Monday, August 29

NSC Spokesperson Ned Price Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Aden Yemen


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The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the army recruitment center in Aden today, which has killed scores and left more wounded. We offer our sincere condolences to the families and other loved ones of those killed, just as our thoughts are with the wounded. The restoration of stability in Yemen is vital to prevent groups like al-Qaida and ISIL, which has

National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

Less than a year ago, in response to an historic global refugee crisis, involving millions of Syrians in flight from violence and conflict, President Obama directed his Administration to increase the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United States.  While refugee admissions are only a small part of our broader humanitarian efforts in Syria and the region, the President understood the important message this decision would send, not just to the Syrian people but to the broader international community. As such, he set a goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this

Saturday, August 27

Weekly Presidential Address: Taking Action Against the Zika Virus

President Obama calls on Congress to take action and vote to fund the Administration’s response to the Zika virus. In February, the President asked Congress to fund emergency resources, including mosquito control, fast-tracking diagnostics tests and vaccines, tracking the spread of the virus, and monitoring women and babies with Zika. Unfortunately, Congress failed to take action on this issue. So the President continues to direct his Administration do what it can without help from Congress,

Friday, August 26

DOJ: Justice Department Releases New Training Video for Law Enforcement on Interacting with Transgender Community (Includes Training Video)

The Justice Department’s Community Relations Service (CRS) today released a new training video for law enforcement which provides information, tools and techniques to help ensure that interactions with members of the transgender community are respectful, professional and safe for all involved.

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The training uses three non-emergency and non-crisis situations to discuss ways for police officers to effectively and politely interact with transgender individuals.  In promoting best practices, the video