White House Strongly Condemns Violence In Syria

The White House released the followed statement on Syria.

“We are deeply concerned by reports that Syrians who have been wounded by their government are being denied access to medical care. The escalating repression by the Syrian government is outrageous, and the United States strongly condemns  the continued efforts to suppress peaceful protesters. President Assad and the Syrian government must respect the universal rights of the Syrian people, who are rightly demanding the basic freedoms that they have been denied.”



Tala Dowlatshahi
Tala Dowlatshahi is a New York based producer, reporter and filmmaker. Since 2002, Dowlatshahi has served as a U.S. Representative of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans Frontieres) — the Paris-based media watchdog organization. She has worked for Amnesty International in London and various UN agencies in New York and Geneva. Ms. Dowlatshahi has chronicled stories in Afghanistan, Colombia, Eritrea, Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Turkey and Uganda. She has also been featured on CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, Reuters, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and in various humanitarian news programs. She is an associate member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Interactive EMMYs, New York Women in Film and Television and the Overseas Press Club of America. She holds a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.A. in international politics from New York University.

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Here’s what happened today in American political history.

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – October 30, 2014

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Afghan President Ghani heads to China, Ban Ki-moon meets with Kenya’s embattled president Uhuru Kenyatta and Q3 US GDP figures are released.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – October 29, 2014

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Hungarians protest a proposed tax on internet usage and Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says he’ll run for reelection next year.

Obama Hails Ebola Workers As “American Heroes”

“We need to call them what they are: American heroes,” Obama said.

Sen. Stabenow To Appear In ‘Batman v. Superman’

Stabenow is not allowed to disclose what exactly her part in “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” will be.

TRNS News Notes 10/29

WH computer networks hacked! Russian govt?
Investigator in Secret Service prostitution scandal resigns
Investigator took photos of intern’s feet
Obama speaks out on Ebola
Can I get Ebola from a toilet seat??
Midterm Madness: Democrats scramble