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Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday June 13, 2021 ( 10 items )  

ABC News: 'GMA' Co-Anchor Michael Strahan Interviews Former President Barack Obama About Race, Resilience and Obama's Book 'A Promised Land,' Airing in 'Juneteenth - Together We Triumph - A 'Soul of a Nation' Special Event'
NEW YORK, June 10 -- ABC News, a news division of Walt Disney Television, issued the following news: "Good Morning America" co-anchor Michael Strahan sat down for a one-on-one interview with former President Barack Obama about race, resilience and Obama's book "A Promised Land." The interview will air in "Juneteenth: Together We Triumph - A 'Soul of a Nation' Special Event" on Friday, June 18 (9:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special event is available the next day on demand and on Hulu. In t  more

Buckeye Institute: Joining Nursing Compact Would Make It Easier for Nurses to Work in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 9 (TNSPol) -- The Buckeye Institute, an independent research and educational institution that says its mission is to advance free-market public policy in the states, issued the following news release: On Tuesday, The Buckeye Institute testified before the Ohio House Health Committee on the policies in Senate Bill 3, which would make it easier for nurses to work in Ohio by joining the Nursing Licensure Compact. In his testimony, Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buck  more

Matthew R. Stohler Named Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office
WASHINGTON, June 8 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Secret Service issued the following news release: Matthew R. Stohler has been named special agent in charge (SAIC) of the U.S. Secret Service Washington Field Office. Mr. Stohler was most recently appointed in May 2020 as the deputy assistant director of the Office of Human Resources. In his role as deputy assistant director, Stohler's responsibilities included recruitment and talent acquisition, hiring and employee onboarding, e  more

Mississippi State Alumna Debra M. Brown to Become Mississippi's First Black Female Chief Federal Judge
STARKVILLE, Mississippi, June 9 (TNSPer) -- Mississippi State University issued the following news: Mississippi State alumna and U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown is set to become the Magnolia State's first Black female chief federal judge. A ceremony will be held Friday at the U.S. Courthouse in Greenville where Brown will receive the gavel and become the new Chief Judge of the Northern District of Mississippi. She succeeds District Judge Sharion Aycock, also an MSU alumna, in the role of ch  more

N.Y. State Energy Research & Development Authority Announces Richard Kauffman Reappointed as Board Chairman
ALBANY, New York, June 12 -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority issued the following news release: The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced Richard Kauffman has been reappointed as NYSERDA's Board Chairman after being confirmed by the New York State Senate. In addition, two current Board members, Sherburne "Shere" Abbott and Jay Koh, were also reappointed, while Arturo Garcia-Costas, Sarah "Sadie" McKeown, and Frances A. Resheske  more

NBA: Portland's Anthony, Sacramento's Barnes, Philadelphia's Harris, Milwaukee's Holiday, Golden State's Toscano-Anderson Selected as Finalists for Inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion Award
NEW YORK, June 12 (TNSAwa) -- The National Basketball Association issued the following news release on June 11, 2021: The NBA today announced that Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes, Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday and Golden State Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson have been selected as the five finalists for the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion award. The new annual awar  more

President Biden Announces Five Key Nominations
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- The White House issued the following news release: President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following five individuals to serve in key roles: * Amanda Howe, Nominee for Assistant Administrator for Mission Support, Environmental Protection Agency * Guy Kiyokawa, Nominee for Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration, Department of Veterans Affairs * Damon Smith, Nominee for General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development * William Eugen  more

Project 21: Obama Talking Past the Truth About America
WASHINGTON, June 10 (TNSOps) -- Project 21, an initiative of the National Center for Public Policy Research, issued the following news release: Tucker Carlson called it "such a smart observation." On Carlson's Fox News Channel program, Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper pointed out how former President Barack Obama has a habit of talking past divisive issues in a way that's designed to make his opinions seem like an undeniable reality. When it comes to Obama wading into the contentious deb  more

Rep. Demings' Transportation Funding Advances
WASHINGTON, June 10 -- Rep. Val Demings, D-Florida, issued the following news release on June 8, 2021: Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today announced that funding for five transportation infrastructure projects will be included in the markup on the INVEST Act, which will occur this Wednesday. Said Rep. Demings, "I am glad to announce that major investments to improve Central Florida's transportation infrastructure are successfully moving through Congress. I chose these projects for this year's reque  more

U.S. Postal Service: Legendary Artist Emilio Sanchez Honored
MIAMI, Florida, June 11 -- The U.S. Postal Service issued the following news release on June 10, 2021: The U.S. Postal Service today celebrates the art of Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999) on the centennial of his birth with four new stamps featuring his colorful architectural lithographs and paintings. The pane of 20 stamps showcases Sanchez's architectural works: "Los Toldos"(1973), "Ty's Place"(1976), "En el Souk"(1972) and "Untitled (Ventanita entreabierta)"(1981). It may be purchased at usps.com/  more