President Barack Obama

CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 18:  The Rev. Al Sharpton (2nd R) holds a group prayer in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church after a mass shooting at the church that killed nine people on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Church Shooting Provokes Strong Reactions From Political, Church, Civil Rights Leaders

The fatal shooting of eight worshipers and a pastor at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday provoked strong reactions from political, church and civil rights leaders and was held up by gun control advocates as another example of lax laws leading to tragedy.

06/18/2015

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he is considering a Homeless Opportunity  Bond to help combat the problem (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Considers Homeless Opportunity Bond For Atlanta

Fresh from announcing that the City of Atlanta has made “significant progress” in taking care of homeless veterans, Mayor Kasim Reed is apparently ready to tackle the problem in the rest of the community. I […]

WAOK-AM–06/09/2015

Rep. Johnson applauds President Obama’s move to de-militarize police but says he'll continue to fight until de-militarization is made permanent (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rep. Hank Johnson Applauds Pres. Obama For Demilitarizing Local Police But Says Permanent Change Is Needed

President Barack Obama is ordering police to no longer use military-style equipment seen recently in high-profile protests across the country. President Obama’s executive order bars the use of grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, large-caliber firearms, […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

Nicholas Thomas is shown with his daughter London. (Photo courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Nicholas Thomas To Be Laid To Rest: Shot By Smyrna Police Officer

Nicholas Thomas will be laid to rest this weekend. He is the 23 year old shot by a Smyrna police officer last month. While officers said that Thomas tried to run over them with a […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

US President Barack Obama signs a Memorandum of Disapproval regarding S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, at the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His Presidency

The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

04/01/2015

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Thomas Family: I Want The Name Of The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed My Son

UPDATE: The Smyrna police officer who pulled the trigger that claimed the life of Nicholas Thomas is identified as Sgt. Kenneth Owens. The Thomas family has been told that the GBI will not be called […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

File photo of President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Scheduled To Speak At Georgia Tech

President Barack Obama is paying a visit to Georgia.

03/10/2015

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Thousands Gather To Commemorate Selma Bloody Sunday Anniversary

Thousands of people gathered in Selma, Alabama on Saturday morning ahead of a speech by President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement.

03/07/2015

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