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Obama Seeks to Empower Youth, Strengthen Partnerships in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya. President Barack Obama is in East Africa for his fourth trip to the continent.  This week-end, he’ll meet with the leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia, and will address the African Union. Kenyans holding U.S. flag celebrate in the streets after hearing President Barack Obama has arrived in Nairobi, July 24, 2015. Photo: Aru Pande / […]

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Obama Speaks on Criminal Justice at 106th NAACP Conference

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Yesterday, the President traveled to Philadelphia to address the NAACP’s 106th national convention. In his remarks, he laid out the reasons why we need to reform America’s criminal justice system, and why we need to invest in our communities and expand opportunity for all Americans. A quick look at the numbers: 2.2 million: The […]

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Obama Announces 46 Commutations: “America Is a Nation of 2nd Chances”

Washington, D.C.  As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and criminal defense attorney, I’m well acquainted with how federal sentencing practices can, in too many instances, lead nonviolent drug offenders to spend decades, if not life, in prison. Now, don’t get me wrong, many people are justly punished for causing harm and perpetuating violence in our […]

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Obama Designates New National Parks, Protecting Millions of Acres

Washington, D.C.  Today, we joined community members from California, Texas, and Nevada to celebrate the President’s announcement of three new national monuments. The new monuments include Berryessa Snow Mountain in California, Waco Mammoth in Texas, and Basin and Range in Nevada. Together, these striking places demonstrate the wide range of historic, cultural, and natural values […]

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Obama Asked to Revoke Bill Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Washington, D.C.  PAVE: Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment, a national nonprofit dedicated to sexual assault prevention and survivor empowerment, today called on President Obama to take immediate steps to revoke Bill Cosby’s presidential Medal of Freedom – and announced that the group has initiated a petition on Whitehouse.gov to encourage the administration to take action. […]

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Greece’s Tsipras Briefs Obama on Bid for Eurozone Loan

Paris, France.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke to U.S. President Barack Obama by telephone on Tuesday shortly before an emergency eurozone summit and briefed him on Greece’s request for a rescue loan, a Greek government official said, as reported by Reuters. Alexis Tsipras. Photo courtesy of Frangisco Der. The official said Obama had voiced […]

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Obama to Visit Pentagon to Refine Islamic State Strategy

Washington, D.C.  U.S. President Barack Obama makes a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to confer with national security advisers about refining their strategy to defeat Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria. Obama, who has conceded the U.S. lacks a “complete strategy,” is scheduled to meet with Defense Secretary Ash Carter at […]

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Past and Present: Celebrating July Fourth at the White House

Washington, D.C. On July 4, 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, and the Liberty Bell rang a sound of freedom at Independence Hall. Since that day, affectionately known as America’s birthday, the White House has celebrated liberty and justice for all each summer. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, […]

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Ebola: WHO Announces Possible ‘Game Changer’ Vaccine

Happy Birthday: Celebrating Fifty Years of Medicare, Medicaid

China Accuses U.S. of Militarizing South China Sea

Ban Condemns Israel’s Approval of New West Bank Construction

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