it harder to pay the mortgage, and that’s just not acceptable.”
Madison, whose show airs on American Forces Radio, also asked Donovan about HUD’s recent announcement of a twelve percent decline in veteran’s homelessness.“This President pledged to end the war in Iraq and he kept his promise” Donovan said. “He is bringing those soldiers home for the holidays. We owe these soldiers more than our thanks, we owe them that when they come back, they can find a job, and we owe them a decent place to live.” Read in Full >>
Guest Editorial: Cain Was Not Able by Raynard Jackson, www.RaynardJackson.com
If you could merge Cain’s personality and style with Newt Gingrich’s command of policy, Obama would be toast!
Cain reminds me of a professional athlete that everyone concedes has the talent to be the best in his sport, but refuses to practice to be the best (LeBron James). This athlete could win the ultimate prize of his sport, but just won’t dedicate himself to fully exploiting his God given talent. Read in Full >>
Season's Greetings ... from the Obama White House
President Barack Obama shows military officials the White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room following a meeting, Dec. 1, 2011. The 18-foot-6 inch balsam fir is decorated with holiday cards created by military children and ornaments featuring medals, badges, and patches from all of the military branches. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Read in Full >>
States receive more flexibility, resources to implement Affordable Insurance Exchanges
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) yesterday awarded nearly $220 million in Affordable Insurance Exchange grants to 13 states to help them create Exchanges, giving these states more flexibility and resources to implement the Affordable Care Act. The health care reform law gives states the freedom to design Affordable Insurance Exchanges – one-stop marketplaces where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs and have the same kinds of insurance choices as members of Congress. Read in Full >>
THE WHITE HOUSE Blog: Cyber Monday: Providing Americans the Online Protection They Deserve
The ever-increasing popularity of Cyber Monday mirrors the astonishing growth of online shopping year round. ComScore estimates that online retail shopping in the third quarter of 2011 amounted to over $36 billion in sales, a 13 percent increase from the previous year and the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth rates
. At this pace, retail e-commerce sales will exceed $160 billion for the year. Read in Full >>
Doc Cheatham: Congressional Redistricting Should Have Increased Opportunities for Blacks
Voting advocate questions intentions of MD Democratic Party. Where was MD Black Caucus? Did Cummings go along to get along? Read in Full >>
Presidential Service for Thanksgiving 2011
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and Marian Robinson greet people as they fill care packages with food for Thanksgiving at the Capital Area Foodbank in Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Read in Full >>
Baltimore's "Maybelle" Experiences Car Theft :: The "Maybelle-mobile" is Snatched!
What is the world coming to? Even more, what is happening to Baltimoreans? Now, noted comedienne Maybelle’s celebrity van was snatched somewhere in the early hours on Saturday morning from the 500 block of Ellwood Avenue in East Baltimore.
The tag # is 1AH2102. If you have information, please call the Baltimore City Police Department. Read in Full >>
Tens of Thousands Flock to National Mall :: Pres. Obama Presides Over King Memorial Dedication, Wash., D.C.
While some in the mainstream media predicted a poor turnout, it is quite the contrary as tens of thousands of people of all races descended on National Mall today.
Today, after a post-ponement, served as the official dedication to the King Memorial, dedicated to the life of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pres. Barack Obama presided with musical selections by Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder.
Today is also the 16th Anniversary of the Million Man March. Read in Full >>